b'LAURA KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY DANA CUBBAGE WEDDINGSPhotography dos & dontsDO ask to see a real wedding album Because a photographers samples represent his or her best work, its never a bad idea to ask to see actual wedding albums and get references from brides who have used their services. DONT hire a photographer solely based on price If a photographers prices are drastically lower than most, ask yourself why. Typically, its because the quality of work isnt as good. These images will be displayed and shared with generations of family; if you splurge on anything, this should be it!DO hire someone who specializes in weddingsSome photographers prefer to shoot landscapes, take family por-traits, or work solely in a studio. A photographer with experience in weddings will know how to pose the bridal party to create natural, candid-looking shots and how to make the bride feel comfortable and beautiful all day long.DONT hire a family member or friend Your loved ones should be able to truly enjoy your day, not work it. You dont want to look back at your album 10 years from now and regret not having cousin Susie in the photos because shes the one behind the camera. Plus, a professional will have a written contract to protect your investment and ensure youre getting exactly what you want.DO choose someone who you get along well with Your photographer will be up close and personal with you all day long. Hire someone who you feel comfortable around.DONT assume you own your wedding photos Most photographers include an online album or USB of photos in their packages, but ask your photographer if youll have the rights to print, download, and share your photos online after the weddingDAKAI PHOTOGRAPHY or if that will be an extra fee.66 TODAYS BRIDE|12+ MONTHS UNTIL I DO|PHOTOGRAPHY'