Planning for your wedding is a complex and stress full process. You need to evaluate vendors, locations and services.
One thing that can help is knowing what you want to ask the vendor. When it comes to the photographer here are some questions
and items to discuss:
- Do you have a particular style in mind for your photographs. Very casual, formal, photojournalistic? Photographers tend to have a styles making sure what you want and their style match is important.
- Do you have a list of specific photographs you want taken. Most photographers will have a shoot list, but you should discuss it and modify it to your wishes.
- Where do you want the photographs taken? Getting ready is easy, but if you want formal shots, where doe ou to take them? DO you have a favorite place? Is it close to the seeding venue?
- Do you have an idea how many photographs you expect from the day? Make sure your expectation matches what the photographer plans to deliver.
- Are the specific moments you absolutely want to make sure are captured? Special shot with specific people?There is no redo, so think about what moments you do not want to miss.
- Are you following any specific traditions? Are the some you do not want? Are there specific moments that are critical that they are captured?
- Some couples set up a “first Look” for the groom to see the bride in her dress, while other wait until you get to the ceremony. Decide what you want and make sure you share this with the photographer.
- After the wedding ceremony do you want to go to a specific location for the couple and family/group shots? Where is it? Can you fit it into he schedule? In some case the couple is not leaving the night of the wedding and dress up the next day for a couple only shoot at a special location.. Make sure to discuss this if you want to do this.
- Who will be able to help gather folks for group shot on the day? Ideally someone that knows the required people and can help get them together.
- Do you want to do an “engagement shoot” sometime before e the wedding. This is usually more relaxed than the actual wedding, but it also allows you to get more comfortable working with the photographer before the wedding day.
Please feel free to contact me for more details and preparing for your big day!