Wedding photographer in Belfast has repeatedly asked what should be asked and expected from an expert. I believe that with this simple set of questions you can refine your search for that photographer by the answers they give. Remember the last thing you want is that your photographer packs in and goes home, if you think they would be there all night. So ask these questions to a photographer before you sign up for their services.
Questions to ask:
1: Which style do you photograph?
Find a style that suits you and that you feel comfortable with. Photojournalism is anger at the moment. But this can mean many things for many people. Be sure and clear.
2: How long do you photograph weddings?
Obviously the longer the better you would think. Do not forget that there are many emerging talented photographers with their own unique style. This can be seen in the portfolio that they will show you during the first meeting. So if there is a certain photographer you like, ask for references from previous customers.
3: Which packages do you offer?
Be absolutely clear about this. Ask for a breakdown of each offered package. Check for additional costs, such as an online gallery or extra prints. This prevents annoying invoices that appear after the honeymoon. Do not forget to make sure you know when the photographer leaves, in case you want to take an extra photo and he has already left.
4: are you insured?
All professional photographers have legal liability and professional indemnity.
5: What happens if you fall ill on the day of the shoot?
The photographer must have a backup photographer available to photograph your wedding with a bouquet. This is only a precautionary measure and is very rare, but it is good to know.
6: What happens if the cats and dogs are raining on the day and we can not take pictures outside?
The weather can do great damage with your special shots. Ask the photographer if he has an alternative plan for this possibility. They should be able to offer lighting equipment to take pictures at the reception. Umbrellas are a staple package for wedding photographers, so do not be afraid to get out of there and enjoy the rain.
7: Can I give you a list of the photos that I would like?
Of course! The photographer must request this list during your first meeting. Be sure to point out possible conflicts when organizing groups. If Aunt Annie does not like it, Uncle Ted lets the photographer know, so that he does not bring them together and ends with two faces as a storm in your special group photo 's.
8: Are you the photographer who shoots my wedding, if not, who will take my wedding photo?
Some larger photo studios let some photographers make a number of weddings at any time. Ask to meet your photographer, so you can build a rapport with them. This is very important to help you relax in the day.
9: How many photos are shown on the test sheets?
This varies from one photographer to another. You would expect that you should see at least 250 photo's to choose from.
10: How long will it take before I see the proofs of the wedding?
Times vary depending on the workload of the photographer. But a reasonable time would be one to two weeks after the honeymoon. Remember that these are the examples you can choose for your album.
There are many more questions you could ask after these ten.
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