I think Morgan and Chuck couldn’t have made my 4AM alarm better. I spent the morning with these two walking around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria capturing their engagement photos, and let me tell you, it was such a fun time. I didn’t even feel like I got less sleep than usual (it was probably the Starbucks though, let’s be honest).
The For Bride’s Series:
YAY! It’s that time of the year, brides! I love the Holidays + Valentine’s Day because that means more couples, and more couples mean more consultations! I’ve typed up a few very important and detailed questions that YOU should ask your wedding photographer when you meet with them. Being a photographer myself, some of these caught me off guard (like #6*).
This is extremely vital in your consultations with photographers. Everyone has a different style, and if you’ve checked out their website you should be familiar with it (light, airy, moody, dark, etc.). If they don’t know how to describe their style, then it might be a mix of both! Just make sure it fits you and what you want on your special day.
Talking logistics like package pricing, second shooter fees, and extra hours is extremely important. Getting as many details as possible and limiting any miscommunications should be the goal!
If they haven’t, that’s no big deal! A good question to ask if they haven’t is if they will check out those venues before your special day. This would be a great request if you’d prefer that they have experience at those places.
Most photographers I know shoot digitally, but sometimes you’ll come across film photographers! Guys, these photographers are insanely talented and know how to get the perfect shot just by adjusting settings. If digital is more your style, great! Into film? That’s cool too! Just make sure you know which area your photographer specializes in.
This gives really wonderful insight into how the photographer captures your entire day, as well as the setup of your gallery! It will make the gallery delivery process that much smoother because you already know how to navigate the delivery site! Plus, you get to see glimpses of how the photographer captures the day! Win:Win situation here, friend.
The first time I was asked this question I was so caught off guard. It took me a minute to think about, but I eventually came up with an answer (hint: under promising and over-delivering) and got my DREAM couple! Ask your photographer what makes them special!
The logistics of your wedding photographer shouldn’t be too complicated, but there are things like contracts, questionnaires, and deposits that you should be aware of! If they haven’t informed you about this process yet, simply ask!
A question that lights my soul on fire. Please ask your photographer this; they’re going to be so excited to show you their favorite parts of a wedding day.
Eeep! What a sweet question! This one always makes me tear up — I just love weddings so much. I guarantee when asking this question your photographer’s eyes will light up. You’ll be able to see the passion within them for something.
Even though its stated in my contract that dinner should be provided, the fact that couples think about asking me personally is the sweetest thing!! I’m a foodie at heart and this question makes me feel like the couple really cares about how I’m reenergized during a long wedding day,
Want to take these questions with you? Click here to download them!
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