- Whats 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?
- What kind of input can we have on the direction of the shots? Can we give you a shot list to work from?
- Are you the wedding photographer who will actually take our pictures? If not, can we meet the person who will be?
- Can we meet any assistants who will also be our taking pictures?
- How many times have you worked specifically as a wedding photographer? How many were similar to the size and formality of our wedding?
- How many other events will you also photograph that weekend?
- What kind of equipment will you bring with you? How intrusive will lighting, tripods, other equipment or assistants be?
- Do you develop your own film?
- Can we buy the negatives from you?
After youve asked these questions of your potential wedding photographer, there are several questions youll want to ask yourself:
- Do I like this person? Do I get along with them or get a good feeling from them?
- Do I like their work as a wedding photographer? Is it well lit, focused, well framed? Looking at their books, do I feel like I have a good feeling for the wedding?
Dont forget to call their references. While it may feel a bit awkward to call a stranger, it can be invaluable to have an outside opinion on a potential wedding photographer. Remember, your photographs will be one of the most lasting aspects of your wedding youll want to make sure you find the right wedding photographer for you.