Where To Start When Looking For A Wedding Photographer

25 May 2015
| Last update: 29 Aug 2017

Your wedding day is almost here, and with it a lot of things you need to take care of ahead of time. Your wedding should be a memorable event that you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life, especially since it should be a one-time thing.



Finding the perfect wedding photographer is one of the aspects that will make your wedding a success. Like most people who are about to get married, you probably have no clue where to start when searching for a photographer. Hopefully, this article will help you get started.

  1. Don’t waste another day not searching for a wedding photographer

Yes, this is how you get started. If you really want some quality pictures at your wedding, stop procrastinating and start your search as soon as possible!

Some of the best wedding photographers are booked way ahead of time, especially for weddings, so planning and checking this off the list is a good idea.

  1. Ask your friends who already got married for suggestions and recommendations

This is probably how everybody started their search for basically anything. Whether it’s a product or a service recommendation, people tend to ask their friends about their experiences.

Ask your friends to show you their wedding albums. Browse through their photos and decide whether you like the style or not.

Even if they say their wedding photographer is the best, and they just can’t shut up about how amazing he was, don’t take their word for it. Photos speak louder than words in this case.

  1. Do some serious research

Browse the portfolio of online agencies and photographers. This will give you the best idea of whether they are up for the job or not. You check our portfolio for reference as well.

A thorough analysis will give you the big picture on what wedding photography is all about, and what you need to know before hiring a professional photographer.

  1. Decide on a style

After you go through a bunch of wedding photographers, you will slowly start to get an idea of what style you want your photos to be. Or maybe you knew that right from the very beginning, which is awesome.

But if you find it rather hard to decide what your favorite style of photography is, then the research you did beforehand will help you in this process.

  1. Set a budget

Even though you might like a certain wedding photographer’s style, he might not be within your budget, so it’s best to think about this when you go on a hunt.

On the other hand, if the price is too low, then you should question the work of the photographer. Your wedding photos will stay with you forever, so if your budget allows it, why not splurge on a great wedding photographer?

  1. Meet with the photographers

It’s hard to decide on one photographer, especially if you’ve only seen their work online. The best thing to do is to meet with them in person and have a chat. That’s why we made sure you can contact us right away to book a meeting.

The photographer has to be a pleasant person. Also, you have to make sure you’re comfortable being around him because he will be a big part of your wedding day.

It’s important to feel relaxed around the person who will be taking your pictures all throughout you wedding day (and night) .

Having a picture perfect day

Among other things, choosing the right wedding photographer will make your wedding day memorable. Don’t take any chances and follow the steps shown in this article. It’s the fastest way to finding the perfect photographer.

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Ana Darstaru

Content Writer at Squirrly
Ana has a strong sense of pragmatism and realism. Aside from the articles she writes for our lovely clients, she also loves testing new beauty products, and is obsessed with Pulp Fiction.
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