Authored by: Rinette Emerson
May 9, 2012

Photographs are one of the most precious mementos of your wedding celebration, so you want to be selective when booking your wedding photographer.

Here are a few things you might want to consider before signing the contract:  

Is the person experienced at photographing weddings? Does he/she do this for a living or is it just a hobby? Review the photographer’s portfolio by visiting their website and reading couples’ reviews online. Don’t hesitate to ask for a list of references from the photographer and check them out personally.

Arrange a face-to-face meeting to see if there is some “chemistry” between you. You’re looking for someone you can work with to capture memories of your Special Day. Bottom line… is this photographer someone who listens, looks professional, is creative and makes you feel comfortable.

Since budgeting is a big part of the planning process, does the photographer offer packages that are within your budget? Check out the different packages offered to see if they are in line with your expectations and your budget. If this person is not within your budget, is s/he worth the price difference?

Finally, make sure you understand the contract and what you’re getting, including reprints and albums. How long will it take to get your proofs back and your finished album? Just be sure that you have no doubts about what your package includes when you sign on the bottom line.

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About the Author: Rinette Emerson

Prior to Enduring Promises, Rinette worked with clients on strategic communications, online development programs, corporate branding and helping clients “get found” online. After officiating her first wedding, many years ago, Rinette was hooked – and now she is a sought after wedding Officiant. A little-known fact about Rinette…she is an amazing artist! You can follow her on LinkedIn.


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