(Closed) So bummed…first choice photographer already booked!

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Post # 3
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

Well, could you move the date? You are pretty far out there ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this might turn out to be a blessing in disguise — you could find someone you like even more!

Post # 5
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Say WHAT?! Haha I better get the ball rolling! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We’re in the middle of meeting with photogs now, guess I should hurry up! My Fiance had the same reaction as yours did, he didn’t know what the rush was about… I said, that’s nice that you want to wait hunny, but get in the car we’re meeting with a venue in a half hour. It worked. ๐Ÿ˜€

Good luck… I’m sure you’ll find someone who you love just as much.

Post # 6
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That happened to us, too.  One of my top choices (and my Mom’s absolute favorite) was booked for our date thirteen months out.  Are you in the SF Bay Area by any chance?  I have found people around here are nuts about booking things ahead of time. 

Don’t worry – just because one person is booked super early doesn’t mean other people are.  Even in our area where I’ve found people are absurdly early about stuff, most photographers were pretty clear a year or so out.  I’m sure you just hit a fluke just like we did – and I’m so so psyched about the person we ended up using.

Post # 7
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Is your date set in stone?  Could you move it?

Post # 8
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think at this point you could either move your wedding date to accommodate for the photographer or you could find an even better photographer!

Post # 10
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Can I ask who you were hoping to book? I’m getting married in Chicago, too, and I can’t believe photographers are booking up for 2012 already! I feel behind!

Post # 11
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The same thing happened to me! I feel like my date is so far away, but vendors are actually booking  in 2012! Maybe if you email the photographer you wanted, the could reccomend someone sililar to them you could check out.

Post # 12
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sorry to hear about that. My Fiance is the same way. I’ve been on him lately about calling about a venue that only does maybe 2 weddings a year and he does seem to get it. The photographer I wanted to book has gone up on his prices by about 300%! So I kinda understand. That photographer might could suggest some for you to help out on that search. Good luck!

Post # 13
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 1995

it’s tough…. when the one you love is booked, did you ask them to maybe refer you to someone they know, it may help b/c you may find they refer you to someone w/ the same style ….


Post # 14
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would definitely contact the photographer of your dreams again and ask if s/he has any suggestions for a photographer that is similar in style. They should have a network of referrals to share with you. ๐Ÿ˜€  Good luck!

Post # 15
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know how you feel. We started planning our August wedding just a couple of weeks ago, and venues and photographers are all booked. Good thing we are on a Sunday so there are still a lot left.

Don’t worry. I agree about the blessing in disguise. You’ll find someone you love maybe more!

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