The most important person on your wedding day and the hardest one to choose is the wedding photographer.
Located in Yarra Valley and currently on the search for a wedding photographer to capture all the special moments of your wedding day? Look no further! Here is our list of the top most popular Yarra Valley wedding photographers ranked by their customer reviews to take the stress out of choosing.
List of Best Wedding Photographer in Yarra Valley
Wild Romantic Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
wildromanticphotography.comCall Elle today on 0434 484 811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Of earth and salt, petal and pearl, of sweeping horizons that sing forever, we bring to life the passion and authenticity of true romance and capture moments that you will cherish always…
We are passionate about telling the story of your wedding day with original and romantic photography that's made to last a lifetime.
Our creative collective specialises in documentary-style images that express love, joy, community and connection.
Our wedding photos look beautiful, but they're raw and genuine, too – with timeless landscapes, divine portraits, colourful fashion shots and dreamy reportage.
We're all artists, and our clients are our muses. Based in Melbourne, we can find beauty in locations across the world and those closer to home. We've shot on windswept beaches and city rooftops in secret gardens and historic homesteads.
Wild Romantic offers bespoke photography packages that perfectly match your needs.
From quaint weddings in Sydney to lavish weddings in Melbourne – our professional wedding photographers are trained to capture those priceless candid moments of love, laughter and joy. We even offer pre-wedding photography should you wish to display your love through photos on a particular day proudly.
Wild Romantic Photography is a collective of inspired artists, photographers, and dreamers passionate about capturing precious moments that will forever speak to your heart. Our creative documentary style photography packages are meticulously tailored to the unique elements of your special day and include beautiful retouching of the memories we photograph to instil blissful nostalgia.
At Wild Romantic Photography, we understand what is required to capture a wedding in complete detail. A Wedding can last all day, and for most of it, we will be there by your side. Building a relationship where we understand and feel comfortable with each other is key for ensuring we deliver your heart's desire.
We love getting to know our couples to tailor our creative documentary-style photography and film packages to the details of the day. We know that each event and romance is unique, and we strive to understand your story to deliver the masterpiece it deserves.
Call Elle today on 0434 484 811 or email@example.com.
Icon Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0424 858 244
Icon Photography & Videography
At Icon Photography, our wedding photographers & videographers are devoted to bringing you iconic, beautiful photos that you will adore forever.
Our team will always go above and beyond to ensure your day is relaxed, enjoyable and fun. We aim to create photos that will make your friends envious and your family proud. Most of our packages include a full days coverage and no limit on the number of photos we take.
We want all of your memories from your special day to last forever.
Recently voted in the top 10 Melbourne Wedding photography studios by Easy weddings and in the Top 13 in Melbourne by Wedded Wonderland.
We've also been mentioned by Vogue Ballroom & Vine of the Yarra Valley as one of Melbourne's best Wedding Photographers.
Dansk Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
(03) 9505 6564
Voted as one of Melbourne's top ten best wedding photographers, Dansk Photography's team provides creative, fun, down earth and professional service.
Your wedding photographs stay with you for a lifetime… We know how special this day is.
You want to look back in years to come and still be proud of what has been captured so you can remember and share the memories you have. Dansk Photography, award-winning photographers for their imagery and service, captures the emotion, spirit, happiness, and pride that shine through each bridal party, family, and friends.
We capture everything about your special day discreetly and unobtrusively. We will record for you the atmosphere, the fun, tears of happiness, and laughter. We photograph you being 'you' and make you look the best you've ever looked. There's nothing quite like being able to share this exhilarating, magical and happy day with you, knowing we have caught all the special moments with our photography for you. Forever.
We are one of the top ten wedding photographers in Melbourne, providing you with great service, great photos and no stress.
Your wedding is a special day that can only be captured once, so don't let just anyone capture it for you.
Dansk Photography discreetly captures everything about your day. We know your day is a special one that should have an atmosphere of fun and celebration.
Our Wedding photography will capture you being you and make you look the best you've ever looked. Brides will look breathtaking and beautiful while grooms look handsome.
Dansk will help to make your day easier with our relaxed approach and award-winning service.
Don't trust your wedding photography to just anyone; see why we're are one of the best and why you'll have the best wedding day.
Mark Teague Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0432 304 003
Passion, a fresh approach, and a goal to exceed all expectations are the keys to Mark Teague Photography's success.
