I started looking at photographers pretty early on in the wedding-planning process (yes, even before the official engagement). After reading A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene and deciding that photography meant so much to me, I wanted to make sure I picked someone with whom I would be completely comfortable and confident. I did not know what to expect for photography packages, and when I started getting quotes for what I wanted, I had complete sticker shock!
I had put $2,000 as our budget, and with that I wanted:
- 8 hours of photography
- A second shooter to capture other angles during the ceremony (plus save time on bride and groom getting ready photos)
- Rights to all our photos for reproduction (and showcasing here for all of you)
- Either a CD or USB or online gallery to house all the photos