Best questions to ask your wedding photographer before you book

Choosing a Wedding Photographer?

Here are the best questions to ask a wedding photographer before booking.



  • Did your photographer complete formal education in photography or train with another professional to learn their profession?
  • Do they run their photography business full time?
  • Are they an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, the professional body which governs the photographic industryAIPPAPP_Circle_White_Sm
  • Do they have backup equipment & insurance?
  • Do they have a professional contract/client agreement?


  • Is their pricing clear and precise?
  • Do you have an idea of true market value for the type of photography you want? (Try comparing the same set of items with lots of different photographers.)
  • Does your photographer use real dollars not “credit” towards items?
  • Are you aware of how much can you expect to spend after the wedding?


  • Do you see your professional photographer making your day enjoyable & relaxed, not “take over” and be too pushy?
  • Have you checked online to read their blog and  about their work & reputation?


  • Do the couples look relaxed in their photos?
  • Do their images stir up excitement and emotion in you?
  • Can they show you a whole ‘real wedding’, not just a portfolio of their best shots?
  • Does their blog show a variety of different types of people, not just ‘model’ clients?


  • Are they a local photographer to you and/or your venue?
  • Will they plan your timing with you to ensure the best use of daylight and ensure all of your expectations are met?


  • Do you have any special requirements for yourself or your partner, and does your photographer care & understand about them? (e.g: blinking, height differences, family politics)
  • Are you absolutely sure you want this person following you around all day?

If the answer is YES to most of the above questions…congratulations!!

You have found your photographer!!

If your answers were mostly NO‘s,

Contact us now to book an appointment!!

Megan Aldridge Photography


Melbourne & Beyond