54 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer
So when you are looking for a photographer for your wedding – most of the following “54 questions to ask your wedding photographer” should be answered:
Are you available for my wedding date?
How far in advance do I need to book with you?
Will you be the one shooting my wedding? If not, can I meet the photographer who will be on-site?
How many other weddings will you photograph that weekend?
Will you have any assistants with you on our wedding day?
For how long have you been shooting weddings?
How many weddings have you photographed already?
Do you often shoot weddings that have a similar size and style to the one we are planning?
Can we see the full galleries of a few of your recent weddings?
Have you ever shot a wedding at our ceremony and reception venues? If not, do you plan to check the venues out in advance?
Have you ever worked with our planner?
What do you love most about photographing weddings?
Pricing & Packages
What is included in your standard package?
Which add-ons do the more expensive packages include?
Can I customize my package if need to?
Do you include engagement photos in your packages?
What about pre-wedding events like rehearsal dinners?
How many hours are included in each package?
How much do extra hours cost?
Do you offer a photo booth?
Do you offer retouching, color adjustment, or other corrective services? Are those included or an additional charge?
Do you charge a travel fee?
Prints & Albums
Can we order prints or albums directly from you?
What types of albums do you offer?
Do you provide assistance selecting images and designing the album?
Are albums or prints included in your packages?
How many pages or prints are included, and what is the turnaround time?
How long after the wedding will we receive the images?
How will they be delivered? (USB-Stick, DVD, online file)
What is the ordering process like?
How long will I have to wait to receive my photos after ordering?
Will we have the rights to the images?
Will we receive the negatives and/or high resolution digital images? Is there a fee for that?
Will the images be accessible online? For how long?
How long after the event will the proofs be available?
Will they be viewable online?
What information do you need before the wedding day?
When will we receive the contract?
Do you require a deposit? When is it due?
Do you offer a payment plan?
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
Do you have liability insurance? Does it cover your assistants as well?
Do you carry backup equipment?
What is the backup plan if you are unable to shoot my wedding for an unexpected reason?
How will you and your assistants be dressed?
Can we provide a list of specific shots we would like?
Will you be posting about our wedding on your website and social media? Will you be submitting our photos to magazines or blogs? (If you’re worried about privacy, you can definitely request that your photographer keeps your photos to him- or herself.)
Questions for yourself
Do your personalities mesh well?
Do you feel a connection to the photographer’s work and the photographer themselves?
Has the photographer in question addressed all of your concerns and are you comfortable with his or her communication style?
I hope these 54 Questions to ask Your Wedding Photographer will help you to find the right person for your biggest day!
You might also want read: How To Find A Wedding Photographer
Anything we missed here? What questions would you ask your wedding photographer?
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