When it comes to your wedding, there are so many things to consider. The cake, the flowers, the menu, how many guests, who should I hire as my wedding photographer!?
Here are the top 5 questions that you should never hesitate to ask when deciding which photographer to hire. I will keep this short, sweet & to the point.
1. Do I need a contract?
Contracts are very important. These not only protect the photographer, but they protect you as the client. Each contract should state exactly what you will receive and the price/details of the collection you have chosen. It is best to hire someone that will design a contract specifically for your event. Also, don’t forget to have a copy of the contract to keep for your personal records!
2. Do you have more than one lens?
I find this question to be pretty high up there when it comes to who you should hire. I won’t get into the technical terms or list brands, but it is nice to know that your photographer isn’t photographing your entire wedding with a standard kit lens.
3. Do you have backup? You know, in case your battery dies?
This is a question that most forget to ask. I will always have 2 extra fully charged batteries and a handful of CF & SD cards. Even if your photographer went through the entire wedding with one battery, knowing that he/she is prepared can easily settle any nervousness or worry.
4. Will we plan a meeting?
I think meetings are so important. This gives you and the photographer a chance to get to know each other. In most cases, the wedding photographer you hire will normally provide an engagement session with your collection. Again, a great time to chat, ask more questions and figure out if your personalities mesh.
5. When will I receive all of my images?
This is a question I hear very often. It may vary depending on the photographer and their turnaround time. I normally have all of the images ready for my wedding clients within 3-4 weeks. Rushing is a definite no when it comes to the processing of any session. You deserve to have the best product that will forever make you smile.
And there you have it! The top 5 questions that are important to always ask your wedding photographer. I hope this post was healpful for those of you still searching for the perfect wedding photographer that will fit your needs.