When to book a wedding photographer

June 12, 2023

I’m Dana.
I take destination wedding photography seriously. If I’m going to book a flight and travel across the ocean for you, I should probably show you that I know what I’m talking about.

When to book a wedding photographer. This is one of the most popular concerns and questions I see on social media pages, wedding groups, etc. I am excited to have these blog posts to give you more educational information regarding booking a photographer.

Destinations with Dana

My name is Dana and I am a destination wedding photographer. I am here to photograph weddings for couples getting married in Europe and California. One thing I love doing is educating couples about getting married. I want to use this blog to inform and inspire with my advice, tips, and the wedding photography images I personally take. Each post will have a meaning behind it, and I am excited to share everything I know to help you out!

When to book a wedding photographer

When to book a wedding photographer

Congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you. I know you and your partner must be feeling many emotions. There are a lot of questions that you may have and I know it can be stressful. This is why I am here to help.

In short, you should hire your wedding photographer right after you book your wedding venue. This is because a photographer is not able to help you if you do not have a venue or a date set in stone. When a venue and a date is locked in, it’s time to look for a wedding photographer.

On average, a wedding photographer is booked one year to 16 months out from the wedding date. The reason being is that a photographer is one of the most important parts of your day. They are there to photograph and document your memories and your experience.

Once a photographer is booked, a videographer, florist, and makeup artist should come next. This is to ensure you have a wonderful team set in stone for your wedding day!

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