Prepare questions ahead of time.
Preparing your questions ahead of time is one of the most important and organized things that you could ever get to do as a client who is gearing up for a wedding photography interview or for a series of interviews, for that matter. The thing with interviews is that if you don’t have anything to keep you on point and to more or less get you to stay the course, it can easily go off the rails and you might be very easily segued into a bunch of different things that you might not see coming and you might end up forgetting to ask the important questions that actually matter in the first place.
This is why you need to set up your interview questions in such a way wherein you will still have room to do follow-up questions or questions that you might want to ask in the moment without losing touch of what you were there to ask after all has been said and done. Chances are, you don’t really know what to say, how to say it and how you are going to organize your thoughts because you haven’t really done something like this in the past but then again, you’re in luck. Here are a few things you can ask people who are candidates for you to hire for your wedding photography needs.
Ask your wedding photographer if he is available on the date of the wedding.
This seems so commonplace but you will be quite surprised to know that a lot of wedding photography clients still end up missing out on asking this question at the end of the day. They get swept up with all of the details and the like that they end up missing out on the truly fundamental questions that they are supposed to ask right from the very start. Make sure that you don’t lose sight of this and make this the first question that you will ever get to ask from your potential wedding photographer candidate at some point or so.
A lot of professional wedding photographers, especially the truly in demand ones, have impossibly packed business and social calendars. It would be in your best interest as a potential client to make sure that you get this arranged for and taken care of ahead of time so that you know that the wedding photographer that you do like or prefer the most will actually be booked for you and you don’t have to end up settling with anyone who just happens to be available because you didn’t plan things out early enough. You also would not want to go through with an entire Los Angeles wedding photography interview just to find out later that he can’t cover your wedding anyway. Save yourself the trouble and figure things out ahead of time.
Ask for the time frame.
Ask your professional Los Angeles wedding photographer as well if he requires some kind of timeframe on how far advanced you need to book him for his services and whether he is asking for a down payment or not. You might not be able to talk yourself out of this one but you will at least know what to expect so that you can prepare the money and the rest of the other things that you need to prepare in booking him for his services.