• A photographer should be booked as early as eight months to a year in advance.
  • Shop around, ask for references or ask friends and family who they used.
  • Ask about package prices and what is exactly included in a package.
  • Ask about extra costs: meal and transportation expenses, enlarge- ments, extra prints, etc.
  • Who will own the negatives? Who is responsible for lost proofs?
  • Most importantly, the photographer must be able to be a good listener and communicator.


  • All of us have seen home Successful videotaping requires practice and skill
  • Hiring a professional videographer ensures a high quality and memorable video
  • Professionals often use more than one camera, with microphones placed in strategic positions throughout the ceremony and reception venues
  • Interviews with parents, family and guests can make your video even more special
  • Videographers can also add many special effects and can dub and edit your entire day, personalizing the video to your wants and needs
  • Be sure to shop around – Compare quality and price before hiring a videographer


Draft a “Must-Have Shots” list for the photographer. Some of these shots might be:


Alone: close up and full length With parents

With the maid of honour

With the flowergirl/ringbearer With the maid of honour & bridesmaids

Tossing the bouquet


Alone: close up and full length With parents

With the best man

With the flowergirl/ringbearer With the best man & groomsmen Waiting for the bride right

before the ceremony

Removing and tossing the garter


Lighting the unity candle or other similar ceremonies Cutting the cake Exchanging rings

Dancing Kissing

Wedding Party:

With bride With groom

With both bride and groom Dancing


Bride/groom getting ready Ushers seating guests Wedding cake

Reception photos (guests eating, dancing, etc) Guests waving goodbye

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