The lighting that you choose will affect how well your photographs turn out. Discuss your plans with the photograph to see if he will be able to capture clear images with the lighting that you want to use. He may also be able to help you time the events so that he can make the most of the natural lighting that is available. For example, many photographers like to take outside portraits just before sunset with then light from the sun is not harsh or direct.
Make a List of Shots that You Want
As you are planning the ceremony and reception, make a list of the different shots that you want the photographer to capture, such as the kiss, cutting the cake, or the bouquet toss. You may want photographs taken while you are getting ready before the ceremony. You may also want some impromptu shots of guests. These often turn out best when the guests are photographed naturally rather than posing for a photograph.