These days it seems as though everyone is calling themselves a “professional photographer.” With the technological advancements and increasingly affordable prices of digital SLR cameras, it’s clear that many seem to think wedding photography is as simple as point and click. Have you ever seen your friends post unsightly wedding or engagement photos that appear to have been snapped by a caveman with a disposable, cardboard camera? It can be cringe worthy! Your wedding photos are undoubtedly the most treasured keepsake from your wedding day. Ideally, these pictures will hang on your wall and remind you daily of how wonderful it was to say “I do” to the person you love most. So why on earth would you hire a photographer without seeing their work or calling their references; especially when they will be entrusted with such crucial responsibility? Every photographer has their own unique style, skill level, and amount of experience. I’ve seen many people choosing photographers based solely on price only to receive mediocre and un-frame worthy photos. But I have good news! By taking a few precautions and following some basic steps you should have little difficulty finding a talented, capable, affordable photographer who’s up to the challenging of capturing the joy and magic. This guide from Wedding Party is great and provides wonderful questions that you should be asking your photographer for your wedding day.