Thinking about or looking for a wedding photographer and wondering what you should be looking for? Particularly as there are so many out there and of course just so many individuals with a camera nowadays.
Love their images: In some ways, the most obvious thing is to like them and the type of images they produce. Those are not necessarily related. It’s quite possible to like them, but not like their images, just as much as it’s possible to love the images but not like them and that is important. ~Why? because if you don’t get on with your wedding photographer it’s going to be a lot harder to produce those lovely smiley images which you will have for the rest of your marriage/life and even beyond if they become part of a family heirloom. Believe me, a false smile is noticeable and there is likely to be plenty enough that will be stressful that day and a good photographer will be aware of this and doing their level best not to add to it.
Fake?: Sorry to say but check the images you have fallen in love with are actually the photographers. In this internet day and age, there are some unscrupulous few who are copying images and pretending they are theirs
Style: What type of photography do you want? Formal shots only? Reportage of the day? Coverage of the bride and groom getting ready? Coverage of the reception? First dance? etc. How long in effect do you want them to be there?