What should you be asking your wedding photographer?
At Wedding Imprints, we are trying to push the limits on what can be asked of a photographer or videographer for a wedding.
Every couple has unique requests and we respect that. We understand that we aren’t the only one with a vision. It’s very possible that you have a vision of what your wedding should be like. In order to help you discover your vision for your wedding, here are a list of questions you should be asking your photographer.
What style do you (the wedding photographer) specialise in?
Wedding photographers have different styles they use to capture the essence of a wedding. Some are great with motion photography, some do their best work with portraits, others enjoy using natural lighting outdoors.
At Wedding Imprints, we are fortunate to have Siddhartha Mukherjee who has done plenty of action photography as the official photographer of the Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabbadi team. Keep this in mind when planning pre-wedding shoots, if you want a dramatic touch that showcases the grace of your movements on the dance floor. Together, we’re most fond of candid photography, we find the greatest beauty in unplanned moments.
How many people are there in the crew?
When a wedding photographer is going to be involved, expect that he or she will not be working alone. Have a look at the behind the scenes GIF below from someone we have associated with in the past and you’ll see that a lot of people have to be involved in various roles to get a desired look for a wedding photo or wedding video.
If there is a need for more, Wedding Imprints is connected to a network of freelance photographers and artists whom we involve on a contractual basis.
What deliverables can be expected?
This depends on what you expect. Maybe you want to keep it simple with a photo album of 100 pictures printed in 4×6 (inches) and a 10 minute highlight video.
Maybe you want a separate album for your pre-wedding shoot and a separate video too. Maybe you want everything to be digital instead of in print. If you know what you want, you can be clear to the wedding photographer right from the get-go. However, if you’re unsure about how you want to store your wedding memories, feel free to ask. We always want to know about the aesthetics that a couple enjoys so that when we create an album or video or even a single image in a photo frame, it matches what they enjoy. We try to look for spaces in a couple’s home or in their parents home to add an extra piece of memorabilia as a bonus from us.
What will be the budget needed to cover all of my requests? How will payment take place?
One way to go about fixing a wedding photography budget is to place all of your requests in front of the wedding photographer and asking him or her to tell you how much all of it will cost. The other way to go about it is to give your budget to the photographer and ask about what can be achieved with the resources available.
Personally, we prefer the second approach as we are out-of-the-box thinkers who enjoy coming up with creative solutions. We, at Wedding Imprints, take 50% of our total cost prior to beginning as this allows us to ensure that all our stakeholders.
What will you be wearing?
This is important to know as you want your friends and family to identify the photography and videography team separately from the other guests who are present. Inform the photographer about any dress codes you may have. This will ensure that colours don’t clash on the special day.
By when can we expect to receive all the wedding memories?
This is a valid question to ask. Usually, it will take 1-2 months depending on the availability of the photographer and the deliverables expected. It could even go up to 3 months.In case you were thinking otherwise, this actually is the most ideal time frame to get your work. At this point, you may have just about forgotten about the details of your wedding which why it’s the perfect time to receive the material to remember your wedding by.