Check out the photographer's portfolio website to see if their style matches what you have in mind for your wedding photos.
The longer the photographer has been in the business, the more experience he or she has in photographing weddings. This can help avoid problems during the wedding and ensure that the photos meet all your expectations.
Consider in advance what your budget is for a wedding photographer. Find someone who fits within your budget, but also consider the quality of the work.
Read reviews from other brides to see what their experiences were with the photographer. Look for photographers who have good reviews from their clients.
Contract: Make sure you sign a clear contract with the photographer that clearly sets out expectations, price and any cancellation terms.
It is important to have good communication with the photographer. Make sure you have clear agreements on how the photos will be edited, when they will be ready and how you will receive them.
It is important that you feel comfortable with the photographer during the wedding. See if the photographer matches your personality and make sure you can communicate well with each other.
Ask the photographer what you may do with the photos after the wedding. Some photographers only give you the right to show the photos to friends and family, while others give you the right to use the photos for commercial purposes.
See what extras the photographer offers, such as an album, prints or digital files. Think about what you want in advance and how much you want to spend for this.