A good wedding photographer isn't cheap, so you want to hire one that you know will capture your special day the way you want. Here are some questions to ask a wedding photographer to make sure you two see eye-to-eye. Image from wcowperthwaite.
Besides asking about their schedule and rate, go over these topics with your photographer before signing a contract:
- What do you think makes a great photograph? This helps you get an idea of what the photographer thinks makes an impactful image and if they will focus on what you want in their photos. Checking out some of their previous work and references will help solidify this too, so make sure you ask for them.
- How do you use photography to tell a story? The photographer has an important role in telling the story of your wedding day, from the preparation to the reception. You definitely want to hear how they plan to compose that story before committing to anything.
- Do you have an overtime policy or other special conditions? The unexpected could come up -- especially delays, or a reception that runs a little long. Chatting about this now prevents surprises later.
These are just a few questions to include in the conversation you have when talking to potential photographers. They shouldn't be the only ones, and The Financial Diet has a few more at the link below.