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3 Ways Photographers Can Give Their Brides an Amazing Wedding Day Experience

Y’all, we are so excited to share three ways photographers can give their brides an amazing wedding day experience today! There’s nothing we love more than loving on our brides during their experience with us!

We truly understand that they’re entering an exciting, yet stressful time in their lives and we want to help alleviate any stress they may experience to make their life easier every step of the way.

From inquiry to photo delivery, we try our best to go above and beyond for our brides especially on their big day! Our brides are walking testimonials for more potential clients, but most of all they turn into friends that we would do anything for!

Here are 3 ways you can go about giving your brides a high-end photography experience on and leading up to their big day!

3 Ways Photographers Can Give Their Brides an Amazing Wedding Day Experience

 

1. Send them a questionnaire beforehand and ask the questions to make sure you know exactly what’s most important to them

After the contract is signed and deposit is paid, we use Honeybook (our super awesome CRM) to send our couples a big questionnaire before the big day. If you aren’t using Honeybook, you need this in your life! I promise you it’s worth every penny! To help you get started here is 50% off your first year with them. I’ll be sharing more about how we use Honeybook soon.

Anyway, this questionnaire helps us fully understand what we need to prioritize when shooting. Some brides spend months and months planning every little detail from her shoes to her “something blue.” Those brides want LOTS of details photos.

The Farmhouse Wedding

Other couples are most excited about seeing their family from another country! So to them, they are more passionate about photos with all the guests.

Woodlands Country Club Wedding

The more you know, the better you can serve your clients!

Here are some things we ask on our questionnaire to help you draft yours:

  • What is your favorite thing about your fiance?
  • Any other important relationships or family dynamics that we should know about?
  • Are your parents divorced?
  • How would you describe the style of your wedding?
  • Are there any special traditions or things happening that we should be aware of?
  • What are you most excited about?

What is important to one couple may not be for the next, so this is something that we love to do since everyone is so different! Our job is to provide beautiful images that hold a special place in their hearts and understanding what matters to them before the wedding day ensures that we deliver on that promise!

Houston Country Club Wedding

2. Make sure a photographer is with the couple at all times on their wedding day!

We can’t stress enough how important this one is! From the moment you arrive to the moment the last guest leaves, always have your eye on your bride and groom so that they never have to look up and ask, “Where’s my photographer?!” Somebody on your team should always be by the couple, no matter what.

Their big day goes by so quickly that even stepping away for two minutes can cause stress. If you need to use the restroom, make sure someone on your team is covering you before you step away and vice versa! When you take your dinner break, tell them before you leave and when you return.

The most important thing to remember is that the bride should never have to find you – a photographer should be easily visible and accessible to her at all times! It might sound like overkill but trust us, you want happy couples like these two…

Austin Wedding Photographer

3. Most of all, serve them beyond photography!

Wedding days are crazy! Stress and emotions are running high and part of your job is to act as a calming and uplifting anchor for your bride. If they’re thirsty, get water for them! If they’re sweating, hand them a tissue! If they’re stressing out, wrap your arm around them and give them a sweet, uplifting pep talk!

The best thing you can do is to always have the necessities on you! Hair ties, bobby pins, Shout wipes – anything that you can think of that will help make their lives a little bit easier! I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been able to step in and give them exactly what they need.

The bride’s hair is a sweating mess on the dance floor. Guess who’s there with a hair tie to help her put it in a pony tail!? Us! When you’re prepared and ready to be of service at the drop of a hat, it shows them how much you care beyond just providing beautiful photography!

What are the ways you go above and beyond for your couples? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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