A solid contract.
In order for your wedding photography offers to be legitimate and to be something well worth looking into in the first place, you need to know for sure that you really are talking to people who happen to be the real deal and not fly by nights or anything like that. Remember the fact that you will be putting in a lot of faith as well as money on the wedding photography offers that you do decide to take on and book for the wedding and you can’t afford for someone to not be able to follow through on what they are putting up on the table, so to speak.
A solid contract will help you calm your apprehensions and will help put your mind at ease on the fact that you have something more definite and solid to hold onto when you are booking a professional wedding photographer. Make sure as well that you are keen on reading through each and every single sentence that is being printed in that contract.
A reasonable price.
It is quite common knowledge that anything and everything that is related to the wedding industry tends to come along with a hefty price tag, especially when it has something to do with professional services. Your wedding photography offers are no different. You need to be ready enough to take on the ensuing rates and prices as you go along. But this doesn’t mean that you are supposed to just take things as they come along. It doesn’t need to be like that at all. Shopping around and holding off until you are able to check out all of the possible options that come along will actually turn out to be something well worth your time.
Make sure that you compare the rates accordingly and only pick out the best ones or the ones that happen to fit right into your budget for the wedding. if something feels a little too overpriced right off the bat, there is a pretty good chance that it actually is and this is a good sign that you should probably move on to the next interesting prospect.
You should always try to see what is in it for you in the way of free stuff. Most of the wedding photographers that you will come across are bound to offer those out, as a means to sweeten the deal and help you sway towards their direction. The wedding industry is as competitive as ever and booking you will help turn things around for them. Ask your photographer about the possible freebies that he can bring your way. Ask for an extra shoot or special effects or something similar to that.
Personal use release clause.
This will allow you to print out your wedding photos on your own and will oblige your wedding photographer to give you a soft copy of your high resolution wedding photos. Ordering all your prints from your photographer can be costly. You will have a better chance of making your budget work if you print your photos out based on your own convenience.