Tips on How to Find the Best Wedding Photographer

Compared to the works of other wedding services, you can hear, smell, taste, or even take a glance at first. You don’t really know the result until after the wedding.  It means that you need to carefully research and select your photographer’s professional skills, personal demeanor, and artistic style. Here are some tips for you to get the best photographer. 

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     Settle on Style 

Before you proceed to research photographers, you will first need to choose what style of photography you prefer. This will help you determine what kind of photographer you want. Documentaries, portraiture, fine art, edgy and bold, and drone videos are some things that you might consider.  

     Do Your Research 

Begin your research by reading reviews from newlyweds and browse hundreds of listings. To get the idea of their style, carefully review potential photographers’ blogs and websites. The design of their websites might also give you the idea on what kind of photographers they are. 

     Set Up Interviews 

You must meet your potential photographers in person.  Ask them all the questions that come in your mind. If the photographer is already booked on your desired date, then ask if they have an associate or someone that they recommend with a similar style.  

It is a good idea to set up meetings with three to six potential photographers who are available on your desired date and look closely on their work and assess their individual personalities. You must be prepared to tackle things such as your venue, wedding style, and what do you expect from your photos. 

     See a Few Full Wedding Albums 

Do not base your decision solely on their highlighted works, ask for a few full wedding albums for you to completely assess whether you like their work or not. Ask at least one or two complete wedding albums that are similar in setting to yours. 

    Review Albums Critically 

When you review the works of your photographer, look closely on the photos that you like to be captured. It is also crucial to detect sensitivity in taking people’s emotions, ensure that the subjects are calm and relaxed. 

    Make Sure Your Personalities Match 

Don’t underestimate the importance of bonding with your photographer. Remember that they will be shadowing your every move, and the more comfortable you are with your photographer then the better the outcome. Likewise, you do not want rude photographers that might offend or annoy any guests. 

    Confirm Your Photographer 

Many big photo studios are composed of more than one photographer staff, and unless you specify which photographer you want to take photos during your wedding, the lead photographer may not be the one.  

Check whether your photographer will bring any assistants to your wedding. You can also consider hiring a second photographer if you have extra budget. The main benefit of having more than one photographer is that they will be able to cover much.  If you are having a lot of guests, then hiring more than one photographer is beneficial. 


Ask if they have certain packages, also consider whether you are planning to have an engagement shoot. You must also be certain about your rights and be aware of the entire cost of the services. 

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