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Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

Every bride spends a lot of time and effort to organise their wedding day, starting from dress, cake, venue, photos, flowers, etc. The list just never ends, and you’ll never know if you hired the right professionals for the jobs. Therefore, before hiring a professional photographer for your wedding day, you should always prepare a list of questions to ask on pre-wedding consultation. To help you, I prepared a short list of questions, which you should definitely ask your photographer. Also, it will help you to find out more about the person and whereas they’ll suit your requirements.

How would you describe your photography style?

Traditional, Artistic, Natural Light, Photojournalism.

Can I request certain images are taken at my wedding?

How many hours are included in your package?

Usually photographers will have several wedding packages to choose from, which should show the timings. But just double check if they are willing to stay longer if needed, as we all know there are always some delays.

How many images can I expect to see from my wedding?

On average photographers take between 1,200 and 1,500 images at weddings, but that doesn’t mean you will see all of those! Typically, brides see anywhere from 150 to 500 images from their wedding day.

How long does it take to see the proofs from my wedding?

Typically it takes up to 2 weeks to edit photos.

Will you use my images in any advertising?

Usually photographer will ask you if they could use your photos for their portfolio, and you will need to sign a disclaimer to make sure everything is done properly. But it is up to the couple if they want other people to see their photos.

What is your plan if you are ill or there is an emergency and you can’t photograph my wedding?

One of the most important questions, photographer should always have a back up plan for emergencies.

How much is the deposit?

When is the balance due?

What is your cancellation policy?

I hope this was helpful to all the lovely couples who is getting married! :)

With Love,

Santa xxx

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