Frequently Asked Questions

 

What should I look for in a Professional?

In this day and age anyone with a cheap camera and a social media profile can add ‘Photographer’ to their name and call themselves a ‘Professional’. But, how can you, the buying public be sure they are a professional? Viewing pretty photographs on a Facebook or other social media site, only tells you part of the story. To assist you, we have created this list of frequently asked questions to help you know what to expect when choosing a photographer you can be confident in.

**Disclaimer: Rates and fees in this FAQ are based on our survey results and are for informational purposes only.  There may be photographers charging more or less than stated.

 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

What questions should I ask when looking for a wedding photographer?

Are you insured with at least 2 million dollars of liability?
Do you have a back up plan if you get sick?
Do you bring at least two sets of equipment with you in case of failure?
Do you have a legal contract I can view?
Will YOU be the person photographing my wedding?
What is your turnaround time for my wedding images?
What do your packages include?
Are you an Accredited Wedding Photographer?
How long have you been a Wedding Photographer?
What are your payment options?
Ask if you can have an in-person meeting to see if they are the right fit for your big day.
Do you have testimonials/ reviews/ references?
Will you provide the digital files or an album?


What things should I look for when looking for a portrait photographer?

Do they have a professional website?
Does their work showcase good lighting and composition knowledge and skills?
What is their turnaround time?
Are they a PPOC member Accredited in Portrait photography?
What is their satisfaction guarantee policy if any?
Do they have liability insurance?
Ask for references and check any online reviews.
Do they have a physical studio/ gallery?
Go and visit them in person if possible.
Do they offer a complimentary pre-portrait consultation to discuss how to best achieve the types of portraits you’re seeking?
Do they offer a complimentary clothing consultation?

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