To avoid disappointment with your wedding photographs, first of all choose a photographer that has a stellar reputation and photographs in the style that you want, whether it be posed pictures or more of a journalistic approach, or a combination of the two.
Make a list of the photos that are most important to you and go over it with your photographer. I can’t tell you the number of times that the bride didn’t do this and was disappointed that her pictures didn’t include people who were important to her. Don’t be afraid to ask the photographer to view ALL of the proofs, because what they think is a bad picture might be priceless to you.
Some of the best pictures are candid shots of what was happening at your wedding. I love a picture one photographer took of a little girl, who was in the congregation, picking up a rose petal off of the aisle during the ceremony. The bride would never have known about that precious moment had that photographer been too busy snapping “posed” pictures.
In the wedding industry, you get exactly what you pay for. Hire a photographer or any other vendor based solely on the cheapest price and you might end up very disappointed.