Question #1 for Your Red Deer Wedding Photographer. How long have you been a professional photographer?
Starting with a question like this will accomplish your main objective: separating the individuals who shoot on the side from the true professionals. Booking an amateur Red Deer wedding photographer can lead to several problems, like late delivery of your final images or album, sub par work, possible payment problems, lack of communication etc…
Question #2 for Your Red Deer Wedding Photographer. Do you release the negatives or high resolution digital files AT NO CHARGE?
This is important for a number of reasons. Since many Red Deer wedding photographers still choose to keep your negatives and digital files, make sure that you have full rights to the images and can print your own images once your wedding is photographed. Many Red Deer photographers “sell you back” your high resolution negatives. This has always baffled us at Instant Memories. We release all negatives and digital files to the client at no charge.
Question #3 for Your Red Deer Wedding Photographer. Are you familiar with classic and photojournalistic photography?
These are the two main styles of photography used at weddings. We recommend a combination of both to ensure you get the posed shots you expect at a wedding, along with those “of the moment” shots you didn’t expect.
Question #4 for Your Red Deer Wedding Photographer. What happens if you cannot photograph my wedding?
Most Red Deer wedding photographers are one-man operations. Ensure you have a back up plan if you photographer gets ill, injured, or has a family emergency etc… Everything is always fine eight months before your wedding when you are booking your Red Deer photographer but who knows what will happen until then. At Instant Memories we have a number of photographers on staff and we always keep one emergency photographer un-booked to ensure we have a back up plan for you.
Question #5 for Your Red Deer Wedding Photographer. Why should I book you?
This is a very direct approach to your photographer, but let them know you have a few options in mind, and you have the ability to make the choice. This direct approach will allow let the photographer speak for themselves, you will be surprised how much you can learn about your photographer if you let them speak about themselves.
Question #6 for Your Red Deer Wedding Photographer. Inquire about portfolio images.
Many photographers choose the best image from each wedding and include that in their portfolio. But you shouldn’t be looking for just one photograph, ask to see at least 4-8 images from a specific wedding to ensure they can provide several images of the highest standards.