The perfect fit!
I often get asked as a wedding photographer, "how do you know which vendors to hire for your wedding?". The beauty of being in the wedding industry is you get to work with many different people over multiple wedding seasons and you get a real feel for how people run their businesses. First and foremost, every couple is different and so are their needs on their big day. Some people prefer making each and every decision, while others prefer to hand off that creative decision making to the professionals. Either way, you want to make sure you're choosing the right person to help guide you along the steps so you feel comfortable and confident in your decision making.
When is comes to choosing a wedding photographer, my advice is go with your gut. If you feel a connection to the work you see on their site as well as in your correspondence, then chances are he/she would be a good fit for you. Let's dig a little deeper on this. I want someone who can get back to me in a timely manner, answer any and all questions thoroughly, and help manage expectations for what may happen. As a professional wedding photographer, I take my job very seriously and aim to provide stellar customer service along with helpful knowledge to guide all my couples. I especially think managing expectations is the most crucial. Why? Well, some of you may or may not have been married before, but most of my couples have never been hitched, so they don't know how timing for the day works, how long certain shot lists may take, what if it rains, and so on. There are so many levels to a wedding. The more you know, the better. I hope that by being a respectable resource helps alleviate any wedding planning jitters.