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Beyond the Portfolio: What to Ask a Wedding Photographer Before You Book

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want to make sure that you have the best possible memories captured in photographs. Choosing the right wedding photographer is crucial to achieving this goal. 

While browsing through a photographer’s portfolio can give you an idea of their style and capabilities, there are several other important factors to consider before making your final decision. Here are some questions to ask a wedding photographer before you book them.  

1. What is your photography style?

Every photographer has their own style of shooting and editing photographs. Some photographers specialize in traditional portrait photography, while others focus on capturing candid moments. It’s important to choose a photographer whose style matches your preferences.  

2. Have you shot weddings at my venue before?

If a photographer has shot at your wedding venue before, it can be an advantage. They will be familiar with the layout, lighting, and other details of the venue. This can help them to plan their shots and ensure that they capture all the important moments.  

3. How many weddings have you shot?

Experience is key when it comes to wedding photography. An experienced photographer will be able to handle any unexpected situations that may arise on your wedding day. They will also have a better understanding of how to work with different lighting conditions and how to capture the perfect shot.  

4. What is your backup plan in case of an emergency?

It’s important to know what a photographer’s backup plan is in case of an unexpected emergency. Make sure they have backup equipment and a backup photographer in case they are unable to attend your wedding.  

5. What is included in the package?

Make sure you know exactly what is included in the package you are purchasing. Some photographers charge extra for additional services like prints or albums. Be clear about your expectations and make sure the photographer can deliver what you want within your budget.  

6. What is your turnaround time for delivering photos?

You don’t want to wait forever to receive your wedding photos. Ask the photographer what their turnaround time is for delivering the final photos. This can help you plan your post-wedding activities like creating albums and prints.  

Choosing the right wedding photographer can make a huge difference in the quality of your wedding photos. By asking the right questions, you can ensure that you get the best possible service and end up with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

Please contact Willow & Lace Photography to find out how we can capture your day with stunning photography Web: Tel: 07523 953579. Email:

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