(Closed) Did you talk to your photographer between booking and wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was in pretty constant touch with my photog. He has FB and Twitter and all his clients add him so it was easy to keep in touch. We also did an engagement shoot which gave us a feel of what being in front of the camera was like and how he worked behind the camera. 

He was absolutely the best experience in our wedding planning. I’m glad we became friends with him before the wedding otherwise we might not have been as comfortable with him, neither of us like our photos being taken. He made it really easy!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@jackndiane:  we booked in december for our november wedding. We didn’t speak for about 4 months. We had engagement pictures taken about 4 months before our wedding. We were pretty much in touch from the engagement pics to the wedding

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We met up with our photographer last week (my request)- but to be honest, it turned out to be really unnecessary. Other than letting her know where she needs to be when (which can be done through email of phone call) we didn’t really have much to discuss. I trust her judgement or I wouldn’t have gone with her!

I’d definitely call and confirm your info a week or two prior to your wedding if your photographer hasn’t called you by then, but other than that I wouldn’t worry about it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve talked quite a bit with my photographer, mostly e-mails back & forth. She also added me as a friend on facebook to share some teaser pictures. But we also are having her make a custom guestbook & she’s doing our whole timeline for the day. She’s helped me out a ton! And she did our engagement photos so we did a lot of talking about that.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My photographers encourage communication up until the wedding. They say they want to get excited about the wedding, lol. They want to know about the milestones–the dress chosen, centerpieces decided on, etc. However, I have 2 female photographers.

In my experience men are more “dry”. The one male photographer I emailed took FOREVER to get back with me which caused me to keep looking. A friend of mine has a guy from Atlanta and he sounds similar to yours……..but when she went for her e-pics he was on top of everything and her pics are gorgeous. I’m learning no matter how much you pay, most vendors aren’t so quick to respond until the closer it gets to the wedding because they have other brides as well.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s really weird. I talk to all our brides quite often, whether by Facebook or email. I would be a little concerned if the wedding was in a month and you haven’t at least had a few emails back and forth.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I am in contact with my photographer. I want to make sure that logistically, he and my videographer are on the same shooting schedule and also, I’m going to be giving him a “must-have” photo list.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I met with our photographer 2 weeks out at the venue, to go over the schedule and must-have list.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Other than for our engagement shoot, the only other contact I had with our photographer was about a week before our wedding to give him our shot list.  I think my planner sent him the detailed timeline.  I am not really sure what else there would have been to communicate with him about, so it was completely fine with me.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

She met with me an Darling Husband once after we booked her, just to chat about what we wanted. Then I emailed her some samples photos I liked and thought were good inspiration photos. That’s it, though, until 2 days before when she confirmed the meeting time for our pre-wedding formals.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Sorta depends on the type of relationships your photographer likes to forge with their clients.  We personally like to be friends and get to know our clients as best as we can.  Engagement shoots really help with that process, but sometimes some clients are more open to being closer than others.  For us that familiarity and trust can be a really big factor in how good the photos come out.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

well..sort of?  I emailed mine trying to figure out how much time to leave for a first look/pictures/what time to tell the makeup artist we need to be finished by.  she eventually emailed me back saying she’d have more time to look at it over the weekend and make a timeline.  that weekend and another weekend passed and she still hasnt responded.  i know my wedding is way far away, but i just want to make sure things run smoothly and i need answers before i can book the limo and hair/makeup.

trying my best to be patient but sent her another email today.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Aside from the engagement session, I talked to him to make final payment and then about 1 1/2 weeks before the wedding to go over my timeline.

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