Dear Future Brides and Grooms,
Weekly, I get couples contacting me about wedding availability. Often, I am booked a year in advance, but sometimes I do have dates open. My calendar is published on my website, but I appreciate the contact.
If you are the first person to contact me for a date, you get first dibs. Meaning if there is another couple looking at the date, I will let you know and give your first chance to get me your signed contract and the non-refundable deposit. The first couple has a week before I give the second couple the opportunity to secure their date. This is my least favorite part of my job because I would honestly like to capture them all, but I simply cannot be two places at once.
To be honest, I do not really know of a better way of doing this process. However, I do know that I want to be fair to my potential clients and fair to myself. Scheduling is so important in this business. It is also a major challenge that takes many hours of emails and paper work. So if you are a couple who is interested in any photographer, not just me, get them your deposit and contract. I try to get back to my email inquires within a day and I appreciate it when people get back to me in the same manner.
Many thanks –