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Once you have found a wedding photography/video company whose style you like, how do you make sure they are a seasoned professional and not just somebody trying to make some side income?

It’s no surprise that operating a wedding photography/film studio like ours is a LOT of work.

At VidMedia, we are a full time operation committed to preparing our couples to enjoy their day as stress-free as possible from the moment they make a booking, have their prep consultation, up until the editing and delivery process of the beautiful final photo/film media pieces.

Here are 5 quick questions to ask your photographer that will separate the newbies from the true professionals - featuring sneak peaks from our couple Lisa & Mithun's wedding

1. Do you have liability insurance?

All professional wedding studios should have professional insurance. Some venues (usually national parks and historic buildings) will require your photographers/videographers to provide proof of insurance. You want to be sure your studio can provide proof of insurance if needed.

2. What is the plan if you have an emergency on my wedding day?

Your photographers/videographers should have a backup plan in place to make sure you still have coverage on your wedding day. Whether someone on staff gets sick, has a family emergency or *god forbit* gets in a car accident on route to a location.

Because you can’t re-do your wedding day.

3. How do you backup your files?

A professional wedding studio should never lose a wedding day worth of images. Ask your photographers/videographers how they backup their images before they deliver them to you.

Common methods include having multiple photographers, shooting on multiple cards/cameras, as well as having an online back-up of the images during the editing process.

4. What is your posing style/method?

If your photography/video team are pros, they will be able to answer this question without hesitation. They will know their posing style, have a good ability to capture candid moments and adapt well to whatever may unfold during a fast paced wedding day.

Posing for photos doesn't always come naturally, but a great photographer will help you feel comfortable and capture you and your S.O. in a way that feels genuine.

5. Can I see a full wedding you have photographed?

(Or multiple weddings?)

The easiest way to make sure your wedding photography/video team has experience is to ask to see a full wedding - not just the most perfect shots.

We do not shy away from showing every wedding we have worked on whether through our Instagram or website blog pages.

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