questions to ask a wedding photographerFinding the right wedding photographer to document your big day is really important. This is because; he/she is the person who is going to be around you during your entire wedding ceremony, from start to finish, shooting you and your guests from all angels, and you need to be at ease around him/her. Your wedding photographer may be highly skilled and may have the latest photography equipment, but if you are not comfortable around them, they won’t be able to deliver the desired results. To get great wedding shots your comfort level is very important. Here is a list of some important questions to ask a wedding photographer, before you book one:

What is your photography style?


This is probably one of the few important questions that you need to ask your wedding photographer in the beginning before you proceed any further. If their wedding photography style is not the one that you are interested in, there is no point in moving forward. You will most likely hear words like “creative”, “photojournalistic”, “formal”, or “documentary” style but there are some wedding photographers who offer a blend of different styles. Make sure to ask your wedding photographer to elaborate on their style in plain and simple words so that you are able to better understand their primary style of wedding photography. 

Have you ever shot at my wedding venue?


If your wedding photographer has shot a wedding at your selected wedding venue, they will have a good idea of the kind of facilities available there and may be able to show you their past work. This will give you a good idea of the kind of wedding photographs you can expect from them. If this is the first time they are going to be documenting a wedding at your location, you need to make sure to let them know the locations within the venue you want to use well in advance of your wedding day. 

What is included in the package?


Out of all the questions to ask a wedding photographer, this is probably the most important one. Without knowing the details of the package you are paying for, you won’t be able to compare the costs with other wedding photographers. Make sure to ask as many questions as you can and try to write them down in your final contract so that there is no ambiguity down the line. Some important questions to ask your wedding photographer regarding the package are:

  • What is the deposit and total fee of the package?
  • Do you offer payment plans?
  • When is the payment due?
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?
  • How many hours are included in the package?
  • How much do you charge for extra hours?
  • Do you charge a travel fee, if so, what does this cover?
  • When will I be able to get the images?
  • How many final images should I expect to receive?
  • Is a photo album included in the package?

Make sure to see a sample contract and try to read the terms and conditions section to get an idea of the kind of services you will be able to receive from your wedding photographer. 

What attire will you wear?


Wedding photographers are an important part of your wedding day, so it is important that they blend in with your wedding day atmosphere and not create any distractions. Most of them will have no objections wearing the attire of your liking, just make sure to convey your likes and disliked to them in advance. 

These are just a few important questions to ask a wedding photographer, knowing the answers to these questions will help you narrow down your choices and pick the one that satisfies you the most. 

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