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Questions to ask prospective photographers

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#1 Mrs.Morley

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    Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:01 PM

    I thought I would post a list of questions for everyone that is looking for a photographer...

    Just remember, it's all about who you are comfortable with.

    Are you the wedding photographer who will actually take our pictures?
    Will you have an assistant?
    What’s your primary style? Posed and formal, relaxed, photojournalistic, creative, artistic, candid, traditional?
    Do you shoot in color or black and white? Or both? Do you shoot in a digital format that can create both color and b/w versions of the same picture?
    What kind of input can we have on the direction of the shots? Can we give you a list to work from?
    How many weddings have you photographed?
    Do you develop your own film?
    Can we buy the negatives from you?
    Can other people take photos while you are taking photos?
    How many photos will you take overall?
    What time do you arrive to setup your equipment?
    Hours of service:
    Do you bring backup equipment with you?
    How many people will cover the event?
    Do you provide a written contract and guarantee?
    What are your policies regarding delivery times?
    When is the deposit due?
    Is gratuity included in the price? If not, what is the percentage of the service charge?
    What percentage are the taxes?
    What is the overtime charge?
    Are there any additional charges not mentioned? (i.e. travel)
    What are the refunds/cancellation terms?
    What are your criteria for choosing what you would photograph at my wedding?
    Ask to see complete wedding coverages, not just end products.

    #2 LisaG

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      Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:02 PM

      Awesome - thanks tons!

      #3 Mrs.Morley

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        Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:10 PM

        No problem, glad I can help!

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