, , , , , , , , , ,

It’s no secret that wedding photographers are everywhere.  But are they a trained professional?  Do they know how lighting (natural and otherwise) will effect your photos?


A great wedding photographer will know how these lights will effect a shot.

There is no “do-over” when it comes to wedding photos so make sure you ask any wedding photographer that is up for hire these questions:

  • When lighting is dim, what do you do to make sure shots come out right?
  • How would you describe your style? Do they choreograph shots or cater to “live” shots that capture the true emotion of the day?
  • What makes you different from other photographers?
  • Do you have a portfolio I can review? Are all of the images yours, and is the work recent?
  • How many weddings have you shot?
  • Have you shot weddings at my venue?  This is important because of lighting and decor restrictions.
  • Do you shoot in color and black & white? Both? Infrared?
  • Are you the photographer who will shoot my wedding? If so, will you have any assistants with you on that day?
  • How will you and your assistance (if any) be dressed?
  • What will you do if an emergency happens and you can’t make our wedding?
  • How much do you charge and for what exactly?

These questions will help you weed out the “wanna-be” Ohio based wedding photographers and the true professionals.  We would love to answer these questions for you.  Please give us a call and let’s chat about your upcoming event.