Then, ask them about contingency plans. For example; do they have suitable cover if they are ill, do they carry spare kit, what will they do if something goes wrong? A good photographer will answer ‘yes’, ‘of course’ and ‘we have indemnity insurance which will cover the cost of re-taking the photos’ to the above questions. If you are concerned with any of their answers when it comes to contingency, don't be afraid to walk away and look elsewhere.
There are a few other things that you may want to consider when choosing a Wedding photogrpaher:
Has the photographer been published?
How long have they been doing the job?
Have they won any awards?
Are they familiar with the venue?
All of these are legitimate questions but not deal-breakers. That said, many will disagree with us with regards the last question, but in our opinion a good photographer should be able to make the most out of any location.
Having looked at all of the points covered so far in this article, then at last we can get down to price. Granted, up front you should have some idea of the cost of a typical package so you don’t waste your time with someone who wants to charge you ten times what you can afford to pay, but likewise don’t get too bogged down in the cost too early. Photographs are arguably one of the most important elements of the day. Spending a little more to get exactly what you want at the expense of something less important is not the end of the day, and we can guarantee that in ten years you will be pleased that you did. When discussing the price you must know exactly what you are getting for your money: