This is my season of “Meet and Greet.” Truthfully, I love it. I get to meet new people and share with them my passion for photography. (Two of my favorite things!)
Here’s how it goes:
1. I get a phone call or email from someone who is looking for a photographer for their wedding. They’ve usually checked out my blog/facebook/website. They know our work. AND THEY LIKE IT!!
2. Which leads to the second step – we meet face to face. This part of my business is SO MUCH FUN for me! I get to hear their engagement story. They look through albums. We go over the contract and any questions they might have. In general, we establish a relationship. (This is when I start to get EXCITED to capture their wedding and engagement images.)
3. They leave. They talk it over. They email to let me know the deposit is in the mail.
Today, for instance, I met with Adam and Amanda. By the time they left, I was so psyched to shoot their wedding! It’s in June 2012, outside, and I would love to be there with them!
So, now is the time that I wait. Let them choose. It’s their day. And, ultimately, I want them to have a perfect fit. Whether or not that includes me. But, it’s hard to keep from hoping that they’ll choose us! I don’t know if every wedding photographer goes through these emotions. But, I sure do!