There are around 40 million photographers in the United States waiting to take beautiful pictures of every milestone in your life.
Are you planning a beautiful outdoor wedding? Do you need graduation pictures taken? Here’s a list of questions to ask a photographer before you make your appointment and start snapping.
Questions to Ask a Photographer
It’s easy to think we can go into a meeting with a photographer and wing it, but having a list of questions and concerns will make sure everything is covered before the time clock starts ticking on picture day.
If You’re Having a Wedding
The first thing you should establish when you speak with a photographer is if they will have your wedding date available. That’s a pretty simple one.
Second, you might want to know who will be taking your photos, if it won’t be the person to whom you’re presently talking. Meeting the intended photographer and getting to know them will be helpful.
Get a Price Range
Talking about money can uncomfortable, but it’s critical in order to stay within budget.
Asking about prices will give you a good idea of what their packages include in each price range. Don’t forget to ask about discounts and what you can get in each package.
No matter what package you get, ask what’s going to be included.
Are hair and makeup included in the session or do you need to provide these services for yourself? What about delivery?
You should also ask about being allowed to print the photos yourself.
Questions for Photographers Who do Headshots
Depending on how much time you have, you should ask how many changes of clothes you should bring; how many different looks or styles are needed for you your shoot.
Does the photographer shoot with film or digital? Do they retouch photos and does it cost extra? You can speak to Mike for answers to these questions and more.
What is Their Style?
In your photographer interview questions, it’s a good idea to include one about their own unique style. Then ask to look at their work.
If their previous photographs are varied and you like what you see, you should go forward. But if they don’t match your vision, then you probably won’t be happy in the long run with how things turn out.
Shot List and Creativity
Don’t be worried about voicing your ideas and vision for your own photos. They need to be aware of what you want so they can capture your creativity.
Ask them about a shot list, and don’t hesitate to ask about adding your own ideas to the shot list. You never know what they’ll say.
Find a Photographer
No matter your occasion, your photos are sure to turn out beautiful. Now that you have a list of questions to ask a photographer you’re ready to find a photographer and start your session!
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