1. DO YOU HAVE MY DATE AVAILABLE?
Let’s start at the point of a consultation with a wedding photographer. Whether you sit down for a cup of coffee, an aperitivo, or a Zoom call, these are the most important questions you can’t forget to ask a potential wedding photographer to make sure you’re a good fit.
It should probably be your very first question to ask a wedding photographer. Experienced wedding photographers often book up months in advance. So start early on in your search!
2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
Some photographers prefer to only create posed photographs for a wedding day. That includes positioning everything in the photo and walking you and your partner through poses.
Other photographers, like us, take a combination of both posed photos and candid moments.
There isn’t a right or wrong way to photograph a wedding (for the most part), but you just have to make sure it matches the style you’re looking for.
3. DESCRIBE WHAT IT’S LIKE WORKING WITH YOU ON A WEDDING DAY
While there are plenty of wedding vendors, your photographer is, arguably, one of the priorities. To make sure they capture every moment, they have to be with you every step of the way.
4. WHAT IS YOUR PREVIOUS WEDDING DAY EXPERIENCE?
Weddings are super busy days that are filled with things to do from the moment you wake up until you go to bed.
While it’s exciting to be around so much celebration, it takes plenty of time and experience to understand how a wedding day works behind the scenes. Your photographer should know how to manage time appropriately and even how to manage people appropriately.
To better understand the experience of your photographer, it’s good to get a sense of how they structure the shoot for a wedding day.
An important part of our service includes coordinating your wedding photography timeline. I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, and while each is unique, they are composed of similar, important elements:
Getting Ready, First Look (what’s that?), Ceremony, Family and Group photos, Cocktail Hour, Golden Hour + Sunset, Reception + Party.
5. WHAT IS YOUR EDITING PROCESS?
Almost every single photographer has an editing process. While we always try to create the masterpiece as much as possible within the camera, an editing process gives it the last little “oomph” it needs to take it from great to absolutely stunning.
Proper editing is needed to bring out the best in each photograph. And truly professional photographers have mastered their post-processing workflows and techniques.