After being in the wedding photography business for almost four years, you realize you answer the same questions a lot. You send the same emails, the same questionnaires, the same timelines…. You begin to create a system but even with a system and email templates, it still gets tiring. I created my very own bridal guide a couple years ago in Photoshop and would send it as a PDF to my clients after they booked which helped tremendously but I still felt like it was missing some information. Also, unfortunately, I’m not a graphic designer so I put the text too close to the edge and could never get it printed. So when one of the photographers I follow came out with her new template, I gave in and got it. It was a huge job in and of itself to pick the photos but to lay them out on the pages in a way that looked like an album spread was a fun but difficult challenge. After a month, I finally finished it and I’ve never been so excited to get anything in the mail in a long time. These bridal guides get sent out to any new couple who books and it has every bit of info you could need to know — what details to bring on your wedding day, how to plan your timeline, what to wear for an engagement session, and the list goes on.
It’s been such a life saver! If I were a bride, I would have a blast looking through a magazine with my photographer’s images and advice so I’m hoping it’s the same for my brides. I have the best couples that truly trust me and value my opinions so I’m thankful that so far, what has been said in the magazine has been helpful and has made wedding days flow smoothly! SO, if you’re a future bride, get excited to get one of these! 🙂 Here’s a little sneak peek at what they look like!