When I was a teen, I bused tables and then worked as a waitress here in Phoenix, at a local country club.  My mom waitressed there (that was my in) I worked wedding receptions so at that time you got married there in was all inclusive except the photographers and DJs.  I used to avert bussing tables to chase the photographer, ask to help so I could ask questions.  The only other fun part was watching the toasts; cake cutting and watching the bride wander around greeting everyone.

Over the years I’ve met some really nice photographers and other vendors in Phoenix and surrounding cities.  I’m not sure if vendors in other categories actually did or do really research the industry before going into it, some might.  I spent 6 or more months reading some books on the photography industry, researching photography companies websites, forums, products on the internet before I decided to try to open a studio.

Most of us in that category have a sense of humor right we chose our industry. I think they call those of that get that involved OCD!

Wedding photographers get asked by clients a multitude of questions, I answered some on our website and thought it would make a good blog topic too.  No abusing the photographer after the post…

Many customers first questions to photographers on the phone or by email is “How much do you charge” “Do you have packages and what is included” we have heard it or done that ourselves, right???  We are all money conscious who isn’t these days.  Everyone watches their budgets and looks for a deal. 

Weddings are in general or normally a onetime happening in everyone’s lives.  All girls want the fairytale wedding, of course.  With that in mind, brides to be everywhere not just in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe or Scottsdale, Arizona start thinking of wedding planning and making lists with and without their fiancé.  Like most brides to be the dress is the first stop 96% of the time  No lying, you know it!  Then couples think how formal or informal the wedding will be, then comes sitting down and figuring out the wedding budget (the worst and scariest part) costs for the whole thing.  Will you use one or two venues, indoor, outdoor wedding/reception, how many in wedding party, what type of wedding or a theme do you both want, flowers, cakes, catering (sit down/buffet/cocktail party/open bar) and so on.  Many couples pay for their own wedding’s nowadays or bride’s family pays some or all of the costs.  

 

Weddings are in general or normally a onetime happening in everyone’s lives.  All girls want the fairytale wedding, of course.  With that in mind, brides to be everywhere not just in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe or Scottsdale, Arizona start thinking of wedding planning and making lists with and without their fiancé.  Like most brides to be the dress is the first stop 96% of the time  No lying, you know it!  Then couples think how formal or informal the wedding will be, then comes sitting down and figuring out the wedding budget (the worst and scariest part) costs for the whole thing.  Will you use one or two venues, indoor, outdoor wedding/reception, how many in wedding party, what type of wedding or a theme do you both want, flowers, cakes, catering (sit down/buffet/cocktail party/open bar) and so on.  Many couples pay for their own wedding’s nowadays or bride’s family pays some or all of the costs.  

 

Weddings are in general or normally a onetime happening in everyone’s lives.  All girls want the fairytale wedding, of course.  With that in mind, brides to be everywhere not just in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe or Scottsdale, Arizona start thinking of wedding planning and making lists with and without their fiancé.  Like most brides to be the dress is the first stop 96% of the time  No lying, you know it!  Then couples think how formal or informal the wedding will be, then comes sitting down and figuring out the wedding budget (the worst and scariest part) costs for the whole thing.  Will you use one or two venues, indoor, outdoor wedding/reception, how many in wedding party, what type of wedding or a theme do you both want, flowers, cakes, catering (sit down/buffet/cocktail party/open bar) and so on.  Many couples pay for their own wedding’s nowadays or bride’s family pays some or all of the costs.  

 

Weddings are in general or normally a onetime happening in everyone’s lives.  All girls want the fairytale wedding, of course.  With that in mind, brides to be everywhere not just in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe or Scottsdale, Arizona start thinking of wedding planning and making lists with and without their fiancé.  Like most brides to be the dress is the first stop 96% of the time  No lying, you know it!  Then couples think how formal or informal the wedding will be, then comes sitting down and figuring out the wedding budget (the worst and scariest part) costs for the whole thing.  Will you use one or two venues, indoor, outdoor wedding/reception, how many in wedding party, what type of wedding or a theme do you both want, flowers, cakes, catering (sit down/buffet/cocktail party/open bar) and so on.  Many couples pay for their own wedding’s nowadays or bride’s family pays some or all of the costs.  

Don’t panic and run to elope over what I wrote, bad idea there are no memories, I know I did it the first time (I have a Poloroid of it), bad idea, no memories of it, nothing to look back on.

“To Be Cont’d”

 

 

 

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