So much of your wedding day will be fleeting -- the cake, the flowers, the music -- but the photographs will live on forever. You owe it to yourself (and your grandchildren!) to do everything you can to make them fabulous. Here's how to not only find your perfect photographer, but how to work with them. We hope these tips can make your wedding photosession look and feel the best possible way.
About a year before your wedding date, start your search by asking recent couples you know for recs and browsing websites and blogs.
Look at a few highlight galleries of weddings from each photographer to get a sense of their quality and style. But realize that these are their best clips from multiple weddings, so once you like someone, ask to see a full wedding or two. It will give the full impression of what the exact photographer can do.
As you review photos, consider key moments you want to capture at your own wedding.
You can't always properly vet a photographer by looks alone. Once you have a short list of people whose work you like, try to set up an in-person or video-chat meeting. You should feel comfortable with this person because they'll be shadowing your every move on your wedding day and interacting with all of your guests.
Hi, I am John Black, a photographer based in New York City. Photography remains one of my biggest passions ever since I got by first manual film camera at the age of 12.
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