I'll be honest, the last month has got away from me, and my blog suffered the consequences! Since wedding season has now drawn to a close, I thought I would chat to you about the wedding planning aspect, and what you can expect from me when you book me.
Wedding planning can be overwhelming in the beginning; I know, I've been there! It’s hard to know what to expect when you book each vendor, how much communication is normal, and whether or not you are doing the right thing.
So I’m here to put your mind at ease and to tell you what you can expect when you book me, before you book me!
Firstly, I usually set up a meeting; whether it’s by Skype or in person, to ensure we are the right fit for each other. If you decide we are, and you proceed to book, then awesome sauce!
How you book is quite simple; you just sign your contract and pay your booking fee; this booking fee is credited to your balance. I never ask you to pay money first; you are my client and I want you protected too!
Paying the fee and signing your contract locks in your date, and that date is all yours!
I’m working on creating a wedding guide and welcome pack; it’s basically a mini magazine that gives you pointers and tips for your wedding day, talks about trends, and gives a recommendation of vendors that I have personally worked with.
From there, we will generally communicate over email, and pencil in a date for your engagement shoot. Some people like to use theirs for Save the Dates; so if you have this in mind, definitely get yours done early!
Engagement shoots are complimentary and come with a free gift print as a thank-you for booking with me. After the shoot, I invite you for a viewing to see your beautiful images. There isn’t any obligation to purchase these, and if you do want to purchase some, there is no minimum purchase; you only buy what you love!
From here, we communicate via email leading up to your wedding. We will chat about the timeline, I’ll request the list of your family photos and talk you through how to get the best out of them, and answer any questions you have in the lead-up.
Before the wedding, I’ll also ask about your wedding rehearsal; if you are having one, and if I can be there. Attending the rehearsal gives me a chance to see what light we are likely to be working with on your wedding day, I can see where you are going to enter and stand, and it generally just makes everyone a bit more ready for the most important part of the day; the part where you say I do!
On the morning of your wedding; you can of course expect me at your getting ready location; promptly, with arm loads of gear, and a giant smile on my face.