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With a wedding in your future, it’s time to make some plans! Choosing the perfect wedding photographer to capture your special day is a big decision. Make certain that your photographer’s style captures the radiance of your first day of married life. Select the right photographer for your event by asking questions:

How much experience do you have?

Ask the wedding photographer about his experience. Focus on previous weddings he has photographed, and then discuss some of the images you hope to capture on your wedding day. Review examples provided by the photographer to determine if his style and skills match your expectations. Request references that you may call. Assess the photographer’s communication style. Is he detail-oriented and up to the task?

Tell us about your style!

Ask the photographer about the tools and techniques he uses. Some basic questions to ask include: Do you prefer to shoot pictures in color or do you use black and white? Do you use film, or do you use a digital camera?

If the photographer can’t produce examples of previous work, end the interview in order to focus on experienced wedding photographers.

How much do your services cost?

Wedding photographers may quote a flat fee or a la carte services. Some of the questions to ask include: How much will you charge to cover our wedding throughout the full day? What is the scope of your full day? 8am-5pm, etc.?Concerning the full day charge, is there an incremental amount if we need you to continue past 8 or 10 hours? Is our wedding album included in this charge? Do we receive any selected prints or is this an added charge? Do we receive the negatives of these prints? Do you have liability insurance?

After discussing the particulars of his services, confirm the details in writing. If the photographer has a copy of his agreement or contract, request a copy and carefully review it. Note any items you’ve discussed and agreed upon that aren’t included in the standard agreement. These must be added before affixing your signature.

Will you take our pictures?

Learn if the photographer shoots the photographs himself. Sometimes, an in vogue photographer sends her assistant. Also ask about the photographer’s stand-in if she can’t attend as promised. Make sure that the photographer agrees to your concerns in writing before signing his agreement.

What kind of camera will you use for our photos?

Determine how and when the photographer plans to set up lighting for indoor shots. Ask about the kind of camera he will use: Does the camera offer a range of possibilities for your wedding? Does the camera have telephoto and wide-angle shot potential? By taking the time to fully qualify your wedding photographer, you’re ready–Make Some Plans for a beautiful wedding day!

Author Bio: Lyndsi Decker is a blogger and is currently promoting Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two daughters.

After agreeing on the qualities your wedding photographer has to have, you start looking right away. You want to make sure that you find him on time, and that he hasn’t another event planned for the same date.

Besides personal references for a wedding photographer it is advisable to start looking on the Internet. Visit each photographer’s website. Carefully review his or her portfolio. Try to concentrate on photos and not on website design. Good photographers usually show plenty of their recent work online including full weddings Create a list of those photographers.

Now you have the list, you have to start interviewing all the photographs on that list. You should start with phone interviews. You can call or email each photographer on your list to find out a number of key pieces of information about them and their work, such as availability, type of photography, costs, services, etc. This way you will come to a short list of photographer that may have what you need.

You have to have a face-to-face interview with each photograph on your short list. There is huge number of possible questions you can ask your photographer. Most professional photographers will provide you with clear explanations about their services prior to any questions even asked. Anyway, make sure that at the end of the interview you have all the answers you need about: final pictures, reprints, costs, degrees of coverage, style, experience, guaranties, assistants, travel fees, overtime fee, originality, backup, technology, payment policy, etc.

Before signing any contract determine costs and read over the legal details of exactly what you will get. Try and negotiate price. Contrary to what you may have been told, everything is negotiable, including price, packages and wedding proofs. Make sure that the photographer you want is the photographer you will get at your wedding. Find out what part of your wedding day will be covered and how many hours you have with your photographer.

Choosing a wedding photographer for my wedding is going to be a difficult task. Although I have some names in mind, I will have to interview all of them carefully and decide which one of them suits my needs.