When planning your wedding, its important to find suppliers that are right for you. When choosing a wedding photographer it is crucial that you thoroughly do your research, because, after all, they will be with you for the entire day! It’s important that you trust your photographer will capture all the key moments during your day without hesitation or prompting. In other words, you need to feel 100% confident in your photographers skills and ability. Of course, doing some research, reading reviews from other couples and comparing photographers styles is a great way to get a feel for what you’re after. It can be also be useful to show you what you can get for the money you’re prepared to spend. However something most couples forget to do is have a consultation with their photographer. Putting a list of questions together is essential in our eyes as it allows you to understand if that photographer will be right for you on your special day.
Here are some questions to consider asking your future wedding photographer
First thing first, are you available on my wedding date?
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
How would you describe your photography style?
Pricing and Packaging
Can I customize a package?
Prints and albums
How long after the wedding will we receive the images? Will they be delivered?
Additional questions to ask
I’m wondering if you will be the one shooting my wedding? If not, can I meet the photographer?
Tip: If your photographer is the owner of his or her business, and does not have a studio with other photographers in it, they will be the person shooting your wedding. If they are the owner of a larger studio and employ other photographers, make sure you meet whoever will be shooting your wedding
How many other weddings will you photograph that weekend?
Will you have any assistants with you on our wedding day?
Tip: Some photographers always work with an assistant, while others determine if they need one based on the size of your event. If they do not always work with an assistant, adding an assistant or second photographer to your contract will most likely incur an additional fee.