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Hey there! If you’ve stumbled upon this page, chances are you’re knee-deep in wedding planning mode, so let me start by saying, congratulations! I’m Mattie, your go-to gal when it comes to capturing those precious moments on your big day. Today, I’m diving into some of the most frequently asked questions about booking a wedding photographer, so grab a cup of tea (or bubbly) and let’s chat!

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1. How Far in Advance Should I Book My Wedding Photographer?

Ah, the golden question! It’s never too early to secure your dream photographer, especially if you have a specific date in mind. Typically, couples book their wedding photographer 8 to 12 months in advance to ensure availability. However, if you’re planning a last-minute celebration or have a popular wedding date, it’s best to reach out as soon as possible to check availability. Post-Covid, I have had more couples with shorter engagements and don’t need a lot of notice if your date is open! 🙂

2. What Sets You Apart from Other Wedding Photographers?

I love this question because it gives me the chance to share what makes my approach unique. Beyond just snapping photos, I strive to build genuine connections with my couples. From our first Zoom call or phone chat, I want you to feel like you’re talking to a friend, not just another vendor. Building a relationship with you allows me to capture the essence of your love story in a way that feels authentic and personal. It’s also super awkward to have someone with you all day that you don’t like… right?!

3. Do You Offer Engagement Sessions?

Absolutely! Engagement sessions are a fantastic way for us to get to know each other better before the big day. It’s a chance for you to feel comfortable in front of the camera and for me to learn about your unique style and preferences. Plus, you’ll end up with some stunning photos to cherish for a lifetime!

Top wedding photographer FAQ: should I do an engagement session?  We say, yes!

4. What’s Your Booking Process Like?

Booking me as your wedding photographer is more than just a transaction—it’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship! Once we’ve connected and you’ve decided I’m the one for you (heart emoji!), I’ll send over a digital contract outlining all the important details. Along with the contract, a retainer fee is required to officially secure your date. From there, we’ll continue to stay in touch and work together to bring your vision to life.

5. How Many Hours of Coverage Do You Recommend?

Every love story is unique, which is why I offer customizable wedding packages to fit your needs. My main package for a full wedding is 8 hours; however, whether you’re planning an intimate elopement or a grand celebration, we’ll work together to determine the perfect amount of coverage to capture all the special moments of your day.

6. What Happens if It Rains on My Wedding Day?

Ah, the dreaded rain question! While I can’t control the weather, I can assure you that I’m prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. From bringing along extra umbrellas to scouting out indoor photo locations, I’ll do everything in my power to ensure we still capture beautiful memories, rain or shine.

Worried about rain on your wedding day?  Be sure to choose a wedding photographer who can handle any weather!

Phew! That was fun, wasn’t it? I hope I’ve answered some of your burning questions about booking a wedding photographer. Remember, it’s not just about finding someone to take photos—it’s about finding the perfect partner to document your love story. If you’re ready to take the next step or have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. I can’t wait to chat with you and learn all about your wedding plans!

Until then, sending you lots of love,

Mattie 📸💕

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