Q – What questions should we ask our photographer before booking?
"I’m assuming you’ve found a professional with a specific style that you like. From this point, you need to ask questions that can’t readily be answered by looking on their website.
"Are they able to create the images you’ve fallen in love with if the weather is less than ideal? Not all venues are suitable for indoor portraits, so your photographer must be confident in any given location, with the tools and creative drive to make the best of it.
"Do you receive images in web resolution, full resolution or both? Full resolution images are needed for printing, and you need to check you have permission to have the images printed. Print shops are increasingly asking for proof of ownership or the right to print images. Web resolution means you can upload to social media channels without having to resize.
"Your supplier must know which group images are required, as it can get quite hectic on the day, and members of the congregation have a habit of disappearing to the bar. It’s worthwhile asking the best man to assist in rounding up family members for group shots. That way, your photographer can concentrate on the photography, rather than trying to herd people and it cuts down the required time quite considerably, allowing everyone to enjoy the day."
Michael A. Sewell