What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Please look at their portfolio on facebook and the web site. Keeping in mind that most photographers show only their favorite photos from all of the events they ever done.
Second, look at one wedding at a time and see if you can tell a complete story from the photos.
Look if all of the details, important moments, feelings and other emotions are there and expressed well.
Third, meet with them or at least call to see if their personality matches with yours. Don't you want to have a person that you can be friends with as your photographer instead of a stranger?
If all is to your liking, then you are on the right track. Book them :)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
My staff and I are friendly, professional, and fun to work with.