(Closed) Photographer price quote attached – what follow up questions do i need to ask?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

How many edited high resolution photos can I expect to receive per hour hired? An estimate based on previous weddings should give an idea.

Do you provide a print release so I can make my own prints?

Who decides if you should stay 7 or 9 hours?

Do you have a travel fee?


Just at the top of my head.

Post # 4
1161 posts
Bumble bee

magnoliabee:  Who has copyright on the images Also, all my quotes included an album. I can’t seem to see anywhere yours does so I’d also ask how much an album would cost

Post # 5
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

cpick:  the photographer should always keep copyright. They give out a release stating you can make copies.

Post # 6
1161 posts
Bumble bee

zarethacosta:  Our contract with our photographer says we have ‘full non-commercial copyright’ of all our images

Post # 7
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I guess some photographers do things differently. It’s not something you need though. Unless you don’t want the photos online. 

Post # 8
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


magnoliabee:  Is that for just 1 photographer? Do you get rights to the pictures to print yourself, or do you have to print through her?

Post # 9
14948 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Looks pretty standard to me.  Only thing missing to me may be if you need/want a second shooter, what the turn around time to get your pictures back is.

Post # 10
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

How much per hour if you exceed the 9 hours?  Or can additional time be added up front?  That can be a HUGE expense if you plan on them being there early and staying late. 

Are all the images high resolution? Some photographers will give you a CD or flash drive, but the images look terrible if printed larger than 4×6.  This is so you are forced to order larger prints from them.

Are all thier files backed up digitally and how long will they remian backed up (i have access to my online gallery for 10 years)?  Do they use two cards in their cameras?

Is there a second shooter?  If so, are they there for the 7-9 hours?

Someone else mentioned, but about how many shots per hour?

Is there a limit on locations?  You getting ready, him getting ready, shot before wedding, wedding site, reception site, arrival at hotel after etc.  If there is a limit, what is the travel fee.

How long does it take to get photos back?  You dont want to be waiting months for your pictures. 

Post # 11
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida


magnoliabee:  Do they have any package deals? Mine came with All day wedding coverage, High Res DVD of all images, Print release,  a 16×20 canvas, bridal session (day of or at another time) and engagement session and a 20 page album. If i wanted to add on a Boudior session it was 20% off

Post # 12
2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

cpick:  the photographer is giving u print rights and the rights to publish photos on websites like social media that do not bring u any monetary gain. However, he or she is definitely keeping full copyright as he or she still owns the photos as they are their body of work. They call it copyright to the client so that the client pretty much understands that they can put the pics in blogs, forums, social media and print wherever they want. But I guarantee u that ur photog is not releasing FULL copyright and ownership of ur photos or u would be paying ALOT more on top of the regular fees. Full copyright and ownership release is different than standard client print and publish rights.

Post # 14
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

DO they have a backup photog if they’re sick, in an accident, unable to shoot for any reason?

Are photos edited?

Do you get ALL the photos or just the edited ones?


Post # 15
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015


How many weddings have you done?  Do you have a portfolio I can look at?

How many photographs are typically included in that timeframe?

If you are sick or somehow unable to shoot the wedding, what is your contingency plan?

Do you edit all the photos?  Is it possible to get some unedited?

What equipment do you shoot with and what resolution will the pictures come in?

How long have you been in business?

Do you have liability insurance?

Do we get full rights to the images to print wherever we like?

How long will it take for me to get my images back?

What is your shooting style?  Do you sit back and let things happen or do you make them happen?

What is your policy on family/friends taking pictures while you are?  (For example, my photographer is going to allow them 30 seconds during the posed photos to take all the pictures they want, but they must be standing behind him.)

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