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Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer Before Hiring Them

October 24, 2022

Let’s talk about what questions to ask your photographer!
Hiring a wedding photographer is a HUGE deal! You need to not only make sure that they’re a good fit for you personally but that they fit all your wedding needs. Wedding photographers are there to help you on your wedding day and take incredible photos for you to look back on. But, it might be hard to figure out what kind of questions you need to ask.

I’ve come up with five super important questions that you should ask your wedding photographer before you hire them. These questions will help you narrow done whether or not they will be a good fit for you. So, if you’d like to read more about those questions then keep on scrolling for more!

What is the importance of a second shooter?

Second shooters are almost always a must. They help out your wedding photographer so much and asking your photographer this question will help you figure out if you think you need a second shooter for your wedding day. Your wedding photographer will also appreciate you asking about it and give you all you need to know!

Why do most photographers include an engagement session?

Every photographer is different but most do include a complimentary engagement session in their wedding packages. The main reason why is so that they can get to know you and your partner before the day of your wedding. It’s a great icebreaker and is such a good question to ask your photographer.

What elements of a wedding day have you seen that don’t photograph well?

Again, every photographer is different and every photographer has seen different things! This is another super important question because you’ll know what you should or shouldn’t do on the day of your wedding. This will also save you time in the long run on your wedding day.

How long have you been in the wedding industry?

It’s always great to know how long your photographer has been in the wedding industry. Are you super experienced in weddings or not so much? This can help you think about whether you really want them to photograph your wedding or not. More experience is always great but everyone’s photography skills are always going to be different, especially with weddings.

Have you ever shot at my venue before?

This is actually one of my favorite questions to ask your photographer! Ask them if they have shot at your wedding venue before because if they have they probably know about all the best photo spots at the venue and can even send you vendor recommendations for that venue. It’s always helpful to have someone help guide you with all the ins and out’s of your wedding venue!

I hope enjoyed reading about questions to ask your photographer before hiring them! For more wedding inspiration click here. Looking for a wedding photographer in Austin or San Antonio? Look no further! To chat about having me capture your big day, click here!


“Loveeee working with Laura! She’s so relatable and cares about giving you exactly what you’re looking for. Her attention to detail, even the detail you don’t see, is impeccable. Love her!”

– Lena Coats

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