At a wedding fayre recently I was asked when was the best time to book their photographer. They figured they weren't in a hurry, because they weren't getting married until next year.
I replied "As soon as you find the right one! I've already taken bookings!"
With so many things to arrange for a wedding, it can be a very confusing and "spendy" time, and let's face it, most people don't have much experience at organising weddings, so it can be very daunting as to what to do first and when to spend the money!
We photographers can only be at one wedding at a time (gone are the days of "a few pics outside the church then on to the next one"!) whereas services like cakemakers, dresses, florists, even classic cars, can serve several weddings in one day, so can perhaps be left a bit closer to your wedding. It doesn't hurt to ask these things, but bear it in mind when prioritising your spending.
I enjoyed photographing this wedding so much! Such a chilled-out lovely couple - lots of smiles and always up for a few more photos here and there throughout their special day, in July this year at Tickton Grange. And now I can present them with their finished wedding album by Graphistudio, all the way from Italy!
They chose a light blue leatherette for the cover (a first for me!) which went with their colour scheme. With dozens of colours to choose from, even in the standard ranges, it is a hard decision to make!
As well as adding the USB of all the digital images from the day, they got the canvas, which is included in my top wedding packages.
They chose one of my favourites (though I have many from that day) - a silhouette shot from later in the afternoon.