Who is the your Ideal Photographer?
In order to make this selection you must first have a criteria you are working with. This will set the ground work in short listing and ultimately making a selection. Nothing is wrong with shopping around, getting to know the photographers in the area. Note, not all will be friendly and accommodating.
Every Bride is special in her own and knows exactly what she wants. Lets assume her first decision is a destination wedding in Jamaica. She now has to do her research on various aspects of her wedding taking place in that environment.
Next, as a bride or coordinator you must discus with the photographer the photography style that resonates with her. In this day and age photography has evolved significantly and as such if your photographer is not versatile in the field then you might end up being dissatisfied.
So take your time in your selection and ask questions as they can never be too much. Check reviews and visit wedding blogs as other brides may be able to refer quality information.