Questions to ask your wedding photographer. You’ve seen it on Pinterest or that favorite wedding planning website you’ve saved to your favorites in your browser.
“Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer.”
I think I’ve been asked almost every question in the book. For real. And, while I certainly don’t mind answering any question my brides and grooms throw at me, I do think some of these lists you see online miss the mark. Most of these lists can give you great ideas and definitely a solid starting point. They’re just…well…a little basic for my taste.
When you’re interviewing someone to be the potential photographer to document one of the most important days of your life… you need to get up in there with your questions! I think the biggest hurdle in finding your photographer is finding someone whose style, personality, and budget aligns with yours. That’s no easy feat and I’m here to tell you, not all photographers within a price point are created equal.
I’ve been in this biz a while and I’ve had some time to reflect on questions being asked and answered. So, here’s a round up of questions to ask your wedding photographer that I personally think are wise.
Questions For Your Photographer
1) How many images can I expect to see from my wedding?
2) What is your turn around time?
3) How will the final photographs be delivered?
4) What kind of editing is included?
5) How much is this all going to cost me (and are their hidden fees)?
6) How do you work best on a wedding day?
7) Can I see an entire wedding gallery of images delivered to past clients (or several)?
In my opinion, these are all questions that should be covered when you meet with any photographer. It is their responsibility to set the expectations and make sure all the vital information about pricing and booking is effectively communicated with you.
But how do you decide if this photographer is truly the right fit for you? Don’t think you’re going to be let off the hook in answering some questions yourself.
Questions For You & Your Partner
1) What is your gut telling you about this photographer?
2) Can I spend 8+ hours on my wedding day with this person?
3) Do I trust this photographer?
4) When looking through an entire gallery of their images, am I excited to see more?
5) Are their gaps in the quality or consistency of their work?
6) Have they been flaky or difficult to get ahold of?
7) Does this photographer seem unexcited about my wedding day?
So as you can see, you’ve got some homework to do! Get up close and personal with that potential photographer. Set up an in-person meeting or Skype session so you can get a good impression. This is invaluable for both the photographer and the client. Do your due diligence in collecting all the info, but don’t neglect your own instincts. This is too important of a day to incorporate someone you don’t have 10000% trust in and regard for.
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