A wedding photography consultation is an important opportunity for you to get to know your photographer and for the photographer to learn about your vision for your wedding day! Whenever a couple inquires with me about wedding photography coverage I ask if they’d like to meet in person or via video chat. It’s an important part of my process to make sure we’re the best fit for each other.
To make the most of your time, it can be really helpful to prepare beforehand and know a few important questions to ask.
Here are some steps to help you prepare:
Before your consultation, take some time to research photographers in your area. Look at their websites and social media pages to get a sense of their style and approach to wedding photography. This will help you find a photographer whose work aligns with your vision for your wedding! Obviously i’m hoping you choose me but its super important to get a feel for what’s out there.
Make your Pinterest Board
Or something similar! As you’re planning your wedding, you’ll likely have ideas and inspiration for how you want your big day to look. Bring any inspiration materials, such as Pinterest boards, magazine clippings, or photo examples, to your consultation. This will help your photographer understand your vision and offer suggestions based on your unique style.
Make a list of questions
Before your consultation, make a list of questions you want to ask. This could include questions about your experience leading up to the day, their approach to wedding photography, and their pricing and packages. Having a list of questions will help you make the most of your consultation time and ensure that you get the information you need to make an informed decision.
Consider your budget
Photography is SUCH an important investment for your wedding, and it’s important to have a clear understanding of your budget before you meet. This will help your photographer recommend the best package that fits your needs and budget, and avoid any surprises or misunderstandings!
Chat with your partner about your expectations for your wedding day
Have an idea of how you want your day to run, what you expect from your photographer on the day, and how you want your photos to feel. Take a peek at the pricing guide one more time! Think about if you want to book an 8 hour (an average wedding day) or opt for 10 hours if you want the end of the night covered! If you’re not sure, come with questions! Your photography will be happy to answer them to help you clear it up.
The most common questions I get from couples are around timelines and second shooter coverage! I include a lot of info on this in my Pricing Guide when you inquire and a lot more info in the PDF guides I send once you book me! By taking a little bit of time to prepare for our inquiry meeting, you can make the most of your time and ensure that you’re finding the best fit for your big day!