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You’ve found your wedding photographer, here are some practical questions to ask your wedding photographer before your wedding.
When we first got engaged (eeek!), one of the first wedding conversations we had was, what’s important to you? We wanted to know where the bulk of the wedding budget was going to go. While I would love to tell you we had a $100,000 wedding budget, truth is, we had a DIY wedding that was considerably less than that. We’ve gotta pay for a honeymoon too! We just purchased a home, live in an expensive part of the country (so worth it though for the views!), and in general, I would rather spend our hard earned money on retirement accounts and travel. But, a wedding is still important, and of course we wanted to have that special day. So, it was important to start off on the same page, with budget. I’ll have more posts on budgeting, but for this post, what’s really important to know, is my #1 thing, that was the most important thing to me for this wedding was photography.
I love photos.
I currently have over 40,000 photos on my phone. Tens of thousands more on my computer. I love taking photos, being in photos, and having visual memories. Every few months I go and print out hundreds of photos and put them into albums. I frequently go through the albums to remember what we were up to a year ago, two years ago, 10 years ago.
So naturally, photography was the thing that was most important to me. I mean, I am a blogger after all, so if it isn’t photographed, did it even happen?
While I tried not to get too carried away with wedding dreams before we got engaged, I did pine over one photographer’s beautiful style, and dream that maybe, one day, she would photograph my own wedding.
We decided when we got engaged, that we wanted to take a few weeks to just enjoy being engaged before really starting to get into wedding planning. Being engaged in and of itself is a step that deserves to be cherished and enjoyed. But, once we officially set a date, I wanted to lock down a photographer to make sure we didn’t miss out on someone we loved due to a timing conflict. But, what do you want to ask your photographer to make sure you’re a good fit?
First things first, you want to peruse their website and social media accounts to make sure you’re a good fit. I’ve found a lot of amazing photographers by searching area geotags and local hashtags, like #yourcityphotographer. Once you have someone that you’re interested in, here are some questions to get your started.