We then wait to receive a response from them. We have been told many times that we shouldn’t do this and that we should contact the couple after a few days, then again and again until we receive a response from them. We aren’t really comfortable with doing that, but this would be the normal process for most wedding photographers. We prefer to provide as much information to the couple as possible, ask them to contact us if there is anything else we can help with, and then leave it up to them to decide if we are a good fit for what they are looking for.
Most couples book their wedding photographer well in advance of the date of the wedding, so normally there would be quite a long period of time in between making your booking and the next step. Once a booking has confirmed however we always encourage our couples to contact us if we can help with anything else, sometimes couples will come back to us and ask us to recommend other wedding vendors which we are always happy to do.
There are of course lots of other photographs taken as well. We always offer our couples the option of us doing another quick session with them later on in the evening. There is always some time between the end of dinner and the first dance while the venue staff set everything up. A lot of the time though the couple prefer to use this time for spending some time alone or for spending time with their guests which is understandable.
We would love to shoot more first looks, we photographed a first look recently and loved the emotion, hopefully this is something more couples will consider for their own wedding day.
Once all the images have been edited, we start work on your wedding album design. When the album design is completed, we include a digital mock up of the design along with your digital images. We provide an album design to every couple even if they have not chosen a wedding photography package that includes one. This allows them the option of deciding on an album later on once they have their photographs.
In terms of timescales from when we photograph your wedding until we provide you with your digital images our normal turn around time is within 6 weeks.