Finding the right wedding photographer can be really hard to do and finding out the right information when you first meet can be super important. Two of the most important parts of finding the right person to capture the special moments of your wedding day are:
1. YOU NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THEM
Make sure when you first meet them that it is in person, it’s important that you get a long and that they make you feel comfortable. It shouldn’t feel awkward or forced. It’s super important to make sure that you are comfortable with the person they are, how they do things and that they are approachable.
2. YOU NEED TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
You need to know everything that will make you comfortable to hire them on your wedding day. It’s a hard decision to make. Here are 10 questions you can ask prospective wedding photographers when you meet them:
10 QUESTIONS FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
ARE YOU AVAILABLE ON OUR WEDDING DATE?
This one is pretty obvious and should be one of the first things you should ask, if they’re not available on your wedding day, you can remove them from your list.
DO YOU OFFER COVERAGE AT OUR PREFERRED VENUE?
Most photographers only cover a certain area. Make sure you discuss the venue and location for portraits with your photographer.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?
Every photographer has their own style – and it needs to match the style of wedding photography that you re after. Before you engage with a photographer it is a good idea to have a look through some examples of their work either on their website or social media.
ARE YOU THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WILL BE AT MY WEDDING?
It’s important to know who will be the one actually taking photos at your wedding. Ensure that you get along with the photographer as they will be spending most of the day with you at your wedding.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAS WILL THERE BE ON THE DAY?
More photographers can mean different angles and perhaps more photos. Ensure you know how many people will be assisting on the day.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS WE MAY ENCOUNTER?
Many photographers offer a wide range of services, but even those with set packages can incur hidden costs if you change your mind or want a little extra. Ensure you discuss the cost in full with your photographer.
HOW WILL YOU BE DRESSED ON THE DAY?
It is important that your photographer fit in on the day and don’t distract either you or your guests from your ceremony. Most photographers will dress in smart casual so that they blend in with your guests.
CAN I SEE SOME EXAMPLES OF YOUR RECENT WEDDINGS?
Ensure that you have seen recent examples even full weddings that the photographer has attended and photographed. This way you know exactly what type of photos you will receive.
WILL THE PHOTOS BE EDITED AND ENHANCED?
Most photographers will enhance and edit photographs. This generally includes brightening the photo, bringing out the colour and fixing skin blemishes. Talk to your photographer to see to what extent this is done.
WHAT DOES A WEDDING DAY LOOK LIKE WITH YOU?
Most photographers are different in the way they do things. Ask to see a wedding day timeline and ask what their vibe is for a day. Do they pose you, are they documentarians or do they create the moments?