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11 Important Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

Mar 15, 2018
11 Important Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

You spend loads of money on your dress, makeup and setting up the biggest event of your life. So, why not hire a photographer that captures all of it in the best way possible! We see a lot of wedding photographers emerging in the industry with amazing work. But the competition is high and you also have to make sure that you don’t go for someone you’re not satisfied with in the end. Here is a list of questions that you should make sure to ask before hiring your wedding photographer:

1. Will you be available on the wedding date or will it be your team doing the work?

If you’re hiring a freelance photographer, he/she will be the one leading everything, but if the photographer you hired has a studio, then it’s possible that he will be sending his employees. So make sure that you stay in contact with the one who is actually going to be present and keep them included in all the meetings you conduct with your photographer.

2. How many weddings do you cover in a year and what’s the size of the weddings?

It is highly important that you conduct a background check on the photographer. See his portfolio and go through his credentials. Ask them to show you the photos of previous weddings he has covered.

3. What photographic style do you mostly follow?

Every photographer has a different style of taking pictures. If you want a photographer that captures the candid essence of the wedding, then someone who is an expert in high-posed photographers is not the right choice.

4. What are the packages that you offer?

Photographers design different price packages so everyone can choose them according to their requirements. You should ask whether you can get a customized order or whether there is any additional cost associated with the package.

5. Will you be providing a videographer or do you have any concerns if we hire a different videographer?

Well-established photographers have their own videographers who capture the entire event but some photographers do not have that facility. So if you’re hiring a different videographer, make sure to keep them both in the same loop and conduct meetings where both of them can plan their shots at the wedding.

6. Will you be uploading our photos on your social media?

Every photographer has a Facebook or Instagram page which they use to advertise their work. As a couple, not everyone likes their photographs to be uploaded for the public to see. If you do not want that to happen, make sure that you make this very clear.

7. What will be the paper material for the wedding album?

You do not want your photographs to fade away quickly. The photographers should be using an acid-free paper that does not lose its essence with time.

8. Will the photos be re-touched before being printed?

There are some photographers who only touch photos that you order while the others retouch all of them and show you which ones to select. So, what you have to make sure is to tell them to let you see all the photographs after retouching them and then select the ones for the album. The finished work will help you decide better.

9. Have you worked on my venue before?

Every photographer should know about any issues regarding lighting or space of the venue. If they have already worked on your venue, then you should relax a bit because they will know the tactics; but if they haven’t, make sure to tell them to check the place out before the final day.

10. How long will it take for the final product to be delivered?

Waiting for photographs after the wedding is over is pretty agonizing. A lot of photographers do not give a specific timeframe and keep on stalling. Ask them the exact timeframe, so you know what to expect in advance and tell them to deliver it on time.

11. What will be your shoot plan?

A lot of photographers make a shot list beforehand and discuss it with you so they know what type of photographs you expect from them. Make sure to convey your specifics and listen to their ideas because you’re hiring them for their expertise and aesthetics.

Photographers have become an integral part of weddings with the evolution of digital media. Do not forget to meet them up when you hire them and conduct a detailed meeting to deliver the specifics. Start making memories!

11 Important Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Photographer
11 Important Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Photographer
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