Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

28 Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

You’ve put so much time and effort into planning your wedding you’ll want every special moment captured for your photo album. Long after everything is gone all you’ll have is memories…

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

But how do you know which photographer is right for you? 

Merry Me has prepared a list of questions to guide you in choosing the ONE.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

1. Do you have my date open?

NOTE: Obviously, if the answer is NO and you’re not willing or able to change your date, don’t bother asking the rest of these questions. 

2. How long have you been in the business and can I have a list of references?

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

3. Do you have photos of entire weddings that I can see?

NOTE: Request to see the images from a few complete weddings to better judge the photographer’s work and see how he photographs the entire spectrum of a wedding.

4. Do you have a portfolio I can review? Are all of the images yours, and is the work recent?

5. How would you describe your photography style (e.g. traditional, photojournalistic, creative candid)?

TIP: Take some magazine clippings of photos you like to the meeting with the photographer to show him or her what styles you like.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

6. What are your packages and rates?

7. What type of equipment do you use?

8. Are you shooting in digital or film format or both?

This format allows the photographer the most flexibility in editing and adding special effects such as sepia tones. They can also provide you with a CD or online portfolio of shots very soon after the wedding!

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

9. Do you shoot in color, black and white, infrared?

10. Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?

11. Are you the photographer who will shoot my big day? Will you have assistants with you?

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Phoebus and Aissel

Merry Me - Weddings and Events: Phoebus and Aissel

All this talk of tornadoes and hurricanes got me thinking about whirlwind romances … you know the ones that end as quickly as they start.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events: Phoebus and Aissel

They are the most amazing things, but they are also very destructive, as whirlwinds, tornadoes and hurricanes typically are. Well our featured couple’s love story can only be described as a whirlwind but unlike tornadoes and hurricanes theirs was anything but fleeting…

Merry Me - Weddings and Events: Phoebus and Aissel

The bride’s wedding dress can only be described as sensational! With Aissel’s statuesque frame and beautiful face she was every bit the blushing bride!

Merry Me - Weddings and Events: Phoebus and Aissel

Beautiful church setting at Iglesia ni Cristo in Pagasa Mindanao Avenue

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Merry Me Events - Jayson & Christy’s Wedding

Jayson and Christy

On San Sebastian’s beautiful and magnificent Gothic church in Malate, Manila the sweet and bubbly couple, Jayson and Christy, said “I do” on June 8, 2013. Christy looked stunning in a white delicately laced gown with beaded and lace shoulder embellishments by Chonalyn Bridal. Her radiant pinkish white complexion was almost translucent thanks to Beauty Addict’s Kim Rodriguez.

Merry Me Events - Jayson & Christy’s Wedding

Jayson, her strapping groom, always by her side, supportive and absolutely adoring of Christy, is the best compliment a bride could ask for!

Merry Me Events - Jayson & Christy’s Wedding

We appreciate how this lovely couple made time for the Merry Me team in spite of their busy schedules. Their wedding day was a chance to leave the rigors of their intense jobs behind, (Jayson is a successful architect and Christy works for a real estate company) even if just for a day, and embrace their romantic side. As a couple and our clients, we felt a tremendous honor to share in their planning journey and wedding day.

Merry Me Events - Jayson & Christy’s Wedding

The gathering of family and friends, the decor elements which infused the meaning of people who share their lives with them, and a nod to time traveled, well-loved details brought together the intimate nature of their Chinese-Filipino wedding celebration.

Merry Me Events - Jayson & Christy’s Wedding

After the kiss that sealed their vows the guests headed to Century Park’s grand ballroom and were greeted to a magical like setting. Blue and pink lights by LST Mobile infused the ballroom with warmth. Flowers by Elyvn’s Flowershop were the main decoration for the ballroom white calla and alstroemeria flowers with hotdog leaves adorned the stage. Continue reading

Wedding Invitation

Wedding tip of the day: Invitation Etiquette

tumblr_lzuvrtEaNT1qcvyjd4Harry Potter Inspired Wedding Invitation

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Invitations go out six to eight weeks before the wedding — that gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedules and make travel arrangements if they don’t live in town.

new-unique-beautiful-rose-wedding-invitationsRose Wedding Invitation Cards

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If it’s a destination wedding, give guests more time and send them out three months ahead of time.

woodland-wedding-invitationsBotanical Wedding Invitation

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Most couples also send out save-the-date cards. They go out at six to eight months.

Diane and Jed

Merry Me - Weddings and Events

Merry Me is truly blessed to be working with such lovely and kind couples. Meet the newest addition to our darling Merry Me couples- Diane and Jed, both nurses by profession. We spent a wonderful day shooting their wedding engagement photos and we were thrilled to be working with Nice Print again! A rare day of sunshine during this rainy season, picturesque views and charming photos of the couple enthralled the entire team. We can’t wait for the official photos! Have a Merry Weekend everyone!