When searching for a photographer it’s best to first find those within budget or at least close. Photography is one of the few vendor areas that I support over spending. The images and possibly video if videography is something you want to invest in, are the only things you will have after the day is done. It would be a shame to invest so much for photos you’re not in love with. Once you find some photographers that are within budget you then should look at their editing style. Each photographer will have a certain style and it’s not something they will change for your event. Like any artist, you’re paying for their work, not a different version. If you don’t like their style (perspective, colors, film, etc.) then move on. After booking your ideal photographer be sure to add an engagement session. This is a great way to get to know your photographer and confirm the chemistry is right. You want to be sure you’re comfortable since you will be spending basically your entire wedding day with them. Lastly, if the budget allows, invest in a second shooter. Someone to assist and shoot alongside your main photographer the day of the wedding. This will ensure a smooth timeline and usually eliminates the need to add additional hours. We go over much more concerning photography with our clients, but this gives you a great place to start!