Here are some tips to ensue you have the best match for a wedding photographer:
Check with BBB, make sure he does not have excessive disputes.
Make sure you understand all that the package includes.
If you get your images on disk:
Are they full resolution images? Low resolution images can limit print’s sizes.
Do you get an unconditional release form so you can print elsewhere?
Do you get a gallery? For how long? Can someone orders online? Are prints expensive?
Note that there are certain kinds of photo papers you can only get through a professional printer which are usually deal executively with professional photographers. For example; metallic paper most of the time can only be ordered through a photographer. My recommendation is to print just a few photos that you really like through the photographer and the rest via any other printer.
How particular are you? Examine the samples carefully, if you notice some flaws, then this might not be the right photographer for you, if this are his/her samples, which usually indicate some of the best work, are flawed in your eyes then look for someone else.
How many photos and what kind of coverage do you get?
Usually the more the quality photos you get the better.
Example: See a full wedding/reception. See what kind of coverage during the vows, the ring exchange etc.
I have seen many photographers don’t shoot the dollar dance, or shoot couple of shots only. Do you want your photographer to take a photo of every one the couple danced with? Make sure you express that to the photographer.
Videographer tips to folow!