I am sometimes asked how important it is to look for wedding photographers who are close to you. Although I am a Syracuse wedding photographer. I have been hired to photograph weddings as far as California.
In the world we live in today, we are able to communicate and connect in ways never thought of 20 years ago. While it is nice to be in the presence of the couple I will be photographing when discussing their wedding day, it isn’t absolutely necessary. In this day an age we can video chat, email, talk over the phone, etc…
So, while it is nice to find a local wedding photography studio, I wouldn’t say it is necessary. What is more essential, is that you love your wedding photographers work – that you are inspired by their wedding photography and by them. Keep in mind however, you will likely have to pay for your wedding photographer to travel to your location and find a suitable place for them (and possibly their assistant) to stay while in the area.
Having been a wedding photographer for 15+ years I have gained a lot of insight into how wedding planning can be stressful. With this in mind I have written a small 65 page book outlining how you can make your wedding day go smoothly. Click on the following picture for more details.
John Carnessali is a Syracuse wedding photographer and can be found on The Knot wedding website