Best 100 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer in 2021

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Are you wondering what questions you need to ask prospective photographers? Are you looking for answers to common wedding photography questions? Here are the questions to ask your wedding photographer.

1 Are you available on my wedding date?

The most important question you want to ask your wedding photographer is if she is available on your day. If not, you will need to find another artist unless you are flexible when it comes to your date.

2 How many weddings have you shot in your career?

This very important question will give you an idea on how experienced your professional is.

3 What’s the average number of photos your clients receive?

These days, it’s not uncommon for couples to receive close to 800 photos from their wedding day. A few years ago, it was more common for couples to receive only 500-600 photos, but this number has seen a steady rise. Before a couple hires a wedding photographer, they should know what their package will include, including photos.

A good photographer will have a clear timeline and an ideal number of photos to send. Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer what his ideal amount of photos to send is. Don’t be surprised if you receive far more than you thought you would.

4 What is your photography style?

Your photographer will set the tone of your special day, and it is important that she has a style that matches your personality and style.

There are several styles of wedding photography: photo-journalistic, traditional, posed photojournalism and anything in between. Most photographers can adapt their style to match the couples’ personalities.

The couples should feel as if they can be completely themselves on your wedding day and that their photographer has your best interests in mind. It is also important that your photographer has a great eye for capturing the right image.

5 Could you give us details about your pricing and photography packages?

This is by far the most common question on the list. Any photographer should provide you with the specific details of their packages. Many wedding photographers set their pricing based on their client’s needs.

The photographer’s pricing can vary based on how many variables. The most important are: number of weddings they attend per year, the size of their company, costs, etc.The best way to find a photographer is through referrals from friends and family. They can also provide an indication on the pricing and packaging of the artist.

6 What are your most popular packages?

Most photographers offer three packages (good, better, best or Bronze, Gold, Platinum). Some pick more creative names, but the idea is the same. You have three packages with three pricing tiers. Most of the time, the middle tier is the most popular with the couples.

The bottom line is this. If your photographer is able to offer you a package that offers you the best value for your money, you’ll most likely book with them.

7 What forms of payment do you accept?

Many couples are comfortable with credit cards and cash, but how about to some other forms of payment? Whether you prefer to pay by check, or via electronic transfer, it is important to know if you will be paying for services up front.

Most photographers accept cash, checks, electronic transfers, PayPal, and major credit cards.

8 Are you willing to travel?

Your wedding photographer will do intense work on your special day, and if you are getting married in a city far from your photographer’s location, she needs to be willing to travel. While driving 1-2 hours is not a big deal for most people, after a 12 hours of hauling heavy equipment, that becomes a challenge. As photographers age, they are less and less inclined to photograph out-of-town weddings.

9 Are you charging extra for out-of-town weddings?

Some photographers charge a fee for out-of-town weddings, and you should clarify that aspect before you book the artist.

10 When will our photos be ready?

Every studio has its own workflow and depending on the number of weddings photographed, you can expect to receive your images between 2 to 4 months. During the summer photographers are very busy and it might take longer to edit the images, while during the slow season you might be able to receive your photos within a month or so.

It would not hurt if you discuss that aspect and mention the time frame in your contract so that there is no misunderstanding.

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11 Do you have equipment backup?

The wedding day is your best opportunity to capture the perfect emotions. A lot can go wrong: cameras may crash or a flash may fail. To avoid the stress, you want to ensure your photographer has backup equipment that will function during the wedding day.

12 Do you use digital or film cameras?

The vast majority of photographers use digital cameras nowadays. Still, many veteran photographers are multi-skilled, able to shoot film, digital, and hybrids of the two. You will want to know how your photographer uses each different type of camera and equipment to capture your event. Why?

Film takes longer to be processed and if you want a few teasers for your online posts, you can ask your photographer to shoot at least a few digital images they can send you a few days after your wedding.

