(Closed) I just e-mailed 82 photographers…

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Post # 35
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had my heart set on our photographer for about a year before we got engaged (: They were the first thing we booked (two years before our wedding ahah). They are our dream photographers so we didn’t bother contacting anyone else.

I’m impressed with your 84 (:

Post # 36
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@MeiFrancis:  I couldn’t imaging getting back 82 emails! How are you going to keep track?!

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@KateByDesign:  Wierd that happened to you! I would never ask someone why they didn’t book me – that’s very unprofessional. I could see asking if someone else was interested in the same date, but not the “why not” part.

Post # 39
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@E_Lynne615:  LOL, me and Fiance always say that after seeing her on Tosh, she was so cute.lol

But seriously I’ve found some vendors do hound you so I tried to keep my contacts down to the minumum so I didn’t have to deal with multiple emails/phone calls asking if I was still interested. 

Post # 40
2041 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I applaud your dedication and perseverence! I looked at several websites, was narrowing down the list, then found a fantastic voucher deal for one of the photographers on my list. Bam. Sold.

Post # 41
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I talked with 5, met with 1.  But I’m getting married about a year after you, so I knew my favorite one would still be open on the date I wanted

Post # 42
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think I looked into 5 or 6 all at different bridal shows I attended. I found my photographer at one of the bridal shows, liked their work and the pricing was in our budget.

82 is a TON!

Post # 43
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We met with… 1. Looked at a lot of websites, but he was the clear front-runner. Booked him early, too, so we don’t have to fight off other couples.

Post # 44
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


OMG, that put terror into my heart.

I think I looked at profiles of about 10 or so (smaller city though, less options), ruled a number out immediately, and contacted 3 or 4 for prices. I narrowed it down to 2, talked with them on the phone, and picked one.

Haven’t even met with him. Our first meeting will be 2 weeks before the wedding. We’re out of town, I like his work, had a pro photographer friend look over the contract and his work samples, and called it good to go. He gave us full albums to look through, and I googled him and found 2nd photogs he works with when requested, and I liked their style too.

82. Eight two.

Girl, please let this be the only thing you contact that many vendors on. You will lose your mind if you do that on everything.

Post # 45
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think I contacted maybe 5-7 including a couple that looked good, but had no indication of their pricing on the website.  We met with two in person to see full weddings and get a feel for their personalities.

Post # 46
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Umm, I don’t remember.  First I made a list of ones I would consider vs not consider due to style, budget, etc.  I think I contacted my first choice, they were available, so I booked them. LOL!  Good luck with your 82!!!  Holy cow!  That is quite an accomplishment.  Go have a margarita and relax!

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