10 questions you must ask the photographer of your wedding, well, you don’t have to, but we do recommend you ask these questions to the photographer of your wedding…
1.How many years have you been working as a photographer?
It is obvious, years of experience are important, but not only as a photographer, but as a wedding photographer. Let’s see, it is not the same to be a fashion photographer or an advertising photographer than a wedding photographer, yes, a wedding photographer, is somewhat of a fashion photographer during the photo session of the bride or of the newlyweds, but he is more of a documentary photographer, and as such. he must also have information about the ceremony he will document, he must have a touch of quick improvisation.
2.Would you be present at my wedding?
There are many companies, like ours, with a number of photographers, that’s not bad, but what is important is to know who shall go, to see his photos, but also, to have a meeting with the photographer to feel the energy between you and him, to realize that your wedding photographer is cool. and gives you a sense of security, this is very important. In fact, we believe that 50% of a good wedding picture, is the energy or attitude of the photographer with the newlyweds and their family… if the photographer is friendly, he shall mix with the family during the party, and his presence during the ceremony seems invisible, on the other hand, if the photographer has bad vibes… well, it’s better not to think about that…
3. What type of camera do you use?
Time and again we hear, IT IS NOT THE INDIAN, IT’S THE ARROW… it doesn’t matter what camera you use, what is important is the eye. That is a lie, not a big lie, but a lie. Let’s see, with a pocket camera of 100 Euros, you could make artistic photos during a trip to India, but for a wedding it will be very limited.
4.What kind of optics do you use?
It is the same with optics, we believe it is important to have a set of good quality lens, this could be one of the questions to your wedding photographer, you might think it is not relevant, and you might never know if he uses those lens… but we believe it is important to measure his professional skill.
5. In what resolution would you deliver the photos of my wedding?
This is important, some photographers think their business is to print photos, that is the reason they deliver low resolution photos, and in case the newlyweds wish to print photos they have to contact him. We consider this is playing tricks. You have to ask for high resolution photos.
6. Do you use watermark?
That is not worth a comment, if he delivers the photos with some watermark….PLEASE RUN AWAY NOW….
7. What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
If the photographer answers: It doesn’t matter, great… a creative photographer doesn’t care, if he says something else to worry you… he is not reliable.
8. Would you take photos during the party?
We believe a wedding without good photos of the party, is absolutely an incomplete wedding… but well, it’s an opinion…
9. Do you have accident insurance?
Well, this is one of those questions to your wedding photographer with the only intention of finding out if he is a real professional. The real professionals are autonomous and have accident insurance.
10.How long do you take to deliver the photos?
This is not so important, some people deliver them within a week, they are not very professional, other photographers deliver them without editing, what is important is that you feel comfortable with the time delivery and you reach a clear and sound agreement with the photographer.
We hope these questions to your wedding photographer are helpful for choosing the person who shall have the responsibility to register and capture the most important day of your life…