13 Do you photograph alone or with a second shooter?

Most photographers are comfortable shooting weddings alone or with an assistant. Still, in case of a novice artist, it is advisable to ask her to have an assistant. In case something goes wrong (and unexpected things happen) it is good to have a backup photographer.

14 What happens if you are ill on our big day?

Ask any seasoned wedding photographer and they will tell you that weddings are one of the most stressful gigs imaginable. You have to be on your toes at all times, because something memorable is always happening. 

On top of that, you’re tasked with capturing the best day of someone’s life, and you can’t afford to slip up. What happens if our photographer is ill on our wedding day? Most artists are part of professional associations and have backup shooters in case something goes wrong.

15 Will you photograph another event that weekend?

This is a very important question you want to ask as photographers sometime shoot back-to-back weddings, especially on long weekends. If you are getting married on a Sunday, it is a good idea to know if your photographer has booked another event the day before and you can adjust your day accordingly.

Most photographers back up their photos when they return home, then charge batteries, clean their equipment and perform other maintenance tasks. As such, it is very common for an artist to go to bed at 2-3 am, so you definitely don’t want to start your day early. The more rested the artist, the better the results you can expect.

Most photographers have contractual clauses whereby they don’t shoot before 10am or after 10pm so that they are rested on the wedding day.

16 Will you provide an agreement?

A photographer’s contract is a document that sets out the terms and conditions of an agreement between you and the photographer.

It will include details such as how many hours the photographer will work on your wedding day, what the agreed fee is for their services, how much deposit you need to pay them, what the refund policy is, and the quality of the photographs you will receive.

Professional photographers have standard agreements they can share so you can familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate and ask before you sign the agreement.

17 What is your cancelation policy?

Hiring a photographer is expensive, so it’s important to be sure that you and your photographer are both on the same page. You may have seen a list of questions to ask a photographer floating around the web, but those tend to focus on technical issues.

The important policy issues tend to get overlooked, but you need to ask your photog about the terms of their cancellation policy, as well as their refund policy in case you need to reschedule your wedding.

Most photographers’ contracts stipulate that retainers are non-refundable, so if you have to reschedule your date, you might lose your deposit.

18 Do you have liability insurance?

When looking for a wedding photographer, you might want to ask if they have liability insurance. While it may not be a deal breaker for you, it’s an important detail to look into, especially if you’re having your event in a public place that requires vendors to carry insurance. You might want to check with your wedding venue if they have any such requirements.

19 How do you back up your files?

Most professionals have a solid backup workflow where the images are saved on 2-3 backup physical hard drives and sometimes on a cloud drive.

20 We don’t have experience in front of the camera. Will you give us directions?

The more one is able to direct the newlyweds, the better the photos will turn out. Being able to direct guests and show them the best vantage point is also very helpful. Ask the potential photographer if he or she is able to direct the subjects. “Will you be giving us any tips before our wedding?”

Many photographers use consultations to train couples on how to look good on camera. Also, engagement shoots are a perfect opportunity for the couple to learn how to pose.

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21 What kind of editing procedures will you use?

The purpose of this question is to ensure you will not receive out of camera images without any processing. Novice artists deliver jpegs without any post processing.

22 Will you color correct our photos?

Once the images are selected, color correction is the first step in editing the photos. Different light sources create “light contamination” which needs to be corrected. In laymen terms, this ensures the white is white and not orange, blue and so on.

23 Will you retouch our images?

Retouching images (some couples call this air brushing) is extremely time-consuming and most photographers charge extra for retouching services. Often such services are outsourced and it can cost $2 to retouch an image. As such, if you find a photographer who includes retouching as part of the packages, you want to consider him or her.

24 What happens if our party lasts longer than planned? How much do you charge per extra hours?

According to industry professionals, 99% of weddings run late. If that happens, what will your photographers do? Will they leave at 10pm sharp because that was your agreement or they can stay longer?

Please note that often the overtime is more expensive than the rate per hour you paid part of the package. Why? Because many studios have back-to-back events and a delayed event disrupts the flow of the next day.

