Managing expectations is something that is an important part of any wedding planning process. One of the most important things about a wedding day is making sure that everyone is on the same page. Before a couple even officially hires me as the photographer for their wedding experience, I try to answer as many of their questions as possible! A lot of FAQs end up turning into blog posts for me, because if one client has a question, there are bound to be several other wedding planning couples who are facing the same questions! Research is a key part in choosing any vendor and I’m an open book when it comes to answering client questions. At the same time, I ask some questions about my clients’ wedding day so I can make sure we are a good match for each other and to know more of what they’re looking for! The more details, the better!
As you search for your wedding photographer, consider asking these questions! You would HATE to get to the wedding day and be surprised! Here are 5 examples of FAQs that my clients ask that are great questions to have answers to!
Do I need to provide a shot list? No AND yes. No, I do not need a meticulous shot list of things like “make sure you get a photo of the first kiss and the cake and the bride and groom.” Those are what I call standard images… I’m obviously not going to miss any of those things. However, at the same time, if there is a special or unique detail that you have that I might not know about, tell me! The shot list that I DO NEED is the family formals and groups list. You know way better than me the group of people who you want photos of! Before the wedding day I send over a questionnaire with some final wedding day questions/reminders including a family formals outline where I’ll list out the “top 12” typical family groupings that most clients end up wanting. I encourage my couples to edit that list if something doesn’t apply or add their own! If we run out of time during the allotted time period, I’ll take the rest of the group shots during the reception!I believe managing expectations is the best way to avoid heartache after the wedding day is over. So, ASK away! Don’t leave anything up to interpretation! If you found this blog post helpful, you might also enjoy these other educational posts! Click here!