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  • Writer's pictureKalen J Acquisto

Ten questions to ask your wedding photographer before choosing to work with them

Updated: 6 days ago

  1. Is my wedding date available? Get this one out of the way first because it's a waste of everyone’s time to ask the other 9 questions if the answer is no.

  2. Are you the one photographing my wedding or is one of your associates? Associates are often GREAT and the work is often still edited by the lead photographer who you have contacted, but it will be important to know and trust that you will gel with the associate on your wedding day.

  3. How many weddings do you shoot a year? There is no right or wrong, but you may want to know if they are spreading themselves so thin that they may not give you the attention you deserve. 

  4. Have you ever photographed at our venue before? Photographers may do online research, scout months in advance or come early on the wedding morning to survey the venue, especially if they are unfamiliar with it or unable to visit beforehand (destination wedding).

  5. Will you have a second photographer on our wedding day? Some photographers build in second photographers to their wedding packages based on the size of the event and others offer an option to pay an additional fee for a second photographer. 

  6. What size weddings do you normally photograph? 50 people or less or 100+ people? 

  7. How long have you been photographing weddings? Tell us about your experience. 

  8. Can we see full gallery examples from weddings you have photographed?

  9. How would you describe your photography style? Do you give prompts or direct specific movements or do you stage posed shots? How would you describe your editing style? Warm, moody, light and airy, true to color?  

  10. How would you describe your working style? It is so important to jive with your photographer since you spend the whole day with them- are they calm under pressure? Do you want harsh direction or gentle direction? 

After asking these questions you will have a solid grasp on whether or not you are ready to work with this photographer. I highly recommend asking these questions over the phone or a video call, rather than via email so you can get to know them in the process.

As an experienced Denver wedding photographer, I make sure to cover all of these topics in our preparation sessions. Looking for someone? Contact us today!


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