QUESTIONS TO ASK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
It is no easy subject and interviewing potential wedding photographers. We have created a list of 10 questions to help you find the perfect photographer for your wedding day. Here are the questions to ask wedding photographer.
1. WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY STYLE?
This should be your first and foremost question as this is the style of photography that interests you. Christian Margain Wedding Photography are primarily photojournalists with hints of fashion and fine-art influenced wedding photography techniques.
2 . HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU WORKED SPECIFICALLY AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
This question is designed to find out if the photographers are specialized in wedding photography. More specifically, you would be better off looking for a photographer that specializes, not only in wedding photography but the style of wedding photography.
3 . WILL A CONTRACT OF THE SERVICES BE PROVIDED? IF SO, CAN I GET A COPY?
There are a lot of studios that don’t create contracts for their wedding photography clients. You should require a contract from your photographer that details what services they will be providing, pricing, termination resolution terms, etc. A contract is created for your protection.
4 . HOW MANY OTHER EVENTS WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH THAT WEEKEND?
If your wedding has 80 or more guests, you should make sure you step up to a package that has an assistant photographer. Aside from the wedding site, there are many moments in which one single photographer cannot cover completely alone. There is no way to capture the first kiss, and at the same time, turn around and get the tear in mother’s eye.
5 . WILL YOU COLOR CORRECT MY IMAGES?
Since color correction is the basic post-production, it should be used on every single image. Many photographers will not color correct any, or will only color correct “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have a lot of pictures where your skin tones are orange, yellow, red or even blue. We color corrects every single image from your wedding to make sure each and every image is a professional quality product.
6 . WHAT ATTIRE WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THEIR ASSISTANTS WEAR?
Even though the wedding photographers are a big part of the wedding day, it’s important that they are not distractions. As such, it’s important for the photographer to blend in as much as possible. Furthermore, for religious or cultural ceremonies, there may be certain colors that are considered taboo. Make sure your photographers will be dressed appropriately for the occasion. Typical Christian Margain photography attire is black pants with a black shirt. We dress completely in black because we want to go unnoticed by the clients and guests so that we can capture the event as photojournalists.
7 . WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? DO YOU HAVE BACKUPS?
Our studio uses top quality Nikon and Fuji camera bodies along with the finest quality lenses from Nikon and Fujifilm. While wedding photographers don’t necessarily need the best of the best, it is important to have a good set of equipment. Make sure your photographer has at least the following items along with backups. Nothing would be worse than for the photographer to miss half of your weddings because his camera or lens broke, and he didn’t have a spare.
8 . HOW DO WE BOOK & PAY?
After we setup a meeting in person or phone call you’ll receive a custom payment portal online where you can sign the contract and make the deposit and final payment via credit card. I also take checks if you prefer.
9 . DO YOU HAVE ANY LIMITS ON COVERAGE TIME ON THE WEDDING DAY?
Never any limit on photos taken and I offer an option for unlimited coverage for any wedding package. I’m yours whenever you need me throughout the day.
10 . HOW LONG AFTER THE EVENT WILL THE PROOFS, ALBUM, ETC BE READY?
Each wedding photography studio varies in the time it takes to produce and deliver your pictures. Studios that do not do any post production or color correction may try to entice you by saying your photos will be ready within the week, or even the next day. However, most studios that develop and produce their images will take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.