24 February 2016
When it comes to wedding selections, it’s fair enough to say that there are some major make-or-break decisions involved. Before you and hubby-to-be sign across the dotted line and put down a deposit, there are some important questions that you may want to ask your wedding photographer…
1. How would you describe your wedding photography style?
Before you choose your wedding day photographer, make sure their style matches your desired look. A photographer that shoots candid, more traditional images probably wouldn’t suit a couple that were after artistic, photo journalistic styled images. Have a glance through their previous work and chat with them about what you were after to ensure you are the perfect fit for each other.
2. Have you ever photographed a wedding at [insert venue]?
If not, then perhaps a tour of the venue would be beneficial for your photographer so that they can get a feel for the space and figure out their best angles, hidden locations and spots to capture the perfect moments.
3. Do you have a list of shots?
If your photographer has complied a list of poses they would like to shoot you and hubby-to-be in, kindly ask for a copy to ensure that you are happy with the direction and feel.
4. How many hours will you be shooting? Is there an extra cost for extended hours?
Want to capture those memorable snaps of you and your bridesmaids getting 'wedding day ready'? Or perhaps it is vital to have the rocking late night dance floor on film? Discuss with your photographer what you would like captured on the day to come up with a reasonable shooting time line that fits within your budget. Your photographer will present a range of package options and even customise a package to suit you.
5. How many photographers are included?
With a second photographer at your wedding day, special moments can be captured from multiple locations and angles. You’ll have two different views and perspectives of everything that happens – more photos, more fun, more love! This is also a great idea when the bride may be getting ready in one hotel room and the groom is at another location… on the other side of town!
6. How many edited photos are included?
Discuss with your photographer how many images you would like to keep/purchase.
7. How long until they are ready?
It is important for you to confirm a timeframe of how long it will take the photographer to get your images back to you – especially if you need them for something special, like a Real Wedding submission to Brides of Adelaide.
8. How are the images provided?
Your options are endless - USB’s, disc, photo album, drop box etc.… Photographers offer incredible packages with some gorgeous keepsake pieces.
9. What happens in an emergency?
It is crucial you confirm with your photographer what steps will be taken if they were to fall violently ill or were unable to make the wedding. Is there a back-up photographer available?
10. How much?
Always work within your budget but remember, these photos are forever. They are a beautiful memento that you will look back on for years to come. Take your time, do your research, meet with your favourites and ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable with your chosen photographer/s. Trust us, this is one aspect of your wedding planning that is worth the extra time and spend!
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