Here, I've compiled a list of questions to ask photographer during the consultation.
What is your experience in wedding photography?
This is of the essential questions to ask photographer if you want to hire an experienced professional. You may also ask the photographer to show the profile and describe the style he/she prefers working with.
Do you use additional equipment?
Undoubtedly, the photographer will use a camera during the wedding photo session. Still, you can also specify if the photographer applies other pieces of equipment, such as additional cameras, filters, tripods, etc.
How many photos will we get?
The first question to ask when you meet your photographer is the number of photos that you’ll get. Photographers may offer you various wedding day plans that include a different number of photos.
How quickly will we receive our photos?
Although you are eager to get your pictures as soon as possible, professional photo editing can take several months. So, specifying the terms is one of the key questions to ask photographer.
Do you provide printed photos or a photo book?
Some photographers will give you a specific number of printed photos, while others may help with creating a wedding photo book. Clarify what the price of the chosen package includes.
Can we have an engagement photo session before the wedding?
A lot of couples opt for re-creating their love story and having an engagement photoshoot before the wedding day. The possibility of having such a photo session is one of the questions to ask photographer. Apart from keeping sweet memories of your story, this photo session will help you to see the work of the photographer in real life. Thus, you will be sure that you enjoy working with this professional and that the result is fully satisfying.
How is the payment made?
One of the vital questions to ask photographer is about the ways of paying for the services. First, specify whether you have to pay in cash or by credit card. Secondly, ask whether the photographer asks for a deposit. You should know in which cases the photographer can return the deposit. Moreover, you can specify the fee for any extra hours during the wedding day.
What shall we do if the weather suddenly changes?
Nobody can assure you that the weather will be perfect on your wedding day. To get the most of your wedding day photo session, you have to discuss various locations with your photographer. So, another of the questions to ask photographer is whether he/she can recommend any locations inside that will protect you from any weather surprises.
You can decide on such places that will meet your expectations in advance. Then, on the wedding day itself, you won’t feel lost and quickly book these premises. Besides photo studios, professional photographers can use cafes, restaurants, hotel rooms, etc. to get the desired results.
Do you drive a car, or do you need a seat?
If the photographer drives a car, it makes the situation easier for you. Otherwise, you have to think in advance who can give a seat in the vehicle for the photographer. Arranging the required seat is also one of the questions to ask photographer as you have to consider it during preparations and car bookings.
Can you recommend make-up and hairstyle professionals that you are working with?
Usually, professional photographers have worked with different brides, so they know the quality of work by make-up artists and hairstylists. Advising you a reliable and trustworthy professional to guarantee the perfect look on the wedding day is one of the questions to ask photographer.