The following link (copy and paste) will take you to a video clip of Julie at the National
Association of Wedding Professional's Insider's Tips Seminar. Here she explains how to structure
a timeline for your wedding day, and shares some additional insight and tips especially for you....
Guidelines on Choosing a Good Photographer
Though many brides and grooms realize having a good photographer is important, many leave this detail undone even 6 months or less before the big day. You know you need one, but what you may
not realize is how important this vendor is. When your wedding is all over, what do you have left? Bills perhaps, maybe a video, and your pictures.
In hindsight, many a couple has lamented over taking the shortcut here, and not paying for a good photographer, or relying on an inexperienced friend to help them out. Do your homework, keeping in mind that you will be spending the whole day with this vendor, so make sure your personalities click
and that you feel comfortable with him or her. Other points to help you are:
a Friday or Sunday wedding. A whole new world of opportunities will open for you.
150, not counting any candids?
and may bail out at the last minute.
to provide a shot list of your own if you want to, though an experienced photographer won't need one.
you can read before giving them any money (MAKE SURE YOU READ IT!). Your deposit and signed contract
is your guarantee that the photographer will hold that date for you and you alone. Also, most photographers,
or other vendors won't refund your deposit if you cancel or change your mind.
The bottom line is be sure and do your homework in order to give yourself the assurance
that you are making a wise decision. The best photographer is the one you trust with the responsibility of capturing your wedding day memories the way you want to remember them.