Just because your friend’s Flickr account is full of beautiful nature shots doesn’t mean your wedding pictures will yield the same results. An experienced wedding photographer knows how to shoot a mix of action shots (getting ready, first dance, exchanging vows) while also capturing all the must-have family and bridal party photos. The same goes for all other categories, like flowers and music. Look for local pros in your area, and if money is a concern, just be open and honest about your budget from the start. If you really can’t afford a pro, ask them for recommendations of lower budget professionals with similar styles.
If you went to their wedding, you have to invite them to yours.