#1 First of all, consider your budget and think of what you are wanting out of a wedding photographer. Do you want a disk, album, large portrait, retouched images, black and white etc? Photographers can be found anywhere, even at family reunions. Anyone holding a camera can be called a photographer, but you want someone to help save those memories forever, and usually that type of photography isnt cheap. A typical wedding photographer can range from $1000 to $10,000 and thats just local photographers in the Brazos valley. But the general rule is, the more you pay, the more experienced the photographer is going to be, and the more equipment he can bring. Your end result could be a disk, an album, a 30x40 wall portrait, etc. So sit down and thing about how you want to remember everything... alubm, digital, etc.