Toledo Wedding Photographer Tip of the Week: Reasons to Book Early

From the information that I am seeing in the wedding guides and magazines, they are telling you to book your wedding photographer approximately 9 months before your wedding date.  This is a good amount of time for most brides, but here are other things you need to consider:

Top 5 Reasons to Book your Wedding Photographer Early!

#5…Guarantee your date!
If you are getting married in the summer months, or the year’s most popular wedding month, which can vary from year to year depending on the wedding trends, you may want to book sooner.  Also, you have to consider the popularity of the date, such as Valentine’s Day or date with numbers that have a meaning or pattern like January 1, 2011 (1/1/11), and especially if it’s a holiday weekend.  Unfortunately, even us wedding vendors do not always know what dates are going to be popular until we start getting calls from brides and grooms to be.

#4…More time to pay!
The longer time that you have to pay your wedding vendors, the better you can control your budget.  You will know exactly how much money to budget for photography and won’t have to worry about not finding a photographer you can afford.  Plus, this gives you more freedom and creative options.  I ask for a $400 deposit to book your date, but you don’t have to be paid in full until two weeks prior to your wedding.  Therefore, you can make as many payments as you need, or save up until you can pay in full.  Are you having an engagement party or bridal shower?  You can always have your guests purchase Kurt Nielsen Photography gift certificates to help pay for your wedding photography, and you can always upgrade if you find you have more money left in your budget!

#3…Help with Wedding Day Time Management!
Don’t know how long after the wedding to start the reception?  I can help with that!  During your free consultation, I will ask you lots of questions including if and where you want to go for formal wedding pictures.  We can then determine the amount of time needed to complete all of the post wedding photos which will vary depending on how many pictures we can get finished before the wedding and travel times to where you want to go for more pictures, and any other stops you want to make.  You will probably change your mind about some of this as it gets closer to your wedding, so make sure you come in for another free consultation before you send out your invitations to ensure you leave enough time to get all of the photos that you want.

#2…One less thing to worry about!
You can relax a little bit because you now have one of the biggest wedding day choices secured!  This will leave you more time to plan everything else and one less thing to worry about!

And the #1 Reason to Book Early!…..
You get this year’s prices!  Unfortunately, occasionally I need to adjust my pricing because my suppliers pricing increases.  When you book your wedding, you get the current wedding pricing.  If my prices go up by the time your final wedding payment is due,  you will only have to pay what your signed contract requires even if my prices have gone up, saving you money!

October is Customer Appreciation Month

October is Customer Appreciation Month!

Kurt Nielsen Photography’s 13th Anniversary is on October 1st so we are celebrating by making October “Customer Appreciation Month!” Please enjoy the following great savings as we celebrate our anniversary! There is something for everyone!

Print this page and schedule your Portrait Session by October 15th to take advantage of these great offers!

Everyone that is scheduled for a portrait session during the month of October will be put in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate towards your next portrait session.

1/2 off of all in-studio portrait session fees!

Special price of $59.95 for all on-location session fees for portrait sessions at Wildwood Metropark, regularly priced at $79.95

Still haven’t booked your Senior Portrait Session? Come in during the month of October and receive 24 free wallets, a $39.95 value! All 24 wallets must be of the same image.
Are you expecting a baby or know someone who is expecting? For the month of October only, purchase a Kurt Nielsen Photography “Baby My Baby” portrait package for only $89.95. The Baby My Baby package includes four photo sessions of your baby taken at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of age. One of the four sessions must be a family session, and you choose which of the sessions that you want to be the family session. You also receive a custom designed CD slideshow set to music that includes images from all four sessions, plus a storyboard, a one of a kind piece of artwork, created just for you featuring one image from each of the four sessions. Plus, Baby My Baby plan members receive 10% off of their portrait package purchases. The Baby My Baby plan normally retails for $149.95!
Refer a friend and receive half off of your next portrait session when your referred friend places their portrait order. Refer two friends and receive a free portrait session. Limit one free session per customer. Free or 1/2 off session must be scheduled by March 31, 2011, and are non-transferable. Free and half off sessions may not be used with any other offer or discount.
Call by October 15 to schedule your FREE wedding consultation! If you book your wedding by October 31, 2010, you will receive $250 off of your full wedding package purchase price! Sorry, discount may not be used towards the deposit. New wedding bookings only.
Want to add something different and exciting to your holiday Event or gathering? Try Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes (green screen photo booth)! Book by October 31st and receive $100 off of your package price. Event must be held prior to December 31, 2010 and is on a “first come, first served” basis. No dates will be held without deposit.
All Customer Appreciation Month Special Offer appointments must be scheduled (in my appointment book) by October 15, 2010 and all Portrait Sessions must be taken in October, 2010. You must be a fan of Kurt Nielsen Photography on facebook and present this printed page at time of photo session in order to receive your discount. All offers are non-transferable. Limit one offer per customer or family group. These offers may not be combined with any other special offer or discount. Schedule your appointment early because appointment times are limited.