Questions to ask a Wedding Photographer
Who will be photographing our wedding and how much experience does this person have?
Many studios try to increase their profits by hiring cheap, amateur photographers to photograph weddings for them. This means you can go to a studio, see a beautiful sample album, and choose that studio. You won’t realize until it’s too late that you’re stuck with a photographer who isn’t even capable of interacting professionally with you and your guests, much less of creating an album anything like what you saw in the studio!
Are the photographs in this sample album taken by our photographer?
I’ll be photographing your wedding personally, along with my candid photographer- Chris . I have been photographing weddings for over 25 years both in the United States and in Europe . I also have a background in fashion photography, so I know a thing or two about helping you look your best. Because I believe each couple deserves my undivided attention, I photograph only one wedding per day. As you might imagine, that means my schedule fills up rather quickly. So if I’m already booked for your date there is one other photographer whom I have trained myself and trust completely. His name is Vladimir , and he is an exceptional photographer with a lot of experience and a fun personality. And most importantly, he shares my commitment to helping you have the most fun and romantic day of your life.
Do we have to make all the big decisions up front?
Beware of studios that want you to commit to ordering an exact package or album the first time you meet with them. Most couples book their photographer right after their ceremony site and reception hall, so often times they are feeling pretty overwhelmed and don’t know exactly what they want. Some studios try to take advantage of this by pushing them to commit to more than they need before they have a chance to think about it and get a better idea of how their wedding day is going to go. The only thing you have to decide when you meet with us is whether you like us and want us to be at your wedding. We will discuss all of your options when we meet, but a lot of couples don’t decide exactly what they want to go with until later. That’s fine with us.
What will your photographer do to make your wedding album unique?
Many studios create albums through a factory style process, creating decent but rather boring albums. Because your relationship is different from anyone else, your album will be too. Creating your album is actually one of our favorite parts of our job. We really have a lot of fun designing each layout in a way that is creative, fun and unique. Down to the last detail, your album will illustrate the love, emotion and special relationships celebrated on your wedding day
Are there a lot of annoying fees that you’re not telling us about?
Some studios present a low initial price before you book without mentioning that they charge extra for things like converting a photograph to black and white, removing a zit from your forehead, going to a park, or taking more than 132 photographs.
That’s not our style. Choosing Accent Photography to photograph your wedding means you’ll automatically get unlimited photography locations on your wedding day, unlimited images photographed, a theater style presentation of all your wedding photographs, all your images posted online, and careful image enhancement of all the photographs you select for your album and for your portraits. After asking these questions, decide if you really like the photographer, as well as their work! Keep in mind that your photographer will be spending a lot of time with you, your family and your friends on one of the most important days of your life.You DON’T want them to be someone you don’t like!
How would you describe your role in my wedding?
You do NOT want a photographer who says something like: “Well, photography is really the most important part of your wedding. When the wedding is over, your flowers will be dead, your cake will be eaten, your dress won’t fit, etc. – but you’ll have your photos.” Why not? Because any photographer who believes the value of photography lies only in the finished pictures is neglecting half the point of photography. Photography is NOT the most important part of your wedding. The most important thing is that you and your finance absolutely love every moment of your special day and can fully relax and celebrate your love, excitement, and happiness. Any photographer who sees their job simply as giving you nice pictures afterward won’t be worried about helping you have fun. As far as they’re concerned, that’s not their job. This attitude is completely wrong because you and your fiance (as well as all your friends and families) will be spending at least three hours with your photographer on your WEDDING DAY. It does matter whether this person is focusing on helping you have fun and enjoy yourselves or just on getting technically accurate pictures. We’re as devoted to helping you have the best day of your life as we are to creating beautiful portraits and candid photographs that you’ll enjoy for the rest of your life. In fact, we actually have suggestions for making your day even more fun and romantic.
The Next Step:
If you like what you’ve read, give us a call as soon as possible to see if we are still available on your wedding date. Don’t let someone else reserve your date! You can call us at 7673-383-0589 and set up time to “chat” about your wedding day.