These are just some helpful question to ask your chosen photography in order to ensure that you are getting the best out of the memories that they will give you! They are simple and there are certain answers that they should give you when you want to know specific things such as “Have you shot at my venue before, do you know the layout?” or “Do you have a limited amount of images that you will edit?”
Before you start to question your photographer you should decide what direction you want, you need to figure out what you want to do with your photos and how you would like them to be! Do your research before to make sure you are choosing the right photographer but as precaution you need to ask questions as well.
Some of the first questions you should ask are: What is your preferred style of photography?, How many weddings have you shot in your career?, if they are shooting more then one wedding on your specific day make sure to ask what times in order for times and making sure there is not over lap and a definite time in between them to have them get to your wedding and where you need them to be on time, Do you have your own lighting? if you would like your photos set up a certain way you need to make sure that they have the right equipment to make that happen for you, See if they work form a shot list and if they do then for sure ask to see it and then follow up by asking to see if they can provide specific shots for you, How many hours are included in a package of your choice?, do you bring a second shooter? If they don’t ask them if they could in order to capture all the emotion and raw moments within a wedding!! There are so many questions and answers that you need on your day, it can be stressful!
The fact that you have to put this in the hands of someone else is a bit frightening but you have to trust them enough to make sure that they will get the shots that you want. You have to get to know them, figure out their style and help them get to know you and what your likes and dislikes are!
Make sure you capture your day perfectly so you can remember it for a lifetime!! A picture is truly worth a thousand words!
OUDALOVA E&D SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - Kelsey Wallace