Some Common and Not-So Common Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer, Part 2

((if you haven’t read it yet, check out part 1))

  • Are you flexible the day of the wedding?

The only appropriate answer here is “Absolutely!”

A huge part of wedding photography involves knowing how to respond in unexpected situations without being flustered or losing track of what’s left to do.

Unexpected weather can change the timeline…
A DJ (or an officiant) might get lost on the way to the venue (or run out of gas- particularly if the venue is remote)…
Transporting a giant wedding cake is problematic at best…
Buttons pop and zippers break…
A groomsman’s suit might get left in the wrong bag…

Anything can happen.

If your photographer is great, challenges will give them a moment to shine (and put your mind at ease).

which leads us into…

  • What Can Go Wrong (and what are your plans in the event something does)?

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Some Common and Not-So Common Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer, Part 1

Photographers are as varied as the subjects they capture. Some are focused on the details, shooting only in micro- or macro- realms, while others are more interested in the big picture, shooting images from far away using drones or telescopes. Portraitists look for good representations of the people they photograph, while lifestyle photographers fall more into the emotional realm, highlighting the interactions between people as their subject, even more than the people themselves. Wedding photography encapsulates elements of pretty much all the photographic disciplines, pulling from each to fully document the emotions, details, environment, and subjects with a broad-reaching skill set. If you’re reading this, I assume you’re looking for a wedding photographer- I’m writing this with the…

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