You have recently become engaged. Yay! Congratulations!
Now planning begins for the big day! Depending on the logistics of your wedding, what you have in your mind for your day. Do you want an out door ceremony or something inside?
Most newly engaged couples already have venues in mind. Sometimes that can be the determining factor on your wedding date. Venues can be booked up to two years in advance.
Secondly, start your process for hiring your photographer. This process can be overwhelming. There are so many talented photographers. Finding the one to fit your wedding style can be a process in itself.
Every photographer has his or her own style. Whether you are looking at something playful or natural or cinematic. Do your research and do not be afraid to book consultations. Treat the situation like an interview. This is one of the most important days of your life. The last thing you need to feel is stressed out about your photographer.
A great place to start is to have a list of questions and a basic timeline of what you are looking for. This will be an excellent starting point for you and your potential photographer.
Your photographer should have a list of questions you as well. Timelines and logistics of where you are getting ready should all be addressed. This will be a huge factor of when everyone needs to get ready.
Do you want photos of where everyone will be getting ready? Do you want a reveal before the ceremony and what time are you feeling that time will be? Do you want to do your photos with the wedding party and parents before the ceremony? Where are you thinking your photos should be taken? How far is location of photos in relation to where the venue will be?
You want to know that rain or shine the details will be addressed between you and your photographer. Your photographer should be easily reached for you ask any questions leading up to and on your wedding day.
If you do decide on your photographer great! There should be a signed agreement between you and your photographer. Any details that you need addressed should be disclosed in the agreement. Be sure your photographer has insurance. At times this is over looked, as some photographers are not registered as a business. You do not want to be liable for anything that may or not happen on the wedding day.