There are many reasons why you should book your wedding photographer early. You’re engaged! CONGRATULATIONS! You might be thinking, now what? When you start planning your wedding, you’re going to immediately become aware of the leading vendors you need to book, and you’ll want to make sure you book them well in advance. These leading vendors include your ceremony and reception venues, caterer, wedding planner, and of course, your wedding photographer.
If you have a favorite photographer picked already, we suggest reaching out to them before anything else. Sometimes you can reach out before setting a date. Reaching out early is to ensure you lock in your photographer on a date that works for both of you. From there, you can book your venues, coordinator, etc. When you book your wedding photographer early, everything else will fall into place.
3 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Wedding Photographer Early
The Best Book Early
A lot of the best vendors book up from 12 to 18 months in advance. If you’re working with a tight timeline, we don’t suggest waiting. We like to recommend our couples to take their time when looking. Slow down, do your research, and enjoy yourself when planning your wedding. Learning to enjoy the process cuts down on the overall stress and might help you appreciate your time engaged!
You Need An Engagement Session
Booking your wedding photographer early allows for more time to get to know your photographer, as well as plan and fit in a fantastic engagement session! Engagement sessions are a great tool to help couples and photographers get to know each other’s personalities and styles. As photographers of couples in love, we use the engagement sessions to help couples feel more at ease in front of the camera, as well as to learn the angles that work best for them!
Timeline Planning Is Important
When you book your wedding photographer early, that extra time will help you get a better sense of what to expect from your wedding and planning process. As well as give you time to plan your perfect wedding day timeline without feeling rushed. Your photographer will help you create a fantastic day-of timeline that fits in all the most essential parts of your day without compromising your experience or your guests’.
You want your wedding planning process to go as smoothly as possible, and the last thing we want is to have to tell you we are already booked for your date because you waited too long! Telling couples we’re not available is one of the toughest parts of our job. We want to work with you! Please do us both a favor and book your wedding photographer early; it will only make your life easier and the process more fun!