22 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

CR-79Finding the right photographer for your wedding is crucial. They will be in charge of capturing all of your special moments and preserving your memories. It is so important that you ask all the right questions when choosing the person that will take on this responsibility. Here are 22 questions that you must ask before booking!

  1. What is your preferred style of photography? Traditional, natural light, artistic, illustrative?
  2. How many weddings have you shot in your career?
  3. Will my wedding be your only event on my wedding day?
  4. Have you ever taken photos for a wedding at my venue?
  5. Do you work from a shot list? If the answer is yes, ask to see the list to see what photos they plan to take. If the answer is no, ask if you can provide a specific shot list for them.
  6. Can I request that certain images are taken at the wedding?
  7. How many hours are included in your package? Wedding photography usually starts about 2 hours before the ceremony and lasts until the bride and groom are sent off.
  8. How much does an additional hour of photography coverage cost?
  9. Do you bring a second photographer?
  10. How many images can I expect to see from my wedding? Photographers typically take anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 photos at weddings. However, brides usually only see anywhere from 150 to 400 photos.
  11. Do you have a limit to the number of images you will edit? This answer should always be “no.”
  12. How long does it take before I get to see the proofs from my wedding?
  13. Do I receive a disc of images or do I have to order all of my photos through you?
  14. How much do prints cost?
  15. Is an album included in your packages?
  16. Will you use my images in any advertising?
  17. What do you wear when you come to weddings to shoot?
  18. Will you be the one to actually shoot my wedding or will it be a different photographer?
  19. What is your plan if you are ill or there is an emergency and you cannot photograph my wedding?
  20. How much is the deposit?
  21. When is the balance due?
  22. What is your cancellation policy?