If you are not sure what to look for when hiring Chicago wedding photographers, the answer really is quite simple. You should be looking for the photographer with the most experience. This is because, unlike other areas of the photography field, wedding photographers need to develop a specific skill set in order to become good at their craft.
Typically, a photographer has the aid of props to create the best backdrop, and they have the benefit of subjects that stay still in order to be photographed. On the other hand, wedding photographers need to be able to capture a moment perfectly without the ability to first set up the shot. They can not adjust the lighting or ask the subjects to stop moving in order to get a better shot. To make the pressure even more extreme, if their first shot does not come out right, they will never get another chance to get it right. Personally, I would not want to explain to my clients why I missed the shot of them exchanging rings. The more experience that a wedding photographer has, the better their photographs will be. So by all means consider your budget, and personal preferences when choosing a wedding photographer. However, do not overlook the necessity for experience in this field or you are likely to end up with wedding photos that are disappointing to say the least.