How to choose an amazing team of wedding vendors, even from far away.

I recently photographed a local wedding for a couple who planned the entirety of their wedding from another country. They found me on The Knot.com. She didn't ask for referrals for other vendors, so I was pleasantly surprised when I ended up working with some of the top vendors in each category in the area for her wedding -- most all of them my friends who I have worked with many times before. I was so impressed that she was able to plan her wedding from afar and amass such a stellar team of vendors, that I decided to pick her brain, as well as the brains of other past brides to find out how they found the vendors they ended up loving to work with. 

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Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Photographer

Getting Personal

Will you be my photographer? 

At a large studio, the person you meet with may not be the photographer who shows up on your wedding day. If a different one will be assigned to you, meet with the person to evaluate their style and make sure you like their personality—you'll be spending many hours together on a happy but intense day.

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3 big factors that impact the cost of wedding photography

The cost of photography is an important part of the wedding budget, and it's something that many couples aren't really aware of until it's staring them in the face. So how much does wedding photography cost, anyway? The short answer is, it depends. You may be able to find a photographer on Craig's List who is willing to shoot your wedding for $500. And high-end photographers who specialize in the luxury market range up to $25,000 and beyond. So the range is HUGE. So what gives?

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12 things wedding photographers want to tell you, but can't

3. I love those photos with the blurry backgrounds. How do you get that look?

You're talking about shallow depth of field. Photographers get that look by using professional lenses that are able to focus tightly on the subject.

If you're a fan of this look, you've found your photographer. We love using this technique to really make your wedding images pop!

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