_OMG YOUR ENGAGED! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Well don't stress take a moment to breathe! I may not be the best help for finding the dress, but I can help you find the photographer for you!
1. Find the style of Photography you love
There are so many styles of wedding photography: documentary, lifestyle, traditional, modern & more! Feel free to google each style or go onto Instagram and see what images you like. Usually by looking at the artist's page you will find keywords to see what style they are. I specialize in lifestyle photography that features bold and colorful images.
2. Google Photographers with that style local to you
There are many photographers that specialize in the style of photography you love! Even if you found a photographer you love from another state, don't let that stop you. Just within the cities I know of 6 photographers that specialize in lifestyle wedding photography.
3. Check out their work via Facebook, Website, Blog, & Instagram
Once you have found a few photographers make sure you check out their website and social media. See what work they have on their website, read reviews, and if they have any information about their packages.
4. Get in contact with them
Email them, Call them, or even Facebook Message them. This is the first step to letting the photographer know that you are interested in their work!
5. Meet with them. Review their Artwork & Personality
Make sure you meet with your photographer. There are many different packages and options a' la carte, but most importantly is that you LOVE the photographer's work and you LOVE their personality. Your photographer will be with you all day and at some points will need to request your friends and family to go into specific poses for them to capture your gorgeous day. You don't want to be stuck with a person you dislike. Then consider what package options are important to you: amount of coverage, album, prints, USB, and more!
I hope this helps you find the Photographer who is just right for you!