Questions to ask a wedding photographer
Wedding Photography is no easy subject and interviewing potential wedding photographers can be a grueling task. Regardless of if you are hiring the Photography by Kelly team or another studio, we have created a list of questions to help you find the perfect wedding photographer for your wedding.
#1. Are you available for my wedding?
This might be the most important question to ask photographers. You may have fallen in LOVE with this particular wedding photographers style or ease with which you seem to get along, but if they aren’t available, they aren’t available.
Do you carry back up equipment?
It is important to be prepared for anything. Any thing can happen at a wedding. Make sure you have a photographer who comes prepared.
Do you have insurance?
Sometimes a venue may require all of your vendors to have insurance. Make sure you ask your venue before you begin booking vendors.
-Photography by Kelly carries general liability and equipment insurance.
How many weddings have you shot?
This is a great question to gauge the experience of your wedding photographer.
Do you have any experience in Journalistic style photography?
I think this is a great question because weddings can be unpredictable. If you’re photographer isn’t familiar with looking for the moment and being ready at all times, they may miss some of the more special, candid moments.
Does your packages include a second photographer?
If you are having a medium-large scale wedding, it is important to have an extra hand to help the photographer out. They may not be able to capture every moment alone.
-At Photography by Kelly, every package comes with a second photographer.
Should my event last longer than scheduled, will you stay longer? Is there an additional cost?
Knowing up front the photographers policy on overages is critical. You don’t want to be surprised when your wedding photographer asks for an additional $1,000 before they release your pictures to you. Even worse, you don’t want your wedding photographer to just pack up and leave when their time is up.
How long after the wedding will the proofs/albums be ready?
As desperate as you are to get your photos back immediately, it takes time for photos to be ready. They have to go through a post-edit process that may take anywhere form 2 weeks to 6 months to complete. Either your photographer, or a team of editors will go through your photos with a fine tooth comb to clean up all the rough edges, lighten and enhance your photos so you will have the best possible product.