-- has given me great satisfaction and quite a few stories. When I started shooting weddings in Richmond Virginia, I usually met with the Bride and her mother to talk about the details a year in advance of "the day." The Bridal Portrait was one of the feature items. The ceremonies were usually in a Church with the reception following at various locations. Today, the ceremonies are held in many different locals and often the Bride is booking only a month before the day! The stories I mentioned earlier mostly come from quick planning with too little details.
We offer a planning session as part of our wedding service. We meet and discuss your day, locations, timing of events within, albums, specials, and surprises. We look at all the details and consider emotions, weather, dresses, flowers, travel time, family, and the special list of images the couple want to have that is unique to them. Everyone today is very busy, but; please make time to invest in yourselves and use the conference time. Your dream of the perfect day needs to be shared with your photographer, so you will have those memories to share with your grandkids!!
(As always, ask questions, hire a Certified Professional, and use a contract you have read.)