25 Who will be shooting my wedding?

This question is really important because most studios have multiple shooters. The photographer whose images you love might not be attending your event. Ask your photographer if he or she can commit to documenting your event and check the photographer’s body of work and portfolio prior to making a decision.

26 Can you edit my photos to look like film?

The film look is very popular nowadays and most photographers use modern software to post process photos. Ask your photographer if he or she can edit the images to look as if they were shot with film rather than digital.

27 Can you clarify the copyright aspects? Can I print all the images?

In most commonwealth countries, the photographer owns your images. That means you are not allowed to publish them or sell them. However, most photographers allow you to print the images and to share them online. Still, you might want to ensure that is the case before you sign the agreement.

28 What is your payment plan?

Paying for your wedding can be overwhelming and disorienting. Since it will probably be the most expensive day of your life, it’s essential to sit down and come to an agreement about a timeline of when your payments will be due. There are quite a few payment plans offered by studios: 30% retainer – 70% on or shortly before nuptials. Another option is 30% retainer -40% on the day and the balance when the images are delivered. Other studios prefer a 50% down and 50% a week before the event.

While the payment plan is not a deal breaker, it is important to know the details.

29 How will you be dressed on our wedding day

We all heard of professional artists who show up wearing hoodies and ripped jeans. You want to make sure you hire a photographer whose appearance is as good as the photos he or she takes. After all, you want all your friends and family to be dazzled, from the second you walk down the aisle to the one you say “I do”, not just by your dress or his tux but also by the professionals you hired. Hint: many pros wear black so they are less visible.

30 Could you show us full wedding galleries?

Most probably you know exactly what you want your wedding to look like, but you’re worried the photographer will have a different style. Will he or she photograph you the way you want? 

The easiest way to get an answer to this question is to ask the studio to show you galleries of full weddings and not only portfolio images. Ideally, you would see a gallery form a wedding that was hosted by your venue.

Ask the studio: “Can you show me galleries from other weddings you’ve shot?” This is a great way to see if their style matches the type of photos you want to take. If you can view what they’ve done with other weddings, it will help you make a more informed decision about hiring them.

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31 Do you offer any discounts?

Many photographers run promos at bridal shows or during the slow season. While you might not obtain a discount, sometimes they offer a free engagement, prints or extra hours of coverage.

32 Can we get a set of black and white images? Will there be an extra cost?

The short answer is: yes, a photographer should offer black and white photos. The long answer is that you should also ask what style of black and white photos they offer and make sure you like the editing style. Also, there might be an extra charge for a set of black and white images.

33 Could you recommend us other vendors?

A photographer, not only knows all the best locations, times of day, and poses to use, but she also gets to meet all the other vendors involved in a wedding. When the pros meet these vendors, they don’t just exchange business cards… They chat and observe each other so an experienced and trusted professional can recommend you other great vendors.

34 Do you edit images in house or you outsource them?

You want to be sure to hire a photographer who’ll be able to deliver the kind of photos you want, whether it’s candid and natural or full-blown glamour. One thing to consider is whether your chosen photographer edits her own photos or outsources the work to an outside editing service.

On one hand, your photographer will have more control over the final product if she edits her own photos, since she’ll have full creative freedom. On the other hand, the work will probably be more expensive if she has to pay an outside editing firm. No matter what the workflow is, the quality of the final product should be on par with the portfolio images.

35 How experienced are your second shooters?

Most second shooters are not lead photographers, and they are not able to capture an event by themselves. Ask the studio how skilled are the other members of the team so that you can plan accordingly. If the second photographer is experienced, he can go to the groom while the lead photographer can capture the bride’s preparation. If the assistant is an apprentice, make sure that all the time you have both photographers at the same location.

36 Do you have your own lighting or you are an available light photographer?

Most novice artists call themselves available light photographers. Learning how to use flash and especially off camera flash that takes time. An improper use of on camera flash can create red eyes and gives photos a flashy look.

As such, many photographers avoid using flash and use only the available light. Still, that could be a serious challenge in a dark church or a dimly lit venue.

