Are you hiring a wedding photographer? Be careful! Don’t end up hiring a douchebag. According to Cinestoryfilms, an expert in Los Angeles wedding photography and videography you need to ask questions about these topics before hiring.
- Terms and conditions
- Styles he/she can cover
- Previous wedding album
- Package rate and what’s in it
- Procedure of delivering pictures
- Previous experience on the venue
- Preparation in case of emergency
- Procedure of ordering print after final delivery
- His/her favorite part of wedding photography
- Frequency of weddings he/she covers per season
Naturally, we don’t give a look in long written terms and conditions. But in terms of hiring a wedding photographer, you must need to know his/her terms and conditions at the first place. It may include the amount to be paid up front, is it returnable or not, the arrangement of transportation and other costs which will not be written in packages. So, ask about it first.
Styles he/she can cover:
Every photographer has his own style. Everybody is good at capturing some specific styles. Some pro photographers are good at creating their own style. You need to check if your photographer is comfortable with your preferred style.
Previous wedding album:
A portfolio is easy to make for any photographer. You need to check his nature in photography by observing some wedding albums. If you see there is a common theme which is applied during editing of photos, be sure that this photographer is hiding his incompetency through editing.
Package rate and what’s in it:
Everybody has a budget for their wedding photography so do you. You need to go through the packages of the photographer. Generally, packages include the number of photographers, time coverage drone availability, etc. You can optimize your package according to your need.
Procedure of delivering pictures:
How can your photographer deliver pictures? In which device, is it a floppy disc or a flash drive? How fast can he deliver pictures? Nowadays couples like their wedding photos to be delivered in the evening.
Previous experience on the venue:
Photography is an art. If a photographer knows a venue well, he can plan his shots accordingly. So he needs to be familiar with the venue. It is better to hire a photographer who has experience of working on the same venue.
Preparation in case of emergency:
There are number of things that can go wrong in a wedding day. The weather may be rainy. Camera may not work. Flash may not work properly. Ask about preparations of your photographer in case of emergency.
Procedure of ordering print after final delivery:
Sometimes you as well as your relatives will need to print some of your pictures. Ask about the procedure if the photographer does not own a studio. Ask if you can print from somewhere else using the digital files he has given to you.
His/her favorite part of wedding photography:
Photography is a passion. You will know within 5minutes of talking if your photographer is passionate or not. If you don’t understand then ask about his favorite part of wedding photography. The type of answer will ring a bell.
Frequency of weddings he/she covers per season:
Last but not the least, a photographer can advertise about his rough schedule so that you can assume he is being wanted by everyone. Don’t assume, ask directly about the frequency of wedding coverage per year or per season. Once he speaks out, you will get your data. Wait a minute. I don’t know what to ask my wedding videographer!! What do you think, what should I ask my wedding videographer?