When is the Best Time to Book a Wedding Photographer?

There is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding. Everything from the cake to the dress has to be decided upon and booked. One of the most common questions we get asked, as Toronto wedding photographers is “when should I be booking a photographer?”

 

The answers vary depending on where you look or whom you ask. In general, people will recommend anything from 6 to 13 months, which is a big gap!

 

How far in advance should a wedding photographer be booked?

There are no hard and fast rules around when to book a wedding photographer. Booking it as soon as possible is always best, but you will need to know your wedding date and a few other key pieces of information first. In general, you should look to book your wedding photographer and videographer around 9 months before your wedding.

 

What needs to be planned before booking?

By the time you book your Toronto wedding photographer, you will need to have a few other details settled already. The wedding date needs to be decided upon before you go book a photographer so that they can ensure they’re available that day. Knowing the venue is also ideal as this means the photographer can research the location and the best places for photos. A general guest list, or knowing whom you want in the photos, is also ideal. Wedding photographers like to get a shot list ready ahead of time to plan accordingly.

 

What happens when you book a photographer?

After you book with one of our photographers, we typically set up a meeting to discuss details. This includes talking about style, ideal shots, engagement shoot locations, wedding colors, and so much more. Really, this is a good chance for you and the photographer to get to know one another. This will help you feel more comfortable during the photo shoots.

 

Final Thoughts

We love to photograph as many weddings and couples as possible. As soon as you have your wedding date reach out to us to book! Our photographers fill up quickly so be sure to contact us as soon as possible.