Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Argh! I had a feeling I should contact her this week even though we were trying to wait until the one year mark before booking our photographer. She was my favorite based on her attention to lighting and composition, not to mention she was only a little out of our budget and worth the increased cost in my opinion. I just received an email back from her that she is already booked that day. I guess I need to research more photographers and get one booked pronto before all the good ones are taken.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Bummer. She might be able to recommend other photographers- the first one I interviewed was already booked for our day, and she gave me a list of colleagues whose work she thought I might like.
I ended up finding my photographer from another Bee who was married at our venue, so it’s worth checking out the local boards, and see who other Bees have used.
Post # 4
If its someone you love do not wait..
Post # 5
@Styles: Yep. We have people book us 18 months in advance sometimes. You might luck out, but if your date is a summer Saturday do not wait to book your favorite photographer.
Post # 6
I’m sorry. I’m sure you’ll find someone. We had someone that we were dead set on that didn’t happen to work out. We were SO frustrated. Then a few weeks later, on a random search, we found our photographer. She not only offered us more services but she was CHEAPER and just as talented as the original. Sometimes things happen for a reason.
Post # 7
@beachbride1216: So sorry to hear this! I am sure you will find another photographer you like as much if not more than the one that was booked. When we were looking for photographers, we felt a bit rushed to make a decision because the ones we were considering were getting booked quickly (and they were above our budget) until we found ours. Best part, she was everything we wanted and was within our budget which I thought it was going to be hard considering we live in South Florida.
Post # 8
That is a total bummer. So sorry that happened. I would second the PP’s advice to ask her for recommendations. She may have someone she likes to work with (I know my photographer hires other photogs to second shoot with him all the time) and can recommend someone for you!
Post # 9
I see you live in St. Augustine (or at least the wedding is there). I am in Tampa and could recommend a couple of photographers for you. What style of pictures do you like?
Post # 10
Now you learned your lesson! Book your favorite as soon as you see them! Better luck next time!