7 Questions to Ask Wedding Photographers (and 7 You Shouldn't)

Before any couple can exchange vows, they have to answer a series of important questions. The obvious cliffhanger, "Will you marry me?" only leads to even more decisions about deciding a date, choosing a location, and everything in between. And while most of these questions can be answered with the help of a partner or a group of loved ones, there's one that's usually up to a relative stranger to contend with: What's it all going to look like when it's over?

Couples entrust wedding photographers to capture moments for future memories, and choosing someone who will do so according to their tastes may be one of the most integral choices of the whole occasion. That's why we asked Jenny Smith, a Los Angeles–based wedding photographer and owner of Jenny Smith and Co., to give us sample questions couples can use when they're interviewing ahead of the big day. This list of dos and don'ts are intended to instill confidence on either side of the lens so that everyone can arrive at a comfortable solution.