Choosing a wedding photographer is a daunting task because choosing the most genuine among many forgery wedding photographers.
From choosing the most perfect venue to choosing the professional wedding photographer it’s a long list before the wedding
Before hiring always do ample research and make a list of wedding photographers and choose the best among them never rely on one.
Hiring a wedding photographer is tough as you are trusting a stranger completely to cover your special day flawlessly is difficult.
Before hiring their a lot of questions in your mind you want to ask the wedding photographer but there are some must-ask questions before finalizing the deal with them
Can I see your work style?
This is the first question you should ask your photographer before hiring them. Because after knowing this you can decide whether to make a deal or break a deal for the reason that if a photographer’s style doesn’t match your style then it won’t matter how much experience they have it will not be worth it at last.
But before judging their way of work style on phone meet them personally and ask them to tell their style in detail.
How many weddings have you shot?
Before moving forward the second question to be asked is how many weddings they have covered. This will give you a clear idea of their experience and how many people have their work.
With an experienced photographer, your confidence increases, and also the trust that your memories to be preserved are in safe hands. It doesn’t mean that photographers with less experience are not worth it. It is just a point you should consider when you are hiring
Who will be the photographer on-site
It is always a great idea to know all your photographers before the final day. Communicating to them the list of shots you have in your mind ‚ understanding your photographer’s thoughts will help you a lot. And all the work will go smoother
Talking about all the expectations you have from your wedding photographs will give them a clear idea because they know what they exactly want.
Have you worked with any of our wedding vendors
Asking this can be a plus point if the wedding photographer you are hiring has worked at your venue before it will be an advantage for you because they know the lighting and where the photos can be shot which is a perfect location and the best location to take a couple of photos.
It will be great if you are able to see the whole photo album they have taken from your venue before
Ask about the package in detail
Discussing the package is a mandatory thing you will do but you need to ask them that’s what is included in their packages; how many types of packages they have like standard, Premium, and many others. Some include pre-wedding, candid photography, and cinematography and some don’t include all this. Ask them what’s included within the price you know. Can you curate the package as per your need by eliminating the one you don’t want or Adding the one you want? This will you make you feel pleased that you are paying for only the things you need
Can I see your entire gallery of any recent weddings
Seeing the entire gallery can be the deciding factor that are you finalizing the deal or not because their work can speak louder than the word. Their social media include only the best work so you can’t completely trust their social profile. Seeing the complete album gives you an idea of how they click pictures how the picture looks after editing and how many pictures will they deliver to you
Little things to be asked
Before locking the deal there are certain little things you need to confirm. Ask them are travel charges are included in the package. Are they going to charge for extra time, what will be their backup plan if there is an emergency situation?
Do they offer to re-edit service if you don’t like the edited picture or want to change something in it?
What is their refund or cancellation policy? Are they going to provide a contract lastly can you request the specific shot you want?
So here was questions you should ask a wedding photographer before hiring them. As a professional photographer, I know it’s tough to trust a photographer who is a complete stranger to you. My firm pleasing portrait has been trusted by many strangers and also won their trust and got great feedback. So before finalizing them ask these questions so that you can trust them and build a good relationship before the final day