You're engaged, excited, and overwhelmed! How do I find an amazing, yet affordable wedding photographer? How will I know if she or he is the one? Keep reading and i'll help you navigate through the process.
The truth is that the term "perfect" is subjective, but by definition it means having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. So I would suggest starting your process by defining what YOUR perfect looks like. When choosing a photographer, you should come up with a set of questions that fall in line with your idea of what your perfect day looks like. But, wait wait Crystal.... how do I even go about finding a great/ perfect photographer?
I'm sure you've heard time and time again people say, "don't go cheap on your wedding photography." Unfortunately, there are tons of photographers with expensive packages and years of experience that may not fit your creative style. Regardless of the price (within budget of course), go with a photographer who's work feels authentic and genuine to you. To do this, you'll want to start researching different platforms where photographers exist. If staying within budget is your top priority, then you could start with sites like, Craigislist, Thumbtack, and Groupon.