Now that you have browsed through some stunning wedding photos, it is time to figure out how you can find the best wedding photographer to capture your cherished memories. When it comes to deciding who is going to take the most expensive pictures you will ever buy, it is crucial that you hire someone who actually knows what they are doing and cares about the couple they are shooting.
There is no way around it — hiring the perfect photographer requires effort, from gathering recommendations and scrutinizing websites to calling references and meeting face-to-face. The best way to start your research is by Googling “wedding photographer [your city].” You should also ask for recommendations from newlywed brides, whether it is friends, family members or online forums. The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Fearless Photographers offers access to a database of reputable professionals worldwide.
After you scroll through the online photo galleries to gauge their quality of work, pop by the About Me section of the website to gain some insight into the photographer’s personality and shooting style. Once you narrow down your top three choices, it is time to set up a meeting. Before heading out, take a look at these tips and questions to ask the photographer during the interview.
If need an excuse to hop over to Vegas with your girlfriends to celebrate your upcoming nuptials, drop by the annual Wedding & Portrait Photography Expo. From March 11-14, 2013, more than 16,000 of the nation’s professional and aspiring photographers will gather at the MGM Grand to learn about the industry’s latest techniques. This just might be the perfect place to find your dream photographer.
- Building a Relationship With Your Wedding Photographer (www.CrystalMadsen.com)
- Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Alli McWhinney Photography (WeddingLovely.com)