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Wedding photographs capture the memories of your big day for a lifetime. Though the cost of elaborate wedding photography package can be very expensive, there are still many options even if you are planning your wedding on a budget.

Before meeting with potential wedding photographers, here are some things that you should consider.

What pictures do you want? Do you want pictures of just the two of you? Or do you want multiple pictures of the bridal party and your entire family? Which shots are must-haves at the ceremony and reception?

Where do you want the pictures taken? Do you want posed shots before and after the ceremony? Or just candids taken during the ceremony and reception? Do you want some outdoor shots?

What's the maximum you can spend? Talk with your fiance and decide the maximum you want to spend on wedding photos and videos. Consider only having a professional photographer for the ceremony and using alternatives at your reception.

You can have a friend volunteer to take the pictures at your reception. Point and shoot digital cameras are very easy to use and the quality is pretty good. Plus you can see what the pictures look like instantly and re-take them if the lighting or other factors aren't just right.

Another way to get plenty of good pictures at your reception is to place disposable cameras at every table. You will get a lot of candid shots of your relatives and friends. People love taking pictures!

Here is a convenient checklist that you can use when planning your weddding photography.

You can use this list as a rough guideline when talking to your wedding photographer. Check off the must-haves and provide a copy of the list to the photographer for his reference.

Photos Prior to the Ceremony

Ceremony Photos

Formal Photos

After the ceremony time is often set aside for the wedding party to have a formal photography shoot. If you will not have time between the ceremony and the reception, these photos can be taken prior to your wedding, or you can skip these formal photos altogether.

Reception Photos

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