You cannot sign a contract with your Lakeland wedding videography and photography company without looking at the facts first. Talking with wedding suppliers can be stressful, yes, but you have to be on your toes and on the lookout for suppliers that may be dubious or trying to rip you off your hard-earned money. Here are at least four important questions you need answers for before hiring a wedding photographer:
Do you have an experience covering a wedding like mine before?
Every wedding is different. Even if it has the same color motif or theme, every wedding has its own character. You need to ask your vendors if they have done an event in the same venue and have they worked with your suppliers before.
If they have prior experience in the venue and with your suppliers, you have a better chance at a fluid program and a good working relationship among your suppliers.
How much is a full package? What add-ons or freebies will I receive by signing up for it?
Most couples choose to pay for the full wedding package because this is more affordable in the long run as it includes all you want out of your videography and photography team—a same-day edit video, aerial photography, out-of-town services, semi-coordination, couple’s albums, parents’ albums, full video highlights, etc.
Make sure that you receive something out of paying for the full price of the package. You can ask the agency to waive the out-of-town fees or ask for an additional photographer instead of the usual number.
Even if it is outside your budget, you may want to consider paying a full-service package because of the perks you will receive.
How much lead time do you need to produce the videos and edit the photos?
You want to know, of course, when to expect the final edited photos and videos. You want to hang your couple’s photo in your home, of course, so you would want to know when to expect to receive it.
Most photography agency completes handing out all the agreed upon output in a couple months but you may want to negotiate for a better schedule.
What guarantee do I have that you will deliver accordingly?
You have to read your contract, even the tiniest details so you can raise the proper questions to the photography team. You have your expectations so you need to know if these expectations will be met and what guarantee you have that your money will go back to you in quality. If the expectations are not met, the agency should be liable to give you back your money.