Choose an experienced professional photographer- not someone who’s “just starting out.” Experienced pros know which shots are important and can’t be missed! Then you don’t have to worry about it on your big day.
2.) Communication. This one’s huge! Make sure you and your photographer discuss what’s important to you about the photography. Special picture requests should be made in advance- one less thing for you to remember on your wedding day.
3.) Plan your day with enough time for travel between locations and time for the photographer to get some great shots.
4.) Look at entire weddings from the photographers you’re considering. Anyone can take a pretty picture once in awhile, but only a pro can capture the entire day beautifully, from start to finish, every time.
5.) Don’t get hung up on stylish “editing.” Many photographers rely on Photoshop gimmicks to make their work interesting. Instead: look for great expressions, great lighting and great composition. Tilting the camera and turning the picture yellow is not Art.
6.) Check the photographers’ Google reviews: great reviews are hard to get, and usually reflect a great reputation earned by making customers happy–every time.
7.) Personality. Is your photographer friendly, fun to be around and genuinely interested in you? A really great photographer wants to hear what you have to say and learn about your personality. Only then can he or she portray you in a natural and flattering way- you want to look fabulous, right?