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Questions for The Photographer

Questions to Ask the Photographer

  • How long will the photographer be there?
  • What shots will be taken?
  • Do prices include rights to make your own prints?
  • Do packages include a second shooter? If not, can one be added? 
  • How far in advance do we need to book with you?
  • Have you done many weddings that were similar to mine in size and style?
  • How would you describe your photography and working styles?
  • If your style is mostly candid, will we still get formal, posed portraits (and vice versa)?
  • Do you specialize in indoor or outdoor events, or both?
  • Do you have an updated portfolio we can review with examples of full weddings?
  • Who assists you in rounding up our guests? Should we ask a family member or friend to assist you?
  • Can we post images to Facebook or other social media sites?
  • Are you familiar with our wedding and reception sites?
  • Do you charge for a travel fee and what does that cover?
  • What time will you arrive at the site?
  • Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos?
  • Can you put together a slideshow to be shown during the cocktail hours/reception?
  • What type of packages do you offer? Are they customizable?
  • Do you include engagement photos in your packages? Bridals? Rehearsal dinner?
  • Do you provide retouching, color adjustment, or other corrective services?
  • How long after the wedding will we get the proofs?
  • How many final images should we expect to receive?
  • When will the images be available? How long will we have to place our order? How long do orders take to be filled?
  • Do you help with creating an album? Can we see some album designs?
  • When will we receive a written contract for your services?
  • How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due?
  • Do you offer payment plans?
  • Are there any other restrictions in the contract we should know about?
  • What is your refund/cancellation policy?
  • Are you required to feed the photographer?
  • How will photographer be dressed?

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