During every meeting with a potential client, the bride opens her wedding organizer and flips to her copy of the most important questions to ask a marriage photographer. No question is a bad question. I would politely answer every question she asks. But the top list printed in a wedding magazine does not go far enough. So, take a list of 3 or 4 questions and add a few more that I've written in this article. They will greatly improve the information you get from your Townsville marriage photographer.
Did you accept a list of family portraits?
Each photographer must accept this list. It is important to finish the job you've hired him for. Write the name of each family member to appear in every portrait. Review the list with your photographer, and he will tell you how much time will be needed to take each image.
Do you carry liability insurance?
Every wedding vendor must have at least $ 1 million liability policy. This insurance covers accidents or damage the photographer may cause while working. You don't want to end up responsible for their damage. Protect yourself.
You will make changes to the contract?
Many photographers object to changing their contract for any reason. You do not have to work with them. Never sign an agreement that you are not comfortable with. I suggest the following list of additions to every photography contact.
1. The photographer you hire should be named explicitly as a photographer who will photograph your wedding.
2. The contract should list any prepayment as a deposit. It should not say retainer. In some states, you may have a difficult time being refunded a retainer if the photographer fails to perform the contract.
3. If you're receiving digital negatives in the package, you'll need the photographer to grant you a copyright license to use the digital files for unlimited personal printing.