Your wedding day is a day you’ll want to treasure forever! That is why selecting the perfect person to capture your big day can feel overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of questions to help you ensure you’re picking the perfect wedding photographer to capture your day!
Can We See Your Portfolio?
First things first, ask to see their past work. It’ll give you a clear picture of their style, expertise, and creativity. Believe it or not, photographers have different styles, and their photos look different from angles and hues to everything in between. You want to make sure that the photographer you choose has a portfolio that you love.
How Would You Describe Your Style?
Every photographer has a unique style. Are they traditional, photojournalistic, candid, or do they prefer capturing artistic shots? Knowing this helps ensure their style aligns with your vision. Going into the conversation, have an idea of what the different styles are, so you know you’re making the right choice.
Do You Have Experience With Our Venue Choice?
If they’ve worked at your venue before, they’ll know the best spots for great photos. If not, ask if they plan to explore the location beforehand. We have a curated list of our recommended vendors who have worked at our venue in the past that include photographers who take the perfect shots to capture the love and joy on your wedding day!
Can We Give You A Shot List?
If you have specific moments or people that you want photographed, let them know! See if they’re open to working with a shot list provided by you. Most photographers should have no problem with this because you’re the client and what you want matters the most. Be open to recommendations from photographers as well. They have been in the business for a number of years and know what photographs well and how to bring out the best in your wedding party and guests.
What’s Included In Your Packages?
Understand what their packages include, like the number of hours, second photographers, and what they provide post-wedding (digital copies, photo albums, etc.). Every photographer is different, and you want to be sure that you’re comparing similar packages when looking at prices.
What’s Your Plan For Lighting?
Good lighting is essential for capturing the perfect photos. Check if they’re equipped to handle all types of lighting conditions, especially if you’re having an evening or indoor event.
How Long Until We Get The Photos?
The anticipation of seeing your wedding photos can be tough, so it’s good to know when you can expect to have them in your hands. Some photographers release photos shortly after the wedding (sneak peeks), while others take longer to edit. You want to make sure that your expectations align with reality.
Your Picture-Perfect Venue
Having a gorgeous wedding venue like The Park Savoy means half the job is done for your photographer. Our stunning architecture, manicured gardens, and crystal chandeliers offer the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. With its charm and elegance, it’s no wonder that photographers love taking pictures here as much as couples love getting married here. Get in touch with us to book your unforgettable wedding today.