When discussing the finer details with your chosen photographer
Agree a specific list of the important people in the wedding party. Inform the photographer in advance so they can check all the key photographs have been done. Don’t forget the obvious people – parents often get missed out this way!
Work out how many formal shots you want. These photographs will take time and organisation and you don’t want to end up wasting time on the day taking photos you won’t use.
Tell your wedding photographer how you feel about having your photo taken: do you love or hate it? They can then keep this in mind on the day and, if necessary, do a practice shoot with you in advance.
Be realistic about how long you need the photographer. Consider you may need to pay extra for the photographer to stay longer if you are running behind.
Agree with your photographer in advance what is and is not included in the price. For example, will you have free access to the final selection of wedding photographs or will guests have to buy them separately from the photographer? It is common within the photography industry for photographers to retain overall ownership.
Listen to your photographer – you are paying for their experience. But equally they should be listening to you.