How To Be Sure Your Wedding Day Lives Up To Your Dreams!
5 Critical Secrets Revealed Below.
Dear Bride To Be,
Thanks for visiting. I want this to be the most helpful website for planning your wedding you have ever gone to. So below I have put together the most important factors you need to consider when selecting your wedding photographer, even if you hire someone else. I want you to know these "secrets" because the more informed you are, the better decisions you will make and the less likely you will have any wedding day disasters. I want your wedding to be wonderful, fun and totally enjoyed by you and your guests.
How To Have The Romantic Wedding Day Of Your Dreams!
Now, HONESTLY, we’re not just talking about photography here - we're talking about YOUR WEDDING - how YOU FEEL on your wedding day, and how smoothly and romantically everything goes. You see, your photographer determines this, by the way they help you plan your wedding, the way they treat you and your loved ones, and the way they conducts themselves throughout the day.
Critical Secret Revealed - What Other Wedding Photographers Don't Want You To Know!
So, when you're talking with a potential studio, ask them the following questions:
Then, when you meet this person, ask him or her the following questions:
SECRET #2: Announcing The Single Most Important 'Secret' You MUST Know About Weddings!
This is of the utmost importance! The guarantee tells you just how committed they are going to be in taking good care of you, and doing a great job.
And, just so you know, here's our IRON CLAD, 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:
You see, we understand that you can't do this over again. This is a "one-time-thing" and everything MUST be perfect! You have our guarantee that we'll take really good care of you!
One of the things that you really want to look for in your photographer, is someone who is a STORY TELLER. An artistic photographer whose images combine to tell the EMOTIONAL STORY of your family, your friends, and your wedding day. This is really important, if you are looking for photographs which will be PRICELESS to you for years and years to come!
Here's why this is so important: If an artist is an EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER, there's a really good chance that they will be sensitive to NOT INTERFERING WITH THE EMOTIONAL, ROMANTIC FLOW OF YOUR DAY!
We could tell you so many horror stories here that we've heard over the years about rude, insensitive photographers who have ruined the loving, romantic atmosphere of the wedding. Or others who have acted like egotistical directors of a movie set and everyone else were "extras" to be bossed around. (In my opinion, people with attitudes and personalities like that should not be in the wedding business at all!!)
But our purpose here is to help you be sensitive to the all important attitude and personality of photographers you talk to. Are they sincerely interested in helping you have a relaxed, smooth running day that you can really enjoy? Will they take the time to help you plan a nice flow of events so there’s plenty of time to photographically capture the day as it unfolds with all its rich emotion and splendor?
We consider this planning time an integral, critical part of my job with each couple. and is the key factor in having a relaxed, smooth running event. I love to catch the romance, fun and close relationships of your families. But I can’t do that if its not happening because of the stress and rush that results from a lack of planning. So you see, we have a BIG incentive to help you in any way I can because it will help us to do a much better job of creating outstanding photographs for you!
SECRET #4: The Truth About Wedding Photographers Revealed. What They Don't Want Me To Tell You! This is a "biggie."
Many photographers will cram as many weddings into a day as they can. Often this means they must rush from your wedding, to get to another, or arrive (maybe late) at your wedding tired and stressed from an earlier event.
This type of photographer just isn't going to be able to capture the ROMANCE, LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS between you and your husband and also between you and your family and friends. They just won't have the sensitivity and enthusiasm and love for what they do to be able to capture those feelings. And they won't have the time or energy to do anything but an 'adequate' job at best.
By the way, I ONLY photograph ONE wedding per day.
This also means that I'm rested, energetic and enthusiastic about what I will be doing for you. And since I only photograph one wedding a day, I'm not tired or burned out when I arrive.
SECRET #5: How To Be The Most Beautiful Bride Your Friends Or Relatives Have Ever Seen!
You deserve to have a wedding day where you are the most beautiful bride any of your friends or relatives have ever seen. That's the dream of every girl when she begins visualizing her wedding day. And you deserve to have that!
