Questions to Ask Photographers
by: The readers of Tribalzone! Weddings.
We invite you to send us additional  questions for the below worksheet by sending email to koklo@tribalzone.net

  Photography #1   Photography #2 Photography #3  
  Company Name      
  Contact Person        
  Address        
  Phone Number        
1 Will you personally be the photographer for our wedding?        
2 If the answer is no:
When can we meet the photographer whose work I'm seeing so I can see if I feel comfortable with that person/ see if we are on the same wavelength?  
     
3 If you are not talking to the photographer, also ask:
If the photographer we want no longer works for your studio when our wedding comes up, what will you do?
     
4 If you are talking to the photographer:
Are you a full-time photographer?
     
5 What do you do the rest of the week?      
6 What kind of experience, background, and education do you have?      
7 Have you received any formal classroom training as a photographer?      
8 How long have you been a wedding photographer, and how many weddings have you photographed?        
9 Have you handled events of my type and size before?        
10 What are the reasons you think we should hire you?        
11 Is this your recent work that I'm seeing?        
12 Do you use black and white film when photographing in black and white?        
13 I'm looking for a photojournalistic photographer. What is your definition of "photojournalism"?        
14 What are your criteria for choosing what you would photograph at my wedding?        
15 How do you know how many pictures to take?        
16 Who is your most favorite photographer (not necessarily a wedding photographer)?        
17 Have you ever been published in a photography journal/had a show, etc.?        
18 What makes your photographs better or different than anybody else's?        
19 Why did you choose wedding photography as a career?        
20 What time do you arrive to setup your equipment?        
21 Hours of service:        
22 Do you bring backup equipment with you?        
23 How many people will cover the event?        
24 Do you provide a written contract and guarantee?        
25 What are your policies regarding proofs?        
26 What are your policies regarding negatives?        
27 What are your policies regarding delivery times?        
28 Is a deposit required? If so, how much?        
29 When is the deposit due?        
30 May I make partial payments?        
31 When is the final payment due?        
32 Is gratuity included in the price?        
33 If not, what is the percentage of the service charge?        
34 What percentage are the taxes?        
35 What is the overtime charge?        
36 Are there any additional charges not mentioned? (i.e. travel)        
37 What are the refunds/cancellation terms?        
38 Package 1:        
39 Cost of Package 1:        
40 Package 2:        
41 Cost of Package 2:        
42 Package 3:        
43 Cost of Package 3:        
44 A question to ask yourself: Has the photographer addressed your personal concerns satisfactorily?        

Photographic Poses for the Wedding Day

Be sure to capture a picture with all the people close to you and of all the important events of the day by using this checklist.

Before the Ceremony

Check   Check  
Bride Dressing Groom Dressing  
  Bride Fully Dressed and Outfitted     Groom Fully Dressed and Outfitted  
  Bride with Mom     Groom with Mom  
  Bride with Dad     Groom with Dad  
  Bride with Parents     Groom with Parents  
  Bride with Parents and each set of grandparents     Groom with Parents and each set of Grandparents  
  Bride with Immediate Family and Grandparents     Groom with Immediate Family and Grandparents  
  Bride with Immediate Family (Parents and Siblings) – no Grandparents     Groom with Immediate Family  – no Grandparents  
  Bride with Maid/Matron of Honor     Groom with Best Man  
  Bride with each Bridesmaids     Groom with each Groomsmen/Ushers  
  Bride with Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaids     Groom with Best Man and Groomsmen/Ushers  
  Bride with Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaids, Junior Bridesmaids, Flower Girls     Groom with Best Man, Groomsmen/Ushers, Junior Groomsmen, and Ring Bearers  
  Bride with Junior Bridesmaids and Flower Girls     Groom with Junior Groomsmen and Ring Bearers  

During the Ceremony  

Check   Check  
  Seating of Special Guests (Grandparents, Groom’s Parents, etc.)     Bride and Groom and the Altar
  Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Walking Down the Aisle   Bride and Groom Lighting Unity Candle
  Junior Bridesmaids and Junior Groomsmen Walking Down the Aisle     Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows
  Flowergirls and Ring Bearers Walking Down the Aisle   Bride and Groom Exchanging Rings  
  Bride and Bride’s Father (and Bride’s Mother) Walking Down the Aisle     Bride and Groom’s First Kiss  
  Bride’s Father (and Bride’s Mother) giving Bride’s Hand to the the Groom     Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle

 

After the Ceremony  

Check   Check  
  Bride and Groom   Bride and Groom with Maid / Matron of Honor and Best Man  
  Bride and Groom with Officiant   Bride and Groom with Maid / Matron of Honor and Bridesmaids
  Bride and Groom with Bride’s Parents     Groom with Maid / Matron of Honor and Bridesmaids
  Bride and Groom with Bride’s Immediate Family     Bride and Groom with Maid / Matron of Honor, Bridesmaids, Junior Bridesmaids, and Flower Girls  
  Bride and Groom With Bride’s Immediate Family and Grandparents   Bride and Groom with Maid / Matron of Honor, Bridesmaids, Junior Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Best Man, Groomsmen /Ushers, Junior Groomsmen, and Ring Bearers  
  Bride and Groom with Bride’s Parents and Groom’s Parents     Bride and Groom with Best Man and Groomsmen /Ushers  
  Bride and Groom with Groom’s Parents     Bride with Best Man and Groomsmen/Ushers  
  Bride and Groom with Groom’s Immediate Family     Bride and Groom with Junior Bridesmaids, Junior Groomsmen, Flower Girls, and Ring Bearers  
  Bride and Groom with Groom’s Immediate Family and grandparents     Bride and Groom with Readers  
  Bride and Groom with Bride's Immediate Family, Groom's Immediate Family and All Grandparents     Bride and Groom with Sponsors  
  Bride and Groom with Bride’s Extended Family     Bride and Groom in Limousine Leaving for Reception Location  
  Bride and Groom with Groom’s Extended Family    

During the Reception  

Check   Check  
  Bride and Groom at the Receiving Line   Groom and Bride’s Mom Dancing
  Wedding Party’s Entrance   Bride and Groom’s Father Dancing
  Bride and Groom’s Entrance   Cake Cutting
  Bride and Groom’s First Dance   Bride and Groom Feeding Cake to Each Other
  Groom and Groom's Mom Dancing   Bride and Groom Sipping Champagne with Each Other
  Bride and Bride's Father Dancing   Guests Dancing
      Bride and Groom Saying Goodbye to Guests

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