All couples getting married are unique in their personalities and requirements. Our biggest thrill is to see and hear their reactions when seeing their images for the first time.
Our studio is based in Pakenham, but we will travel absolutely anywhere.
Mark Teague Photography is where Love, Passion & Photography come together.
As professional wedding photographers, we have worked with many happy couples to help capture all the precious moments on their special day. Let us create amazing images for you while you relax and have the most enjoyable experience possible.
Providing services across Pakenham, Berwick, Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria, you can pick from hundreds of beautiful locations within the area, or we can provide you with suggestions depending on what style you'd like.
We offer photography packages to suit all budgets and wedding styles. Select the package that you like best, and we'll make those stunning wedding photos a reality for you!
Mark Teague Photography is based in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia, and has been in business since 2009. We are extremely proud of our reputation and the ability to deliver not only stunning photography but a fantastic experience right from the very first meeting through to the collection of your final products.
Your First Meeting - What to Expect
From this meeting, you will walk away with a complete working timeline for your wedding day. Most couples find this extremely helpful, especially when planning other wedding vendors and all the other important details of their day.
White Point Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
For over a decade, we have dedicated ourselves to photographing weddings together, creating a unique style and experience.
We love the dress, the flowers, the shoes and all the little details you have spent months planning. We love to meet your friends and your family. But what we love most of all about weddings is working with you, the happy couple, on the best day of your life. We are a married couple and know how important this day is for you.
We would love to join you on your journey and create wonderful memories.
It is our privilege and pleasure to photograph your day. We take a limited number of bookings a year to give our couples the attention they deserve.
We would love to start a conversation about your wedding photography and have you around our studio and have a chat about your day.
Candid & Natural
You won't be aware, but we will be watching you. Watching you closely to capture that brief tender moment that even the most camera-shy Groom wouldn't be aware of. Hanging back or giving a few little tips, we are there to capture you at your best and give you the best wedding photography.
Wedding Photography Packages
We have designed our package based on what our couples tell us they like. We understand that weddings and budgets often don't fit in a neat little box, and we are more than happy to tailor a package to suit your day.
Our standard service areas are Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, Yarra Valley, Mornington and Geelong. That means we don't charge for travel to these areas even though we are based in Melbourne.
Mandalay Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
03 5962 4337
CREATIVE, BEAUTIFUL, & FUN
Let professional photographer Linda Bieniasz work her Mandalay Photography magic in photos of your wedding, special occasion, promotion or beloved pet.
Mandalay Photography also has a great selection of stunning stock photos of the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges.
Yarra Valley Photography - "Simply Fantastic Photos!" by Mandalay Photography
Affordable, professional service.
Covering: Wedding, Portrait, Commercial, Pet Portrait & Stock Photos.
Studio or location.
Located in Healesville, service to Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula.
Mandalay Studio Gardens: ideal for relaxed Baby, Children & Family Portraits.
Special indoor studio area for Pet Portraits.
Options: beautifully edited files onto CD/USB, pro prints, customised photo books, framing.
Our clients can join as "Members" to access their private photo page on our website, plus receive exclusive offers.
On Facebook at "Mandalay Yarra Valley Photography".
9am - 9pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 12noon Saturday.
Viewings, photography sessions by appointment.
Flexible appointment times, including after-hours or weekend slots.
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
Fun, friendly, creative, professional photographer Linda Bieniasz produces photos to suit YOU for those special memories to treasure forever. She has excellent skills to capture precious photos of children and pets, so don't be afraid to include them!
Discuss your special photography requirements in the Yarra Valley, Dandenongs, Melbourne or Mornington Peninsula. Get a free quote for affordable, professional Wedding, Portrait, Stock, Pet Portrait or Commercial Photos by Mandalay Photography in the Yarra Valley.
Rick Liston Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0475 604 713
Professional Third Wheeler
I'm a daughter raising, gin swirling, free diving, adventure-loving, dance floor dominating, tear shedding renegade of wedding traditions, and I can't wait to party with you.
You're not just getting a photographer, I'm your wedding guide, best Yarra Valley resource, biggest fan, with a high five up top whenever you need it.
I'm here to help you navigate the daunting task of planning your wedding with personalised vendor recommendations, customised timelines and killer tips based on years of shooting weddings in the region.
Read through my reviews, and you're going to find the same reoccurring experience; you're with a friend. This directly translates into FUN, kickass natural photos that actually reflect who you are and allow you to relive your day every time you look at them.
