My 15 Tips for choosing the right photographer
SWPP, BIPP...?

Tip 8 - Are they members of a recognised association?

Being part of an association probably means you'll pay a bit more and doesn't always guarantee you are going to get the best results, as long as they are experienced and fit most of the criteria in my top 15 tips, you can be rest assured you will get the photos you want.

I have known some photographers that choose you on the basis you are going to make their portfolio look good rather than them fitting in with what you want!