Unsure What Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer?
So you want to know what questions to ask a wedding photographer? You’ve started the wedding planning journey, you’ve got your date and venue secured. You know the next step is choosing a photographer.
You’ve had a look at some websites, you might’ve even chosen a select few you’d like to contact. You want to set up a meeting and get in touch but you have no idea what questions to ask a wedding photographer!
From here you’re not sure what to them to determine which one is the right one to capture your day.
10 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer
A good photographer should make you feel like they’ve answered all your questions. But you’re unsure what to ask. I completely get it, so stay tuned for my top 10 questions to ask a wedding photographer.
1. Do You Have Insurance?
Okay, so number one on my list of questions to ask your wedding photographer. It’s the one that separates the professionals from the hobbyists.
Insurance. Wedding photographers should have insurance. Not only equipment insurance for their gear, but also public liability insurance. This ensures they’re covered in case of an accident.
Some venues will actually request to see this insurance from your wedding photographer. I’m more than happy to show my insurance certificates to any venues that wish to see it.
2. What Happens If You’re Ill On The Day?
3. Do we Need to Sign A Contract?
4. What’s Included?
5. How Long Does It Take To Receive Our Photos?
6. How Does the Album Design process Work?
7. Can You Help Us With X?
8. Are There Any Extra Costs?
9. How Do we Book?
10. Why Do You Photograph Weddings?
This might sound like a strange one, but I’m sure you’re curious! And not only does it give you the chance to get to know them a bit better, you’ll also find out what motivates them.
A great way to make sure you both get on and ensure that they’ll fit into your wedding day.
Final Tip On Questions To Ask A Wedding Photographer
A good wedding photographer should make you feel at ease and cover most of this organically. But it can’t hurt to be prepared. It pays to feel confident at the end of a meeting that you got all the information you needed.
Photographing a wedding is about more than great photographs. It’s about being covered professionally, with insurance and contracts. But also getting on with the person you’re going to be spending time with on one of your best days.
You want to feel comfortable and confident knowing you’ll not have amazing photos. But that your day will be more enjoyable AND covered professionally.