If you can't wait any longer for restrictions to ease and dance floors to open, why not get married now and party later!
Check out my elopement package, including 2 nights in the best suite of the country's most awarded luxury hotel.
Tree Studio Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0401 539 338
As one of the experts of wedding photography in Yarra Valley, Tree Photo and Studio is here to immortalise your wedding day.
We acknowledge your wedding day's importance and promise to provide the most qualified wedding photographer and photos in Yarra Valley.
We know that your wedding day has the utmost importance, and we are here to help you remember it forever with high-quality wedding photography in Yarra Valley. Every wedding is worth recording and remembering.
Just think about it – holding your loved one's hand and walking into your wedding place, surrounded by blessing and happiness. This is what people always dream about their wedding day.
Therefore, we value each customer equally and do our best to provide services according to their values, personality and life experiences. We can capture the most stunning moments of a wedding with a high standard of photographic skills.
At TREE Studio, we are happy to offer professional and affordable wedding photography and video packages for you; our wedding photographer and cinematographer are proud to showcase every unique wedding we captured and tailored to every couple's needs.
Please have a look at our wedding photography prices below. Everything from the number of photographers, time spent filming, hand-crafted USB disk and extras are fully customisable to suit your requirements and budget.
Every essence that shines throughout your wedding day is priceless. We embrace sunny days and pretty bouquets. We embrace true emotions and special celebrations. We embrace dancing, and of course, your romancing. We are dedicated to encapsulating every piece of your story and bringing them to life.
Who we are
We are a boutique studio based in South Melbourne. Founded in 2015, we have now shot weddings for over 600 loving couples. Not only we are awarded AIPP and ABIA accreditation, but we have earned ourselves the most trust-worthy photography studio in Melbourne: with all 5-star reviews on both Google and Facebook.
Our Prime Goal
At Tree studio, we believe in the fact that your wedding is all about you. Making your wedding day, "hassle-free" is our primary goal. To ensure the best customer experience, we offer you smooth and straight-forward booking sessions as well as artworks that will make you cherish for life.
Lost In Love Wedding Photographer Yarra Valley
'If I should think of love, I should think of you.'
We are visual artists inspired by your dreamy 'lost in love' moments.
Devoted to nurturing and respecting your most meaningful day with skilful guidance, our team believe your entire experience is equally important as your final wedding photographs, beautiful memories framed to swoon over for generations to come.
We think our images speak for themselves, and being visual people, we've called on our couples, our muses, to help articulate what it's like to have our team photograph your day.
Sought after worldwide, some favourite destinations Lost In Love have been flown to include the private Island of Laucala Fiji, Villa Balbiano Lake Como, Borgo Santo Pietro Tuscany, Villa Ulignano Volterra San Gimignano, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Belmond Hotel Caruso and Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Villa La Vedetta Florence, Galle & Marrissa in Sri Lanka, Rocabella Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Rhodes in Greece, A monastery in the North of Spain, the uber-luxe Villa Ephrussi on Cote D'Azure in France, Pelican Hill California, just to name a few.
A deep understanding of the design and a passion for fashion silhouettes have led to the most dreamy and ethereal bridal content for our brides to obsess over. Lost In love is almost synonymous with marrying an effortless sexiness to the intricate textures and detail of high-end bridal couture. Boasting campaigns in some of the most romantic destinations worldwide, including Venice, Ravello Amalfi Coast, Rome, Lake Como, Queenstown, Paris and London, for Pallas Couture's likes Mariana Hardwick, Anna Campbell, WONA collective and Silvana Tedesco.
Love and Other Photography - Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0406 180 808
We are partners in love, love, life and business. Marc & Kyla are Melbourne based, originally from Adelaide, servicing Australia and the world.
We understand that your special day is all about you and the natural, candid moments that you will remember forever. Every couple need is as unique as their wedding. We will work with you to make sure not a moment is missed.
Together Marc & Kyla have 15 years of experience in photography and video production.
We have a small team of highly experienced, incredible photographers and videographers that work with us. This enables our couples to book with confidence, knowing that their special day will be covered professionally, and not a moment will be missed.
Wedding Photo - Simple
For those who are after basic coverage of their big day.
Up to 6 hours coverage, you choose the times.
All images are taken provided on USB + 200 edited images in both colour and black and white. Every image is supplied at its highest resolution, along with a copy resized for internet upload.
