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Planning checklist

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6–8 months ahead: Plan your style
  • Figure out what you want your wedding album to look like. Ask yourself what kind of tone you’d like to set in your photos.
  • Compare the featured photographs on each photographer’s website. Look for photographers that live nearby.
  • Speak with a few photographers you are interested in that aren’t already booked on your wedding date.
  • Request to see a full album from a previous wedding that your prospective photographer has shot.
5 months ahead: Find chemistry
  • Make sure the photographer doesn’t clash personalities with you or your fiancé(e).
  • The photographer will be shadowing you both the entire day, so you want to make sure you’re comfortable around whomever you choose to hire.
4 months ahead: Compare offerings
  • When interviewing, ask about pricing and the different packages they offer.
  • Make sure you get a firm answer on the number of work hours included in each package. Ask about any additional or hidden fees.
  • Find out about editing. Ask the right questions about post-production and whether or not your photographer does editing to the photos.
  • Inquire how many pictures there will be in the original proofs package. Ask about their policy on retouching images.
  • Make sure you and the photographer have come to a clear understanding about the post-production timeline.
3 months ahead: Review contract
  • Before signing anything, be sure you fully understand what you’re agreeing to.

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