Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

Hiring a photographer isn’t an everyday occurrence for you. You work with professional photographers only for special events when you want to ensure that an expert captures the moments in pictures.

After you say the I do and the wedding is over, the mementos are all that’s left from this special day. So, as you’ve may already guessed, choosing a professional photographer who understands what you want and who can expertly shoot the special moments requires patience and research. It’s essential to do ample research and narrow the list to a couple of photographers you’d love to collaborate with. Then you can get to the interviewing phase where you contact them and ask them a couple of questions to ensure that they’re the right fit for your event.

What questions should you ask to determine if they provide the right services? First and foremost, check if they’re available on your wedding day. Then you can dive deeper into asking other questions that can help you understand what to expect from working with them.

How long have you been a professional wedding photographer?

When you work with an experienced fotograf elverum you can be confident that they’ll create the best mementos to preserve your memories from your special day. So it’s important to find out how many weddings they shot in the past and how many years of experience they have. Hiring someone with less experience isn’t necessarily bad, but you should consider the experience when making the final decision because it can impact their services’ quality.

Can you describe your photography style?

The photographer can be the best in the business in terms of quality and skills, but their style and aesthetic may not match your wedding vision and preferences. So you should ensure that their personal style is the best fit for you. Discuss with your partner what you’d expect from a fotograf on your wedding day and share your thoughts with the photographer during the interview to determine if they agree.    

What is your editing style?

By now, you probably know that photographers don’t add the rough photos to the wedding albums they offer to their clients. So, their editing style can influence the result and you need to touch this aspect during the interview. Check on their social media and in the portfolio, they provide if their style if moody, bright, or timeless. You should also ask the photographer how they achieve a cohesive look when the photos are taken in different lighting situations.

Can I see a full wedding gallery?

You probably know the saying that pictures speak louder than words. In addition to the answers the photographer gives, you should also check their work. In particular you should ask them to offer a full wedding gallery. Their social media profiles usually offer only the best shots, but the gallery includes all pictures from the event. If you know one of their former clients you can ask them to show you the photos and share with you the highlights of their experience.