We had a blast at the Bridal Show in Paris, IL yesterday! We met a lot of Brides from the area -- all in various stages of the planning process. As someone who was a bride less than a year ago, the show brought back a lot of memories for me. I remember first hand how nerve wracking it can be to make the big decisions in planning a wedding. You want it to be perfect! And then you find yourself at a Bridal Show surrounded by vendors, beautiful photographs, delicious food, and realize all at once how much needs to be accomplished! One of the most important decisions you will make for the perfect wedding is choosing the perfect photographer. After all, our photographs are the wedding day treasures we carry with us throughout life!
The Engagement Session Giveaway...
At the show Jordana Wright Photography rolled out some exciting new products and services for the 2010 Wedding Season. From Bridal Registries (more on that later), and a variety of new options and customizations for Wedding Albums, to an Engagement Session Giveaway, we had a lot to tell Brides about!
This morning we drew the names for the five winning Brides. Very exciting! Each Bride wins a FREE full Engagement Session including:
- 1 hour, on-location Session with Jordana Wright Photography
- 50 final retouched images
- Online Proofing
- 8x8 Guestbook (20 Sides) featuring images from their session
We've started contacting our winners to set up appointments for their Free Sessions! Fortunately, for those Brides who didn't win the Free Engagement Session, we're extending our Bridal Show offer for the next 30 days. Any Bride who books their Wedding Date with us in the next 30 days (by Wednesday, April 21st, 2010) gets an Engagement Session, with all of the features listed above, added to her Wedding Package for FREE! The offer is open to all Brides & Grooms, so if you couldn't make it to the Bridal Show in Paris yesterday, don't worry!
The Differences with Jordana Wright Photography...
At Jordana Wright Photography we work very hard to keep up with all of the latest trends in Wedding and Portrait Photography. We constantly adjust our vendors and the products we offer to get the most exciting products at the very best deals for our clients. We've been rolling out a lot of new products, working on streamlining the process for Brides, and creating exciting new services to provide even more customization for our clients. Among many others, this video is one of the many exciting new things we debuted at the show...
We really love getting to share these videos with our clients. They provide us with an opportunity to give our clients a little taste of our personality, philosophy and shooting style -- all things you want to know when selecting a photographer for any occasion! As we get back into Wedding Season, all of our conversations with engaged couples lead us back to this, one of our most important focuses -- making sure that we are a good fit for our clients!
With Weddings especially, choosing the right photographer has as much to do with personality and comfort level as with budget and style. It can be really easy when you meet photographers to get caught up in their sales pitch and the emotional connection you feel with the images they show you. But no matter how talented the photographer may be, you have to ask yourself, "Do I want to hang out with this person on my wedding day?" It sounds crazy. Sure, a photographer is just one of your vendors, but truth be told, you'll spend more time with them on your wedding day than anyone else besides your new husband or wife! So its best to be sure about their personality and if you get along with them well. The goal should always be to craft ahead of time, through planning and organization, a stress-free Wedding Day!
At Jordana Wright Photography we're always adapting to new products, requests and ideas to improve the level of ease for our clients. One of the new services we're implementing to help better serve our clients is our Bridal Registry Service (click for a downloadable info sheet).
About Bridal Registries:
Creating a Bridal Registry with Jordana Wright Photography can help you increase your budget for your Wedding Photography while offering your guests a fun, personal, and unique choice for their gift to you! Now, in addition to household items, couples can register for beautiful, timeless Photographic Gifts they'll cherish forever. Registries can be set up for guests to purchase specific products for you (like wedding albums, metal prints, canvases, or large-format prints), or you can choose to build up a Gift Credit with us, good towards print products you select after the wedding.
Here's how it works:
1. Book your wedding photography package with Jordana Wright Photography and decide if you want to register for specific products, or start building up a Gift Credit.
2. Let your guests know about your Photography Registry!
« We will give you a link to a personalized Registry Information Page to post on your wedding website.
« We can print Registry announcements to include with your Wedding Invitations! Announcements measure 2"x3.5", are printed on Pearl Paper with UV coating, and can feature an image from your Engagement Session. $20 per 50 Announcements.
« Tell your guests, friends, and family about your Registry and they can contact Jordana Wright Photography directly! Have them call 217-686-4366 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Guests contact Jordana Wright Photography to purchase a gift from your Registry! Monetary gifts can be purchased in any denomination starting at $50.
4. When a guest contributes to your registry, they will receive a card to give you on your wedding day telling you about their gift!
5. After the wedding, Jordana Wright Photography will present you with a list of the gifts you received so you can choose which images to use for each of your gifts! If your Registry was designed to build up a gift credit, we'll let you know how much money you have to spend on exciting products featuring your wedding photographs!
Okay folks, we threw a lot of information at you, so once again, if you ever have any questions about the products and services offered by Jordana Wright Photography, don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email! Thanks again for stopping by!
Check back soon for even more exciting developments!