Photographers & Videographers

Photography and videography are art forms, and top quality does not always come cheap. Before you investigate vendors and package options think about the moments you most want captured. Do you really need or want a photographer for the rehearsal dinner or will family snap shots work? Do you want to be documented having your hair and makeup done? Do you prefer portraiture or action shots, film or digital, color or black and white.

When visiting the vendors you are considering for your event, ask to see their work. Most photographers and videographers will only show you their best shots but you should ask to see examples of a full shoot. This will give you an idea if they take repetitive great shots or if one in every 10 are just ok.

Questions to ask your photographer and videographer

  • What style of photography do you prefer? Do you shoot film or digital?
  • Do you prefer to shoot in black and white or both?
  • Do you bring an assistant?
  • What are your rates? What is the rate for extra hours?
  • Is film included in the price and is it limited to a certain number of rolls?
  • Is film processing included in the price?Does the cost include editing?
  • How many photos and/or albums are included in the price?
  • For the photographer: Does this include our engagement and bridal photos?
  • What form of editing do you use?
  • In what format will my video be in?
  • How soon after the wedding will I receive proofs?
  • Are proofs part of the package or do they cost extra?
  • How will they be delivered?
  • How much are additional prints? Is there a minimum order for prints?
  • Do you retain artistic and copy rights to all the photos and film?
  • What type of clothing and footwear will you and your assistant wear?
  • What is your cancellation policy? What happens if you are late or unable to attend?
  • Do you visit the ceremony and reception sites before the wedding day?
  • Are you willing to follow a photo shoot list?.