Professional wedding photography from the best vendors in the WNY area:
AJ Photography
Affordable, Quality Photography
93 Regent, Lockport, NY
All-Around Photography, Video & Sound
950-A Union Rd. (Southgate Plaza), West Seneca, NY
Bella Star Productions
BKM Photography
High Quality Digital Photography
Boswell Photo
Your Image Is Our Responsibility
Celebrating Over 20 Years of Excellence
Christopher Scinta Photography
Your Day. Captured.
Collins Photo
“Capturing Your Photos That Matter Most”
Everlasting Memories
Photo Journalism At A Price You Can Afford!
1450 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY
Don Festaiuti Photography
“Your Personal Photographer For All Occasions”
Clarence, NY
Heirloom Photography
“Make Today’s Portraits Tomorrow’s Heirlooms”
10911 Main St., Clarence Hollow, NY
Lawrence Photography
2504 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY
Lifetime Memories Photography
“Creating A Lifetime of Memories”
Phenomenon Events & Production
300 Langner, Suite 7 West Seneca, NY
Priore Photography & Video
Wedding Photography & Video Specialists
10225 Main St., Suite 2, Clarence, NY
Saks Photography & Video
“Creators Of Cherished Heirlooms From Cherished Moments”
2034 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY
Soundwave DJ and Photo
DJ – Photography-Uplighting-Photo Booths
716-639-WAVE (9283)
St. Clair Studios
Elegant Photography
1687 Wehrle Dr. (Inside Bridal Chateau), Williamsville, NY
The Wedding Quarters
For All Your Wedding Needs
5500 Main St., Suite 203, Williamsville, NY
Wedding photography creates a physical imprint that makes that special day last forever, but you only have one chance to pick the right photographer for your wedding day. One thing that you need to keep in mind when you are choosing a wedding photographer is that not all photographers are wedding photographers. Someone can have a natural, or even practiced, talent for taking pictures, but that does not mean that they know the ins and outs of wedding photography.

While you could find someone who has an amazing portfolio of photography, including nature pictures and photographs of other special occasions, this does not mean that the photographer understands what is required for wedding photography. There is special knowledge and abilities that wedding photography requires in order to result in perfect pictures, and the last thing that you want is to be let down when you receive the pictures from your wedding day. So, be sure that when you are shopping around for your wedding photographer that you are ready to discuss (or consider) the following ideas with the list of potential photographers in your area before you make your final selection.


Everyone has a budget for their wedding photography. Think about what your budget is going to be for your wedding photography, as this is going to make a difference when you are talking to potential wedding photographers. Believe us when we tell you that there have been many brides and grooms that have found a wedding photographer that they absolutely adore, someone with a portfolio that shines above the rest, and then they realized that there was no possible way that they were going to be able to afford any of that photographer’s packages.

You need to decide exactly what your budget is for your wedding photography and then narrow down your choices for photographers based on a budget that you can afford. This will save you time as you are looking for someone who can provide you with a package that you want at a price that you can afford. Look at the packages that each photographer offers and the pricing of the packages first. If you experience difficulty finding a wedding photographer within your budget range, then you may want to reconsider your budget or think about alternative options for your wedding photography.


Do not make the mistake of hiring a wedding photographer without perusing through each one of your potential photographer’s portfolios first. The wonderful thing about technology today is that you can easily find wedding photography portfolios on the Internet, right from the comfort of your home. Be sure to look thoroughly through each portfolio, but keep in mind that wedding photographers are showcasing their best work in their portfolios, so you cannot expect all of your photos to come out looking just like what the portfolio portrays.

When you sit down to chat with potential wedding photographers, ask each one to tell you about a particular wedding photography blunder that they experienced. Or ask them about their worst wedding photography experience and how they handled it. This could open the communication and help you understand how they handle their photography abilities under pressure. Wedding photography is not a walk in the park, and a photographer who is willing to tell you about their worst experience and explain how the photos came out will exhibit honesty and integrity and then you can rely on your gut feeling about each wedding photographer you meet.


Make sure that you check the Internet for reviews and complaints about the wedding photographers whom you are considering before you meet with any of the photographers. You can type in the name of the photographer or the studio and then type the word “review” into Google to do a more in-depth search. Visit the Better Business Bureau website to see if there is anything on their website about the photographer or studio, as well. This is a great way to eliminate potential photographers before you spend time sitting down with your final choices.


Be prepared with a list of questions that you want to ask the wedding photographers that you have narrowed your search down to. Before you sit down for the interview, check to ensure that the photographer will be available on your wedding date and if he or she has ever shot at the place that your wedding will be held at. Ultimately, you want to find someone who makes you comfortable when you are talking to them.

Contracts & Finalization

By now, you have most likely narrowed your wedding photographer choices down to a couple of people. You will want to compare the contracts that each one provides and select your first choice. It is always a good idea to select an alternate wedding photographer, as well, just in case anything happens to go wrong with your first choice. Always trust your gut feelings when you are searching for a wedding photographer.

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