Booking A Photographer: What To Ask

Central California Wedding Planner

It’s happening. After all of your research, you have finally found the perfect photographer. You love their style, you’ve scouted their work {extensively} and your date is available. I know you want to sign the paperwork and be done, but before you bring pen to paper you need to make sure your bases are covered. Hopefully your photographer has already covered these points, but just in case, here are a few questions to ask to ensure everything runs smoothly.


1. Have you ever photographed at my venue before?

2. Do you photograph natural light, artificial light or both?

3. How many events have you photographed?

4. How would you describe your working style?

5. What type of equipment do you use?

6. Do you offer packages? If so, what is included?

7. Will you photograph the event alone or will there be a second shooter in attendance?

8. Can I request a list of specific shots to be taken?

9. What is your policy regarding guests taking pictures?

10. How long after the event should I expect to receive my proofs?

11. How many images can I expect from my event?

12. What format will I receive my images?

13. Is there a limit to the amount of images you will edit?

14. Is an album included?

15. What is your plan should you fall ill or have an emergency on the day of my event?

16. What is your cancellation policy?