Your wedding is an incredibly special day, and your memories of it are going to live on forever by the photos your photographer takes. It’s a huge responsibility, and you want to pick one that you’re comfortable with (remember – you will be spending a lot of time with this person on your special day).
There’s a lot of competition out there in Middle Tennessee so be sure to shop around. Read a few wedding photography contracts to see what your money gets you. If you want something really creative or unique, like photojournalistic wedding photography, you’ll likely have to pay more. For a full event, you’re looking at spending between $2,500 and $10,000. It’s worth remembering that wedding photography prices vary considerably by experience and locale (i.e. someone from Nashville will likely charge more than someone from small town, Middle Tennessee).
While it will save you some bucks, it’s also a very risky move. Amateur photographers often don’t have the same quality, professionalism, or equipment as professionals, and are more likely to flake completely. A better way to get a good deal is to find specials online. Leslie Wilkes Photography, a Nashville-based photographer, has some great specials.