- Is my date available?
- How far in advance do I need to book with you?
- Will you be the one shooting my wedding?
- Will you have any assistants with you on the special day?
- What is the backup plan if you are unable to shoot my event for an unexpected reason?
- How many events do you typically photograph each weekend?
- How many years of experience do you have photographing events?
- What types of events have you photographed? What percentage of work is composed of weddings?
- Can you share galleries of recent events photographed?
- Do you have experience shooting at our ceremony and reception venue? If you don’t, do you plan to check it out in advance?
- Do you have experience working with my event planner, videographer, florist, or DJ?
- What is your photography style?
Pricing & Packages
- What is included in the standard package?
- Do I have the ability to customize a package?
- How many photographers or videographers will be covering the event (including second shooter or assistants)?
- Is there a fee for additional shooters?
- Are any other events included in the package (such as engagement shoot or rehearsal dinner)?
- How many hours of coverage are included in the package?
- Do you offer overtime and what is the hourly rate?
- What is the cost of retouching, color adjustments, special effects or corrective services?
- How far do you travel? Is there a fee if you travel outside that zone?
- What other extra options do you offer?
Prints, Videos & Albums
- Can we order directly from you?
- Are prints, albums or videos included in your package? How many are included?
- What are the sizes of the prints or albums and the length of the videos or films?
- What type of album do you offer?
- Can I help design the album?
- Do you provide assistance selecting images and designing the album?
- When will I see the proofs? Are they edited before or after I see them?
- When will I receive the prints, videos or albums?
- How will they be delivered?
- Will they be accessible online and for how long?
- Will we receive the negatives and/or high resolution digital images? Is there a fee for them?
- Will we have the rights to the images? What are the restrictions for sharing photos online or for publication? Will the photos be watermarked or stamped with your logo?
- What type of equipment do you use?
- Do you carry backup equipment?
- Are you shooting in digital or film format or both?
- Do you shoot in color and black & white? What is the percentage of each?
- Do you bring your own lighting?
- How do you collaborate with a videographer?
- How should I time hair and makeup with your arrival?
- When will we receive the contract?
- How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due?
- Do you accept payments in installations?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- What is your refund or cancellation policy?
- Do you have liability insurance? Does it cover your assistants, as well?
- How will you and your assistants be dressed?
- Can we request a list of specific shots we would like aka a “shot list”?
- How far in advance do you need the timeline and shot list?