Photo by wedding photographer Blane Marable

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so it’s worth it to set aside the time and money to invest in the right photographer for your wedding day. Your special day is sure to be full of excitement and a whirlwind of emotions, making it go by in the blink of an eye. You’ll want to have the right photographer to accurately capture all of your wedding’s beautiful moments and make the memories last forever. Here’s a simple guide to help pick the right wedding photographer for your big day.

Editing Style

Before looking at photographers, be sure to do your research and find what wedding photography style you’re most drawn to. Do you like light and airy editing or do you prefer more saturated photos with higher contrast? Pay attention to the types of photos you like seeing on Instagram or Pinterest as well. Photos that are edited true to color more accurately depict how they actually looked in real time. If you already have a style that you like in mind, it’s much easier to narrow down your search for photographers. One thing to ask yourself when looking at different editing styles is “Will I still like this edit in 20 years?” You only have one wedding day, so instead of following what’s super trendy at the time you’ll never regret having a more natural and timeless edit on your photos. 

Photography Style 

Aside from the editing style, take a good look at the types of photos that a photographer takes. Of course, look at the more formal posed pictures, but also pay attention to the sweet candid ones too. Anyone can take a good picture of a couple who is posing, but not every photographer knows how to capture the special moments when they’re off guard. Another thing to keep in mind is their reception pictures. Some of the best moments take place at the reception, but sometimes they can be the hardest to capture due to the lighting circumstances. Pictures of the introduction, the first dance, and toasts are just as special as the ceremony pictures. To get a feel for their photography, it helps to go through a couple of their previous wedding photo albums. 


Taking a lot of pictures can be stressful at times, especially when you’re trying to get the perfect shots on your one and only wedding day. You’ll want to have a photographer who makes the process less stressful and creates a more fun and positive experience for everyone involved. Get to know the person behind the camera and see if you like them just as much as you like their work. The better you know and enjoy your photographer, the more comfortable you’ll be on the other side of their camera. Check out their Instagrams and websites or see if they have any blogs to get a better feel of who they are and if you’d mesh well with them. You can also set up casual meetings with them so that you can get to know them and they can get a better feel of what you’re looking for. 

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