Schedule appointments with the photographers who seem most appropriate and ask to view their portfoliosin person and discuss more details. Ask each of them to show you a complete portfolio of a single wedding--this will give you a much clearer sense of what you can expect than a collection of choice shots from severaldifferent events. Pay attention to whether the photographer is adept at portraying individual expressions andpersonalities. Ideally, these meetings should include the bride and groom as well as the bride's parents sinceyou will all be interacting with the photographer. What Questions Should You Ask? Be sure to write down all of your questions beforehand, and take thorough notes during the meetings.Although most professional photographers will provide you with a clear outline of their services and feesprior to your meeting, you will, in all likelihood, still have a large number of questions to ask. Remember,the more information you have, the more confident and relaxed you’ll feel on your special day. Thefollowing are some questions, courtesy of http://www.iqphoto.com, you may wish to consider asking: •How will you show me pictures for selection (e.g., electronic, proofs, contact sheets, online gallery, etc.)?•Will you help me choose the final pictures?•How will you make it easy for friends and family to order reprints?•What are the costs of the various levels of coverage?•Are there different degrees of coverage?•What is your photography style; photojournalistic, traditional, mixed, etc.?•How much for the duplicate prints, albums, folios, enlargements, thank you cards, etc.?•What’s your time frame for preparing the pictures for my selection?•How about engagement session?•How long do I have to make up my mind as to which pictures I want and how many?•How long have you been in business?•What kind of guarantee comes with my hiring you?•What’s your philosophy for photographing weddings?•Will you have an assistant?•Do you have travel fees?•How much is your overtime fee?•What do you plan to do at my wedding to make my wedding photographs unique and personal to me?•Do you have a backup?•Will you be shooting my pictures personally?•Will you use film or digital?•What's your payment policy?•Do you give any guarantees on your services and photographs?•What is the possibility of the pictures fading? How Much Will It Cost?