3. Discuss Cost and Budget, Ask for Options if the Cost is Getting Out of Budget.
Make sure to discuss whether you have a set budget in mind, or if you are more open-ended and want to see what each wedding photographer charges for their services and then compare keeping in mind the services offered, portfolio and after wedding reviews. Like you may need candid or traditional photography or both. This will decide your budget.
The charges vary from wedding to wedding. Wedding photography packages are meant to be customized to suit the client’s needs and it primarily depends on the team size or the number of crew members multiplied by the number of events after adding all the editing and backend expenses.
It helps to have a ballpark idea in mind of what you are hoping for, but make sure to request that your photographer help with planning out the timeline of your wedding day. Then you need to clarify how much of the day you actually want your photographer present.
You also need to know whether the bride and the groom will have the same photographer. Common photographer means the cost gets divided but also it saves the hassle of two photography teams which often leads to confusion.
Another important thing is asking them about their payment policies including policy on taxes, cancellation and refund policy. Gain clarity on travel and accommodation logistics and know who will bear the expenses (especially in the case of a destination wedding).
You have to shell out extra in case you want other services like photo booths, Led screens, drone photography and so on.