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What questions should I ask my Wedding Photographer?

Okay, so you found a wedding photographer you like now what do you need to ask?

 

Selecting the right wedding photographer is a crucial part of ensuring your special day is beautifully captured. Before you book them make sure you ask them some questions to get a better feel for them! With Photographers especially you are going to spend so much time with them that you want to enjoy talking with that person first and foremost! 
  • Availability:
    • Are you available on my wedding date?
    • How many weddings do you typically shoot in a month?
  • Experience and Style:
    • How long have you been a wedding photographer?
    • Can you describe your photography style? (e.g., traditional, photojournalistic, artistic)
    • Can I see a complete wedding album from start to finish to get a sense of your storytelling approach?
  • Portfolio:
    • Can you show me examples of your work that are similar to the style I’m looking for?
    • Do you have experience shooting at our chosen wedding venue?
  • Packages and Pricing:
    • What is included in your wedding photography packages?
    • Can you provide a detailed breakdown of your pricing and any additional costs?
    • Do you offer customizable packages to fit our specific needs?
  • Timeline and Deliverables:
    • How many hours are included in each package?
    • When can we expect to receive the final edited photos?
    • Will we receive high-resolution images, and will they be watermark-free?
  • Backup Plans:
    • What happens if you’re unable to photograph our wedding due to unforeseen circumstances?
    • Do you have backup equipment in case of technical failures?
  • Team and Assistants:
    • Will you be the primary photographer, and will you have any assistants or a second shooter?
    • If you have a team, can we meet them before the wedding?
  • Logistics:
    • How do you handle different lighting conditions, especially in indoor and outdoor settings?
    • Are you familiar with our wedding venue, and do you visit it beforehand?
  • Engagement Session:
    • Do your packages include an engagement session?
    • How do you approach engagement sessions, and what is the purpose of having one?
  • Contract and Policies:
    • Can you provide a detailed contract outlining all terms and conditions?
    • What is your cancellation and refund policy?
  • Permissions and Restrictions:
    • Do you have any restrictions on sharing or printing the photos?
    • Will you be using our wedding photos for promotional purposes?
  • Communication:
    • How do you prefer to communicate in the lead-up to the wedding?
    • What is your process for discussing specific shot requests or details?
By asking these questions, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the photographer’s expertise, approach, and how well they can accommodate your specific needs for the most important day of your life.
 
 
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