Bride Meeting Guide | with Rachel Hudson

Bride Meeting Guide | with Rachel Hudson

Regular price $30.00

An essential part of an amazing wedding photography experience is setting the tone with the prospective couple! The best and easiest way to see if you will be a good fit with a couple is an in person meeting with them at the beginning of the process. In this jam-packed bride consultation guide, you will learn how to WOW your clients from the very first email, impact with an amazing first impression, and leave your clients excited to work with you from the first meeting! Rachel provides in-depth advice on how to prepare your clients for the meeting, things to talk about, and how to use Skype effectively. In this 30 page e-book, you will receive a bride consultation worksheet, meeting prep email templates, booking gift ideas and more.

An essential part of an amazing wedding photography experience is setting the tone with the prospective couple! The best and easiest way to see if you will be a good fit with a couple is an in person meeting with them at the beginning of the process. In this jam-packed bride consultation guide, you will learn how to WOW your clients from the very first email, impact with an amazing first impression, and leave your clients excited to work with you from the first meeting! Rachel provides in-depth advice on how to prepare your clients for the meeting, things to talk about, and how to use Skype effectively. In this 30 page e-book, you will receive a bride consultation worksheet, meeting prep email templates, booking gift ideas and more.


Tip 1:  They are booking you because you are the expert.

Most of our brides love their fiancé so much and wedding planning is taking over their lives (in a good way). We always try to be the person that never gets tired of hearing all the details, plans, options that they have been considering because so often the brides roommates and family are sick of talking about wedding things. 

Also, don’t be afraid to be decisive. My brides come to me with questions because I’m the expert and can tell them which color they should REMOVE or ADD to their wedding scheme or whether they should have a videographer or not. I evaluate what the bride’s overall goal is and help her to make quick decisions.  

Tip 2: Find Connection Points

In asking the small chat type of details about their life (home town, major, job, hobbies) work to find connection points with them. This will help them to trust you. If they love to go fishing on dates, bring up your favorite fishing trip with your grandpa. If they live in a different town, ask about your favorite restaurant there. Connection points will only help to solidify your relationship with them and make you both more comfortable with each other. It will also give you things to talk about again at your sessions. 

Tip 3: 2 ears, 1 mouth ratio-Listen 2/3rds of the time, talk 1/3rd of the time

This is a chance for them to interview you. Ask them what questions they have, laugh with them, make jokes and listen to their stories. PRACTICE listening to remember. Attach their proposal story to their face, their first date story to their names. They want a photographer that hears what their dreams is, not someone that is a dictator over non important things.