Often times newly engaged brides to be are overwhelmed with planning the wedding. Especially with all the various details like picking out shoes, dresses, caterers, venues, brides maids dresses, and so on that they leave the selection of the photographer as a last minute duty. So if you are like most brides, you deep into making all the wedding arrangement. I’m sure you have a long list of recommendations from family and friends which spans from what type of ceremony you should have to where to buy the wedding dress, but before you get to far in, and begin making elaborate plans, I would suggest that you add “Hire the Wedding Photographer” to your list of most important things to do before moving to far in the planning process.
Brides who wait until the last minute to hire the Photographer often times wind up with less than desirable pictures. Remember.. this is one of the most important days of your life and you certainly want to make sure you capture every precious moment. Planning a wedding is exhausting in fact, many Brides will tell you that if they had the money and to do it over again, they’d hire a wedding planner. So, give yourself enough time to find the right photographer by starting early. You will need time to find the wedding photographer, meet with them and discuss all of your photography desires before the ceremony. Also, many of the best photographers schedule weddings months ahead of time and if you wait too long your first choice may not be available to shoot your wedding. Another thing to remember is that if you are on a budget booking a photographer months in advance can often times save you a little money. Many Photographers offer discounts for Brides who book and pay early. I offer all of my Brides the flexibility of paying in installments. This is a great option for Brides who often times can not afford to pay in one lump payment.
Best wishes to you and you husband to be on your wedding day!