I am not currently in the process of planning a wedding, However, if I was, aside from the usual preparations of getting a wedding planner, finding the right outfits, a theme, etc., I would also take the time to find a great wedding photographer. Too many people skip this step and then act surprised when their pictures don’t turn out very well.
Not all wedding photographers are the same because some specialize in certain types of shots. For example, you can find one who is great at specifically doing still portraits or one who is great for getting natural shots. There are even some who like doing dynamic action shots. You may also find photographers who are well-versed in your chosen theme like nature, nautical, historic settings, and the like.
If you are going for a certain look or feel, then you need to take the time to find a good photographer that specializes in the style you want. Try checking their portfolio, either physical or online to get an idea of their style. You can also interview the ones you like best to find out if their workflow will fit in with your wedding plans.
Those moments before, during, and after a wedding are precious. So, you should make sure that a pro captures them in high-quality shots. Doing so can help you have some photos of one of the most important days of your life that you can continuously relive whenever you want.