What To Ask Your Photographer

The Wedding Date

Is my wedding date available?

Are you the photographer who will shoot my wedding?

(If not, can I meet the photographer before my wedding?)

How many other weddings will you photograph that weekend?

Will you have any assistants with you on that day?

How will you (and your assistants) be dressed?


Photography Package & Payment:

If my wedding site is out of your area, do you charge a travel fee and what does that cover?

What packages do you offer?

Can I customize a package based on my needs?

Can you put an "instant" slideshow of the ceremony to show at the reception?

Do you provide retouching, colour adjustment, or other corrective services?

How long after the wedding will I get the proofs? Will they be viewable online?

Will you be posting about our wedding on your social media sites?

How long after I order my photos/album will I receive them?

Will you give me the negatives and/or the digital images, and is there a fee for that?

How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due? Do you offer a payment plan?

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Do you have liability insurance?


Background Check

How long have you been shooting weddings?

Have you shot a wedding at my ceremony and reception venues?

Do you have a portfolio of recent weddings you've shot?

How many weddings have you photographed?

Have you done any that were similar to mine in size and style?


Photography Style:

How would you describe your wedding-photography style?

Do you shoot digitally or with film? Or both?

Do you shoot in colour and black and white?

Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?


Logistics:

Do you have backup equipment?

What about a backup plan if you are unable to shoot my wedding for some reason?

What time will you arrive at the site and for how long will you shoot?

How far in advance do I need to book you?

What information do you need from me before the wedding day?