(Closed) How soon before your date did you book a photog?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i booked a year in advance! im glad i did bc when i talked to her thi month she said shes all booked for may and june next year 🙂

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I booked 10 months in advance, but started looking 11 months in advance.  

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it depends on where/when you are getting married. I procrastinated booking one because we weren’t sure what our photography budget would end up being, and when I contacted 4 of my top choices last week (7 months out), they were all still available.  Our wedding is early in spring, and not in a major city, however. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just got engaged in Aug and am planning an Oct 11 wedding.  All I cared about was getting my big 4 (church, venue, dj, photographer) booked right away and then just relaxing for a moment.  Like people said, the good ones book up fast.  I’m meeting with my photographer tonight and unless something strange happens, I think I’m going to book her.  Then I’m done!!!  So it ends up being about 13 months out. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just booked yesterday!  (YAY!)  So we are 13 months away!  I was shocked how quickly some of the ones I had gotten in touch with got booked!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

We booked 14 months out, two weeks after we got engaged.  

The sooner the better, especially if you have your heart set on someone!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We booked a year in advance.  We emailed 3 photographers at the same time and 2 of them were already booked up.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Start looking at least a year before the wedding. Book at least 6 months out.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are (officially) booking ours when we meet in the next two weeks. We tried to book another photographer last week and she had already been booked. Good photographers seem to go fast. Edit: I got engaged in March and started looking almost immediately at photographers. Partly because I hadn’t set a date and it seemed easy enough. But, also because that was one of the more important things for me.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Book ASAP.  We were only engaged for 9 months, so we booked our photographer about 6 months out.  I would recommend doing it earlier than that.  We had a Friday wedding, which was our saving grace, but even then lots were booked up.

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper

About 10-11 months, I think. Photogs fill up FAST, so I would book ASAP.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

We booked about 8 months out… luckily March isn’t high wedding season so we were able to get our 1st choice.  It was the 2nd vender we booked, right after the venue.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i’m researching now (and have been for a few weeks) and am hoping to book by the end of the month…

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We booked about 10 months out, but I was getting really antsy. Photography is up there with venues in my mind, as being one of the first things to get nailed down.

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