What is the booking process I hear you ask? Well, it varies from person to person but all I can do is tell you my booking process.
You’ve had a referral, or you’ve seen my website and want to know more. Maybe you want to book right away, that’s fine. Either way, you need to just drop me a message via the Contact page here to get the ball rolling: https://www.croshawphotography.com/contact/
2.Can I do the date?
This is the first question that will need answering. Wedding photography is booked literally years in advance. Sometimes we have last minute availability but don’t count on it. Most weddings are in the summer in the UK, and mostly on a Saturday. Those weekends get booked out fast and well in advance.
Assuming I can do the date, I will message you back and from there you can set up a meeting, a phone call, or just have a facebook messenger conversation if that is what you prefer. This is where I will answer any questions you may have and you can decide if I am a good fit for your ideal wedding photographer. If I am then we go to the next stage, the deposit!
Assuming you now want to book, a deposit of 25% of the package you have chosen needs to be paid. Once this is paid, the date is locked down as far as I am concerned and I won’t book anyone else for that date. The remainder of the fee is due 4 weeks before the date of the wedding. I will send you an invoice for both the deposit and the rest of the fee, which allows to pay online and also by credit card if you so wish.
A wedding contract is very important as it protects both parties. I will send one to you as soon as the deposit has been paid. We both get a copy.
About a month before the wedding we will have another meeting where we will go through the timeline and work out what, if any, formal shots you require and how they will fit in with your day. We will also cover things like backup plans if it rains etc.
The big day! I’ll be there early, as I always allow time for cars to have punctures and things like that. You will have a fabulous day whatever the weather. I’ll stay until whatever time we agreed and probably a bit longer ( until I’ve got the shots basically ). Then I’ll go and back up everything!
Within a week you will have your photos, and hopefully a lovely little slideshow to music to share with your friends. It’s a great way to share the photos on social media ( for examples go check these out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJfikxfERU5_-gky4BuLmVw?view_as=subscriber )
Once you’ve checked out your photos you will need to choose 120 of them for your 50 page photobook. Sometimes I like to surprise my clients and add in extra pages for free, but at the very least you will get 50 pages of gorgeous photos. You can check the album online before it is printed to make sure you are happy with it. Once you have the album in your hands, our business is concluded and hopefully you will walk way a happy and delighted client.