Before you begin to look into hiring a wedding photographer, you’ll need to first decide what type of photography style you would like for the big day.
The best way to find and hire a good photographer is word of mouth. You can look up reviews in Yelp, FB etc, and also test them out for a few hundred dollars.
Once you’ve narrowed down photographers whose work you like, and whose philosophy you seem to gel with, set up an in-person meeting.
I could care less about photographers being good time managers or delivering my photos late. But I want someone who’s amazingly nice to me and does everything I ask on my wedding day.
Also consider this: Do you want to be able to design your own book? Or do you want the full package and someone that not only takes beautiful images? Remember The photographs will help you remember the day as it happened.