Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer | Buffalo, Batavia & Rochester, NY
Updated: Jan 7, 2022
Your wedding photographer should be guiding you through the planning process from start to finish. From your pre-wedding consult all the way to image delivery, there should be open communication and free-flowing information. BUT - if you’ve never hired a wedding photographer before, you may not know what information you should be expecting to receive.
Here are three things that you should know, and if you don’t - ASK!
1. What is included in the package I am purchasing for my wedding day?
This information should include the number of hours they will be present, as well as the
number of photographer and/or assistants present. They should also detail how many
images you can receive (this may be a range, but should not be left up to the
imagination). It is important that the expectations here are clear so that you are not
surprised the day of, or worse, afterward when it is far too late to make changes.
2. What can I expect from you on my wedding day?
Let the photographer tell you exactly how they plan to be a part of your wedding day.
Are they a more documentary style photographer, who captures the events only as they happen naturally? Or will they be helping to keep your time-line on track and ensure that the requested guests and bridal party members are in certain shots and locations (to the best of their ability). You will want to know if the photographer will be taking any breaks throughout the day as well how they will handle any other special requests or
situations you may have.
3. How and when will I receive my images?
Photographers can differ greatly on the timeline in which they deliver images as well as
the format. Be sure to ask upfront how long you will have to wait to receive your
wedding gallery. Wedding galleries are often large and take time to cull, edit, and
deliver so that you are receiving the best possible images from your day. That being
said, waiting can be tough when you are excited to see them, be sure you understand
how long that may take so you are not frustrated or disappointed if they are not done
when you thought they would be. Additionally, check with your photographer to see
how you will be receiving them. Most commonly, you will be watching your inbox for a
link to your online gallery, or your mailbox for a USB drive.
So much about having a wonderful experience with your wedding photographer is about transparency and knowing exactly what you can expect, from the day you have your initial consult, right up until those beautiful images are delivered.