How do you have a successful wedding? Ask or say yes to the "right" person.
Then ask the "right" questions to each other about your ceremony. Then hire the "right" people to fulfill your dreams. Easy...Right?
How do you find the "right" vendors? Social media, yellow pages, ask a friend, MyWedding.com, local chamber of commerce, your minister, wedding planner, Bridal magazine, local newspaper, local Photography Studio, Professional Photographers of America--Find a photographer search engine, Google.... All of the above can work. And they each have their Pros and Cons. Please...Please take some time, ask questions about the questions you need to ask! And don't grab the first guy because you are overwhelmed, tired, or because they are the cheapest. That can be a costly mistake in hidden costs or things you want but are not included in the cheapest package.