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Unless you're a celebrity (and even if you are), there are very few events beyond the wedding day at which you'll be photographed more. So you can be sure that researching professional wedding photographers is an important wedding to-do. Each photographer will come with a unique wedding photography vision. To find a photographer who shares your aesthetic or whose work just blows you away, set time aside to browse photographers' websites and make appointments. Many wedding photographers today have online galleries or even wedding photo blogs that you can peruse to get a clear idea of their wedding photography style. For example, if you love the look of film, be sure to ask potential wedding photographers upfront if this is something they offer. You should also find out what kind of packages they provide. Many photographers feature packages that include an engagement photo session, day-after couple's photo session, and even boudoir photography -- not to mention photo albums and save-the-dates. It's also a good idea to ask about digital photo CDs. Some photographers will let you keep all the raw files, while most will retouch them for you before providing you with an online gallery of your proofs from the wedding. Once you've found a wedding photographer whose wedding photography style meshes with your own, we'd highly suggest booking an engagement photo session. This is a chance for you and your fiance to get comfortable in front of the camera with your new wedding photographer. The result? Relaxed, natural poses on your wedding day.
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