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Here are our Top 10 tips for choosing the perfect wedding photographer:

Updated: Jan 6


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Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is one of the most important vendor decisions you will make. Following these tips will help ensure that you will make the right decision is selecting a great photographer to capture your wedding.

  1. Set a budget: Determine how much you are willing to spend on a photographer and stick to it.

  2. Look at portfolios: Review the photographer's portfolio to get an idea of their style and see if it aligns with your vision. Do you want posed, candid, or a mix of both?

  3. Read reviews: Look for reviews from previous clients to get an idea of their experience working with the photographer.

  4. Meet in person: It's important to meet with the photographer in person to ensure you feel comfortable with them and to discuss your vision for the wedding photographs.

  5. Consider their personality: Choose a photographer who is easy to work with and makes you feel comfortable.

  6. Ask about their process: Find out how the photographer works, including how they handle poses and candid shots.

  7. Discuss the package: Make sure you understand what is included in the photographer's package and if it meets your needs. Have a written contract outlining the details of the services the photographer will provide.

  8. Get everything in writing: Make sure you have a written contract that outlines the details of the services the photographer will provide.

  9. Trust your gut: Ultimately, choose a photographer who you feel confident will capture your special day in a way that reflects your personalities and style as a couple. Choose a photographer who you feel comfortable with and who is easy to work with.

  10. Ask what their Guarantee is on both products and services. This is perhaps the single most important question to ask and will quickly separate the amateurs from the Professionals.

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is a process that requires time and research. By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and find a photographer who will capture beautiful, timeless images of your special day.


To inquire about our photography services for your upcoming wedding, please feel free to email at info@chrisschmitt.com or call us at 213-705-8647

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