Choosing and booking your wedding photographer is an important thing to check off your to-do list.

Not only is it an investment in the quality of the photos (prints, books etc.) that you will look back on for many years to come but, given that many photographers spend up to 12 hours with the couple on their big day, choosing the RIGHT ONE FOR YOU will also affect the way your wedding day feels

There are lots of different aspects to consider and, given that this may be one of the first (and only) times that you have the need to hire the services of a professional photographer, one that you might need a little help with

So we've pulled together this handy checklist to help you make your decision.

As with any wedding planning tool, it is designed to be used with a big helping of intuition and common sense.

We hope it helps you to remember some of the less thought of, but still important points, of hiring the perfect wedding photographer for your big day.