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HOW TO CHOOSE: YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Hiring a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you'll make when planning your wedding. You'll want to consider various photography styles, as well as whether you also want to record the ceremony or reception. We've compiled a list of key info to get from wedding photographer before making a decision:

THE RATE

Wedding photographers’ rates vary extensively but there are numerous ways to find someone who suits your budget and your style. Do your research, make sure the photographer is local and or/find out if they're willing to travel, and ask if there will be more than one person on the shoot to capture multiple moments throughout your big day.

THE CONTRACT

It's always wise to secure a contract with your wedding photographer, outlining all of the details, including photographer responsibilities, a mutually agreed-upon shot list, timeline, editing, video, additional expenses and rescheduling and/or cancellation policies.

THE INTERVIEW

Even if you immediately love a certain photographer’s aesthetic, it’s also crucial that the two of you connect and get along well. You want to find someone you know will understand your vision and be able to translate it into photographs you'll have forever.

THE SHOT LIST

What is it? A list of suggested pictures and/or moments your photographer will suggest should be captured on your wedding day. It's also a good idea to make your own list to ensure it aligns with the direction of your photographer.

THE POST-WEDDING DETAILS

Before hiring your photographer, make sure that s/he provides you with a complete outline/timeline of when you should expect all of your photos and how many you'll be receiving of each. You'll also want to find out if there are additional costs for photo retouching, editing or other specific requests.

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