Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Choosing the right photographer to capture those special moments is crucial. Here are the top questions you should ask your photographer before booking:
What is your photography style?
Every photographer has their own style, it’s important to make sure that their style matches your vision for your wedding. Some photographers specialise in traditional, posed portraits, while others focus on a more natural, candid & documentary-style shots.
Can we see a full wedding gallery?
Looking at a full wedding gallery will give you a better idea of the photographer’s style and their ability to capture a variety of shots throughout the day.
What is your experience shooting weddings?
Wedding photography is a specialised field, and it’s important to make sure that your photographer has experience shooting weddings. Ask how many weddings they’ have done, how long they’ve been in business, and if they have experience shooting weddings.
Do you have backup equipment?
Wedding days can be unpredictable, and equipment failure is always a possibility. Make sure your photographer has backup equipment in case something goes wrong.
How many photos will we receive, how will they be delivered?
Make sure you have a clear understanding of how many photos you will receive and how they will be delivered (e.g. digital files, prints, etc.). Also, ask about the timeline for receiving your photos after the wedding.
Do you offer engagement photos?
Engagement sessions can be a great way to get to know your wedding photographer and get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day and also ask any questions you may have.
What is your pricing and what’s included?
Make sure you have a clear understanding of the photographer’s pricing and what is included in their packages. Also, ask about any additional fees (e.g. travel fees) that may apply.
Can we provide you with a shot list?
If there are certain shots that you want captured on your wedding day, make sure your wedding photographer is willing to work with you to create a shot list.
Do you have liability insurance?
Make sure your wedding photographer has liability insurance in case of any accidents or injuries on your wedding day.
Do you have any restrictions or requirements for shooting at our venue?
Some venues may have restrictions on photography, so make sure your wedding photographer is aware of any rules or requirements before the wedding day.
Choosing the right photographer can be a daunting task, but by asking these important questions, you can ensure that you find the perfect photographer to capture your special day.