Choosing a photographer for your wedding day is kind of a big deal. Here are some things to consider when narrowing down your options:
There are some photographers that specialize in portraits, and some in wedding photojournalism. Wedding photojournalism is something that has become more popular in the past decade due to its ability to capture candid moments that really bring the photos to life.
After you make those essential decisions, it's time to pick a few photographers and meet with them. Here are some important questions to keep in mind when interviewing your selections:
- Ask if they are the ones who will be photographing your wedding, and if the samples you are viewing are from their portfolio. If not, ask to meet the photographer that will be shooting your wedding and check out samples from their past events.
- What is included in the packages, and what is the breakdown of costs. Ask if there is a way to customize a package to fit your needs and ideal budget.
- Will an assistant be used? If so, is that an added fee?
- What is the estimated time frame for finished photos?
- Are CDs, proofs, and photo albums an added cost?
- How many rolls of film do they typically use, and what is the cost per roll?