Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a list of questions to interview a potential wedding photographer? I don’t know what I need to know! I am getting married on a Friday night this November in a Catholic church and the reception venue will be at an event center up the street.
Post # 3
How long have you been photographing weddings?How much do you charge per hour? Can we get the prints on DVD without them being copywritten?Will you have an assistant with you?Can I see more of your work?How much is your deposit and do we pay remaining balance before or after photos are produced?
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
See the first post under “Photo” entitled, “Advice for Photography Shopping,” by LBPhotography. The questions she posts are pretty encompassing.
Post # 5
What happens if your photographer falls ill on your wedding day
Post # 6
@adnama: This is the tough part for hiring any vendor in a wedding. Most are pretty critical to the day’s success, and most are small businesses that do not have multitudes of employees to fill in if one falls ill. Most professional photographers are pretty well networked within their local photography communities and would probably be able to find someone to fill in, but there are no guarantees in that scenario. At best the only thing a photographers can absolutely guarantee is a refund of your money, and that should be addressed in the contract. One huge advantage for hiring a photography duo is that you can be fairly certain that the odds of both photographers being unable to perform on the same day are extremely rare. Most full time professionals would not miss an event unless they were physically incapable of being there.
Post # 7
i would ask to see an entire wedding album. most if not all photographers post their most recent work, or their best work as snippets of different peoples’ weddings, but it’s nice to view an entire album from start to finish so you can evaluate if they really know how to shoot an entire day, or if they just happened to be able to take a few good pictures.
Post # 8
@Olive12: Awesome! Thank you so much for pointing that out, very helpful!
Post # 9
@karabee: you’re welcome. =)