Finding & picking your wedding photographer is one of the biggest tasks of wedding planning. The wedding photographer pool huge and trying to determine which photographer is for you can be tough. Here are a few tips for finding the perfect photographer for your wedding day.

Tip 1: Set your date

Many photographers book out months & sometimes years in advance. Setting a wedding date will help you sift out any wedding photographers who are already booked on that date!

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Tip 2: Set your budget

Decide how much money you want to spend on photography. Wedding photography pricing is a massive sliding scale and cost anywhere from $800 to $3000 depending on location, packages, and so much more. Having a dollar amount you know you are willing to spend will help you find a good photographer within that price range without falling in love with a photographer out of your budget.

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Tip 3: Decide on your photography needs and editing style

Each wedding photographer shoots & edits a little differently. Finding a photographer who produces photos you LIKE is so so important. If you like warm & airy images, be sure you do not book with a photographer who takes dark & cool photos. If you like candid and natural images, make sure you use a photographer who uses guided posing!

Some different photography styles:

  • Rich & lively
  • Muted colors
  • Warm
  • Cool
  • Bright & Airy
  • Dark & Moody

Looking through the photographers portfolio is one of the most important things you can do when shopping for a photographer. There is no room for surprises if you know what you are expecting.

Tip 4: Really make sure you love your photographer

Make sure you & your photographer really CONNECT. Make sure you really really love them; their personality, their views, them. Stalk them on social media, read their client reviews, do not be afraid to ask them questions. You are looking for someone to not only document your big day, but also someone who is going to be there with you for this milestone. They will be in the bridal suite, talking to your grandma, handing tissues to your dad, carrying your train, and hanging with you the entire day. Be sure that the person you choose is someone you want to spend this important memory with. Someone who will be in your corner & rooting for you the entire day!

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