Pro tip: if your budget is super tight, search Instagram for new upcoming photographers who don’t have much experience. They’re still finding their styles and growing their portfolios, at a discount to customers. They likely cannot offer the same packages and quality as an experienced photographer but as long as you keep in mind that by hiring them for a once in a lifetime event, like a wedding, you’re taking a huge risk. That being said, we all started somewhere (even me) and if you take into account some calculated pros and cons, and do your research, you may find a gem of a talented photographer that will fit your budget and your event out there that will grow with you, as many of my customers have with me.
If you’re unsure of what to ask your photographer once you hear back from them with their photography packages and pricing, check out this post.