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Who will do your wedding photography is a very important decision to make and it is also one that most couples spend the least amount of time thinking about.

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Leaving this important detail to a professional wedding photographer or at the very least - the guests of the wedding can be risky.

Think about the photos that will be most important to you when reminiscing about your wedding day. Will you want a large portrait style wedding photo for over the mantle or do you prefer a coffee table style wedding photo album.

If you have decided to use a professional wedding photographer, spend time looking through his portfolio to be sure that his photography style is one that you like. It is also very important that you are comfortable with the photographer that you have chosen as he/she will be trying to capture some very intimate moments.

If you will be having traditional wedding photos taken, here is a helpful guide to the most important moments that should be captured at your wedding.

* Bride and groom full length

* Bride and groom kissing

* The wedding party

* Couple with bride's parents

* Couple with groom's parents

* Various of the couple with the bride's extended family

* Various of the couple with the groom's extended family

* Groom with best man shaking hands

* Bride's dance with her father

* Groom's dance with his mother

* Bride tossing bouquet

* Groom taking off garter

Some couples prefer more contemporary wedding photography, which is called photo journalism, quite often this type of photography is black and white - but not always. This type of wedding photography instills a very different feel into the photos as it is more like a documentary. When looking for photo journalistic wedding photography be sure to look at albums from weddings he/she has shot to be sure that his style is what you are looking for.

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