Wedding Photography | The Booking Process
In this video, I talk you through the various steps from initial enquiry, the informal Zoom or phone call, to hopefully the booking, the wedding day and finally, the delivery of the images.
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STEP 1. INFORMAL CHAT ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
After you guys have dropped me a text, email, WhatsApp message and you have let Let me know a little bit about you, the wedding day and the date, I will respond as soon as I can and will send you a link to my Wedding Chat calendar where you can pick a date that works for you.
The chat can be done over Zoom or phone and is just a great way for us to have a chat about the day and what plans you have; I can cover what happens from a photographic point of view and cover any questions you have.
STEP 2. THE BOOKING AND MONEY
Some couples miss out step one and go straight to the booking; seeing the website, seeing my socials and my videos are enough to say ‘Yep – he’s the one for us’.
To get the booking confirmed, I will drop you a link to a secure booking form and once completed; I will send you over a wedding contract. The wedding contract can be digitally signed, after which you will be taken to a payments page where I ask for a £300 booking fee to secure the date for UK weddings and £500 booking fee for destination weddings (final balance due six weeks before the wedding).
Only once the contract is signed, the booking fee paid is the date confirmed and not marketed to other couples.
STEP 3. PRE WEDDING CATCHUP
Around about 6-8 weeks before the wedding, I will get in touch to get a date in the diary for a quick chat to go over the final details of the wedding day, the timings, the locations, and cover the small list of formals (if needed).
Only after this catch-up do I ask for the final balance to be paid for the wedding photography coverage.
STEP 4. THE WEDDING DAY
Enjoy the day as much as you can; it will go quickly! But, I will be there, capturing all the things happening on your wedding day in a relaxed and simple way.
It’s important to me that you buy into the way I work. I’m not going to come into your wedding day and boss people around, I’m not going to make people do things to create a picture, and I’m certainly not going to touch the wedding dress (I have nightmares about moving the wedding dress and it falling apart in my hands!)
I’m there on a wedding day to capture the day you planned and not a day interrupted or ruined by a bossy photographer; I capture your wedding from the viewpoint of a guest, so you get to feel what it was like at that moment in time when I took the picture, I specialise in relaxed wedding photography, and that’s how I will photograph your wedding!
STEP 5. DELIVERING THE WEDDING PICTURES
I deliver all my wedding images via a secure online gallery system, which allows you to download, share, print, create your own favourites list and even create your own wedding album.
I deliver the wedding images within four weeks, I don’t put an upper limit, or lower limit on the number of images I deliver from a wedding as every wedding is different. All my images are full resolution and are not watermarked in any way.
To see more about the galleries and the features of the gallery, head over to this recent blog post – SaywellHQ Online Wedding Photography Galleries.
From the moment you hit the submit button on my contact form or write me that enquiry email to the moment that I deliver your wedding images, I make the process easy, straightforward and 100% non-salesy! ‘Andy Saywell
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