(Closed) Photog interviews…how long does/did it take?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours took less than half an hour, but we were already pretty set on having her, so that might have shortened it.

Post # 4
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it depends…

My first photog interview was a little over an hour long.  I had a lot of questions and he talked WAAAAY too much.  I would plan 30-45 minutes for each plus travel time.

Post # 5
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It depends, I’d space at least 2 hours between each one. Some meetings go 15 mins, others 30, others about an hour. You want time to drive to the next meeting & have a bit of a break to process everything. Unless its not too far to go, maybe like 1 1/2 hours between instead? You don’t want to be rushed & you don’t want to rush your photog. Some photographers have a lot to say & some photographers listen more to what you’re saying. You should feel that you “click” with your photog.

I would arrange the meetings to the one you want to go with the most, then your 2nd choice, than your 3rd choice. If you meet with #1 & for sure want to go with him, than cancel your meetings with #2 & 3 & sign with #1. If you’re not 100% sure, than meet with all 3. Just be sure before you sign with anyone, that you read the entire contract & go over questions you have. Also, if they say “we can change that”, get it in writing before you sign.

Post # 7
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ours took 2 beers long.  🙂  She ended up showing us her portfolio, we asked all of our questions and then we sort of hung out.  Although I had seen her in action at a wedding a few months earlier so that helped the process.  I would think that your first appt will take longer than your last one since you’ll know more the questions you want to ask and you’ll already be comparing the 3.  I would plan on an hour just in case.

Post # 8
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think ours took maybe 40 minutes.

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