Wedding Planning 101 - Hire a Perfect Photographer Planning a French destination wedding? The best France wedding photographer can capture the best moments of your special day so you can have great photos to treasure forever. Whether you want a traditional wedding photography or a more photojournalistic style, a true professional can deliver beautiful and moving images you will be happy to look back on. Ready to hire? Below are some of the things that you should consider when choosing a France wedding photographer: Your Timeline Start your search for the perfect wedding photographer during the early stages of planning. This is especially important if you are getting married in France or anywhere abroad, and if you want to hire that same photographer for prenuptial or engagement shoots. The best wedding photography experts are extremely busy throughout the year—especially during the wedding season—so booking in advance is necessary. Your Preferred Style All photographers have their own unique way of telling a story through pictures. Always take a look at your prospective photographer's portfolio to see their signature style. If you are also hiring their team to shoot videos, then you should watch their wedding videos. Don’t be afraid to ask them about how they work. How many people from their team will be there on your wedding day? Your Budget Just like you have a budget for your flowers, reception venue, and wedding gown, you also need to set a budget for your photographer. Expert wedding planners say that couples will usually spend 10 to 12 percent of their wedding budget for a good photographer. It’s important to ask about rates right away. If you’re getting married in France then be sure to factor in the costs of flying the photographer (and the team) to your wedding venue. Their Personality Meet with your potential photographer to get a feel for their personality. Explain your vision and see how they respond. Aside from being on time and doing their job excellently, real pros also make their clients relaxed and comfortable to ensure that photos turn out great—never awkward or too posed. Their Cameras and Equipment Today, photographers utilize all kinds of high-tech equipment to create stunning and unique wedding photos—from drones to ultra-small cameras hidden in the bride’s bouquet. Ask them what they use not only for taking pictures but also for editing.