5 Reasons a Photographer May Turn Down Your Wedding

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The original post appeared on January 21, 2011 before I graciously deleted my blog. I'm re-posting items that I believe others might find useful. This was inspired by the following post from Mark Eric's blog: From a Photographer's Perspective, 5 Things That Could Cause a Photographer to Turn Down Your Wedding. Mark's permission has been granted to borrow items from his post. Thanks Mark!!

Wedding photography is not just a monetary transaction. Personally, it is an investment in a relationship.

I have to say that every bride, and every client, I've worked with has been absolutely wonderful. I still keep in touch with many and I am happy to have them return to me for maternity, newborn and family portraits! How awesome is that?!

You may ask, why haven't you worked with a "bridezilla"?

There is a getting-to-know-you process I go through before booking any wedding. I want to learn about your relationship, see how you interact, and understand your needs. We will be spending a lot of time together before, on and after your wedding day, so I want you to be comfortable with my personality and love my images!

I have turned down clients in the past, for a number of reasons. My goal is for every couple I meet to find the photographer that best suits their needs. Many brides assume that if a photographer has a date open that said photographer will book their wedding.

For good photographers, this isn't the case. Here's why:

Bubbles and fresh air.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The weather has finally cracked, thank goodness. We spent the entire day recovering from the party outdoors in the fresh air. I took a few naps in the sun, and Miles played a bunch.

One of our lovely neighbors, Jean with the "mingos", bought Miles a catepillar to crawl through!

Then it was time to head out on the bike. He rode to Mar-Mar's house next door.

And, while I cringe at the sight of my body - especially in purple spandex; what was I thinking? - I am trying to embrace my body and all of it's extra curves. I've come a long way with more to go, but I can't hide my spare tire anymore in this warmer weather.

Thanks to Mar, Miles has a bubble gun to play with.

Accept my body, I must. We picked up this baby at the food store and I'm not going to pass it up: Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core!

The past two weeks I've been on target for my workouts between mixing T25 and running nicely, as well as keeping track of my intake. I'm doing well minus all the partying we have on the weekends!

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Pop Pop's Surprise Party

Monday, April 14, 2014

MiMa threw Pop Pop a surprise party for his 60th Birthday! It was where Chris and I had gotten married six and a half years ago. The whole place has been completely redone. It was such a fun night, I'm still recovering.

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health and wellness

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