Posted on by Danielle Sopko

A picture is worth a thousand words. Make sure the person behind all your wedding pictures knows how to capture those “thousand-word” moments. The below questions will help you get to know your photographer, gauge a sense of their work-style, and ultimately decide who you want behind the camera lens on your big day.

  1. Do you have my date available (seems basic, but it’s necessary), and how far in advance do I need to book you?
  2. How would you describe both your photography-style and your working-style?
  3. How many weddings have you shot in your career? Have you done weddings similar to mine in size and style?
  4. Do you have a portfolio of recent work I can review?
  5. What happens if you’re ill? And, do you have proper business insurance?
  6. How long after the wedding will I get the proofs? (Will they be viewable online?) And, how long after I order my photos/album will I get them?
  7. May I have a list of references? (The photographer should not be hesitant to provide this).
  8. Have you ever worked with my florist/venue/DJ/coordinator/etc.? (Things go more smoothly when vendors have a a nice working relationship).
  9. What packages do you offer? (Do you include engagement photos in your package? Will I own all the digital rights to the photographers? How many hours of shoot time do we get with our package? Do you bring an assistance with your package?)
  10. When will I receive a written contract? (Pro tip: Don’t book a photographer who won’t provide a written contract). And, how much of a deposit do you require and when is it due?