Make or Break details
Are you available on 1-9-10?
Do you provide a written contract and guarantee of satisfaction?
What are your policies regarding proofs?
What are your policies regarding negatives?
What is the policy regarding rights to photos?
Finance / Money Commitment
Hours of service / Cost:
Depost, how much, when is it due?
Payments, partials, credit card, check card?
When is the final payment due?
Is gratuity included in the price?
If not, is it expected? What is is the percentage expected for the service charge?
Over time? Travel? Touch up? Web hosting? Proofs, Prints? Charges for these?
What are the refunds/cancellation terms?
What are your policies regarding delivery times?
Can I see a sample contract?
Personal details, Personal style, personal touch
Is photography your full time job, if not what do you do the rest of the week?
Why did you choose wedding photography as a career?
What kind of experience, background, and education do you have?
Have you received any formal classroom training as a photographer?
How long have you been a wedding photographer, and how many weddings have you photographed?
What’s your primary style? Posed and formal, relaxed, photojournalistic, creative, artistic, candid, traditional?
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?
Do you use black and white film when photographing in black and white?
How many pictures will you take?
Who is your most favorite photographer (not necessarily a wedding photographer)?
Have you ever been published in a photography journal/had a show, etc.?
Tell me how you select what you would photograph at my wedding?
What makes your photographs better or different than anybody else’s?
What are the reasons you think we should hire you?
Is this your recent work that I’m seeing?
What kind of input can we have on the direction of the shots? Can we give you a shot list to work from?
Can other people take photos while you are taking photos?
Have you handled events of my type and size before? Give me a size for an example
I’m looking for a photojournalistic photographer.
What is your definition of ‘photojournalism’?
Are you personally the photographer for our wedding?
A-If the answer is no: – if not answered above
When would we meet the photographer who we’d work with.
Where can I look to see our photographers work? Guaranteed our photographers work.
If our photographer is no longer with your studio on our date what will you do?
B-If you are talking to the photographer:
Are you a full-time photographer?
How many people will cover the event and what role will they play?
Is there an extra cost for your assistant or any others covering the event?
What time would you arrive to setup your equipment?
Do you bring backup equipment with you?
Have you ever photographed at either St. Odilia’s or The Mermaid?
Can we view those setting samples (all photos in wedding)?
Can I have 3-5 references? (Please list)Preferrably the same time of year or the same location as ours.