Your photographer’s personality is as important
as their skill. Meet with them to make sure your ideas mesh and find out exactly
what photos they’ll be taking. Discuss any restrictions your church or
synagogue may impose. Determine what you’ll need to do to get reprints
and extra albums later on.
Questions To Ask
• Are you the photographer who will be taking the pictures? If not, can
I meet with that photographer?
• How long have you been a professional wedding photographer? May I see
samples of your work?
• What packages do you offer? What do they include?
• Do you allow couples to purchase the negatives?
• Do you include reprints or albums in your pricing?
• What is the reorder price, if I decide to order additional prints later?
• What type of photography do you specialize in? (candid, portraits, photojournalistic,
black and white or a combination?)
• Do you shoot digitally?
• Have you photographed at my ceremony and reception site before? Are you
familiar with the lighting/layout there?
• How many other weddings do you have that night? Are there any time limits
as to how long you can stay?
• When will my proofs be ready? How long can I keep them?
• Can I view my photos online? Do you offer online ordering for my guests?
• What happens if you are sick or have an emergency on my wedding day?
• In the event of equipment failure, can you guarantee that a backup camera
will be on hand?
• How far in advance must I book your services?
• What is your cancellation policy?
• Is a deposit required? If so, when and how much?
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