Happy May Day to you all.
We have had a fantastic couple of weeks with fabulous clients and taking some beautiful images.
Now on that note as the wedding season is on its way, we thought that it would be great to give you lovely couples some tips on what to ask us when booking your photographer for your special day.
We believe in natural storytelling, informal & relaxed photography with fair & honest pricing for all of our work, we are also one of the few photographers in Lincolnshire to give you full copyrights and work with a friendly, relaxed, professional approach so our clients feel at ease with ourselves and the camera and still get amazing images that speak a thousand words.
Your wedding photographs are the lasting images of your special day. They could be the most beautiful and most momentous photos of your life, so it’s important to ask the right questions so you are not left with that burning question after you have committed to book.
Before meeting a photographer, ask whether they are available on your wedding date and check that they cover your area.
When you meet, ask the following questions:
Can I see a portfolio or a couple of examples of complete albums to make sure I’m happy with your style?
Would you describe your style as traditional, or reportage, or anything else, and are you able to shoot our wedding in the style that we want?
Do you take photos in black&white, colour, or both?
Would you be able to accomodate any ideas we may have in mind?
Is the album included in the price?
What is provided as part of the service? How many pictures will be taken and how many will we get to choose for our album?
Do you charge a flat fee or work by the hour?
Do you know the venue, and if not are you prepared to travel there before the wedding to familiarise yourself with it?
Will you be photographing the wedding yourself or sending an assistant?
How soon after the wedding will proofs be available?
How much is the deposit and when is it due? When is the balance due?
Do you have public liability insurance? (All good photographers should be insured)
What happens if you are unwell and unable to make it on the day – do you know a photographer with the same style who could step in if necessary?
What happens if it rains?
Can my guests take their own pictures?
What is the cancellation/postponement policy?
What spare kit do you take – what happens if your camera breaks on the day?
Can you provide references?
Will my wedding be the only one you are shooting on that particular day?
Do you charge overtime fees?
Confirm costs in writing before booking and remember that if the price seems high it’s because wedding photography does not simply include the time that you see the photographer. It is more than a few hours work and usually involves two to three days work in total.
These question are invaluable and a massive help to you and your partner and can be a great weight off your shoulders.