Let's see to it that is exactly what happens. How? Simple. Yes, you will select the perfect dress, headpiece and flowers and have your hair and make up done. But it goes much deeper than that.
Beauty is also in the way you FEEL on your wedding day. The way your emotions show on your face, and the way you glow when you walk down the aisle and look in the eyes of the love of your life.
You see, if you, your husband and your family and guests are all having a wonderful time, there will be no tension there to cloud how beautiful you look. And, by the way, your photographs will be WONDERFUL, too, because you looked so wonderful and were having such a great time.
The time we spend with you before the wedding planning your day is the critical key to all this. That’s how we make sure there is adequate time planned for the photography and everything else that will be happening. It’s something precious few other photographers are willing to invest the time to do. But we know how vitally important planning is to a wedding day and helping you be relaxed, beautiful and enjoying every moment of your day rather than feeling stressed out & up tight. Whatever emotion you are feeling, it will show in your photographs!
See how it all "fits together" to result in a wonderful day, and wonderful photographs? You really can't separate them!
If he or she says, "Your photographs are all you will have after the wedding is over. Your flowers will be dead, your cake will be eaten, etc. - all you'll have are your photographs! They are the most important thing about your wedding!" - then they're NOT the photographers for you!
Why not? Because if he says that, he has a completely false impression of his importance, and will try to run your day and take charge of everything and everyone! (See Zach & Nichole Pool testimony above) Don't let that happen! Because the photographs ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING - the romance, emotions and relationships with family & friends are the most important things! Your photos won't matter much if they only remind you of a rushed, stressed out day that was a huge disappointment to you.
In my humble opinion, the tender fabric of your life is sewn together with beautiful, emotional moments between you and your loved ones, and I want to capture and express all those wonderful moments for you in your wedding photos & album - and accomplish this without interfering with the emotions and romance of your wedding day.
If you feel a resonance with some or all of the above information and philosophy, the big question you are probably asking yourself right about now is, "This all sounds really good, but can I afford this guy?"
The short answer is "Yes!" You're not likely to find another photographer who is more flexible and willing to work with you financially to help you have the wedding of your dreams than we are.
Each couple is unique with varying needs, preferences and priorities. Rather than just offering a selections of preset boxes (packages), I believe in a custom approach to designing a package that is right for you, which is why it is important for us to get together. Then I can learn the things that are important to you, determine the amount of time that will be needed and then make some recommendations.
Here are some basic pricing guidelines: We have both wedding packages with albums included and Ala Carte plans, where you may simply purchase some or all of your images, without using our album design service. However, once we have created a wonderful set of images, we can always create an album for you later when finances allow if you like.
For near term events less than three months away or weekday weddings:
Ala Carte options start at only $900 with three hours of photography (which is our minimum time requirement for weekend events May- October). This can either include all your hi res digital images on DVD or half that amount ($450) as a credit toward prints or an album.
Wedding Packages with flush mount digitally mastered albums start at $1795 with four hours of photography.
Here's What To Do Right Now!
Ask us if we still have your wedding date available. Here's the problem - because we are so well known and respected in the community, and we photograph only one wedding a day, it is very possible that we will have other brides considering us for the same date or even already be booked for your day. Many of the local venues we have worked with and are referred by so often like Pine Rose Cabins, Lake Arrowhead Resort, etc, book up very early, so we do, too.
So DO NOT WAIT EVEN ONE DAY ON THIS! If you agreed with and liked anything in this letter, call us NOW. Let's see if your date is still available, and then, if and only if you would like to, we can set up a time to get together in person and talk about your wedding. That’s when we'll learn the things that are most important to you about your wedding, the style of photography you prefer, creative ideas you may have, and the many other details of your day that will help me suggest the best photography plan for you. I expect to take this time with you to be able to design a custom plan that will be just right for you. There is no charge or obligation for this, either. So call now, tomorrow could be one day too late!