Meeting with potential wedding photographer ahead of time is crucial for booking the right
photography vendor for your wedding. You’ll put a lot of time and consideration into all the details of
your wedding and you want to choose the right photographer who will capture everything the way
you envision it. You and your photographer will spend a lot of time together on your big day so you
want to make sure that they not only have the style you are looking for but also the personality that
will mesh with yours. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your photography consultation.
How to Prepare For Your Wedding Photography Consultation?
1. Take notes.
Have a pen and paper handy so you can look back over all the information you discuss. If you are
meeting with more than one photographer this is incredibly important to be able to compare your
likes and dislikes.
2. Expect to make a deposit.
If you absolutely love the photographer you need to be ready to make a deposit to reserve them.
Some photographers will even offer an incentive for booking with them at your consultation so keep
this in mind when going into your meeting.
3. Meet the photographer.
It is ideal to meet the photographer in their studio since this will give you an opportunity to look over
previous prints, albums, and canvases they have done, but not all photographers have studios or they
may be too far out of your way. Meet your photographer where they suggest since most often it will
be a quiet place where you can actually talk and have fewer distractions.
4. Bring photos.
Your wedding dress, your vision, your style preferences; if you have pictures bring them. This not
only helps you decide if they are the right fit but will give the photographer a look at your personality
and personal style.
5. Ask to see a full portfolio.
The best way to get an idea of how the photographer will shoot your wedding is if they show you a
full wedding they have done before. You’ll want to know if their style of shooting will match up to
what you want and it will give you an idea of how and what they shoot.
One final tip:
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You want to make sure you are choosing the best
photographer for your wedding day and asking questions about how they work, solve problems or
handle cancellations, will give you better peace of mind that you are booking the right one for you.