Top 10 (and additional 38) Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

The Top 10 questions you should ask about wedding photography

1. Do you have the date available?You-Bet-I-Do_Wedding-Photography_Detroit-reception3

2. How far in advance do we need to book?

3. What does it take to hold the date?

4. What do your packages include?  What is extra?

5. Are you the photographer that will shoot my wedding?

6. Do you specialize in weddings?

7. What type of equipment do you use? What do you have for backup?

8. Is my wedding your only booking that day?

9. What type of contract or agreement do you have?

10. What do I get after the wedding? When?

And the other 38 that did not make the top 10

Availability and Payments

What payment types do you accept?You-Bet-I-Do_Wedding-Photography_Detroit-ceremony4

When is the deposit and balance due?

What is you refund and cancellation policy?

Do you offer a payment plan?

Business and Experience

How long have you been in business?

How many weddings have you shot?

Have you shot at my venue(s) previously?

Do you shoot with any special cameras or equipment?

Do you have liability insurance?  Indemnification insurance?

Have you worked with any of my other vendors previously?

What happens if you are unable to shoot our wedding due to illness or injury?

What is your geographical area? Do you charge for travel?

How will you and your team be dressed?

Do you and your team need to be fed?

Do you have a minimum number of hours?

Shooting and Images

Where can we see a portfolio? Did you shoot all the images?You-Bet-I-Do-Photography_Detroit-Wedding-reception2

How do you describe your photographic style?

What is your working style?

Do you bring additional photographers or assistants to the day?

What shots do you “always” do?

Can we give you a shot list?

How many images do you shoot?

How many images will we get? What is your culling process?

Will all the received images be corrected for color, exposure and contrast?

Will the images be cropped, edited or retouched?

Do you shoot RAW or jpg?

What reproduction rights do I have?

Is it Ok if others take photos while you are taking photos?

What happens if the event runs later than planned?

Do you have any kind of presentation at the reception?

What information do you need from us before the day?

Packages and Delivery

What packages do you offer?You-Bet-I-Do_Wedding-Photography_Detroit-before2

Are the packages customizable?

Are engagement photos included? Can they be excluded?

How will we receive our images?

Is there online proofing? viewing? or ordering?

How long will the images be viewable?

Is there a time limit to ordering prints or albums?

Do you have any kind of presentation at the reception?

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