Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Photographer!

Wedding photographs allow you to relive every emotion and detail of your special day for the rest of your lives. Therefore, choosing the right photographer is just as important as choosing the right tuxedo or dress. Each photographer has their own style, equipment, methods, prices, packages, and schedules. Therefore, it is important to know what questions to ask in order to get what you truly want out of working with them. Here are the top 5 questions that we at The Views at Superstition suggest finding the perfect photographer for your event:

1. Can we set up an engagement session?

Think of this session as a meet and greet. You will have the chance to see if your personalities mesh, as well as have the ability to see how they operate in their element. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to get familiar with being in front of the camera and try out some new poses, sets, or props.

2. Are they willing to work with a list of “do” or “don’t” shots?

As a professional, your photographer will know how to capture all of the special moments of your wedding day, but if there are any shots that you MUST have, you need to communicate that to them. This could range from highlighting handmade centerpieces to getting a photo with your favorite Aunt who traveled across the country to celebrate with you. On the other hand, there may be either traditional or out-of-the-box shots that you are not wanting to have. If that is the case, make sure you also communicate those expectations clearly.

3. Can we see complete photos from a past wedding?

You want to see the full spectrum of your potential photographer’s work, not just the best images in their portfolio. This will show you their knowledge, style, and experience, as well as give you ideas about what shots are either important or unimportant to you. Start jotting down what you love about their work and anything you are not a fan of. This way, they can meet, and hopefully exceed your expectations.

4. How will they share your photos with you after they’re complete and edited?

It is important to ask how you will gain access to your photos. Some photographers have gone completely digital, while others still give out a disk or flash drive of your images. So, don’t hesitate to ask if you will receive a disk or portal access with full rights to these images. It’s also good to ask about how soon you can expect to see your photos after your event.

5. Are there extra charges for overtime or any other additional fees I need to know about?

The last thing you want is surprises! Just in case your event runs longer than expected, it is good to know what possible fees will be charged to your account. This ensures that all expectations between you and the photographer are the same.

Commemorating your wedding through images is one of the most important aspects of wedding planning. Hiring the right photographer ensures that you will be able to relive these memories for decades. The staff at The Views at Superstition want to aid you in this process. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of our Preferred Professionals on our website. You can access it at https://theviewsatsuperstition.com/preferred-professionals/. If you have other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us by phone at 480-671-3311 or via email at events@theviewsatsuperstition.com. We understand that weddings are timeless treasures that can bring everlasting joy, so let us help you with capturing the delight and beauty of your special day!