If you are getting married in a venue with little light, ask your professional to show you galleries from similar venues.

37 What equipment do you use?

This is a simple question with a long answer. First, you can ask about the brand of cameras and lenses used. The most popular are Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji. Also, you can ask if the cameras are professional grade or prosumer. The telltale of a pro camera is the existence of two card slots so that your photos are backed up in real time.

High end photographers use medium format cameras such as Hasselblad. Medium format equipment is great in controlled situations. However, on a wedding day when things happen extremely fast, they might not keep up with the pace of your event.

You can also ask what the assistant will be using, especially if they’ll be documenting parts of the day by themselves. Finally, you’ll want to know what kind of backup equipment your photographer will bring in case of a problem.

38 How many cameras do you use?

Any professional wedding photographer should use at least 2 cameras, and many of them have a third camera as a backup. In wedding photography, you need to have backups on every piece of gear.

As such, it is a good idea to ensure the professional owns backup equipment. In case one camera fails, he or she can continue documenting your special event without skipping a beat.

39 On how many cards do you capture our images?

Professional and most prosumer cameras have two card slots. Some photographers only use one slot and if the card malfunctions or is lost, you will lose your images. Ask your photographer to use both slots and for your peace of mind, you can also include such clause in the contract.

40 How will you make sure you don’t lose our photos?

According to Calin, an award-winning photographer, “Wedding photography is not just a business, it is also a passion. And as a passionate photographer, you cannot afford to lose your photos. Having a backup plan will allow you to work with confidence, knowing that your photos will be safe. Here are a few things to consider before your wedding day. What backup drive will you use? How will you make sure your memory cards are not lost or damaged? How will you make sure you keep track of the images you take? How will you make sure you don’t lose your photos?”

These are all valid questions your potential photographer should be able to answer.

Newlyweds Night Portrait With Sparklers on the Beach

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41 Do you offer albums?

You’re hiring your photographer to capture the special moments, but what comes next? One of the most important things for you to consider is whether your photographer offers wedding albums.

The first thing you’ll want to do after your wedding is show off your photos to family and friends, and an album is the perfect way to do that.) Albums are books made up of the best prints from your event, and they come in a wide variety of options. So… do your research, talk to your photographer, and make sure they offer the album you want.

42 What is a cost of an album?

Albums are much more than just a collection of prints—they’re a compilation of your photos, designed to bring back all the best memories of your special day. The first thing you’ll notice about these albums is that they come in a variety of formats. Some are more like scrapbooks, while others are more like coffee table books—the choice is yours.

Ask your artist to show you several sample albums and find out how much they cost. Sometimes it is less expensive to order the album yourself, especially if you are proficient with an album design software. Often, labs provide online software so you can design your own albums.

43 Can you recommend a lab where we can order large prints/canvases/albums?

Nowadays most photographers deliver digital images and you should be able to print them. However, big box stores do not print high-quality photos. We have seen our fair share of orange people and blue dresses (due to a poor calibration of the printers).

You need to understand that cameras are calibrated, and monitors are calibrated using expensive equipment. A lab has technicians who make sure the printing equipment is properly calibrated so your prints look great!

44 Will we receive high-resolution images?

Your studio should deliver both web images and high-resolution images, but you should ask so that there is no misunderstanding.

45 Will our images be unwatermarked?

Will your potential wedding photographer provide watermarked free images? By watermarked free images, we mean the images that do not show the studio’s logo. The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no.

Some photographers give all of their clients access to high-resolution, unwatermarked images for free, while others only offer these files only to those couples who purchase both an album or prints.

46 Do you provide raw images?

If you are going to use your photos online, you might want to process them further if you are proficient in Photoshop. In such cases, you’ll want to be sure that your photographer will provide both raw and processed images.

47 Is there an additional cost associated with raw images?

Very few photographers provide raw images for free for a simple reason. Sometimes grooms learn Photoshop using their own pictures and post sub par edits online. In such cases, potential clients believe the photographer has edited the images, which damages his or her brand.

