They’re all over Pinterest and have an entire section in your wedding planning binder: The List of Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer.
We’re all about taking the time to make sure your potential wedding photographer not only creates the images you want, but who can also match the expectations you have for your wedding day.
There are dozens of amazing wedding photographers for you to choose from who are unique in their vision and artistry. No wonder Pinterest gives you a 2-page list of questions to ask!
Questions about the most memorable wedding we’ve ever shot or if we have solutions for potential weather don’t bother us at all, honestly. If it’s something you’re concerned about for a specific reason, ask away!
But if you’re just running down a pre-made list because you’re a little overwhelmed at not knowing what to ask, it’s okay! So many of our J&A Couples come to their first coffee date knowing that they want something amazing, but they can’t really define it into words.
You know that questions are important, though, even if it’s just to help you feel confident that these photographers will meet the expectations you aren’t totally sure how to put into words.
So what questions matter?
Honestly, the important questions are going to look a little different for every bride and groom. What matters to you might not be important to another engaged couple. This list is to help you figure out what you care about, what you don’t, and how to distinguish between the two.
None of these questions have a right or a wrong answer. For example, a photographer who has you select printed art instead of automatically giving you the full gallery of images isn’t doing anything “wrong”. It’s just different from those who freely give the digitals. Did you know that some couples prefer that route? It’s all about finding the perfect fit for you!
Here are some questions to get you started.
The most important question you can ask is the one that matters most to you.
When you think about your wedding day and how you want your pictures and/or experience to turn out, what do you want the final result to be?
You might not care exactly how many images are in the final gallery, but you care about how gracefully your photographers will be able to handle a potentially difficult family situation.
Maybe you totally trust all the photographers you interviewed to produce beautiful pictures, but you’re really searching for someone who will make you feel confident and comfortable throughout the entire process.
There’s not a one-size-fits-all perfect list of questions because every bride is so different. Browse through all the lists if you want, but don’t let the insignificant questions bog you down.
The whole point of all these questions is to find a photographer who is an amazing fit for your wedding day vision and your personality.
We think finding the right photographer is so important that we created an entire guide to help you find yours! You can download it absolutely free right here.
Photographers, wedding planners, brides! We want to hear from YOU! What questions do you think really matter when it comes to finding the right wedding photographer?
P.S. Looking for more wedding planning tips? Don’t miss our post on Quick Tips for Your Wedding Day Timeline!
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