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Q
UESTIONS TO ASK PROSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Company Name:
Contact Name:
Address:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Website Address:
  1. Will you personally photograph our wedding?
  2. If not, when can we meet the photographer whose work I'm seeing so I can see if I feel comfortable with that person and see if we are on the same wavelength?
  3. If you are not talking to the photographer, ask what the studio does in case the photographer you want no longer works for the studio on your wedding day.
  4. Are you a full-time photographer?
  5. What do you do the rest of the week?
  6. What kind of experience, background, and education do you have?
  7. Have you received any formal classroom training as a photographer?
  8. Have you handled events of my type and size before?
  9. What are the reasons you think we should hire you?
  10. Is this your recent work that I'm seeing?
  11. Do you use color, black & white or infrared film?
  12. I'm looking for a photojournalistic photographer. What is your definition of "photojournalism?"
  13. What are your criteria for choosing what you would photograph at my wedding?
  14. How do you know how many pictures to take?
  15. Who is your most favorite photographer (not necessarily a wedding photographer)?
  16. Have you ever been published in a photography journal or had a show?
  17. What differentiates your photographs from somebody else's?
  18. What time do you arrive to set up your equipment?
  19. Do you bring backup equipment with you?
  20. What is your contingency plan if you get sick, stranded, break a leg, etc.?
  21. How many people will cover the event?
  22. Do you provide a written contract and guarantee?
  23. What are your policies regarding proofs?
  24. What are your policies regarding negatives?
  25. What are your policies regarding delivery times?
  26. Is a deposit required? If so, how much?
  27. When is the deposit due?
  28. May I make partial payments?
  29. When is the final payment due?
  30. Is gratuity included in the price?
  31. If not, what is the percentage of the service charge?
  32. What percentage are the taxes?
  33. What is the overtime charge?
  34. Are there any additional charges not mentioned? (i.e. travel)
  35. What are the refunds or cancellation terms?
  36. Package 1:
    Cost of Package 1:
  37. Package 2:
    Cost of Package 2:
  38. Package 3:
    Cost of Package 3:

A question to ask yourself: Has the photographer answered your personal vision?

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