Once you’ve decided on a wedding photographer or two that you think are a good match for you, it’s time to start asking some questions. As with most wedding services, you’ll be expected to pay a deposit to book your photographer for your wedding day and you don’t want to lose that money if you decide to opt for an alternative photographer instead.
Can I see your current portfolio? The best photos will go on their website, naturally, but you want to see some of their recent photos and ensure there’s a match between what you’ve seen so far and what they’re creating for couples right now. If you want pre-ceremony photos, do they have some available to show you and are they of the same high quality as the posed photos?
Do you have testimonials? A good photographer will have current testimonials they’re happy to share with you but also check out their social media pages for reviews too.
What’s been your favourite wedding day experience so far? You’re likely to be spending 8 – 10 hours with your wedding photographer on your special day so it’s important that you feel at ease with them. Asking them to share a story is a great way to see if there’s a rapport there or not. Feeling relaxed around your photographer is essential for those perfect images.
Do they know your venue? Knowing a venue well can make good photos perfect. Knowing where the windows are to capture natural light, etc.
It’s not a problem if your photographer doesn’t know the venue, but a good one will talk about checking it out in advance, so they know how to get the best photos on the day.