Talk to this wedding photographer that you have booked if there is any info that he needs from you about your wedding day. This is because you probably will not have the time to answer any of his questions during the wedding day itself which is why you need to plan things out ahead of time as much as you possibly can. As a client and as a bride, you need to know for sure that you are able to really provide your wedding photographer with anything and everything that he could ever need for as far as wedding details are concerned. Talk to him about this ahead of time so that he will know what to do, where to go, how to position himself, among a bunch of other things that are expected of him during the wedding event. If you have a wedding coordinator pulling all the strings for you, then that would be even better.
Introduce your coordinator to your wedding photographer.
Make sure that you establish ahead of time that the wedding coordinator will turn out to be a point of contact that your professional wedding photographer will be able to reach out to at the end of the day all throughout the time that the wedding is in full swing. He needs to know that he has support coming from you or from the people that you hired every step of the way.
Ask about the possible additional charges if you ask your wedding photographer to stay longer than what was initially agreed upon.
Delays during weddings are inevitable. One wedding vendor who doesn’t come in on time or who doesn’t pull things through as scheduled will technically cause a domino effect on the rest of all of the other vendors out there and this can cause some serious delays in your wedding. Granted, you will do your best to make sure that no one ever delays but the truth of the matter is that you will never really be able to control something like this or know this for sure and that’s a fact. The best you can do is to prepare for the worst. Talk to your photographer about any additional charges that he might be adding on if your wedding lasts longer than the expected duration of time that you have planned things out for. You need to know how much more something like this will cost you so that you can keep tabs of whether you will still be able to afford it or not.
Ask your wedding photographer about his entry time and exit time.
You need to know what these blocks are so that your expectations are managed the right way. This will also help keep things transparent between you as a client and your photographer. If the deal is for 3 hours plus prep time, then the entry and exit time should fit in well with that equation in mind. Do the math and make sure that you are not being short changed somewhere in the process.