When you choose a wedding vendor – whether it’s a caterer or a wedding photographer – you want to have great chemistry with them. Trust is a major part of the wedding planning process – trust that they will do the job they signed up for and trust they will deliver everything you are expecting for one of the biggest days of your life.
A wedding photographer is one vendor that you really want to love being around, after all, they’ll be following you throughout many aspects of the ceremony and reception – seeing you in your gown for the first time surrounded by your bridesmaids and sharing a first kiss and dance as a married couple! As with selecting any wedding vendor, there are a few questions you’ll want to ask to ensure you’re selecting a Pittsburgh wedding photographer that matches your style and aesthetic and can truly capture your vision.
If you’re not sure what to ask your potential wedding photographer, start out with some of these important questions:
- Are you available for my wedding date? Depending on when you plan to be married, it’s a good idea to secure your vendors – especially the wedding photographer – as soon as you can. Peak wedding season means that vendors are typically booked in advance and you don’t want to miss out on your top pick because you waited too long to secure the photographer.
- Will you have an assistant or other team member? Most wedding photographers have a team member or assistant with them, but this could depend on the size of the wedding or event.
- What is your wedding photography style? Understanding the style of a wedding photographer will help you determine if it’s a good fit. There are a range of photography styles to consider for your wedding day, including lifestyle or classic, dramatic or documentary. Most wedding photographers are able to do a blend of styles, but make sure they fit your vision.
- What options are included in packages? To ensure you properly budget for a wedding photographer, you’ll want to know exactly what’s offered in the package options – if you’re interested in additional services, understand all rates before you sign a contract. Also, be sure to understand deposits, hours of coverage and when all payments are due.
Choosing a Pittsburgh wedding photographer is important because you want someone you can trust and who will make you feel at ease throughout the entire process!
If you’re interested in learning more about Amber Marie Photography, contact me so we can chat!