It’s crucial to know that the person who is going to take the most important pictures of your life knows what they are doing. Imagine paying someone a large amount of money to preserve your most precious moments and the photos get lost, blurry, or they don’t show up. Trust me when I say I have heard some horror stories. It’s important as a photographer to understand all the worst-case scenarios, in order to ensure we are ready for every situation that is thrown at us. Here are 3 important questions to ask before hiring your wedding photographer to make sure all your moments are captured and preserved perfectly.
How do you ensure the safety of my photos?
This is the one of the most important questions to ask your wedding photographer. Imagine paying someone thousands of dollars to take photos of your once-in-a-lifetime event, and they lose them or their card becomes corrupt. What would you do? I am not trying to tell you this to scare you by any means. I just want you to be aware of the dangers and the reality of what can happen. This is, in my opinion, the most crucial question you should ask your photographer. How do they protect your photos? I shoot with dual cards that way I have two cards in case one becomes corrupt. I back up to four different places to ensure I have the photos accessible in case anything goes wrong. Lastly, I shoot with two cameras, god forbid something happens to one of them I have a backup that I can rely on.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
A wedding photographer’s portfolio is a reflection of their skills, style, and creativity. By reviewing their previous work, you can get a sense of their photography style, the moments they capture, and the overall quality of their images. Look for consistency in their portfolio and see if their style aligns with your vision for your wedding. Additionally, pay attention to the diversity of the weddings they have photographed to ensure they can adapt to different settings and lighting conditions. We are great at picking our best photos to showcase on the ol’ insta, or our websites. Make sure you like how they edit in difficult lighting situations.
What is your approach to capturing weddings?
Every photographer has a unique approach to capturing weddings. Some photographers prefer a traditional and formal style, while others (like me) specialize in a more candid and photojournalistic approach. It’s important to understand the photographer’s style and how they will document your wedding day. Discuss your preferences and expectations to ensure that their approach aligns with your vision. I personally love when my clients have Pinterest boards of photos they love and I can be sure to replicate some of the photos they have on their boards. I also ensure my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera by giving prompts and playing games. It is important to ask how your photographer will make sure you feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera to ensure you look your very best!
Hiring the right wedding photographer is an investment in preserving the memories of your special day for years to come. By asking the right questions before making a decision, you can ensure that you find a photographer who not only possesses the technical skills but also understands your vision and style. By reviewing their portfolio, understanding their approach, and discussing backup plans, you can make an informed choice and have peace of mind knowing that your wedding moments will be beautifully captured and preserved. If you are ready for a photographer who will go the extra mile to ensure your photos are safe and of the highest quality be sure to reach out. Let’s preserve all your most important memories!