15 Things to Do Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer

February 24, 2023

  1. Pick a wedding date.
  2. Book a venue.
  3. Research the average cost for wedding photography in your area.
  4. Figure out your photographer budget.
  5. Research and find your desired editing style
    • Light and airy
    • True to Life
    • Desaturated
    • Deep Classic Romantic (This is my style)
    • Dark and moody
  6. Research and find your desired photography style
    • Traditional
    • Documentary
    • Editorial
    • Candid
    • A Mix of all
  7. Reach out to your top 10 wedding photographers
    • Dates book up quickly, so reach out as soon as possible.
  8. Choose how many hours of coverage you want.
    • 6, 8, 10+ hours?
  9. Decide if you want a second shooter.
  10. Decide if you want an engagement session.
  11. Ask to see 2-3 full wedding galleries.
  12. Look/read through their full websites.
  13. Have FaceTime meetings with your photographers and make sure you click.
    • You spend your entire day with your photographer, so make sure you get along!
    • Come to the FaceTime meeting with a list of questions.
  14. Talk through wedding day expectations.
    • What do you want your day to look like? (Chill, scheduled, etc.)
  15. Read through the entire contract before signing.


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