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 hands-off, while posed is more of a structured 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.
What you can expect from us: we like to use a little of both. We will get you into poses that allow you to interact with your fiancé so we end up with beautifully posed candid moments 🙂
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.
What you can expect from us: we are here to make your day, and your life, comfortable. We want you to feel the absolute best about your experience so whether that means we tour the facility with you or you decide to let us scope it out on our own we will do what’s right for you 🙂
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.
What you can expect from us: Depending on the package you choose your photographer coverage will vary which means creating that timeline will be important. We will be as flexible as possible to get as many shots while still adhering to the day 🙂
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.
What you can expect from us: If you’re looking for a shot list we have one available. We also send out questionnaires during your engagements to make sure we are on the same page about your expectations AND we encourage you to make a Pinterest page and share it with us.
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?
What you can expect from us: A small preview of photos from your day within 24 hours so all your guests and family can relive the day immediately. Most weddings take us less than two months to process and often times we post to Instagram and Facebook as we find some of our favorite moments. If you choose an album we will take the time to create it together with online proofs and changes first.
** After you interview your photographer be sure to check out what other couples are saying about their experience. You can find our bride reviews here**