The Top Questions You Should Be Asking Your Wedding Photographer – And The Hidden Meaning Behind Their Answers
Question 1: What’s your wedding photography style?
Why It’s Important: While many photographers use varying styles from journalistic to posed, candid to natural light, you’ll want to have done your homework on what style of editing, posing, and storytelling you love.
What you Should Be Listening For: Hidden within this answer is the way photographers like to work. Candid tends to be hand-off, while posed is more of a structure approach. Press your photographer a little bit for examples of when they like to use each of the styles they mention and you’ll have a clearer picture of how they’ll work with you during the day.
Question 2: Have you shot at my venue before? If not, how do you know you’re going to get great shots?
Why It’s Important: Knowing a venue ensures your photographer has a sense for the lighting situations, best angles, and hidden crevices of a particular location.
What you Should Be Listening For: Photographers who really care about their clients will check out a location they haven’t photographed before they begin your wedding day. Even if it’s twenty minutes before your contracted time, make sure your photographer cares about knowing your venue ahead of time.
Question 3: My future spouse and I are getting ready at different locations. How do you plan to photograph us both?
Why It’s Important: Your wedding day will go by so much faster than what you expect. Having a plan in place as to when and where you will be getting photos is important.
What you Should Be Listening For: What kinds of plans does your photographer have in place to make sure both the bride and the groom are well represented in your wedding photos. If they have a second photographer you should know your timeline will flow since nothing will be missed.
Question 4: Can we request a specific set of shots?
Why It’s Important: You have shots that matter most to you and having a photographer who respects those wants is important.
What you Should Be Listening For: While no photographer can, or should, guarantee that a shot will be taken, some will flat out deny your request. Look for photographers who are willing to work with you, or better yet, who have a shot list they’re willing to share with you.
Question 5: How soon will we see our photos?
Why It’s Important: You’ll want to share your good news ASAP.
What you Should Be Listening For: What is your photographer’s anticipated timeline? Does it correspond with what matters to you and your family? Better yet, will there be a preview you can share ahead of time?
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