Most wedding planners will give you a list of questions to ask a wedding photographer. Articles like: “Can you describe your photography style? What photography gear does the photographer shoot with?”
Let’s be real: Those questions are boring for most of the brides. And you probably don’t actually care about the answers anyway.
So we put together a list of questions you really want to ask, and all those answers we really want you to know.
11 questions to ask a wedding photographer
1. How do I pick a best photographer when there are hundreds listed in my area?
First, look for a website or blog that appeals to your style. Once you’ve got a few favourite teams/photographers, narrow it down to a handful of favourites, and set up a time to call them or meet them if your in the same town. Make sure you’re talking or meeting the person who will be shooting at your wedding, not a studio owner.
You have to, like all answers he/she would give you , that brings trust and you if could get along with your photographer well — that way you can leave the magic of photo making in the photographer’s hands. You should Not only like their images, you should also like them as person! Remember You’ll be spending many hours with them during your wedding day and all the events you planned for.
2. How many photos do we get?
According to our wedding photography experience typically deliver 50-100 photos for every hour of coverage we provide. Five hundred photos may seem like a lot, but your wedding photographer is preserving all those little details and the candid moments you missed while you were mingling.
3. I love those photos with the blurry backgrounds. How do you get that look?
You’re talking about shallow depth of field. Photographers get that look by using different professional lenses that are able to focus tightly on the subject and rest of the image seems to be blurry.
4. I found one photographer whose images look soft and light-toned, one whose images look clean and crip, and one whose images look like they were shot on old film. What’s the deal?
Every wedding photographer has a different way of editing their images using computer software. This is called “Post-Processing.” Almost all the photographers do some basic lighting and color adjustments, but you can also use these editing softwares to create a unique look.
Three popular styles right now are:
Clean style: lightly post-processed to appear natural
Matte look: a low-contrast look with muted light-toned colors, similar to vintage film look
High Contrast look: a vibrant look with rich colours that pop
It doesn’t matter which photography style you go with, as long as you love it!