1. What is your picture style?
2. Are you the actual photographer for the Wedding?
3. What experience do you have? How many weddings? How many years? Have you shot at our location? If so, what are the special photographic conditions of our location? Have you done a wedding similar to our size? Your photographer should have passion and excitement for their work. Also, get a feeling on how the day would be handled as far as timing and make sure they are amenable to a shot list. Some photojournalists are not. Posed family photographs are the lasting memory of your family. An experienced photographer can do it quickly and expertly.
4. How long after the wedding date (get this in writing)? Are they full resolution files?
5. What kind of equipment do you use? Are there tripods? Wires? Can people trip? Is it obtrusive? Ask about the quality of the cameras, lenses, and lighting. However, remember that it is not the camera that makes the photographs, it is the photographer.
6. What kind of insurance do you have?
7. Do you have backup equipment? What if the photographer is ill or cannot make it?
8. Can I see pictures from an entire wedding?
9. What type of albums do they provide? Review their albums, check that the photos are clear and sharp and the color is natural and true to life. The photographs should jump off the page and move you. Ask: If retouching been done? Is it included in the price?
10. Are there any extra fees or costs, such as travel, parking, accommodations, etc.?
11. Are you able to work overtime if asked to? And how much will it cost?
12. What will you be wearing?
Hope this helps.