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How early in the wedding-planning process should I book a wedding photographer?

The timing of booking a wedding photographer will depend upon several factors.  First consider what time of year you’re getting married.  If your wedding will be during the most pleasant months in your area, during a holiday, or on another popular date, you may want to consider booking your photographer as early as 12 to 18 months ahead of time.  If photography is very important to you, you will also want to book as early as possible even if your date does not fall into one of those busy periods.  If you have a favorite wedding photographer in mind before you have booked your wedding venue, you can call the photographer to confirm his or her availability before signing the contract with the venue.  In any event, it's in your best interest to have your wedding photographer booked at least 10 months in advance.


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