Category Archives: Weddings

How Long Do I Hold the Date?

Dear Stefanie Shutters,

Last November, I was contacted for a wedding inquiry from the grandma of a good friend of the family who had moved out of state.   So I sent her my pricing, and in January the bride contacted me to go over the process.  The wedding is in July. I told her that I require half the package amount upfront with the signed contract.  Since they’re a friend of the family, I blocked out the day and the travel time needed. 

Now it’s July and the wedding is in less than a week away and I haven’t heard a thing! 

Is This Wedding Worth It?

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A wedding question this round: while this photographer would love to book her first wedding with this client, she’s not sure this is a good deal anymore….

The five hour ceremony + reception package is being downgraded, and the client wants to split the time!