When looking for a photographer there are a couple of important things to consider:
First you need to be comfortable with them. That's an easy one isn't it? If your're not, it will show in your photographs. Communication is the Key. You want someone that will work with you and for you.
- Second one is that you like their work. Honestly there are quite a few really good photographers out there, but they all have different styles and qualities to their work.
Last, try to base your decision on the product and not totally on cost. While you certainly have to stay within your budget, you get one chance to record that special event in your life. ( I look an my wedding photographs hanging in the hall all of the time. I haven't seen anything else purchased for that day since then.)