Wedding Photography 101 | Photography Checklist

Having the perfect wedding planned without hiring someone to capture your hard work is a tragedy.  The single most important wedding vendor that you hire is your photographer.  But how do you choose from thousands of photographers in your area?  Believe me, it’s not an easy task.  I’ve attended several bridal expos in the last few years, and most photographers seem exactly the same.  An artistic, photojournalist approach.  Wedding portraits in a field with wildflowers, candid after candid, etc.  When I was introduced to the wedding photography world, the only photographs that were of importance were posed bride and groom portraits in front of a church.  It seems like decades ago.

So, what do you look for in a photographer?  I have compiled a list of questions that have to be asked during your meetings with potential candidates.



Quick tip: You can find and hire a great photographer that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.  Unless the photographer is a certified Master Photographer, there is no reason to spend $5,000-$8,000 on hiring someone to capture your day.  Check out my list of preferred photographers here.