20 Questions To Ask Your Photographer

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Photos are the memories you will cherish for a lifetime so it’s important to get them right. There are so many things you need to know about a photographer before you decide which one to book. It's not just about seeing one beautiful picture they've taken. This guide will help you determine the all-essential questions you need to discuss with your potential photographer, and also get you thinking about what's important to you when it comes to wedding pictures.

How long have they been in business?

How would they describe their photography style?

Do they have a portfolio of recent work you can review?

Do they belong to a professional body?

What format do they use to shoot? Digital, film or a combination of both?

Do they shoot in colour and black and white?

How far in advance do you need to book?

Do you need to leave a deposit?

What packages do they offer?

Can you customise a package based on your needs and budget?

Do they include an engagement shoot in their packages or is that an additional cost?

How many assistants do they have who will attend on the day?

What happens if they are sick or have unforeseen circumstances and cannot attend your wedding?

Have they worked at your chosen wedding venue before?

What time will they arrive on site and how long will they shoot?

What are their contingency plans if it rains?

If your event lasts longer than anticipated, will they stay? Is there an additional fee?

Do they charge a travel fee? What does that cover?

Do they provide assistance with album designs, retouching, colour adjustments or other corrective services? Are they included in the package price or additional?

Are there any add-on / hidden costs that might present themselves in post-production?

How long is the expected wait for the photo album after the wedding?