5 Important Questions a Wedding Photographer Must Ask Their Clients
If you are a wedding photographer, you know how important of a task you are doing. The bride and the groom are depending on you to capture the lasting memories of their big day. There are no retakes here and you need to get it right the very first time. If you want to make the special day of your clients even more special, you need to ask them some questions, which will tell you a lot about what your clients are expecting from you.
1. The Budget
The first thing to ask your clients is their budget for photography. While it will be awkward to ask, it is very important to know how much they are willing to pay as many other things will depend on it. This also lets you know if you are ready to take the project as it is or will have to negotiate on the price.
2. The Number of Photos They Need
The next important question to ask your clients once you know their budget is how many photographs they need, both digital and hard copies. The number of photographs depend on the budget they have, therefore, you can share the number of photographs you can provide them once you are aware of how much they are willing to pay you.
3. The Guest Count
It is important to know a rough estimate of the number of guests invited to the wedding as you will have to decide many other things based on that. From the number of photographers needed to cover the wedding to the time distribution and other important things, all this will be based on the number of guests. If it is a big wedding, it is best to take an assistant with you so that you donâ€™t miss out any important moments or people while clicking photos. For small private affairs, one photographer will be enough.
4. The Poses
Ask your clients if they have any list of poses they want to try. You can discuss with them the ideas you have in mind related to the poses for both the bride and the groom separately as well as for the couple shoot. There are many clients who do a thorough research about the poses and are very particular about them. Asking them beforehand will let you know how much liberty you will have in recommending poses to your clients.
5. A Pre or Post Wedding Shoot
Ask your clients if they want you to take pictures of them before or after the ceremony or not. It is important to ask beforehand as you will have to set your schedule accordingly. Also, you might consider adding some extra money from it and discuss it with your clients beforehand.
These were some of the most important questions to ask your clients before you finalize everything. It will make it very easy for you to work on the wedding when everything is clear right from the beginning.