5 Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Before you even make your decision to choose a wedding photographer, you narrow down your list to 3 possible ones that you find are going to provide you your needs in wedding photography. To know what these photographers are capable of, you need to meet each one of them personally so that you will be able to see for yourself what kind of person you are going to be working with. It is important that you are comfortable to work with them since if it is not the case, it will show up in your photos. You will be spending the whole wedding day with the photographer that you choose. If you are both comfortable working with each other, it’s a win-win situation!

To finalize which wedding photographer you are going to hire, ask them the following questions so that you will come to a decision which one of them you are going to hire.

What kind of style do you specialize in?

Not all wedding photographers have a single style. If you take a look at the portfolio of each potential wedding photographer you narrowed down, you will find their form to be uniquely different. Every photographer comes with their style, but in wedding photography, you want to make sure that they shoot portraits, especially when they are critical to you. This is a most likely personal preference, but you should pick a style that you like best.

Will the photos be color balanced and retouched?

And you also need to ask if that is going to be done before you get to see its proofs. The reason why you need to know about this is that these are the techniques utilized in magazines to make your pictures look perfect. Some wedding photographers polish all the photos they’ve taken, while others will show you first the untouched images and will only work their retouches once you finalized the order.


How many wedding events have they shot and how many times in a year?

These wedding photographers have a lot of opportunities to take wedding pictures, while you only get to have it once since it is your big day. You want to ask this since you want to make sure that they have a lot of experience when doing wedding photography. You want to hire someone that are still able to get shots when they are under pressure.

Do they shoot both film and digital?

Most photographers these days use the latter, but you still want to make sure since using film is seeing its resurgence. If you want the movie, you have to ensure that they have the relevant skills and experience needed to execute the old format. They must be a pro in this medium.

If they shoot a film, is both in black and white and color?

Most photographers these days make a mixture of both. Still, you want to ensure the percentage of the latter and the former when they take pictures of you and your wedding.

You can find samples of wedding photography at emma-janephotography.co.uk.

Author: Jenifer Welch

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