Seriously guys, wedding planning can be a LOT. There are so many moving pieces that sometimes things like “questions to ask your wedding photographer before you hire them” just kind of slip through the cracks. So today I’m gonna break down four questions to ask & why I think you should as them.
Ok, I know that NO ONE wants to think about this happening. I get it…BUT what happens if you decide to run away & elope after you book a photographer? Or someone close to you gets very sick & you need to speed up the wedding or move the date? I know that you don’t want to think about this but dude, life happens. So make sure you know how your photographer’s game plan for if something like this happens.
It’s also important from a financial/contract perspective to know this. For example, at Greenhouse, our policy is that if your wedding day is rescheduled or moved, that we will do everything in our power to transfer coverage & payments to your new wedding day without any fees! And in the not likely chance that you decide to cancel your wedding, we will do our best to rebook your wedding day with another wedding so that we can offer you as much of a refund as possible! However, this is not the case for every photographer so make sure you ask!
I get this question a lot & I LOVE IT!! Because I also don’t know what to do with my hands when I’m in front of the camera haha BUT as a photographer I know how to help you have fun & feel comfortable. And whoever you choose to photographer you wedding needs to be able to do that too!
Because let’s be real, if you’re not a professional model, you probably don’t step in front of a real camera that often….(selfies don’t count guys, they’re different haha). So knowing that your photographer is going to help ya feel super chill is so freakin important!
Ok so the other day I posted on instagram about planning session & why I do them & what they are. (If you want to know more about planning sessions, check out that insta post here). And I had an old friend message me saying that she wished her photographer had done this because there were photos that she didn’t get on her wedding day!
LIKE WHAT. Noooo that’s not ok. These moments are too special to let stuff like that happen!! So make sure that whoever you hire for your wedding day is going to get you every photo you need! Because there are no do-overs here guys.
So really make sure you hire someone who is ready to help you prioritize your photo list & will also get shit done for you!
Probably the least sexy of all topics but here’s why this is important…if you want a reputable company to photograph your wedding, then they need to be registered, paying taxes, AND HAVE INSURANCE.
Insurance is such a big one because any photographer who is not covered could potentially break their camera a week before your wedding & have no way to pay to fix it. BUT if they have insurance, then they’re covered & you’re covered!! There is absolutely no reason a photographer should be working without insurance because ultimately it’s bad for everyone! So even though this question isn’t super exciting, it is super important!!
Have other questions that you want to ask a wedding photographer? Hit us up & we can answer ALL the questions you have!