5 Questions to Ask Photographers For Weddings Before Booking

March 30, 2023

So you’re looking for a photographer to capture your special day and you’re wondering what kind of questions to ask photographers for weddings, elopements, or even your engagement session before you book with them? First of all, I’m so happy you’re here! Booking a photographer to capture your love story is such an exciting thing, it means you’re one step closer to celebrating your special day. There are thousands of photographers out there, and it’s important to book one that aligns with you and can deliver what you envision for your wedding day. With that being said, let’s dive into the 5 questions you should ask before booking your photographer!

Kim Kaye Photography | Indiana Based Travel Wedding Photographer

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Questions to Ask Photographers For Weddings: Ask For FULL Wedding Galleries!

Let’s be honest, you only see the best of the best on social media. So, to be sure that you’re choosing the right photographer for you, ask to see a couple of full galleries! This will allow you to see what a full day will look like through the lens of your photographer, and make sure that you’re hiring a photographer who will capture your day just as you envision it!

How Can I Secure my Wedding or Elopement Date?

This is extremely important! The moment you know your wedding date, you need to contact the photographer that you want to book ASAP! Whether it’s a wedding, an elopement, or an engagement session, our books fill up fast. I would hate to turn someone away because I’m no longer available for their date! Dates are usually booked months to a year in advance. Interested in securing your wedding or session date? Contact me now!

Questions to Ask Photographers For Weddings: How Many Photos Can I Expect?

This is a great question to ask your wedding photographer! While every photographer is different, so is every love story! For that reason, I don’t put a number on my full galleries. Every story is documented so differently. With that being said, I average 400-600 photos per 10-hour wedding day! It’s always best to ask your photographer what they typically deliver. You can also review their portfolio to get an idea of what they deliver. Lastly, you should discuss your expectations with them so you’re all on the same page.

How Do You Keep Our Photos Safe From Being Deleted or Corrupt?

There are a number of ways photographers can keep your images safe from being deleted or corrupted. Usually photographers will back up photos to an external hard drive. This is a great way to ensure your photos are safe. Additionally, cloud storage services can be used to add even more protection. Plus, there are services that file sync to keep multiple copies of your photos in a multitude of different places. Because while you may be able to recreate an engagement session or couple session, you’ll NEVER be able to recreate those special moments from your wedding day! And as a photographer who respects your investment and your time, I would never let this happen! It’s so important that your photographer has a reliable way to protect your images from deletion or corruption.

Questions to Ask Photographers For Weddings: When & How do I Receive my Images?

You will likely receive your images from your photographer via a password-protected online gallery system such as PicTime, Pixieset, Pass Gallery, etc. This allows you to see your full edited gallery and download your photos! As far as turnaround time, this can vary for each photographer. My turnaround for normal sessions is 4-6 weeks. Weddings and elopements are 8-10 weeks during the busy season. However, I always communicate with my couples and let them know if there is a delay in the midst of busy season!

Ready to Book Your Wedding, Elopement, or Engagement Session? Let Freaking Do It!

So, are you ready to secure your wedding, elopement, or engagement session? If you think I’m the perfect photographer for you and are ready to secure your date, don’t wait! Dates get booked fast, and I would hate to miss out on your special day! You can learn more about me here, and if you’re ready to get this party started and book me as your photographer, then inquire with me here! I cannot wait to hear from you and to learn all of the details of your epic love story! In the meantime, follow me over on Instagram so you can follow along on my latest adventures!


ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
I'm always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, traveling, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset. I am SO excited you found me! You're probably wondering if I'm the wedding photographer for you, right? Well, I love to hear it because that promises me that you want a true connection with your photographer and I the same with my clients! 



Planning your day is a lot, let's be honest. Your wedding timeline is the key to having things flow freely throughout your day.
*hiring a planner is a huuuge benefit too* 
To help, I've created a timeline guide for you to use as a reference to get an idea on what you day will look like.