Woo Hoo! You’re engaged! Congratulations!
Now comes the big question… do you accept your photographer?
Too alarming of a assignment to anticipate of appropriate now?
Not to worry, allotment a marriage columnist is absolutely not that difficult if you apperceive what to ask. Being accomplished about anniversary photographer’s abilities and offerings is the aboriginal footfall to absorption down the account of choices.
We accept answered bags of questions from hundreds of couples and we accept narrowed down the a lot of important questions that anybody should know. This account is not 100 questions long! This is a almost abbreviate account but these questions are the ones that are the a lot of important ones.
So let’s begin!
1. How abounding weddings accept you photographed? Aboriginal off, why is this important? It is important because it shows experience. You wish a columnist that has photographed added than a few weddings. Acquaintance is all-important because you wish a columnist who knows what they are doing! How to affectation couples and groups. Knowing what photographs to yield and how to yield them is key to superior photography. You don’t wish to accept to acquaint your columnist what photographs to yield and how to affectation humans you accept abundant to anticipate about; and besides what are you paying them for?
2. Do you do photography abounding time? Not all photographers do this as their capital job. Added and added humans are acrimonious up photography as a amusement or to accompany in some added income. Weekend warriors are aggressive in the photography industry. This is something you may wish to know. To some couples, it does not matter, but if it does bulk again this is a acceptable catechism to ask.
3. Do you backpack advancement equipment? This aswell goes to experience. Every columnist who has been in business for awhile knows that annihilation can appear and usually does. Alone accustomed one camera and lens is just allurement for failure. And you absolutely don’t wish that abortion to appear at your wedding!
4. Do you accept business insurance? Not alone to awning accessories but accountability as well. This is a assurance of a professional. A able business should consistently accept insurance.
5. What will you abrasion to photograph my wedding? You would be afraid what we accept apparent photographers abrasion to photograph in. You should apperceive traveling in if you can apprehend yoga pants or atramentous jeans or able attire. If you are accepting a accidental marriage and don’t affliction again you do not allegation to worry. But if you are accepting a marriage area you do not apprehend to see yoga pants and cast flops again you should accomplish that bright up front.
6. How continued afterwards the marriage will our photographs be available? Some photographers will yield as continued as 6 months to adapt a wedding. You should apperceive how continued to apprehend afore you book.
7. How abounding edited images can I expect? This is important because some photographers yield 2,000 images but alone adapt and bear 300. You should apperceive in beforehand if you will accept all of your photographs, beneath bad ones of course, or alone a alternative of photographs taken.
8. Do I accept my high-resolution agenda files and will they be watermarked and resized? A aggregate catechism but it all goes together. Of course, you wish to apperceive if you will accept your agenda files. The all-inclusive majority of photographers do action them in their bales but there are still some holdouts that will allegation added for them, so you should know. And forth the aforementioned lines, some photographers will resize and watermark the agenda files that they accord you so that you are still affected to adjustment prints from them.
9. What is your drop and if is the antithesis due? Again, you should apperceive this up foreground afore you book. Every columnist will do this differently. The boilerplate options are; a specific drop bulk with the antithesis due afore the wedding; a 1/3 now, 1/3 afore the marriage and the final 1/3 aloft delivery; transaction affairs etc. Just accomplish abiding you apperceive if and how aggregate is due.
10. Are the photographs that I see in your samples a acceptable adumbration of your style? This is important. You wish to like the photographs that your admired columnist is assuming you. If you do not like the sample photographs again that is a acceptable adumbration that you will not like the photographs they yield for you. You cannot apprehend the columnist to shoot in a altered appearance just because they accept a amount and personality that you like. Accomplish abiding you adulation the accomplished package!
11. Are there any added fees I should be acquainted of? Taxes, editing, travel, meals, added time etc etc. You should apperceive these things afore you book.
12. Do you accept a contract? Never book a columnist after a contract! This protects both of you.
OK, so did I beat you? I absolutely achievement not! Of course, there are added questions to ask, lots of them, but these are what I would accede the a lot of important. And you should ask about bales and added data but this is the nitty abrasive have to apperceive stuff.
Good luck! And try not to get too overwhelmed!