The Perfect Wedding Photographer: How to Choose

Selecting the perfect wedding photographer for your big day is a decision that should be made with care. This is the person who will be preserving the memories of your special day, so finding the right fit is essential.

Here are the top three things to consider when searching for your perfect wedding photographer

choosing the perfect wedding photographer

Black Beach Elopement

A Style that Speaks to You

It’s easy for a wedding photographer to impress you by showing you a slideshow of their top 25 to 30 wedding photos but this isn’t going to give you a good enough idea of what you can expect overall. A better approach is to ask to see a variety of shots from different parts of a wedding so that you know exactly what you can expect. You’ll want to have a look through everything from the getting ready and detail shots to the ceremony, toasts and reception shots. Wedding photography styles that you’ll typically come across include artistic, dramatic, lifestyle, and classic. So take the time to browse through some shoots that fit into those various categories. This will help you find out what works best for you as a couple. It will also help you decide if the photographer you had in mind can offer you those types of shots.

Cora and Nolan’s Wedding

Personal Connection

Your wedding photographer is going to be around you and your family for most of your wedding day. So it’s important for you to feel comfortable with him or her. When a couple doesn’t feel comfortable around their wedding photographer, it will show in their photos. The opposite holds true too. A good photographer will know how to make you feel at ease. They will guide you on how to pose before and on your wedding day. And they will always be willing to answer any questions that you might have.

choosing the perfect wedding photographer

Brittany and Nick’s Wedding


You will want to know that your photographer has the relevant experience to shoot a wedding but it’s also important to know what types of weddings they have photographed. Will you have a dimly lit venue that requires someone who knows how to shoot in low-light situations? Are you having an ethnic wedding and need someone who understands specific cultural traditions? Will your ceremony have special requirements? Such as not being able to use a flash or not being able to stand up close? Make a list of your requirements before you meet with your photographer. This way you can make sure there won’t be any potential problems leading up to the wedding once the finer details are discussed.

choosing the perfect wedding photographer

Camille and Luke’s Wedding

While cost is a factor, it’s important not to compromise on these key elements. Your wedding photos will be cherished for a lifetime. So investing in a photographer who can capture the essence of your day is priceless.

March 25, 2024

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