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Top 11 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer Before Booking?

Updated: Jul 16


Getting to know your photographer is critical! You'll be spending your entire wedding day with this person and if you are not at ease and smiling, your pictures will reflect your mood๐Ÿคช โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐๐๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž? ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ž? ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ฎ๐ž?โฃโฃ These are great questions to gauge your photographer's experience level and how familiar they will be with the layout of your venue. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฒ? ๐—ช๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ? ๐—ช๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ? โฃโฃ Some studios may double or triple book dates since they have multiple photographers on staff. BUT, how much would it suck if you fell in love with a photographer, completed a consultation, paid your deposit... to only find out later on they will not physically be at your wedding. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ‘. ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ?โฃโฃ It's important for your vendors to have policies in case something unexpected happens. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ’. ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง? ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฒ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ?โฃโฃ If you're a Facebook and Instagram addict, not being allowed to share some of your wedding photos online may be torture๐Ÿ”ช Keep this in mind!โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“. ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž?โฃโฃ Professional wedding photographers should have the proper insurance. Insurance protects against equipment theft/damage and provides liability protection. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ”. ๐—ช๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ?โฃโฃ Please yes! You want to look your best in all your images. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ•. ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž? ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฌ?โฃโฃ Now you may not be a camera wiz but you know when something doesn't sound quite right. If they say they use their Iphone or don't know what type of camera they use.. that is a red flag๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ If you want to do some research use Google. (๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ) But Google it and see if the camera they mentioned is high quality. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ–. ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐, ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ? ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž? ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ?โฃโฃ You donโ€™t want to be surprised when your wedding photographer asks for additional money before they release your pictures. Even worse, you donโ€™t want your wedding photographer to just pack up and leave when their time is up.โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ—. ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ?โฃโฃ None of your vendors should be a distraction and take any focus away from your special day. Most vendors wear all black but it is always good to double check. โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ?โฃโฃ Each wedding photography studio varies. Studios can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. ๐—ช๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ? ๐Ž๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ง?โฃโฃ Most photographers will welcome a small list to make sure you get the specific images you want. Remember you're hiring them for their eye as well as their experience capturing amazing moments.โฃโฃ โฃโฃ Which question did you find most helpful?

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