The key to finding a wedding photographer you love? Interviewing them before you sign the contract! You’ll be spending almost the entire day with the photographer you choose, so in addition to loving their style, having an in-person interview is a great way to make sure you’ll be happy to have them around. Not sure where to start when it comes to interviewing your wedding photographer of choice? We have a list of questions to ask your photographer to help you find the perfect photographer for your wedding day.
How would you describe your style?
Most shooters use a blend of several different styles of photography. If portraits are important to you, for example, you’ll want to make sure they shoot portraits. Going with the style a photographer likes to shoot best and has the most experience shooting will give you the best results. Just make sure it’s the style you’re going for.
Have you ever photographed a wedding at our venue before?
If the answer is yes, ask to see the images that were shot to make sure they mesh with your vision. If the answer is no, it’s certainly not a deal-breaker. See if the photographer would be willing to check out your location in advance of the wedding to pick backdrops, etc.
How many weddings have you shot, and have you shot ones similar to ours?
This is a great question to get an idea of how much experience your photographer has in general. Years are not a good gauge of experience since some wedding photographers may work part time, and only shoot five weddings a year.
Will there be a second shooter?
A second shooter will be a second photographer who will often be positioned at another angle with their camera from Buydig.com to get the most from your photos. They can cover more ground and can give you two perspectives on major moments. For instance, one can shoot the groom’s face when he first sees his bride and the other can photograph the bride as she walks down the aisle. But this may cost you extra.
What happens if the photographer is ill?
Unfortunately there are things that can happen that are outside of your control. A professional will almost always have a backup plan in the case of an illness or emergency.
What will you wear on our wedding day?
Jeans and t-shirts may not be ideal if you’re hosting a black-tie event. The more you ask, the less “unexpected” happenings can occur on your wedding day.
How and when will we see our proofs?
Many photographers do early sneak peeks that they post to Facebook or Instagram to view on your laptop or tablet from Buydig.com. But it’s best to know beforehand approximately how long you can expect to wait before seeing the bulk of your photos.
You’ve put so much time and effort into planning your wedding you’ll want every special moment captured in photos. You want to use these questions to ensure that the photographer you ultimately choose is a good fit for you and your wedding.