Wedding Advice Wednesday: 15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Wedding Advice Wednesday: 15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

This is YOUR wedding day – you’ll want to remember it for all it is; beautiful & magical! Make sure you find a wedding photographer who can capture it the way YOU want. 

In May we had multiple advice articles on working with a photographer. In one we advised you to do your research and find your dream photographer. Within that advice, we told you to ask questions and explore their work.

We came up with these 15 essential questions that you should ask your potential wedding photographer to ensure you end up with YOUR dream wedding photographer!  

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  1. How many weddings have you shot in your career?
  2. How many weddings will you shoot on my wedding day? – make sure they have adequate time for your wedding!
  3. Have you ever shot at my venue? – if they haven’t, ask if they would be willing to go do a site visit!
  4. Do you work from a shot list? – if they do, ask to see this list; if they don’t, follow up by asking if you can provide a specific shot list for them & request certain images are taken at your wedding.
  5. How many hours are included in your package? – typical wedding photography needs to start at least 2 hours before the ceremony.
  6. How much does an additional hour of coverage cost?
  7. How many images can I expect from my wedding? – on average, photographers take between 1,200 & 1,500 at your wedding but that doesn’t mean you will see them all. Typically brides see anywhere from 150 to 400 images from their wedding.
  8. Do you have a limit to the amount of images you will edit? – the answer should be “no”.
  9. How long does it take to see the proofs from my wedding?
  10. Do I receive a disc of images, or do I have to order all prints through you?
  11. How much are prints? Is an album included?
  12. What is your plan if you are ill or there is an emergency and you can’t photograph my wedding?
  13. How much is the deposit?
  14. When is the balance due?
  15. What is your cancellation policy?

At the end of the day, your wedding is an event to remember as you launch into your next chapter of life – marriage. So make sure you have someone who can capture your big day just as you would like to remember it. 

Photo provided by Darcy Dempster Photography

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