What questions should I ask a potential wedding photographer before hiring them?


So, before contacting a photographer to see if they’re the right fit for your wedding, you need to do a little sleuthing first and figure out what their packages cost, what their packages include (how many hours of work, the format you’ll receive your photos in, etc.), what their working radius is (to make sure they’ll be able to work the specific location of your wedding), and how long it usually takes to get your edited photos back. You’ll also want to know what their cancellation policy is, what their bad-weather plan is, and what would happen in the really rare instance that they suddenly couldn’t make it to your wedding (car accidents, the flu, etc.) A lot of this can probably be found on their “About Us” section of their website, but if you can’t find the answers to all of your questions there, you should make sure to contact them through the Contact section of their website to find out.

Another thing you should check into, of course, is to make sure they’ll be available for the date of your wedding (you can usually find this in the Calendar section of the photographer’s site) and what their process is for capturing the look and feel you’re hoping to get on your big day.

Some other things that I know some clients liked to know before I photographed their wedding was what kind of equipment I used, if I had any backups, if I had assistants and what I used to edit the photos. When I was doing it, I was pretty amateurish and my equipment - and experience - was minimal. I think a lot of couples expected me to work magic and while I wasn’t half bad, my abilities weren’t as prime as a lot of other photographers in my area and my prices reflected that. So if you find a photographer who seems to be charging a too-good-to-be-true rate, ask them how long they’ve been shooting weddings professionally and make sure you take a good look at their work to see if it fits your expectations before settling.

Updated on May 22, 2018

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Tips From Your Wedding Photographer: What We Wish You Knew
By Kierstin Gunsberg

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