When choosing a Korean pre-wedding photographer, it’s important that you pay close attention to the wedding photography packages that they’re offering. Apart from assessing their skills, knowing the types of services they’re offering gives you an idea as to what kind of services you’ll be able to get with your budget. To make this task a bit easier for you, we’ve rounded up all the important questions you should be asking about your wedding photography package.
- How many hours will the photographer spend at my wedding?
One of the important details that your Korean wedding package should include is the number of hours that your photographer will spend at your wedding. It should clearly specify if the time will be spent from the run up to the ceremony, at the ceremony itself, or just at the reception.
Also check if your package includes a list of specific photographs that will included, such as the exact number of group photos, a photo of the cake cutting ceremony, a shot during the exchange of rings and so on. Aside from that, your photoshoot package should also specify the number of people who’ll be attending to your photography needs; some bridal studio that offer photography services include one photographer and an assistant, while others have two photographers.
- What are the style photographs included in the package?
When choosing your wedding photography package, you should also know the style of photos that will be included in it. Will your photographer take more formal posed shots, or will he apply a reportage style to capture the spontaneous moments of your wedding as they occur? Will there be a range of good media like sepia, or black and white, as well as coloured photos?
- What kind of lighting or equipment will be used for the photoshoot?
Apart from the style photographs, your Korean wedding package should also include the type of cameras that’ll be used on the day. If you’re not that familiar with such equipment, try doing a little research online or asking a friend who’s more knowledgeable about cameras and photography.
If you’re planning on having an evening event or a garden wedding, your photographer may need to use special lightings or shades, and that should also be mentioned on your Korean pre-wedding photographer package. Lastly, the package should also specify details as to how your photographs will be edited – will it be given more intense colour or will it be digitally altered?
- What are the products included in the photography package?
With the wide range of photography products offered and included in photography packages, it’s important that you choose the package that has the product that you want. Do you want a coffee table style book or do you want your printed photos displayed in a mounted album? Do you want a magazine style product to serve as a wedding token to your parent and guests?
Keep in mind that some photography packages include a specific number of professional prints that can be framed and mounted depending on what you want. Different printing styles such as canvas prints and prints enhanced to make the photo look like a painting are also offered, depending on the package that you choose. Most packages also include digital formats of your photos, so that you’ll be able to print them whenever and wherever you want. Knowing the products your package offers helps you know what outputs you’ll get from your photography package.
- Are there extra costs in the package?
Another important thing to do when choosing your wedding photography package is to ask for a list of all the potential extra costs included in the package. Check on how much your photographer will charge you for extra photo prints and albums, as well as for hiring a second photographer in case these details aren’t stated in the package. Also, check whether they’ll be charging for the travel costs to your wedding venue. Knowing all the hidden costs of a package can tell you more about it, and help you decide whether or not it’s worth taking that particular package.
- Do I get a refund in case my photographer failed to do his job?
Will I be able to get a refund if my photographer failed to make it on time on my wedding day? Definitely. Do I get a refund if I don’t get all the photos that I wanted? Nope. Can I get a refund in case my photographer loses all the copies of our photos? Absolutely. See the pattern? If forces beyond your photographer’s control contribute to a lack of photos, you won’t be given any refund. But if you’ve missed out on photos due to circumstances which your photographer is responsible, then you have every right to ask for a refund.
This is a two-way street though, because if you decided to cancel your wedding for any reason, your photographer gets to keep your retainer, which is somewhere 25 to 50 percent of your total bill and due upon signing up with the bridal boutique or photography studio.
Being informed about what your chose Korean wedding photography package can offer is a great way to tailor that particular package according to your needs. Apart from that, knowing all these pros and cons of that package gives you an idea whether or not that package is worth the costs you’ll be paying.