(Closed) Questions to ask photographer at first meeting?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Here are some questions I emailed to the wedding photographers I contacted. Hope this helps.

1. Do you shoot in film, digital, or both?

2. Do you have backup equipment in case something breaks? And is there a backup photographer in case of emergencies?

3. Approximately how many photos do you take per event/per hour? Will we get the digital negatives of everything that you shoot?

4. Do you shoot in color or black and white? Or both? Do you shoot in a digital format that can create both color and b/w versions of the same picture?

5. How long have you been a wedding photographer, and how many weddings have you photographed?

6. What are your criteria for choosing what you would photograph at my wedding?

7. What is your payment schedule (deposit, final payments, etc.)?

8. Can you provide any references?

Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmmm…I would ask for tips on what kind of makeup she thinks photographs well. Also, what kinds of colors and things to wear. Oh, and if there are any props you should bring…what to expect.

Edited to add: I mainly answered those things because I figured you already asked the basics when you booked Cool

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmm, I’d ask her if she brings back up equipment.  I don’t know if that’s a typical question, but it was important for me to ask.  I wanted to know that, in the event a camera breaks, they’ll have another one on hand.  Imagine if it breaks and there’s no back up, you don’t have professional pictures!  Ah! 

Post # 6
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

danadelphi- Oooh good questions, I’ll be writing these down!

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