During every consultation with a potential client, the bride opens her wedding organizer and flips to her copy of ten most important questions to ask a wedding photographer.
No question is a bad question. We will always politely answer any question they ask. But these top-ten-lists printed in wedding magazines and published in wedding blogs are just not good enough. It was not written by wedding photographer. We have written this article to make sure you improve the information that you get from your photographer.
Do You Accept A Shot List?
Every photographer should accept a list from the client. It is essential to accomplishing the job that they have been hired for. Write down the name of family member in an organized order to save time. Review the list with your toronto wedding photographer, and you will know the estimated time needed for the portrait session.
Every wedding vendor should have minimum $1 million liability policy. The insurance should cover accidents, damage or lost of equipment during work. Ensure that you the client is not responsible for it.
Can The Contract Be Modified?
Never sign an agreement without reading and understanding it.
These are our suggestions on what to notice in the contract :
- Deposit and payment structure
- Ensure you are receiving NON WATERMARKED images, and you own the copyright to the image.
- A “failure to perform” clause, where if in the act of God or any other reason, the service is failed to perform, there is a refund policy in hand.
Do You Provide Digital Negatives?
Providing the digital negatives is a very contentious issue among professionals. Photographers never gave film negatives to the client without charging a bundle.
Since digital files are the same thing as negatives, many photographers charge upward to $1000 for them.
Young wedding photographer team in Toronto like us, realize that the market has changed. Wedding clients demand to receive the digital negatives as part of their package, and we would be more than happy to deliver it. As long that our clients are happy, we are happy.
How long are their raw files archived?
Digital files are huge, as they fill up hard drives. Most photographers won’t spend money on servers to save your raws. Focus saves all your raws and backs it up! We spend thousands of dollars on servers to ensure all your memories are safe.
What is included in the albums?
Remember to read the contract on what are you receiving.
Ask if you get to approve the final layout before printing! Read up on how to design your album