After your venue, your wedding photographer is probably one of the most important wedding suppliers you will book – after all you are entrusting them to capture your wedding day perfectly and after it’s all over the wedding pictures will be a big part of reminiscing about the day.
Before you book this all important supplier, here are a few questions you need to ask:
How long have you been working as a wedding photographer?
How many weddings have you shot?
Can I see your portfolio? Are the images all yours? How recent are they?
Will I be able to give you a list of specific shots we would like?
Do you offer engagement shoots as part of the package?
Have you worked at our wedding venue before? If not, will you visit beforehand?
How would you describe your photography style?
Have you photographed a wedding of a similar size to ours before?
What information do you need from us before the wedding?
On the Day
What time will you arrive at the venue?
Do we need to provide you with food?
Will you be the primary photographer on the day?
What time will you stay until?
Can we pay an extra fee if we require you to stay longer?
What is your backup plan if you can’t attend on the day?
Do you have backup equipment?
Packages and Payment
What wedding packages do you offer?
Will we receive digital copies of all images? Is there an extra fee?
Do you offer a printing and/or album service?
Is retouching included in the price?
Can we create a bespoke package?
How long will the pictures take to arrive?
When will we need to make the final payment?
If you feel happy with all the answers your photographer has given then great! There are just a few questions you might want to ask yourself before you confirm your booking and pay a deposit:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Booking a Wedding Photographer
Do we have a good rapport with the photographer?
Do we trust them to take the best pictures of our day?
Will be feel comfortable with this photographer?
Is the price and the level of service what we expect?
If your answer to these questions is yes then it’s likely you have found your wedding photographer. Now it’s time to take a look at our ultimate wedding photo checklist.