Finding, planning and booking a photographer for the big day can be daunting. Choosing a wedding photographer who vibes with your style is generally something you should also consider since he will be working with you during your most personal moments. Other than that, here are eight questions that you should consider asking your photographer before you finalise your booking.
What is your photography style?
Photographers have a certain niche and most of them blend together different styles of photography, make sure that they are experts in the type of photos that you want taken. For example, you would like the photographer to focus on shooting portrait photos, it is only right that he should be able to capture you and your partner’s personality through close-up shots. Pro tip: Don’t forget to ask for their portfolio!
Have you ever photographed at <location> before?
If possible, your photographer should be able to visit the venue before the event so that he can scout locations and really just familiarise themselves with the area.
What is included in the package?
When scouting for a photographer make sure to keep these in mind: check if they include prints, photo albums and proofs, as well as extra coverage such as the engagement shoots. Additionally, ask if it’s also possible for them to customise your package should they decide to adjust to your requests and needs. This is also a great time to ask the next enquiry.
How many hours of coverage do we get? How much will you charge for overtime?
Sounds like a basic question but some photographers have different ways of working. If overtime is only going to cost you a ton, make sure to plan your hours accordingly. Remember, every second counts.
Will there be any assistants or additional photographers on the day? Is there an additional fee?
Typically, there is one shooter and an assistant. Having a second photographer can cover more ground, that also means more pictures that have a different perspective.
How long till we get to see the final output?
Again, this will all depend for every for every photographer since they all have different workflows. Although, most of them provide sample images within the wedding day or within a few days either on social media or on their website. But, it is important to get a clear answer from your supplier on when you can expect to get photos from your big day.
What will you wear?
This is something that needs to be discussed as a wedding day wardrobe will allow the photographer to match their style with the theme of the occasion.
Can I see a sample of the contract?
Once you’re ready to move forward with your chosen photographer, ask them if you could take a look at their contract just so you can finalise and discuss any matters or changes that you would like to include in the package.
Ready to book?
No need to look far! We at Pepper Image are here to help you on your big day. Don’t hesitate to send your enquiries and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as possible. Message us today!