The best time to book a wedding photographer and/or videographer is typically after you have set a date and venue. This is ideally around 9 months to a year (or more!) in advance of your special day.
how far in advance should we book a wedding photographer or videographer?
A first look is great for couples who prefer to spend a little extra time prior to the ceremony taking photographs that focus just on the two of them. Portraits after the ceremony can often feel rushed, especially with large bridal parties and families. Another idea to consider is having a first look with one of your parents. Still a sweet and intimate moment to capture!
WHAT IS A "FIRST LOOK"? DO WE NEED ONE?
Typically, a second shooter is helpful for at least a few hours to assist in getting extra coverage of everyone getting ready, the ceremony itself, and the first portion of the reception. This allows for you to have extra images or videos from a variety of angles — at the most important moments!
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER?
The important part for photography and videography is not actually having a lot of experience with the venue; it’s being able to capture your day in a unique way. Some people who work regularly at the same few venues end up taking very similar images for multiple weddings. I like to bring a personalized touch to your wedding photographs and footage by offering a new perspective on your wedding venue!
Have you worked at my venue before?
Once you have a date and venue booked, we can discuss details for your wedding photography and/or video options. After you choose a package, I’ll send you an agreement to sign and an invoice for 50% of your wedding package. Once these are completed, I’m yours for the big day!
HOw do we reserve you for our wedding date?