Your best bet for finding a great Rhode Island wedding photographer is by word-of-mouth or by searching the internet. Ask your friends, and relatives for any referrals. Don't forget to search the internet where you can view local photographer's work.
When you've selected your Rhode Island wedding photographer and you're ready to sign the contract, make sure that it includes the following information:
- Photographer's Info: name, address, telephone number. If a studio, be sure the name of your photographer is listed.
- Your Contact Info: name, address, telephone number.
- The date and time of the wedding.
- The location(s) and time of the wedding. Include any address that the photographer will need to be (ie: bride's home, groom's home, church, reception). If this is unknown at time of date, make a note that this will be supplied at a later date.
- Length of their service - ie: 8 hours, when will they start and when will they finish. Be sure that they include setup and breakdown of any equipment. An itemized list of ALL the services that the vendor will be supplying (ie: light, 2 cameras). If a vendor promised you any 'extras' be sure it is listed in the contract.
- Goods: list the specific details on what your package will include: wedding album, parent album(s), quantity of images that will be captured, on-line proofing, black and white, negatives, CD, etc.
- Number of posed and candid shots; number of proofs. Do you get to keep proofs? Negatives?
- Backup services. If the vendor is not able to attend the wedding, be sure that he has a backup for your event.
- Dress Code.
- Cancellation policy.
- Refund policy.
- Last dates to make any necessary changes.
- Payment information: total cost (including tax) and payment schedule, such as deposit due date and final payment date. Be sure it also indicates overtime rate.
- Include the length of time the negatives will be held at his facility (in case you wish to make prints in the future).
- How long will the wedding photography prices be in effect?
- Do all the reprints have to be ordered at the same time?
- Delivery times for proofs and albums.
- Rights of ownership and reproduction.