8 Ways to Find a Wedding Photographer
Finding a wedding photographer that really takes the cake can be a difficult process for any bride and groom. Thankfully, there are several ways to find photographers that meet your budget and style. From word-of-mouth recommendations to magazine advertisements, you’ve got to utilize your resources to tie the knot with a reputable wedding photographer. Here are 8 ways to find a wedding photographer:
- Professional Blogs
Most wedding photographers nowadays are displaying their work and advertising their business on blogs. Not only does a blog let you see a photographer’s body of work, but it also gives you a feel for the photographer’s style, personality and formality. Most photographer blogs will include links to their main Web site, where you can retrieve contact information to set up an appointment.
Happy clients will almost always spread the word about their wedding photographer and overall experience. Recommendations are a good sign of customer satisfaction and will ease your mind when making your decision.
- Bridal Shows
Bridal shows and conventions are good ways to find a wedding photographer because you’ll get to meet them one after another, review their portfolios and talk about style preferences, availabilities and other details.
If you like what you see at a wedding, pick up the wedding photographer’s business card or talk with them about setting up an appointment. This gives you an up-close look at the photographer’s style and protocol for the wedding day.
There are various wedding photographer advertisements in newspapers and magazines. Bridal magazines will also include a directory of photographers in your area. You might even check the wedding feature section of your city newspaper to see pictures of wedding couples and who their photographer is.
- Wedding Vendors
Wedding vendors include florists, caterers, musicians and others, who work together on weddings and promote each others’ services. Vendors are in-the-know about wedding photographers and will help you find one that fits your style and budget.
- Wedding Web Sites
Wedding sites make finding a photographer in your area a breeze with directories, reviews and other services.
- Wedding Planner
Your wedding planner also has the scoop on the best photographers in your area, and they can help narrow down your choices based on your budget and other expenses.
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