Wedding Day Preparation

   What do I do next?

     So you like what you see so far and you are wondering, "What's my next step?"

     First of all, thank you for taking the time to browse through the site and for considering Souza Photography.  I want the entire process to be a smooth one, so please feel free to bring up any questions or concerns you may have. 

     If you have browsed my galleries and have decided that you like my style of photography and would like to to utilize the services of Souza Photography, you can take the following steps:

    1.  Contact me via email or phone.

       Ask me any further questions you may have, and ensure I have your wedding date available.  Also be sure to read over the wedding contract to make sure you understand everything.

    2.  Schedule an introductory meeting with me.  (In case of long distances we can correspond over the phone.)

     The day of your wedding can be a stressful one, so that's why I like to meet with you a few weeks before the wedding to get an idea of what you are looking for in your pictures and what you can expect of me, so when the wedding day comes, you can sit back and relax (well, as much as possible anyway).  On that special day you are the boss, and as your photographer I will seek to meet your demands for the pictures.   Allow me to take some of that stress.  And of course, any time you do have a suggestion or request during the big day, you can always feel free to ask me.  When I am your photographer, I spend every minute looking for a moment to capture, because there will be many.

     3.  Determine if you want engagement portraits or bridal portraits.

     With the stress of the wedding day it is advisable to have portraits done ahead of time so that the bride can be at ease and at a location of her choosing for a bridal portrait session.  This also gives us more time to get that perfect portrait, so you can treasure it for years to come.

    4.  Work on a timeline and shot list.

       A timeline is an important step in preparing for your wedding day, and planning out the time for the pictures from start to finish is imperative to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.  I encourage you to be open with me about any ideas you have concerning your pictures, as your input is important to me.  A shot list would be composed of people you wanted in pictures (i.e. Uncle Bob and Aunt Edna with the bride and groom), so I make sure I don't leave anyone out in the formals.  This also allows me to see how long pictures will take so we can plan out the timeline.  In my wedding photography I shoot a photojournalistic style, but I shoot both candids and formals.  I like to do formals before and after the wedding so the time between the end of the wedding and the reception is not too long.  If the bride and groom are going to want pictures before the wedding then we can get most of the formals ahead of time.

    And, of course, if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask me.  Every wedding is unique and the photographs should reflect that.  Let me know your wedding day so I can see if that date is still available.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, and may your days of wedding planning be enjoyable ones.



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