Wedding Photo - Classic
Not a moment will be missed, from the moment you get ready until late into the night. Capture all the magic of your special day.
All images taken provided on USB, plus up to 500 edited images in both colour and black and white.
Every image is supplied at its highest resolution, along with a copy resized for internet upload.
Wedding Photo - Classic Plus
For couples who are after just a little bit more. Receive our popular 'Classic package' with two photographers covering your special day.
All images taken provided on USB, plus up to 700 edited images in both colour and black and white.
Every image is supplied at its highest resolution, along with a copy resized for internet upload.
In addition to receiving your USB, the 'Classic Plus' includes our stunning 14x10 Art Album. Featuring 15 double-sided pages designed with you to showcase the beautiful images from your wedding day.
Wedding Video - Simple
From preparing for the big day to taking over the dance floor late in the evening.
You will receive up to 10 hours of coverage that will be edited into a 5-10 minute highlight movie, edited to the soundtrack of your choice. Plus, a copy of all the vision captured on the day.
Wedding Video - Classic
Your whole day filmed, edited and presented to you on USB. Our 'Classic' video package includes a 5-10 minute highlight movie accompanied by a 60-90 minute extended raw edit documenting your big day. Plus, receive a 60-second social media edit to share with family and friends. A copy of all the vision captured is included on your USB.
Wedding - Classic Deluxe
Wrap everything you could possibly need from your special day into one all-inclusive package.
Including our 'Classic Plus' photography package, paired with our 'Classic' video package with the second videographer.
You will also receive our 14x10 Art Album. Designed together with you, showcasing the beautiful images captured from your wedding day.
Journey By Light Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0401 673 119
Journey By Light Photography, established in 2013, have continued to refine what it is that makes them unique. Apart from an obvious romance with every ounce this relatively new art form provides, it is most probably known that they have flown the virtual pigeonhole and offer not just a wedding photographer, but also a family and lifestyle photog, a passionate landscape photographer, aerial, commercial, portrait etc., you get the drift. Think eclectic collectors of inspiring moments, capturing your story and creating a little bit of magic to wonder over for years to come. We could say a lot, but we hope the passion, pride, and joy we have for our work translates through the images you find here. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you.
Journey By Sound
Now that you have your photography covered, why not stick around and see what we can offer you for your music and entertainment needs. We're very excited to announce that we have partnered with some of the regions well versed (pardon the pun!) musicians and bands to bring you incredible value for your wedding or event. Read on to find out how you could save hundreds by booking a photography/music combo!
Selena Mclaren Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0407 297 368
Hi, I'm Selena.
Born and bred in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, I have been picture taking for as long as I can remember and working professionally for over 11 years.
I love what I do! Getting to meet new people and capture the love and connection between them in a creative and fun way is a true privilege.
My style is quite natural and candid; I think this helps keep things relaxed and fun and allow those special moments to happen organically. These always end up being the best photos.
To see my face in person, catch up for a beer/wine/other, get more info, check availability, or just say hello, please get in touch!
I offer a wide range of options to fit all styles - including wedding albums, fine art prints, engagement shoots and much more. Get in touch now for a full quote.
Michael Briggs Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0421 461 296
I'm a Yarra Valley Wedding Photographer
My name is Michael, but most people call me Briggsy.
Thanks so much for stopping by my website, I'm stoked that I'd even be considered to be a part of your day.
Wedding photography has been my full-time job for over 5 years now, and it still blows my mind that I've managed to turn something that I truly love into a living.
Every wedding I photograph, I'm there to immerse myself in the day and become a part of it.
I want to be there to capture all those amazing moments, exactly as they are, and unfold, organically:
- The exciting moments.
- The fun moments.
- The emotional moments.
- The loud moments.
- The quiet moments.
- The in-between moments.
- The moments you wouldn't have expected to happen.
- The 'must have' moments.
And of course, you're going to want some kick-arse couple portraits amongst the mix too. But I don't think we need to leave this, your party for hours on end, to get something sweet & real, like this. My number one priority is that you remember exactly how you felt on the day when you look at your wedding photos.
And after the day is all done and dusted, it's always rad to have something that you can hang on your wall forever. Or print in a beautiful album. I do also take 'those' family photos. I know your mum is going to want them, even if you don't.
