Want to know the one question to ask your wedding photographer before you book them and sign the contract?
I recommend EVERY single couple ask their wedding photographer (before signing the contract) to show them several full wedding galleries their photographer has personally shot. Why? Full wedding galleries reveal a photographer’s true abilities to handle any lighting scenario.
Photographers love the golden hour period right before sunset because the light is soft and glowy – perfect for portraits!
What if you have a ceremony after dark and can’t get the sunset pictures? How will your photographer handle it? The best way to know is to see a few full wedding galleries to give you peace of mind.
On Ron + Blake’s wedding day at the historic Sowden House, it was suuuper overcast and rainy! We waited til the rain stopped and ran outside for a few pictures. When it started drizzling again, we headed inside where I set up a flash to continue photographing them. Flexibility is key!
Another reason to ask to see full wedding galleries is to get an idea of your photographer’s editing style. Is it consistent throughout? Do they struggle to edit in dimly lit spaces? Full galleries reveal the strengths and weaknesses of any photographer.
Finally, I recommend asking to see full wedding galleries so you can get an idea of how your photographer will tell the story of the day. You’ll get to see how many photos your photographer typically delivers from each moment as well as the perspectives your photographer chooses to take throughout the day. Viewing full wedding galleries lets you into the mind of your photographer so you can imagine how your own wedding gallery will look.
Thanks for checking out this tip to learn about the one question you should ask before you book your wedding photographer!
Alright, ready to view a full wedding gallery of my own?! Take a look at Rachel + Joe’s wedding day at the Mayfair Hotel!