Even if a wedding photographer has ten years experience and his fellow counterpart has two, that does not make the guy with ten years experience better. The secret to choosing a great wedding photographer to capture your most special moment lies in passion. Photography is an art as much as it is a science.
You want the guy or gal responsible for your memories for years to come to love what they are doing for a living and not just doing it to get paid. The more passionate photographer will almost always outshine the most experienced because of the love and pride they have for their profession.
When hiring a wedding photographer you want to look for that passion, how do you identify it? From the very first meeting with the photographer you want to look for that enthusiasm when going over his services he will be providing. Also take a look at how he keeps and arranges his display catalogs he will show you.
Professionals that take pride in their work don’t play with samples and handle them with care and respect. This might sound a little much for just a photographer, but you want the person responsible for capturing the memories of a lifetime to do a good job.
Wedding photographers that love what they do are not cheap so don’t expect this person to be the cheapest photographer in town. They don’t have to be the most expensive as well. Check with other wedding vendors you might have already hired for referrals for a good photographer.