We shoot weddings week in week out and can honestly say that each and every couple has a different vision, different goals, and VERY different personalities. Some brides and grooms choose to go the traditional route, incorporating all of the customs and traditions that have made weddings, well weddings, for decades. Others choose to write their own narrative, foregoing the traditional for modern wow factors such as cigar rollers, live entertainment and decorative illumination worthy of a stadium production. Whatever your vision, your style or your personality, there are a few steadfast tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your chosen wedding photographer, ensuring your album is cherished for years to come.
THE RULE: Don't just turn up and hope for the best. Do your homework and put in the groundwork to ensure that hefty check you wrote a few months back is money well spent!
1. Review your contract before signing and execute payments in a timely manner.
Our contracts are simple and straightforward, but like any legal document, they should be reviewed carefully before signing. A good photographer will outline scenarios and state what is and isn't included in the price you are paying, as well as define what actions will be taken in the case of unforeseen circumstances. Please read carefully and refer back to your contract before requesting additional services. Executing your payments according to the agreed upon schedule will ensure your date remains blocked in our calendar and the day of runs as smoothly as possible.
2. Book a little more than you think you will need.
As mentioned above, things happen, and no wedding goes off without a hitch. There are many little incidents, and some bigger ones, that may cause delays throughout the day. So, if you think you have it covered with 5 hours of photography, it's probably better to book 6.