Questions to ask your Provence Wedding Photographer

Destination wedding in France at Batside de Verez by Provence wedding photographer Visuals by Abbi.

When it comes to finding your perfect Provence wedding photographer, asking the right questions is essential. So, I thought that I’d share some questions that you can ask before making a decision.

1. How long have you been photographing weddings?

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with hiring new talent, it is important to know if you’re talking to a seasoned wedding photographer pro. Or someone who is just getting started so that you can prepare accordingly. It’s important that you hire a Provence wedding photographer who has a good understanding of the flow of a wedding day, knows how to capture the important moments and understands the South of France light. 

Reviewing a photographer’s portfolio will give you a sense of their style and the quality of their work. Look for consistency in their images and make sure their style aligns with your vision for your Provence wedding photos. You can find a full gallery of a wedding I photographed at Bastide du Roy Antibes in the heart of the Côte d’Azur here – Kate & Warren.

3. Do you have backup equipment?

Equipment failure can happen, and you want to make sure that your Provence photographer is prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. A professional photographer should have backup cameras, lenses, and other essential equipment. I always bring three trusted digital cameras with me, lots of extra batteries, chargers and flashes. Plus for my film photography, I have 3 cameras and lots of rolls of film.

4. Do you shoot digitally? With film? Or both?

If you have your heart set on some film photos but the photographer only shoots digital, it could be a sign that this isn’t the right fit. I love shooting film for my weddings in the South of France., so, I offer an add-on Film Photography package for my clients. 

5. What is your approach to posing and directing?

Some couples prefer a more candid and natural approach to their wedding photos, while others may want more guidance and direction. Discuss your preferences and ask the photographer about their approach. 

6. How many weddings do you photograph on a weekend?

If a photographer is shooting multiple weddings over a weekend, it could affect their energy levels. Make sure you know how many weddings they typically shoot and if they will be able to give your wedding the full attention it deserves. Especially if your destination wedding is planned for the South of France summer as the temperatures are high and photographers get tired!

7. What is your turnaround time for delivering the final photos?

Waiting for your wedding photos can be an exciting time. Ask the photographer about their turnaround time for delivering the final edited photos. For me, I take 4-6 weeks to deliver the final gallery and send a sneak peak of 30 images over within 48 hours of the wedding.

8. Do you offer wedding albums or prints?

In the digital age, it’s important to ask if your Provence wedding photographer offers physical products like wedding albums or prints. These tangible items can be cherished for years to come and are a great way to showcase your wedding photos. Following the weddings I shoot in the Provence, I send my clients a list of extras they can purchase such as a Fine Art Wedding Album, print boxes, prints and wedding guest thank you cards. 

9. Can I customise a package to fit my needs?

If you want to further customise one of your wedding photographer’s standard offerings, always ask; they might not be able to accommodate every request, but it’s worth having a conversation. Every wedding is different, so your photographer should be willing to be flexible. I offer 3 different wedding packages but I’m always willing to design bespoke offerings for my clients, so they’re happy!

10. What is your pricing and package options?

Discussing pricing and package options upfront will help you determine if a photographer fits within your budget. Ask about what is included in their packages, any additional fees such as travel or editing etc. 

Remember, finding the right wedding photographer for your wedding in France is crucial. By asking these questions, you can ensure that you hire a photographer who understands your vision and can deliver beautiful and timeless photos. 

Above all, organising a call with your photographer to ask these questions gives you both a great opportunity to get to know each other. You spend a lot of time with your wedding photographer on the day, so it’s the perfect chance to see if your personalities fit. Also, if they live in the South of France, don’t be afraid to ask them to share recommendations with you. I love advising my clients on my favourite places in the Provence to visit, fabulous restaurants and wedding suppliers that recommend.

If you’re still looking for your dream Provence wedding photographer and you’d like to schedule a phone call with myself to discuss your wedding then please head to my contact page.

I hope this helps! 


Provence wedding at Bastide de Verez.



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