I just saw this article on The Knot and thought it was worth linking and sharing. Several of these aren’t true for me as a photographer (i.e. I usually give the couple a few highlight photos ASAP after the wedding, give the couple full rights, etc), but I thought this was a generally good article.
Choosing your wedding photographer will be more about a feeling than your budget or anything else.
You’ll want someone you click with, since they’ll be following you around on your wedding day. You may get a feeling from their pictures alone, or it may be a gut reaction when you meet them for the first time. Budget will still play a role in your decision of course, but instinct (and vibe) will totally take over when it comes down to it. It’s not irrational; it’s actually normal.
Engagement photos will feel like a test run.
Unless you’re a professional model, you’ll probably feel a little shy in front of the camera at first…Read Full Article on TheKnot.com