Three Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Before your big day, you want to make sure that your wedding photographer is prepared to help you achieve your specific wedding day vision. Use this guide to ensure that all of your questions are kept in mind beforehand.

1. Can I see your portfolio?

Ask your wedding photographer upfront about their shooting style and request to see a physical portfolio. This way, you’ll be able to see how his or her photos translate to print. If your photographer leans more photojournalistic, you can expect wedding candids and fewer touch-ups. If he or she has been inspired by the fine arts, you’ll probably get more conceptual or abstract photos.

2. What kind of experience do you have?

A seasoned wedding photographer will have a better idea of what brides and grooms generally want. They’ll know to capture both big-picture subject matter (walking down the aisle and the first dance) as well as minuter wedding day details (table settings and getting ready). But less experienced photographers may have something to offer, too — like a lower price point or a less hectic schedule.

3. What happens if you can’t make it?

If your wedding photographer becomes ill or can’t make your date for some reason, you’ll want to make sure he or she has a reliable backup. Before signing a contract, ensure that your photographer has someone just as skilled to act as the understudy.

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