When choosing photographer, it is important to know some of the better ones through word of mouths. It is only when you can get first hand feedback from your friend or whoever recommend from.
Even if there is any that is not recommended, ask why so that you can take note of common pitfalls.
I remembered my wife contacted this photographer who had a fantatsic web site with wonderful work pieces featured. However, the photographer was very quiet when my wife met him to look at his work. He admit that he was still very new and still shy at times.
My wife thanked him for his honesty and gave him some suggestions to improve on his sales technique.
There were many times that my wife had to cold call at least thirty photographers ranging from freelance to professional.
December 2006 was a hot period and many better photographers were booked. To avoid having no more contact to call, my wife asked for recommendations from the previous photographer.
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