I hope I don’t make your eyes glaze over with my post today! haha I’m going to do my best to make it interesting and I know it’s definitely worth your time to read it! Today I’m going to be talking about your photographer’s workflow. Workflow? Huh? What is that?! Stay tuned because I’m going to tell you!
The past couple of weeks I’ve been sharing with you information to consider when making your wedding photography investment. I shared why I love referring to wedding photography as an investment and made the case for why you should consider how your photographer will make you feel when working with them, as the preliminary discussion about client experience.
Another piece of the experience you will have with your wedding photography investment is interacting with your photographer’s workflow. By workflow I mean their booking process, your payment schedule, how responsive they are, how much they educate you on the process, how much they consider your specific needs, how easy it is to do all that stuff. It’s definitely not the sexiest part of your wedding photography investment, but it’s something that is going to have a pretty big impact on how much you enjoy the process.
When people find out I’m a wedding photographer, they inevitably share their experiences with wedding photographers they have hired – either for themselves or for their kids who got married. It turns into a venting session! I hear horror stories about how a photographer dropped off the face of the earth after the wedding (meaning, the clients didn’t receive any of their wedding images!) or how the photographer didn’t deliver their images for a year or more. I’ve heard that photographers were horrible at communication, they showed up late, they brought too many associate photographers with them without asking so it felt like paparazzi were at the wedding. Y’all – I’ve heard it all.
Ask your photographer about those items specifically and make sure it’s all clearly covered in your contract. I can only speak for myself but when I work with couples, I try to make everything as streamlined as possible because I know I am not the only vendor they are working with. I want to make sure they efficiently get what they need, I get what I need, and that everyone is prepared for their big day well in advance and that they feel taken care of at the end of it all.
Check back next week for my last post in this series where I discuss the tangible items you should get for your wedding photography investment.