48 How will you deliver our images?

This is a very important question, and a key differentiator between all photographers. Do you want them to upload your images to your cloud account? Deliver the files using a USB? To an online album? Provide high res prints?

Do you want the photos sent to you in an envelope in the mail? Do you want your photos printed? Which ones? These are all very important questions, and you need to be certain that you and your photographer are on the same page about this.

49 Would you mind uploading our images on a cloud drive? Does that cost extra?

We always recommend our couples to have at least two or three backups in different locations. For example, you should provide a copy of the images to your parents, have an online backup and one on a laptop. That way you reduce the risk of losing your precious memories.

50 Do you offer same day edits?

Some couples might like to see a few of their photos during the reception. While that sounds like a great idea, we advise against it. Why? Your photographer will spend 2-3 hours creating that slideshow that will probably end up costing you around $1,000. Even more, because the photographer will be working on the slideshow, he or she will not be able to capture many moments of your special day.

Still, if you want same day edits, discuss that option with your photographer.

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51 Will our images be posted on social media?

Before you consider hiring a photographer, it’s important that you are comfortable sharing your pictures online. If the answer is yes, then give them the go-ahead.Wedding photographer should be free to share pictures from the wedding on their personal social channels as long as they are flattering.

52 Can we submit our photos to bridal magazines?

Are you interested in submitting your wedding photos to bridal magazines for review? There are two major issues when it comes to entering magazines: what do they have to see in order to be good, and how do they define good? Bridal magazines pride themselves on having amazing editorial, so you need to hire photographer that will help bring your vision to life.

Does your photographer’s style matches that of the publication? If yes, please inform her or him that you intend to have the images published. The shooting style is slightly different in such case as magazines focus more on details (shoes, dress, decorations, flowers, etc.) Also, you need to allocate more time to your photographer to capture the decor and the venue.

53 Can you send us 5-10 images as a teaser?

Imagine yourself waking up the first day as a married woman and receiving a few images from your wedding. How cool would that be? Some photographers deliver teasers at an extra cost. Why should you pay extra for that service?

Well, after a long day of shooting, your photographer should go through thousands of images and select 5-10 amazing ones you can post online. Also, those photos need to be processed.

That and the fact studios often shoot back-to-back weddings during the summer and you see why this requires an extra effort/cost.

54 Can we review our draft timeline together?

Established studios have a fast experience documenting weddings, and they have seen it all. If you don’t intend to hire a planner, discuss your timeline with your photographer. He or she will tell you what pitfalls to avoid and how to have the best photos possible.

55 How long are you going to store our images?

Digital photography has created a modern problem for photographers: the sheer amount of data they have to store on their hard drives is becoming daunting, especially for fast-paced wedding shoots with a wide variety of setups.

Most photographers only store small percentages of their photos on their hard drives, usually between 1 and 5% of their images. Others shoot compressed images to save space. If you’re willing to pay a bit more, they can always buy more external hard drives or cloud storage so that you have another backup with your studio.

Many studios offer cloud storage options and charge $50 – $100 per year to store a wedding.

56 We don’t want our images published anywhere. Do you have a Confidentiality Agreement or NDA?

If you don’t want your photos published anywhere, you need to tell your photographer. Some of them offer confidentiality agreements. However, you might need to pay extra. Why? Because photographers need to advertise their work to attract new clients. If all clients asked the artist not to publish their images, the artist would have no portfolio.

57 Does the photographer have experience shooting in low-light situations?

A wedding is a special day, and the photos are just as important as the ceremony itself. In order to capture the memories of this special day, you want a photographer who has experience shooting in low-light situations.

A photographer may know how to shoot an outdoor event, but for those shots in a dimly lit church, when there is no flash allowed, it may be more challenging.

As a result, it is wise to ask your photographer directly if they have experience shooting in low-light situations and to show you weddings documented in such conditions.

