Here some of the key questions you should ask a photographer about wedding photography.
Wedding Photography Experience
How many years of photography experience do you have?
Are you the photographer that will be taking the pictures on the wedding day?
Are you able to provide current references?
How would you define your photography style?
Can we view the albums of some of your recent work?
Are you insured?
What type of equipment do you use?
What back up equipment will you have with you on the day?
What provisions do you have in place if you are unexpectedly unavailable on the day?
How many photographs will we get?
Do you offer a pre-wedding shoot?
Do you work with a second photographer or assistant, and if so are they a professional photographer?
Can you visit our wedding venue(s) prior to the wedding if you have not worked there before?
Do you provide a standard list of photographs that you take at weddings?
Would you work from our detailed shot list?
On The Day
Will you cover the bridal preparations, ceremony and reception?
How many hours will you be in attendance and what time will you stay until on the wedding day?
What if the wedding does not run to time?
When will the proofs be ready?
Do you offer a website gallery and online proofing?
Are we able to purchase the negatives or digital files?
If they can’t be purchased, how long do you keep the negatives or digital files for?
What licence to the images do you offer?
When will we receive the finished album(s)?
Albums & Reprints
What styles of albums do you offer?
What is the cost of reprints?
What is the pricing structure and are there any packages available?
Are there any other additional costs that might be applicable that we are not aware of?
What is the payment & cancellation policy?
Finally, it is vital that you are comfortable with the photographer(s). Make sure that you sign a contract and check that it includes everything that was verbally agreed.