Hiring a Photographer: 7 Questions to Ask
The photographer is a very important part of your wedding day. After all, this is the person who will be responsible for capturing the memories that you will back on for the rest of your life. Be sure that you hire a person who is both talented and trustworthy. Here are a few of the questions that you should definitely ask before signing the contract.
- How Many Times Have You Acted as a Wedding Photographer? While the portfolio may be amazing, a person who has only photographed two weddings may not know how to react if the lighting is difficult in the church ceremony or if you decide to go through with the outdoor ceremony, despite the rain falling. The more experience a person has, the better able he or she will be to overcome such obstacles.
- Will Mine be the Only Wedding You Work That Day? If not, can you really be sure that you will be given adequate time and attention on your big day?
- Would You Like To See The Venue In Advance? No? If the photographer hasn’t photographed a wedding there before, he or she should be eager to see it.
- How Many Pre-Hour Weddings Will be included in the Package Most brides like to have pictures taken while getting ready. Don’t miss out on that opportunity.
- Will you be Alone, or Will You Have an Assistant? Particularly at the ceremony, it is nice to get shots from multiple angles, which is tough to do if the photographer is working alone.
- How Long Will it Take to Get the Photos after the Wedding? There isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question, but you should have a timeline in mind before agreeing to hire the photographer.
- What Happens If You are Sick on the Day of the Wedding? Emergencies arise, and the photographer is human, so there should be a backup plan in place. Be sure that this is laid out in detail before you sign.