It's not magic when you get that amazing price for an award-winning wedding photographer, there is a science behind it that every photographer knows and no brides have figured out!
By the way, I am about to become ousted by the wedding photography industry, so why not just finish off the "sin".
It is simple; The Later You Book The Cheaper It Is!
Why? Well, that explanation isn't so simple.
So, photographers main booking month is January, this is the make or break it month because everyone is at the photography booking point. So if your wedding is in December and you book in January you will get the normal/highest rate, however, if your wedding is in December and you book in September you'll get a lower rate.
However, some studios to outweigh this might charge a last minute booking fee, also, you run the risk of your date being booked! Avoid doing this if you have a popular wedding date.
Also, please keep in mind that studios might offer a year-round discount like us *hair flip* click here to get our year-round last minute discount just for checking out the blog!
How not to approach! And why.
Unlike us, most studios do not welcome last minute booking, especially when you make it clear that your reason is for a discount.
Here is a *real* email we got: "So my wedding is in two months, I was wondering if you have any close to date discount since I am not holding the date for long?"
Why this doesn't work is most because photographers don't want to hear about the discounts you want because to sell you on us most *good* photographers have discounts they offer. We have a few discounts we offer, and since we're a studio/company that believes in full transparency here are the discounts we offer excluding some exlusive promotions we run every few years;
- Family of a past client
- Bride of a preferred venue
- Last minute booking
Last question: Are you ready to book?
If you are we would love to chat, and offer you the last minute discount no matter when your wedding is, click here to learn what our discount is and get to use it!