What to Ask Your Wedding Photographer- Before You Book!

Interviewing wedding photographers can be very challenging. First, look at their website…do you like their work and style. Then google them. Do they come up on the first page? That is a good indication that they are serious about what they do (and they are spending money on marketing). Then set up a face to face. You want to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer because if you don’t they images are not going to look good at all! So take the time to meet with them. If that is completely out of the question you can FaceTime or Skype with them. This creates a more intimate conversation then just on the phone. Either way, you want to ask the right questions. Here are some good starting places:

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1. Is my date available? If not, proceed no further…

2. How far in advance do I need to book you? Do you require a deposit?

3. How long have you been in business? How long have you been shooting weddings?

4. How would you describe your shooting style? (Photojournalistic? Traditional? It is best to know the difference and what your prefer)

5. How would you describe your working style? (Does the photographer pose and give direction or stay in the background and let the scenes unfold? This style shoot match the shooting style)

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6. Do you have a full wedding I can view? A portfolio is always the best images a photographer has. If you view a full wedding album (web-version) you can really get a sense of want your final product will look like.

7. What type of equipment do you use? Do you have back-up equipment? (see my last post about deciphering photo lingo to have a better handle on the answer to this question).

8. Will you help me with me timeline and shot list? It is important that the photographer is in contact with your prior to your wedding to discuss how the day is going to unfold and what is most important to you.

9. What products do you offer after the wedding is completed? You will most likely want some prints, a CD of images or an album. Make sure you photographer offers these product if they interest you, and that they are high-end.

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10. Do you use an assistant? Does he/she shoot during the wedding? It is nice to have more then 1 photographer. This will give you more variety of images.

11. If my wedding is out of town, do you charge for travel? Do you charge to travel for engagement photos? Make sure you add this to the pricing and your budget.

12. Have you shot at my wedding site before? If not, will you be scoping it out before the wedding? If you have, can I see photos of the other weddings at my site?  This will give you a good idea of what your photos will look like at your ceremony and reception sites. If the photographer has not shot at that location I would request they go see the location before the wedding if they were not planning on doing so.

13. Is there an over-time charge if I need you to stay longer then contracted? If there is a charge make sure you have it in your budget incase you need your photographer to stay longer. It is important to talk about the timeline before making a decision on how many hours you contract your photographer for.

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14. Ask about the Packages offered: Do I get a CD of images? What is the printing size of the images on the CD? Are there albums offered? Do you shoot engagement photos? Rehearsal dinner or day-after brunch photos? Will I see the proofs? Is there an on-line album to share/print from for my family and friends? How long will it take to get my products or see my images? Do you re-touch and edit the images?

15. Do I need to sign a contract and give a deposit? All professional photographers will require both to hold the date. Ask about a refund if there is a cancelation, although this should be clearly stated in the contract.

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Lastly, ask yourself if you feel a connection with your photographer. Does he/she seem professional and is dressed appropriately for your meeting. Does he/she speak clearly, seem assertive and knows what he/she is talking about? These are all good indications of what it will be like working with this photographer on your wedding day. Is he/she listening and seems like he/she cares about your needs? The photography of your wedding day will be what lasts over time, what jogs your memories as your memory fades. Go with your gut, follow your heart.

Crested Butte Wedding Photography by Crested Butte’s Photography Studio, Third Eye Photography.

Crested Butte Wedding Photographer and Owner, Rebecca Ofstedahl from Third Eye Photography is anything but your average Crested Butte wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity unsurpassed by other Crested Butte wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Crested Butte area.

This is Crested Butte wedding photography at its best. Third Eye Photography is an award-winning photographer based in Crested Butte area. Offering wedding coverage in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Denver and destinations worldwide, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in Crested Butte.

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Crested Butte wedding photographer. With clients based all over the country, Crested Butte is home to this Crested Butte wedding photographer.

We take pride in offering our clients the type of Crested Butte wedding photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create art for our clients.

Our Crested Butte clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Crested Butte wedding photography studio.

Serving Crested Butte, the Gunnison County, Denver and Beyond

Third Eye Photography offers Crested Butte wedding photography coverage in the Crested Butte area, including but not limited to, Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Gunnison, Paonia, Buena Vista, Denver and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for a Crested Butte wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your family and children photography needs in the Crested Butte area.

We are located conveniently in downtown Crested Butte. Please call or email us for more information.

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