Your wedding day is probably going to be one of the biggest days of your life. Sounds weird right? But it's true. After all the decorations are gone and your guests are all partied out, the only thing you'll have to really remember the day is your wedding photographs. After your venue has been booked, your wedding photographer is one of the first vendors you should contact. Too many times I see couples choose based on who is the cheapest, not giving any thought on personality, quality and style. Don't be the couple who decided to go the cheap route and end up with poor quality photographs.
I don't want this to happen to you so I'm here to help you choose a wedding photographer that is best for you. There is no pressure to book me (haha) but if you'd like to, I can be reached at Fritzmean@gmail.com (shameless plug).
My advice when choosing a photographer: First look at their work, does their style match yours? Are they editorial but you'd rather not pose? Then they are probably not the photographer for you. Are the photographs edited the way you like? Are their photographs light and airy but you are more drawn to darker images? First and foremost, I believe style matters.
Next, read their blog: are they knowledgeable; do you like what they are posting? Often times a blog post will show much more than a portfolio. After this, be sure to read reviews: what are past clients saying? Read the good and the bad.
After you've narrowed down 1-3 photographers, now it's time to schedule a consultation. A consultation is important because you finally get to meet the photographer in person. If the meeting is awkward and you feel like they are pressuring you to book, then this person is probably not right for you. A consultation should feel good, like meeting an old friend. This is important because your wedding photographer is going to be with you the entire wedding day. You want to choose someone who you will feel comfortable around. Trust me, this shows in your photographs.
Choosing a photographer for your wedding day goes beyond "this person just fit my budget". You should choose your wedding day photographer based on their style, knowledge, reviews and personality. I hope this helped to take the edge off of choosing a photographer. If you have any questions, thoughts or comments, leave it in the comment section below!