This post is part one of a multi-part series covering our wedding photography process.
Most people don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to planning a wedding. Even if you have had a few in your family over the years, every wedding photographer does things differently. We have evolved over the years in the way we do things, so we thought we would put down how the process works now at Roy Dressel Photography.
Booking is the term we use when we talk about reserving our services to photograph or videotape your wedding day. The most common way to start the ball rolling is to call or email us and make an appointment. We’ll sit down in our studio, talk over your plans, and you can take a look at our sample albums.
Are We a good fit for you?
This meeting gives us a chance to see if we are a good fit for you. You’ll spend more time with your wedding photographer on your wedding day than any other vendor, so it’s a good idea to make sure you like that person. Not just that they are good at what they do, but you also enjoy their personality. It makes the day both fun and stress-free.
If you decide that we are a good fit to photograph your wedding day and that we offer what you are looking for in one of our packages, we will fill out and sign a contract and you pay the $300 deposit. (cash, check, or card, we take it all) The deposit goes toward the final package price.
By paying the deposit you will be securing the day and time of your wedding with us. It is not refundable, but should you need to change your wedding date for any reason, we will honor that deposit if we have your new date available. We make every effort to be fair, but by booking your wedding date, we have taken it off our calendar and are not able to book another wedding that day.
Our online contract makes it easy.
If you can’t make it into the studio and have decided that you want us as your wedding photographer, we have an online contact form. Give us the essential info, such as date, location, names, etc. We fill out our part of the contract and send it to you; you complete any remaining detail. We both electronically sign it. We’ll send you an invoice and you can pay the deposit online and you’re booked. We put you on our calendar. You can save the final agreement as a PDF, or print out a copy for your records.
So that’s the booking processing in a nutshell. We’ll talk about giving us ideas for photos you love in the second installment of What to expect in your wedding journey.
Read part 2: show us the photos you love.