5 Questions for Your Asheville Wedding Photographer

A great way to find a wedding photographer in Asheville that you love is to sit down and chat one-on-one before signing the contract. You will be spending a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day, so it’s important you not only like their work and style, but also that you feel comfortable around them.

We know that interviewing potential Asheville bridal photographers can be a daunting task, so we’ve put together the top 5 questions to help you find the perfect photo vendor for your wedding day.

1.     What’s included in your packages?

 You’d be surprised at the number of couples who are unsure of what they will receive when they hire a photographer. To avoid this, simply ask them to lay out the deliverables in a way that you understand. Some photographers offer all-encompassing packages, while others offer a’ la carte services. A few elements to be aware of are:

  • Number of on-site shooting hours

  • Number of photographers/assistances

  • Estimated number of edited photos delivered

  • Photo albums or physical prints delivered

  • Photo printing rights to print your own photos


2.     Do you have backup photographers?

While it’s unlikely that your photographer will be sick on your wedding day, you want to ensure there is some type of backup plan—just in case. Ask what the process is if an emergency situation comes up and the photographer can’t make your event. Many professional photographers have equally skilled master photographer colleagues that can take over if needed.


3.     What is the timeline to get our wedding photos?

There is nothing more exciting than re-living your wedding day through photos after the big day has passed. Every photographer has a different post-production schedule, so it’s important you’re on the same page before you start working together. Depending on the size and complexity of your photography package, the completion of edited images make take anywhere between 2 weeks to 2+ months. It’s also a good idea to ask HOW images will be delivered to you.

4.     What are your favorite Asheville wedding venue locations?

 Asheville NC is a beautiful and popular place for traditional weddings, elopements and destination weddings. Ask the Asheville bridal photographer what have been some of their favorite locations to shoot weddings—whether that be on a mountain top, in the city or on a farm, you can get a good idea of what type of venues the photographer has worked in and if that aligns with your wedding day.


5.     What’s your primary photography style?

 You’ve more than likely already seen samples of the photographer’s work before you meet them, but this is still a good topic to discuss when interviewing potential candidates. Many photographers have found their creative passion through other forms of art outside of wedding photography. Many have experience with photojournalism, fine-arts, fashion and more. This is a great question to learn more about your photographer’s background and what makes them unique.


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