Booked a photographer!!

FI and I went to a bridal show over the weekend and also met with a photographer we've been admiring for a while. We "slept on it", so to speak, and decided that we want to book her. I mailed her a check and the contract yesterday.


We're getting:


8 Hours of Coverage
Complete Photo Retouching
DVD of all high-resolution digital images
Engagement portraits (unlimited locations)


All for the AMAZING price of....


$900


Seriously. This chick is AWESOME, but photography isn't her main source of income. She just gets business through word-of-mouth. I'm sure that in a couple of years she'll be able to charge 3x this amount---and will be worth every penny! What's really exciting is that we had budgeted $1500 for photography, so now we have an extra $600 to put into something else! That's almost 10% of our budget!!


In other planning news...


We're trying to decide on a church for sure... we've been going back and forth between the church my parents were married in 25+ years ago, or the church that my FI's grandparents are members of. We drove around the one my parents were married in over the weekend and decided that there could be some serious accessibility issues. My mom uses a walker all the time, and could very well need a wheelchair by the time we get married... this church hadn't cleared snow from any of the sidewalks between the handicapped spaces and the doors, but their parking lot was completely cleared--and they hadn't had snow in a couple of weeks. FI's grandparents' church has maybe 12 feet from the parking lot to the door and his grandpa is one of the guys in charge of maintenance so it would definitely be done right. I don't want anyone to slip, fall, or get hurt trying to get into my wedding!


Less than 1 year to go! I feel like I should be doing more... right now I'm pretty apathetic about most of the details. Hopefully the fire will turn on soon and I'll get moving!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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You can't find that anywhere in San Francisco!  Not unless they are fresh out of school and having to build a portfolio.  Lucky girl you!

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 8:41 am
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wowza! what a great deal! you can definitely do the album yourself, there are lots of options available!

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm
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Awesome find! Congrats!

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm
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Congrats on the amazing deal you found!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:28 am
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That's a great deal.  We just booked our photog and it's three times the price that you received.  Wish I could find a deal like that...

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Wow, I have seen that price but only for like a 4 hr block, congrats on the great find!

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

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