Free The Bird Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
For the most part, my upbringing entailed a nomadic existence with my family. This consisted of makeshift homes made from the back of cars, tents, buses and anything in between. Although this upbringing wasn't ideal in many ways, this non-material existence and tight perimeters with my family taught me what I consider to be most important in life. The love I share with my family, friends, and wife makes this life beautiful and is what I treasure most in the world.
This belief may be part of the reason I have such a passion for photographing weddings. This day is such an important part of peoples life. It is a rare opportunity to communally celebrate love, together with your partner and all the special people that you have invited to be part of this day.
Free the Bird is a business purely driven by passion. Before starting to Free the Bird, I had a great paying job, a beautiful house and a nice car. It was all I could have dreamt of, but there was one thing missing, and that was passion. It's hard to live happily without this vital ingredient, so (with the push of my wife) I put everything on the line, and I started following my dreams. This was the beginning of Free the Bird.
Three years later, I am still here, as passionate about photography as the day I started. I still get nervous with excitement before every wedding day, and I still excitedly show Leelou all my favourite photos the next day. This is how I know I am still on the right path in life. The day the excitement goes away, and I stop pushing my photos to be better, then the last is the day I put down my camera. Every couple deserves to have a photographer at their wedding that strives to do their very best every time they pick up their camera.
Free the Bird's core values are simple. We create an experience to feel comfortable, safe, and well looked after from day one. We understand a wedding day can be a big venture for most people, so we eliminate any stress and keep everything we do very transparent. Our clients' commitment is to deliver work at the highest quality that will last to be enjoyed by future generations.
Locus Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
I'm Vesna, and thanks for dropping by. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Keilor East in Melbourne.
Being a female photographer, there are many advantages, and I don't let them pass by. I will be your hairdresser, tailor or waitress if that will create a better day and experience for you.
As one of a few female wedding photographers in Melbourne, with my attention to detail and energetic personality, along with the stunning images, I am now complimented as one of Melbourne's finest female photographers.
Besides my spunky husband and my adorable kids, photography is my biggest love. I have been in the industry for over a decade, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I feel a little spoilt to call this my job.
I love everything about photography, from the initial meeting to the final presentation of the images. The smiles and tears of happiness when you see your images is my biggest reward, knowing that I created an eternal memory.
Also, I love coffee and a chat, so feels free to get in touch with me.
Mel Panteli Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0420 824 979
Who doesn't love a good wedding!
Weddings are always a blast for me, and by the end of the day, I feel very connected to the couple, having been with them through the most awesome day of their life. Its always fun, relaxed and often emotional for me. My images are romantic, timeless and candid.
The images you will receive will be a permanent reminder of every detail of the day. I meet with my clients beforehand, discuss their wish lists and my vision for the day, so we are on the same page. Where possible, I attend rehearsals as well.
Aria Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0427 427 427
Fun & Authentic Wedding Photography
Based in the Yarra Valley, Aria Photography captures the day you marry your best friend, the epic party afterwards, and all those other amazing moments in between. As a two photographer team, we are driven by capturing every detail, the honest moments between the moments, and the amazing story of you both woven into your beautiful wedding day.
Candid Wedding Photography
Your wedding photography should be about capturing your day as it happens, so when you look back on your images in years to come, they are a true reflection of you both. We also believe, authentically capturing all your loved ones and guests on the day is just as important. Here is a sneak peek at some of our work from over 450 weddings spanning 6 years.
Our wedding photography packages start at $3990. We also offer custom packages for elopements.
Based on the gateway to the Yarra Valley in Victoria, we love capturing farm, winery and private estate weddings. We also travel for weddings overseas and Australia wide by the beach or in the city; we've been everywhere.
Feel free to contact us to see more of our work and chat with Sharne about your wedding photography.
Victor Yang Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0423 509 263
Capture the most memorable moments of your wedding in images that recount your story in the most evocative way. Let your special story unfold image by image with Victor Yang Photography.
GW Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0403 450 590
Our wedding packages cater for all weddings - from small intimate gatherings to full-day coverage,
we tailor a package and coverage to suit your requirements.
Our full-day packages include:
- Full days Coverage
- Unlimited Locations
- All images Fully Edited
- Online Gallery for Sharing and Downloading
- Complimentary Pre Wedding Shoot *
- Highlights film of app 5 minutes
* Pre-wedding shoot is for local clients only- unless we happen to be in your area leading up to your wedding.
Our wedding photography and video services are available Australia wide.
