How far in advance should I book a wedding photographer?

A wedding is one of the biggest celebrations of your life, where the flash of the camera is pointed at the couple. Years from this day, these photos will serve as a reminder of such an important date, that is why one of the most frequent questions that arise to the bride and groom is how to choose a photographer for my wedding or how far in advance to book a wedding photographer?

Because it’s not just anything! Choosing the professional who will capture the most unique moments of one of the most important days in anyone’s life cannot be left to the last minute.

If you already know the different types of photographers and wedding photos that exist and you already know what questions you should ask wedding photographers… We’ll tell you how far in advance you should book them.


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Well in advance

Maybe you do not realize how many couples are getting married on the same day as you in the same province and in the same country, therefore you need to book several things in advance, such as your dream Perfect Venue, your wedding dress and, of course, your wedding photographer, so that you don’t have to settle for what’s left over.

If you want to make sure you have the photographer you like the most for your wedding, you should book at least 1 year and a half in advance. If you do it with less time in advance, maybe the photographer you like the most is already booked.

How far in advance should I book my wedding photographer?

It can be cheaper

Sometimes, in general for all wedding suppliers, if you book well in advance, it is possible that you can get a cheaper price, because they often maintain the conditions of the current year or the following year, for the date of your wedding.  It is not the same with wedding photographers on a regular basis, but yes, in some cases, you may enjoy more advantageous conditions if you book 2 or 3 years in advance. But…

Is it too much to book your wedding photographer 2 or 3 years in advance?

You may think that hiring your wedding photographer 2 or 3 years in advance sounds crazy, but there are many couples who are getting married on the same date as you. You only have to look at some bridal portals to see it. In fact, in the wake of Covid and the pandemic that has caused so many weddings to be put on hold and postponed, there are already many suppliers booked 2 or 3 years in advance.

How far in advance should I book my wedding photographer?

If you have it clear, sign a contract

Our advice is that once you have decided what you want, whether it is the church, the restaurant, the flowers or the wedding photographer, the sooner you make the reservation, the better. Dates fly by and we don’t like to lose something by letting time pass.

How far in advance should I book my wedding photographer?