Three Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer Before You Decide To Hire Them

Posted on: 3 June 2022

After the "I dos" are all done, the photographs of your wedding day serve as a lasting reminder of one of the most important moments of your life. That's why it's important to pick a photographer that best fits your style. But be aware that wedding photographers will each have their own individual style. Finding the "perfect" one for you can seem like a daunting task. But with a little work on your end, you can find your perfect match.

When you're searching for a photographer, you'll probably end up speaking with a few. When you do, there are some questions you should ask. There are obvious questions like price, what's included in your package, and availability, but these questions are more about making sure your photographer matches your ideas. 

1. What is your photography and editing style? This is probably the most important question to ask. Do you want traditional photos, dark and moody ones, photojournalistic shots, light and wispy images, or a combination of styles? You probably have an image in mind of what you want or even examples of other weddings. Your potential photographer will likely have a portfolio of their pictures, and you should take in as much of their work as you possibly can to see what their style is. 

2. How many years have you photographed weddings? Especially when it comes to weddings, experience is key. The average wedding photographer has worked for about 6 years and shot over 120 weddings. Everything happens quickly at a wedding, and you want a photographer that knows what to expect. It might also be a good idea to ask if they have ever worked at the specific venue you're using to make sure they know how the lighting works.

3. How many weddings do you typically shoot in a day? Large photography studios will often double or even triple book a day if they have the resources, while a smaller studio may just have one booking over a whole weekend. If you love a big studio's style and are willing to accept a situation with tight deadlines, that's fine. It's important to know which one you're getting, so you can set your expectation for the level of detail and attention you'll be getting.

Your wedding day is just that — your day. So it's important you get exactly what you want when it comes to memories. Take the time to find the photographer that's not just "the best" but the best for you

Contact a wedding photographer near you to learn more.