We love to travel; our photography and video has enabled us to travel to some of Australia's best destinations including,
The Whitsundays, Darwin, The Gold Coast, Fraser Island and many more exotic locations.
We do not charge additional costs for travel - our rates are the same, whether it's around the corner or across the country.
We offer cinematic style wedding videos that cover your full day.
Our packages include a short highlights film as well as your full day, including the Ceremony and reception.
We can combine Photography and Video for a complete package.
Our photography includes a mix of traditional and candid images.
We always include the traditional shots - Bride & Groom, Bridal party, family photos, cake cutting etc.
Having an experienced photographer for your wedding is critical.
Your wedding photographer acts as a photographer, coordinator and problem solver.
We will ensure as well as capturing great images that your day runs smoothly.
Pre Wedding Shoots
All our wedding clients receive a complimentary pre-wedding shoot.
These shoots are free and allow us to meet up and see our photography in action.
Having a pre-wedding session is a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day.
Our pre Wedding shoots are only available for local clients - unless, of course, we are in your part of the country,
then we would love to catch up.
Nicholas Joel Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
(03) 9010 5683
For over twelve years, I've worked as a wedding photographer with a strong focus on real photojournalistic moments.
I love to build a relationship with my clients and tell their personal story. Let me experience your love story from the first email to the couple portrait session to the wedding day and beyond.
Your story began long before I met you and will last long after the click of the shutter. As the season's pass, time moves on from generation to generation. Your story can be remembered through the imagery composed as I partner with you to create a representation of your love as you begin a life together.
Guide for How to Hire a Wedding Photographer
KNOW WHAT STYLE YOU LIKE
I don't mean that you need a perfectly curated Pinterest-friendly Instagram feed before you start looking for your wedding photographer, but I do mean that you should have some kind of visual idea of what you want your photos to look like. Are you into darker, moodier photography? Cool, then don't go with someone who skews toward overexposure. Do you want someone who shoots with film? Great, make sure you include that in your search terms. Are you ultra into an abundance of natural light? Sub-question: Will your venue actually be filled with natural light? Awesome, find those people. If you're feeling totally lost, ask people you know who have amazing wedding photos which they hired, and go from there.
KNOW YOUR VENUE
Remember what I just said about natural light? Okay, good. I am personally a huge fan of natural light and venues that have tons of it, and a lot of my work reflects that. That's because I intentionally share photos that I think the best showcase what I do—and that's what a lot of photographers do. So if you're getting married in a dimly lit room and you hired someone who usually shoots outside in fields, just know that your photographer can't transport all that light into a room that doesn't have it. Sure, your photographer can and should be able to work with any venue, but if you're choosing a photographer because of what that person excels at, it's helpful if your wedding fits the bill.
PAY ATTENTION TO HOW YOU FEEL WHEN LOOKING AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY.
Having a genuine emotional response to the photographs you see in a wedding photographer's portfolio indicates that you adore their work. It will likely adore the photos they produce from your wedding. Pay attention to how you feel when looking through the images.
SEE BEYOND THE WEBSITE.
It's easy to put together a great website these days. The website is only a shell for the work, so try to see past all the bells and whistles and just look at the photography. Photographers put the best images on their website, but you'll want to dig deeper. Remember- it's the photos you'll be walking away with, not a website.
Your wedding photographer is the vendor you will probably spend most of your wedding day with. We are with you from the moment you get dressed to the very end of the day when you are sweaty and tired from dancing the night away. Think about this when you meet with potential photographers. Is this someone who will fit in at my wedding? Is this someone I will enjoy being around on my wedding day? How do I think they will interact with my family? You'll want someone you think is a good personality fit for your wedding.
MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER IN PERSON (SKYPE IS OKAY IF YOU MUST)
I think few things are as valuable as an in-person meeting for both the couple and the photographer. Because trust: the best wedding photos happen when the couple and photographer could be friends in real life, outside of the wedding, this doesn't mean you will be friends, or that you even want to (it is absolutely fine just to want a client-professional relationship with your vendors), but it always helps to know the potential is there. You want someone talented, who matches your vibe, and who the two of you (both! Not just one of you) hit it off with. Sitting down with a cup of coffee or over a glass of wine is a great way to find out if someone is that person. And I'll let you in on a secret: this goes both ways. Your photographer also needs to know if you guys all fit together because few things are harder than meeting expectations that were never realistic.