Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Selecting a Wedding Photographer

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Your wedding photographs will provide you with precious memories of your wedding day. You should trust your wedding photographs to a professional wedding photographer to ensure that you have these lasting mementos. If you trust this task to an amateur, you may be very disappointed.

An experienced wedding photographer should be selected. Ask friends for recommendations and take a look at their wedding albums to get a sense of what you like or dislike.

When meeting with a RI wedding photographer, take the time to review their work and make sure you are reviewing the work of the photographer that would actually be at your wedding. Check the compositions and sharpness of the pictures. Are these pictures what you'd like to see in your own wedding album?

Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer
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Concerning the photographer:

  • How many years have you been taking wedding photos?
  • Do you have a backup, in case of an emergency?
  • May I have a list of recent customers to call?
  • What does the package price include?
  • Do you have an assistant?
  • What will you be wearing?

Concerning Wedding Day Coverage:

  • How many hours of coverage will we have?
  • How long will it take for posed photos - before the reception begins?
  • Are you familiar with both our ceremony and reception sites?

Concerning the Photos:

  • What type of camera do you use?
  • Can we give you a list of photos we'd like?
  • How many photos will you take?
  • When will we get the proofs? Can we view them on-line?
  • Is there a charge for CD with images?
  • Can you do retouching?  If so, at what charge?
  • Do you do any special effects?  If so, what?
  • How long are the images kept on file?

Concerning Wedding Albums:

  • What types of albums do you have?
  • How long after selecting images, can I expect to receive the album?

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