An event photographer is someone who you want to photograph your wedding. You will want them to posses a few qualities such as style, motivation, experience and good communication. Event photographers will only possess these qualities if they are well trained, so make sure they have experience so they can focus on what you want.
Every event photographer will have their own style. You will want to make sure that your ideas about your wedding will coincide with their style. Otherwise, a horrible experience might be the end result. Depending on the style that your event photographer will use will vary. Traditional and wild are two extreme styles of photographers. Photos of the bride and groom, and the wedding party are examples of a traditional style. Making funny faces and having completely serious faces might be considered a wild style.
A wedding photographer should be highly motivated, try to find one who is. You do not want to have someone who is inactive and sitting around missing all the good pictures they could be capturing. Motivation is not just about wanting to do the job, but finding a way to enjoy it and bring trust as well as good verbal communication to everyone as well.
Experience can only come to an event photographer over time. Make sure you ask your photographer how long they have been in the business, where they attended school and for how long, and who they were employed with before they went into business for themselves (if that is the case). Asking these questions can help you make a clear decision when choosing an event photographer. If they are now employed by themselves you can find out what kind of work they produced when they were employed by asking their previous employer. Its better to find out now even if it is kind of a sneaky way of getting the information.
Make sure that you are relaxed around your event photographer. And they should try to make you feel comfortable and relaxed when around them. Later on at the wedding, this will help them to capture the precious photos. If you are nervous around your event photographer you will see that emotion in your wedding pictures.