Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

You’ve poured your heart into planning your wedding, and you’ll want every happy moment captured in photos during that day. How do you know which photographer is the right fit for you, especially with so many of them out there?! You can find a photographer whose work speaks to you by doing your research online such as on social media, checking out wedding photography websites, galleries, reviews and more. Not only must you learn how to look for the perfect one, but you also need to be able to ask the right questions!

We’ve rounded up a list of important questions to ask your photographer before hiring him/her. We hope this will help you narrow down your options when it comes to deciding for the right one!

What is included in your package?

W Photographer 5 (Steel Touch)

Image credit: Steel Touch

For you to decide on the right one, you need to see whether you can afford his/her services. When comparing prices, ask your potential photographers on what is included in the standard package as well as the more expensive packages such as albums, engagement photos, loose prints, etc. Ask them whether you can also customize the packages to fit your needs. 

How many hours of coverage do we get? How much do extra hours cost?

Professional photographer in a wedding

Image credit: Asian Too

You don’t want your photographer to just pack up their bags and leave when his time is up! Make sure you know how many hours are included in each package. Knowing up front the photographer’s policy on overages is also critical. Don’t be surprised when your photographer asks for an additional RM1000 when you ask for the photos!

What is your photography style? Have you shot weddings that have a similar size and style to the one we are planning?

W Photographer 6 (Purple Pear Tree Photography)

Image credit: Purple Pear Tree Photography

Another important thing to note in choosing your wedding photographer is to know his/her style. A photographer’s style is what separates him/her from other professional wedding photographers. Look at their past projects and see if they interest or move you. You can consider using the photographer’s services if the photos are creative, look real and subjects look comfortable.

Especially for those who are planning mix marriages, your photographer should know the traditions and important bits that need to be captured!

How long does it take to get the photos ready?

W Photographer 4 (Rock My Wedding)

Image credit: Rock My Wedding

Each wedding photographer varies in the time it will take to produce and deliver your photos. You’ll want to see the pictures ASAP – make sure you know this in advance, so you can manage your expectations.  

Don’t forget to ask him/her if there will be a photo montage ready for the dinner. Most photographers oblige to this so make sure you get your money’s worth.

Do you have a written contract?

W Photographer 3 (Old Tappan Manor)

Image credit: Old Tappan Manor

You should require a contract from your photographer of the services they will be providing, pricing, refund/cancellation policy, etc. A contract is created for both you and the photographer’s protection. It should ring bells right away if there are no contracts involved! 

Do you have an updated portfolio I can review?

W Photographer 2 (Chris and Ruth Photography)

Image credit: Chris and Ruth Photography

You must like what you see as you’ll want to look back at these pictures and remember your big day! Looking for the right photographer is so important as you only have one chance to get the best wedding pictures. You are essentially just looking at their best shots when viewing their portfolios. This also gives you an idea of how much experience your photographer has in general. Some may already have 10 years of experience, but their photo quality is not the best, so it’s crucial that you look at their past projects!

If you are looking for a space in Klang Valley for your wedding, do not hesitate to call or Whatsapp us at +6016 7200 347 or visit www.venuescape.my for a list of suitable venue selection. Book with us now and you won’t regret it!