As you’re interviewing potential photographers, take time to determine not just their prices, but also the style and quality of their images and whether their personality would be a good fit for you and your Wedding day. Not sure what to ask? Here are Seven essential questions to ask your Wedding Photographer to get you started.
1. How would you describe your photography style?
Do you have a certain style in mind? Each photographer is different. One photographer may specialize in posed images while another goes for the more candid moments. Maybe you want someone with a good combination of each. Ask to see a full wedding gallery when selecting your photographer. This will give you a better grasp of their style and if they are right for you.
2. Have you shot a wedding at our venue before?
Although it helps if your photographer is familiar with your venue, it isn’t a deal-breaker if they haven’t shot at your venue before. You can ask if they will be checking it out before the wedding day. This will give them time to familiarize themselves with areas that will make for a great backdrop for your portraits.
3. What’s included in your wedding package?
Make sure you have asked what is included in each different wedding package. Most photographers will have extras you can add on for an additional fee.
Be sure to discuss how many you hours are going to need as well as travel fees to and from your venue.
4. What happens in the event of an emergency?
This is a great and important question to ask. Find out what their Plan B is if they get sick or are unable to make your wedding. You want to make sure that you will receive the wedding photos you want regardless of any circumstance.
5. Can we view full galleries of your recent weddings?
A complete gallery will also help you see if the photographer is consistent with the quality of their images. You might have fallen in love with a photographer’s work when you saw it on their website, but a full gallery from a previous wedding can give you a better idea of the photographer’s style and skill.
6. How long have you been photographing weddings, and how many weddings have you shot?
You don’t want to hire a photographer who has never photographed a wedding before in charge of capturing all the important moments of your big day. It’s a great idea to ask about your potential photographer’s experience level, as well as their turn around time.
7. What do you love about photographing weddings?
You want a photographer who is as excited about your wedding day as you are! Find someone who is passionate about what they do.
Be sure to write down a list of questions you may have before your consultation with your photographer. Take the time to interview any potential photographer and ask the important questions you may have. This will ensure you have an Awesome Wedding day!