58 Can you give us a set of tips to maximize our investment in photography?

This question makes your photographer a trusted advisor. He or she is able to give you tips on how to plan your day to maximize the return on your photography investment. Such gems are:

  • walk slowly down the isle so your photographer can capture many images of you
  • look at the love of your life and not towards your wedding bouquet
  • allocate five minutes just before sunset for romantic images
  • spend five to ten minutes after sunset for some night images
  • do not book your photographer for more than 1 hour after dinner so you can save money. One hour of dances is more than enough and after that pictures become repetitive. Also, guests tend to consume a bit too much alcohol and their photos are often not usable.

There are many other tips professionals can share so you can have a gorgeous collection of photographs.

59 What is the name of your second shooter?

This might sound like a weird question, but the answer will tell you if the photographer works with the same shooters all time. Many photographers hire their assistants on Facebook groups only days before your event.

Also, you will need the name of both photographers for the name cards and seating charts.

60 Do you or your assistant have any food allergies or dietary restrictions?

Nowadays many people have food allergies or do not eat certain foods (pork, meat in general, etc.) As such, it is safe to ask this question once you book the vendor.

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61 Why did you become a photographer?

This question is meant to uncover the reasons why the artist is in business other than money. You are looking for a passionate artist who sacrificed a lot to become a wedding photographer.

Most people who become wedding photographers have a great passion for the special day that is the wedding, or for photography in general. Nobody is born knowing they wanted to be a wedding photographer.

Here is what Jennifer, a Toronto professional, confessed: “I actually specialized in portraits before I became a wedding photographer. My first wedding was a friend of mine at the age of 23, and I did not even own my own camera at the time. But from the second I first witnessed the emotions that occur on a wedding day, I knew that I wanted to spend my life documenting these events.” 

62 Do you photograph any other genres?

Ideally, a photographer should only specialize in one genre of photography. If a wedding photographer is very good, he or she is very good and does not need to do other types of photography. As they say, Jack of all trades and master of none.

63 Are you a professional wedding photographer?

A professional makes most of her income from wedding photography. Please keep in mind that most photographers call themselves professionals when they actually have another full-time job. That does not mean a part timer is a bad shooter.

In fact, many amazing photographers are part-timers. However, you need to realize the full-time job takes precedence to any weekend gigs.

Running a business is a full-time job and many part-timers have very little time for processing, meeting clients so you might experience a longer turnaround time

64 What makes you unique? What makes you better than other wedding photographers?

A great wedding photographer is an invaluable member of your wedding day team. She will capture beautiful, lasting images that capture the emotion and magic of your special day. And, of course, you want only the best working for you.

While there are many wedding photographers in your area, there are also many more that aren’t as great. This question is a curve ball and will give you an idea what makes the artist unique. Also, it is an open question that allows him or her to talk about her passions,

65 Why should we hire you?

66 Can we send you a list of shots we like?

There’s a very good chance that someone captured images that you love. Finding images that you really like is easy. Just jump on Instagram and Pinterest and you can spend years creating shot lists.

However, you want good pictures that reflect your love story without ruining your artist’s creativity.

It might help to ask a wedding photographer if you can send them a list of images that you’re interested in. Better yet, ask to see pictures from weddings you know the photographer has shot in the past and pick a few that you like.

This way, you can find out if there’s a specific style that they like to shoot and if they have a specific aesthetic that you can relate to.

Tip: please realize that your shot list cannot be longer than 20 shots. Otherwise your photographer will spend time checking the list instead of capturing genuine emotions and your photos will look posed.

67 Could you help us with our timeline?

It’s important to know that a lot of wedding photographers have a strong interest in helping couples get into the wedding planning flow. Professionals know that the better planning, the better the photos. Still, everybody is different and busy artists might just not have enough time to help. A great idea would be to talk about the timeline during one of the consultations.

68 How many consultations do you offer?

Most photographers offer 1-2 consultations when they can discuss last-minute details, give tips to the couple and go over the timeline.

