It’s a good idea to shortlist 3 – 4 photographers via searching the internet, magazines and the like.
Next visit the photographer to get a feel for their style of work, personality and what they do and don’t include. Below is a list of questions to ask:
1. What does the package include?
How big are the proofs, how are they provided: in a presentation album, on disk, in a box
2. Images on Disk
Are these provided or how much extra are these? Have they been downsized or are they 300DPI (Dots per inch )
3. View a full wedding
Ask to see a full wedding not just the photographers best images.
4. Time frame
Is there a minimum set fee per hour. Ask the photographer to map out a time frame for the day
5.Meet the photographer
Make sure you get to meet the actual photographer on your wedding day
6. AIPP Member
Is the photographer a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography or any other professional body
What awards has the photographer achieved
8. Camera Equipment
What systems does the photographer employ in case a camera fails or a flash card is faulty
9. After the wedding
How soon do you receive you images? What other services does the photographer provide? (framing, albums, collage, canvas prints)