Your wedding day is going to be one of the happiest days of your life. That’s why it is so important to find the right photographer to capture every moment. A photographer who doesn’t know what they are doing could tarnish all the memories you make on your special day. They could lie about their style, or the amount of experience they’ve had. It’s important to meet with several photographers before the Big Day and ask them all the same questions to ensure you get the right person to capture your big moment.
Is Photography Your Main Business?
There are some amazing hobbyist photographers on the scene. There are also some terrible hobbyist photographers. One of the first questions you should ask is if photography is their main business. If it is, you can assume they have done a lot of shoots and may have gone to school for photography. They will also be up-to-date with the latest photography trends.
How Often Do You Do Wedding Shoots?
A skilled, full-time wedding photographer will do roughly twenty to thirty weddings a year. The more weddings they do, the better their skills and knowledge will be. But, it also means they are in high demand. So, you may not have a lot of time to make a decision before your day is booked.
Do You Have Any Testimonials/Reviews?
Any professional will rave about their skills but that’s because they have to. Ask your photographer if they have any testimonials or reviews available for you to read. Knowing what other brides thought of the photographer will give you a better idea about their ability, their style, and if they were reliable.
What Do You Include In Your Packages?
Professional, full-time photographers will often offer different packages. A package is what the photographer is actually going to do for the price you want to pay. Ask them for specific details like whether “Package A” includes an assistant or how many hours “Package C” covers. You want to make sure you’re not getting ripped off and you’re going to get what you expect.
What is the Deposit and Total Fee?
Once you’ve decided on the package you want for your wedding, you need to know the deposit and fee. The deposit is going to lock down your date so you know the photographer won’t schedule another client for that time or day. The total fee is going to include the price of the package which is usually due a few weeks before the wedding day. And you will be billed for any extras that occurred at the wedding, like overtime, after the wedding.
Your wedding day is a special moment for you and your family. Having the right photographer will help keep those memories intact for years to come. To find the right photographer, you need to ask the right questions. You should never have to settle for less when it comes to your wedding. The right questions will help you find the photographer at the right price to help capture your wedding in all its glory.