69 Can we visit our venue together?

A month before your big day, it is a great idea to visit the venue along with your photographer. That way she will be familiar with the setting and the venue. You can talk about the table arrangements, rehearse your first dance (very useful, especially if you prepared a choreographed dance) and so on.

70 Did you shoot at our venue before?

This question is self explanatory, but if your professional is not familiar with the venue, make sure he or she visits it in person or online.


71 What happens if you die?

One of the biggest concerns brides have is to lose their wedding photos. Most wedding photographers will put in place a contingency plan for these situations, so the likelihood of them not being able to deliver on their services is low.

However, you should still be aware of the situation and understand what would happen if something were to happen to your main photographer.

Here is a good answer to hear: In that unlikely situation, my business partner will shoot your wedding / deliver the images to you.

72 Can we see any online reviews or testimonials?

73 Do you have any references we can contact?

That is an amazing question, but only ask that if you are planning to book a particular studio so you don’t waste time.

74 Do you allow guests to take photos during the wedding photo shoot?

Many contracts stipulate that guests can not take pictures during crucial times of the day. For example, imagine what happens when your aunt steps into the aisle with a big tablet to capture your first kiss. Your photographer will miss the shot and only capture your aunt’s behind and tablet.

That is why it is a good idea to talk with him or her so that everything is clear.

75 Can we see photos captured by your second shooter(s)?

Ask the photographer if they have examples of photos that were captured by the other photographers on the team so you can assess their experience and skill.

76 Do you recommend any great photography locations in the area?

Established studios know all the best photography spots and can give you tips on how to have the best photos possible.

77 Can you recommend any wedding photographers (if he or she is not available)?

78 What are the next steps to book you?

79 Do you have any questions for us?

80 Could you create a custom wedding package for us? How much would that be?

Every wedding is unique and often the packages offered might not meet your needs. In such cases, it is a great idea to have a custom package that includes only the products and services you need.

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81 Do you offer any guarantees?

Some photographers offer money back guaranteed if we don’t like our photos. Please note that you will not receive any photos if your photographer refunds the full amount.

82 What is your experience with taking photos of different ethnicities?

83 Are you familiar with “insert your religion here” type of ceremony?

Have you shot Christian, Jewish, Persian, South Asian, Pakistani, Hindu, Bengali etc. nuptials?

84 What are the different editing styles we can choose from?

Some photographers can adapt their shooting and processing style depending on the couple’s wants.

85 How much time do you need with the bride and the bridesmaids during the preparation?

86 How much time do you need with the groom and the boys during their preparation?

87 How much time do you need for family photos?

88 How much time do you need for couple’s photos?

89 How much time you need to photograph the decor?

90 Can we give you a list of family shots we want?

First Dance at Barcelo Maya Palace

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91 Can we give you a list of decor items we really want captured? (Your Great Grandmother’s medallion, for example.)

92 Do you have any formal training?

93 Did you win any photography awards?

94 How many weddings do you shoot on average every year?

95 Do you offer trials? Free or paid?

Some photographers offer a one-hour shoot so that you can experience how it feels in front of the camera and determine if your photographer is a good fit. Most sessions are paid.

96 How easy will it be to contact you?

You want a photographer who answers your email and phone on a timely basis so that you don’t waste time, especially a few days before your day. Please keep in mind that you can rarely talk with the photographers on a weekend as they are busy.

97 What is your favorite thing about weddings?

This question is meant to uncover if the artist’s passion for weddings is still strong.

98 What is your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?

Once again, there is no right or wrong answer, you are simply looking for the passion and the twinkle in the artist’s eye.

99 Do you have your own car or you use transit?

Ideally, your photographer has his or her own vehicle so that you avoid any delays (we know relying on public transit can be tricky).

100 What is the best time of the day to take photos?

The answer to this question is “the golden hour” or the 1 hour time interval before the sunset.

Conclusion

These are all important questions to ask your wedding photographer, and if you are satisfied with the answers, you are now ready to book the best photographer for you.