So you’re getting married, huh? Having recently gotten married myself (June 2012), I can definitely relate to how exciting (and potentially stressful) these next few months can be for a bride. And do you know what? The photographer should not fall into the “stressful” category! Here are a few pieces of advice from someone who has been on both sides of the camera:
- Find someone who fits your personality/style–and I’m not just talking about their photos (however, that is also important). It is so important to feel comfortable around your photographer. Because they will be there with you all day long–like your own, personal wedding-day stalker–it is so important to feel at ease around them. What’s the best way to figure this part out? Meet with them before booking! Most photographers will gladly have a pre-wedding consultation with you, even without a signed contract. If you’re too far away to meet up, set up a phone chat or skype date!
- If it’s possible, do your engagement shoot with the same photographer you plan on booking for your wedding. This gives you and your almost-husband a chance to get comfortable (there’s that word again!) not only with the photographer, but also being in front of the camera.
- Make a timeline for your wedding day! This is probably one of the best things you can do for your wedding-day sanity (seriously). On a day when so many things are happening, it’s good to have a schedule. Talk with your photographer about when it’s best to take pictures outdoors, how much time you need to allot for wedding party pictures, family pictures, etc. Or, if you have the budget for it–hire a coordinator! I have a list of people that I love to refer my brides to–because they truly make a world of a difference.
Now, for what you really came to this page for…
My wedding booking process is very simple. To book a wedding, all I need from you is a wedding date, a signed contract, and a $1000 deposit.
I have several different packages starting at $2800. For a little more info on my packages, see my pricing page and then email me to get a detailed look at my wedding packages.
And, as always, if you have any questions for me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message through the “contact me” form on my website.
Congratulations, and happy planning!