Most photographers’ services are booked anywhere from 12 to 18 months in advance, especially during the busy spring and fall months. After the reception, photography is usually the most expensive service. Basic wedding packages in the area generally start in the $2500 range and can go up to several thousand dollars. By informing the photographer of your budget before the appointment, you may save yourself some time and trouble. If the photographer’s rates are higher than your budget will allow, there is no point in spending the time interviewing them.
When you visit, be prepared with the information the photographer will need to give you an accurate proposal. In addition to the date, time, and location of the wedding, you should know how many people you will have in the wedding party as well as any special photo requests you have.
In the end, the final decision on who you hire may come down to feelings. Your photographer will be involved in your wedding and reception all day. It should be someone you feel comfortable with and who you feel will do the best job for you
Heather Hughes Photography