What questions should you ask your wedding photographer? You have your date set, paid the deposit on your venue, and you’re looking for a wedding photographer that can capture your day. Finding a photographer that is the right fit for you might feel like an overwhelming task, given there are so many to choose from. How do you choose one that will best capture your day?
It is essential to ask the appropriate questions to help find that out. Here are the top ten questions that you should ask your potential photographers.
The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer:
Q1. What is your style?
It is imperative to find a photographer who has a style that fits your tastes. You essentially need to be able to picture yourself within their photos. My style is candid with a minimal amount of direction. I will give verbal cues to make sure your wedding portraits are perfect.
Q2. How long have you been in the wedding industry?
Your wedding photographer must be a professional who has experience photographing weddings. They should be able to adapt to any situation thrown at them.
Q3. Will YOU be photographing my wedding?
If it’s a studio, the chances are they have multiple photographers, so you should be able to take those particular photographers and meet up with them before your wedding. With an independent photographer, the person you’d be talking with is usually the person who will be photographing your wedding unless they advise you otherwise.
Q4. What if the photographer is ill on your wedding day?
This is a crucial question to ask your wedding photographer. Your photographer should have a backup plan in the event of an emergency. You should expect that they have a second photographer to step in if something happens to them.
Q5. How many photographers are included in my package?
If you’re having around 100 guests, then a single photographer is enough. If you’re having a large wedding of 120 guests+, then having two photographers is a must.
Q6. Can I see a gallery of recent weddings?
A photographer will showcase only their best photos in a portfolio or on social media. You need to look out for quality and consistency. Always view at least three full photo galleries of their work.
Q7. Do you edit all the images?
At Herts Wedding Photography. I will edit all of your photos in my signature way. I make sure that each image matches the rest of my work on my website.
Q8. Have you shot at my venue before?
Some couples feel more confident knowing their potential photographer has shot at their venue before. Regardless of the venue, whether I have shot there or not, I can adapt to any lighting situation. But a bonus from me is I set time aside before your wedding to go and scout the venue myself and plan a timeline so that you have a smooth-running day with perfect images.
Q9. Do you shoot anything else other than weddings?
I think this is an important question to ask as you might want to know your photographer’s taste and style.
Q10. What information do you need from me before the wedding?
Your wedding photographer should have your wedding day timeline and know every detail of your wedding day. From gift exchanges to a surprise music performance such as singing waiters at your reception, this information will help your wedding photographer stay alert and ready.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Bedfordshire or any surrounding counties, please get in touch for a chat!