You hear all the time how important hiring the perfect vendors are for your wedding. And it’s true! Doesn’t it make sense to want to enjoy every aspect of this special day?
Besides, photographers/videographers specifically are one of the vendors that you will be spending a lot of time with on the actual day. It certainly helps if you like them! So how do you find one that’s right for you?
Do Your Homework Firstly, it’s usually quite helpful to explore the photographer/studio’s website and social media accounts. You’d be surprised how many questions are already answered there and it will give you a good idea of the photographer/videographer’s style.
Interviewing Potential Wedding Photographers/Videographers In addition, you should always interview your potential wedding photographer. However, interviewing vendors can be a little daunting if you don’t know what to ask. Here are some important questions to ask your potential wedding photographers/videographers.
Is my wedding date available? How far in advance should I book with you?
Who will be on site the day of the wedding? Who are the second shooters?
How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings do you do on average each season?
Do you have any vendors you’ve worked with that you would recommend? Our list is HERE.
On the wedding day, do you prefer being in the background or be more directive with the shots?
Are most of your photos candid or formal, posed shots?
Can we request a list of specific shots we would like?
Does your pricing include travel? How far are you willing to travel?
How much is the required deposit? What do your payment plans look like?
When will we receive the contract?
How long after the wedding will we receive the images?
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
Lastly, Go with your gut! At the end of the day, hiring a wedding photographer or videographer is a personal decision. Find one that you “click” with and it’s sure to make your wedding day that much more special!
The Knot also explains some important questions to ask your wedding photographer!