The price of a photographer can vary widely depending on what type of photographer you are getting for your wedding day. Make sure you understand what you’ll be paying, what the pricing will get you, and any extra fees that you may not expect to see.
What is the price for a photographer and how many hours does that include? What is the cost for additional hours? An additional photographer?
All of these questions ensure that you and your photographer are on the same page when it comes to your budget and their pricing. Misalignment here can lead to a lot of issues down the road. If you’re unsure of anything, now is the time to ask for clarification.
Does your price include editing of the photos?
Not every photographer provides editing for their photos. If you want your photos touched up or perhaps even additional edits, make sure you understand what is included.
Do you charge any fees for travel or for multiple locations?
Typical locations will include the ceremony venue and the reception venue. If you have additional “on-site” locations where you wish to have additional photos taken, make sure that you understand any additional charges. Also, if you have found a must-have photographer, but you’re going to a place that is quite some distance away from the photographer’s core location, make sure you understand any additional travel fees that you may incur.
When must we have the contract signed and what is the process for collecting payments?
This is the basic timeline information. When is the contract due to lock in your photographer and how are payments collected.
Do you have a rescheduling/cancellation policy?
Unfortunately, not all planned weddings make it to the wedding day or they may need rescheduling for various reasons. This question is a case of planning for the best and preparing for the worst. Understand how close to the wedding you can cancel/reschedule and how much of your money may be returned to you if you do indeed cancel or reschedule.
Logistics and Process Questions
How your photographer works can be just as important as what your photographer does. Different photographers have different processes and logistics to keep your day running smoothly.
Do you have our wedding date available?
Don’t forget to ask this question! Do not assume that your chosen photographer will have your wedding date available.
Do you allow specific, planned shots? How would we go about doing that?
Many couples have specific shots in mind – our famous “car shot” is a favorite! Be sure that you are communicating this with your photographer and understand how many of these extra shots they allow and any additional preparation that might need to go into this.
Do you have a backup plan should our photographer be unavailable?
If your photographer becomes unavailable, what happens? In the case of sole photographers, they may have a partner company that they can pass the work to. In the case of a company like Morby Photography, we have additional photographers available throughout the Philadelphia region on your wedding day should an emergency arise and your first choice is no longer available. Understand your options.