Choosing a wedding photographer is SO important to your big day. That day will come and go but your photographs are the only thing that last. Don’t skimp on your photographer. I have a few questions listed that you should ask, but also just make sure you meet with them well in advance. Pick someone that fits your personality and has the experience. Pick someone with a style you like and don’t be afraid to ask questions and spend some time with them before you make your decision. Here are just a few questions to keep in your back pocket at that first meeting.
1. Do you have photos of entire weddings that I can see?
You want to make sure your photographer can tell a story. You also want to see the beginning posed photos on into their evening candid photos.
2. Can I see a variety of different style options?
3. Who will be photographing my wedding?
Just make sure you aren’t hiring one and getting another. Make clear how many and who your photographer/s will be.
4. When will my proofs, prints, and wedding album be available?
Find out your photographer’s turnaround time. You want this expectation determined from the beginning.
5. How many pictures will you take?
A photographer usually shoots about 500 exposures at an average wedding, but how many of those images will you have to choose from?
We can’t stress this enough: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is an important day and you want the right fit for it!