For many couples their wedding is their first opportunity to invest in the first major purchase together. Most couples have never been married before and therefore have never hired wedding vendors before. And most people only experience with having professional photos taken happened during their senior portraits. Let’s face it, you are considering commissioning an artist to capture incredibly moving moments and create amazing artistic portraits of you on your wedding day and you don’t know where to begin. You want to know what questions you should ask when interviewing your wedding photographer. These are the Top 25 Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer:

1.) How many years have you been photographing weddings? 

2.) How many weddings have you captured?

3.) May I see an entire wedding from start to finish (and not just your favorite highlights)?

4.) Are you insured?

5.) Do you work with a talented second photographer? May I see their portfolio?

6.) Are you a member of any professional organizations?

7.) Do you have back-up equipment?

8.) What happens if you get sick? Do you have a back-up photographer?

9.) How do you back-up my Digital Files?

10.) Do I receive a license to reproduce my images? 

11.) What can/can’t I do with my Digital Files?

12.) Do you retouch or enhance my Digital Files?

13.) How many weddings do you capture a weekend?

14.) Will you be the only person I meet with and the one who will photographing my wedding?

15.) How many hours of coverage do we receive?

16.) How much is overtime?

17.) How much is required to book your services?

18.) When is our remaining balance due?

19.) How long does it take to process and deliver my gallery?

20.) When will I receive my Digital Files?

21.) Will you capture a shot list of my favorite photos? 

22.) Will you capture a list of family portraits?

23.) Do I own the copyright to my photos?

24.) Do you bring your own lighting?

25.) Can you send me all your pricing? 

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