Well today I wanted to share the process of what happens once you decide you would like to book me as your wedding photographer, how I can help, what I offer and then what happens in the lead up to your wedding day. I appreciate the time it takes planning a wedding (we are currently in the midst of planning our wedding too) and the hours you invest into this is huge! So I try to make the whole process as simple and as stress free as possible!
Once you have sent me over an email saying you would like me to photograph your day, I get super excited and pencil you in the diary – I work on a first come first serve basis! I will pop you over an email to your online client portal which has all the important documents and information in there for you. This includes your booking form, the photography contract and your invoice outlining the payment information for your non-refundable booking fee and the payment plan for the rest of the balance.Once you have completed this and I have received your non-refundable booking fee and contract I will confirmed you are all secured in the diary!
Now what happens?
Firstly, I want you to know you can reach out to me at any time. In the lead up to your wedding day, I do not want you to have to worry about anything. I am here if you want to pop me an email or schedule in a call. If you are worrying about your timeline, group photographs, having your picture taken, the amount of time being covered on your day, anything – just get in touch! I have lots of experience attending weddings, so hopefully I will be able to give you a bit of reassuring advice, tips on what to do, or help on how to get the most out of your day. But if you are all good and enjoying the process, then you don’t need to worry you won’t be hearing from me every two minutes – I appreciate you are super busy!
If you want to keep in touch with your wedding plans, what you are choosing, the theme for your day, or add me to your Pinterest board – that is great! I’s really love to hear your plans and see your wedding vision coming to life.
If you have booked in for an engagement shoot we will start chatting about dates and a location in mind for your session. If you didn’t book an engagement shoot at the time of booking me as your photographer but you fancy one, or think it would be beneficial before the big day – just get in touch! They are so much fun, it’s a great way for you to get some amazing pictures of the 2 of you and experience what it is like to be in front of the camera!
The next time you will hear from me is about 6 weeks before the wedding day. I will pop you an email to chat about your wedding day timings and group photographs and I will also remind you that your final balance will be due shortly – again you don’t need to think about it! As and when you settle more of the details and timings for your day is the best time to schedule a catch up whether that is on the phone or via skype. I am here to help with the timeline of your day in the best way I can to ensure you get the most out of the photography from your day.
Then, the wedding day is a couple of days away and I can’t be more excited. I will pop you another email just to check the timings haven’t changed and if there are any last minute plans I need to be aware of. I then spend the days leading up to the wedding making sure all my kit is ready – clean, charged, backups ready, it is a whole process in itself which I won’t bore you with, but I like to be super prepared and organised when it comes to every wedding!
After your wedding day, for me the process is only just getting started! I will loving curate your wedding images depending on the package you have selected, and typically for a 10 hour wedding day will deliver a minimum of 550 images. I control the editing process and edit each individual image to give you consistency throughout your entire set of images in my signature style. The couples I work with love the fresh, light and airy feel to my photography – so this is my focus when shooting but also when it comes to the editing, naturally bring out the beautiful colours in the image – no heavy, crazy colour edits or vintage filters from me! I will keep you posted throughout the editing process and let you know your expected date to receive your images which can be around 4-6 weeks from your wedding date.
You will then receive an excited email from me to let you know your online wedding gallery is ready – which includes all your images for you to view, order prints and share with your friends and family. This is a password protected gallery and personalised to you! A couple of days later you will receive a package in the post which will be your USB parcel, and this will include a few little gifts from me along with your USB of high-resolution images.
And for me, I don’t see this as the end of our relationship – exclusively for Charlotte Bryer-Ash wedding clients, I offer portrait sessions, anniversary shoots, family sessions, maternity shoots! So please feel free to keep in touch. If you also wanted to chat about your plans with what to do with your wedding photographs after – I offer a wide range of products to showcase your beautiful memories!
HAVEN’T FOUND YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER YET? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAD FROM YOU AND BE CONSIDERED FOR CAPTURING OUR SPECIAL OCCASION