In a wedding, a wedding photographer is expected to be present. He/she was carefully picked out by the couple to work on this huge task of gathering memories of their special day. Most couples had to do series of interviews before finally deciding on which wedding photographer to hire. The couple asked relevant questions related to the wedding and the answers given by the photographer candidate helped them determine if the photographer is worth hiring or not.
For engaged couples out here who are looking for a professional wedding photographer to hire, here are the top 10 questions that you should not miss asking your photographer.
What packages are you offering?
Photographers offer various packages depending on the budget and needs of the photographer. Compare prices and packages that the wedding photographers are offering and choose one that you like best.
How long have you been working as a professional wedding photographer?
If the photographer has been in the wedding photography Hertfordshire business for several years, then he/she is probably already has the skills needed for the job. Ask this questions and request for proof of experience like pictures or work portfolio.
Who and how many photographers will work on our wedding?
If you are interviewing someone from a large studio, then you will need to ask if he is going to be covering your wedding or will it be someone else. Know also ahead if the primary photographer will be working with another photographer or if an assistant will be there to help.
What equipment will you bring and how many cameras will you use?
A professional photographer will bring 2 or more camera, several lenses, memory cards and spare batteries. He/she will make sure that there is a spare camera to use in case the main one suddenly malfunctions.
How many hours will you take pictures?
You need to know how many hours will the wedding photographer take pictures and when he/she will start shooting. Ask also how much is the overtime charge if there is any.
What wedding photography style do you apply?
There are many wedding photography styles today that wedding photographers can use. But then, two of the most popular today are traditional and documentary wedding photography style. You will have to talk it over with your partner what style you want and ask the candidate if he/she can do it or not.
Do you have albums of past weddings you worked on that I can see?
Request to see some of the images he/she captured on a wedding. Notice how consist the pictures are and how sharp and brilliant (or not) they are. You do not have to be an artist to know whether the pictures are great or not. Just look carefully and trust your instinct.
How many days will it take for you to finish post production?
Some wedding photographers take months to finish post production and deliver your product. You have to know early on how many days it will take the photographer to give you the agreed prints or other products.
Can I have a look at your sample contract?
A sample contract can help you assess how honest and credible the photographer is. Check if the details in the sample are specific and sounds fair to both parties.
Are you available on this date?
Of course, this is among the firsts that you have to ask when interviewing a wedding photographer. You need to know early on if the derby wedding photographer is not yet booked on your wedding date. If he/she is, then you have to interview the next one in your list of potential photographers.