What questions should you ask when you interview a wedding photographer?
This week we will focus on what you should look for in a studio while you are looking at who will be the best fit for you.
Whether you found the list of photographers in front of you through a Google search, a bridal show or recommendations from friends, look over the studio’s website before you call to see if you like their style.
If you do, reach out to them either through email or a phone call and set up an appointment to talk to them. Whether they list a starting cost or not, whether the starting cost seems outside of your budget or not, set up an appointment. You never know what they include in their price until you talk to them, and you may be surprised to find that they include it all, making the cost a practical one.
When you meet with them, make sure that you and your fiancé both go if at all possible.
When meeting with a wedding photographer, pay attention to the following:
Is the photographer you are meeting with friendly and approachable?
If you meet them at their studio, what does the artwork hanging on the walls look like? Studios hang their best work on their walls.
Is the person you are meeting with at least one of the photography team or a sales person?
Do they listen to you and ask you questions, or do they launch right into the sales pitch.
What do they include in their price? Is it just a few hours and a CD, or are products such as an album included?
Do they shoot alone or do they use a team? If they use a team, do they charge extra for the second shooter?
Do they offer to help you plan your wedding day and work with your vendors, or will you sign with them and not see them until your wedding day?
Are they pushy and demand you sign now or you will loose them, or do they give you time to think?
Feel free to take this list with you to help you remember what to look for when talking to photography studios.
In our next email, we will give you some tips on what questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line.