In this blog, we'll provide you with a month-by-month checklist of important deadlines to keep in mind when booking your wedding photographer and other photography-related items. Read on for more information!
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12-18 Months Prior to Your Wedding: Start Your Photographer Search
Planning ahead is crucial when it comes to booking a wedding photographer. Don't wait until it's too late! As good photographers tend to book up quickly, starting your search 12-18 months prior to your wedding is advisable. During this time, research different photography styles and compare photographers in your area. Make contact, ask questions, and schedule consultations to discuss pricing, packages, and fit. Get a sense of each photographer's personality and work by reviewing their website or social media pages. Don't be afraid to talk to multiple photographers and ask questions to find the best fit for your wedding day.
8-12 Months Before Your Wedding: Time to Book Your Photographer
Once you have confirmed your wedding date and venue, it's time to book your wedding photographer. Booking within this 8-12 month timeframe ensures availability. Keep your photographer updated with any changes and inform them via email. If you plan on having the same photographer for both your engagement and wedding photos, consider booking your engagement session now to receive your photos in time for save-the-dates and wedding invitations.
3-8 Months Before Your Wedding: Engagement Photos and Vendor Coordination
With your wedding photographer booked, the focus during the 3-8 months prior to your wedding is primarily on receiving your engagement photos and confirming any changes with your photographer. Utilize this time to secure other wedding vendors, and feel free to reach out to your photographer for recommendations on florists or bands they've worked with before. Your photographer will keep you updated, but the rest of your time and energy can be devoted to other wedding preparations.
1-3 Months Before Your Wedding: Final Preparations
As the big day approaches, there are a few final tasks to ensure a seamless wedding photography experience. Reach out to your wedding photographer to provide a detailed wedding timeline, including venue address, arrival and departure times, and any potential changes. Make the final payment for your photography services and provide a list of requested group shots and special details you want to be captured. By communicating effectively with your photographer during these last few months, you can ensure a smooth and memorable wedding photography experience.
With a comprehensive understanding of the wedding photographer timeline, you're all set to start your search. Check out our photography galleries and wedding films for more information on our work and style. We're here to make your wedding day unforgettable with beautiful, lasting memories. Feel free to say Hi! via our contact form.