How to Find, Select, and Afford a Wedding Photographer

Written by Dain H. Binder

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Considering style and price select three top choices and schedule a meeting with them. There should be no cost for this. Before you meet with them you should pretty much want to hire them from what you learned about their style and price.

Personality - You want to meet with them to see how they present themselves and if your personalities match. You want someone that is personable and nice so that they will get along well with you, your family, and friends. Never makerepparttar decision atrepparttar 135242 meeting always go home and think about it and wait until you have met with all three. The best inrepparttar 135243 business will let their work, pricing, and personality do allrepparttar 135244 talking. The meeting should be a casual conversation to get to know each other and discuss your wedding day in general. There is no need to go into great detail now. Some photographer will try to “sell” you their services; never get sold on something. Remember you already decided you likerepparttar 135245 work and price before you got there so what are they trying to sell? Just meet with them to get to know them.

Once you make your decision contactrepparttar 135246 photographer and let them know. Also, be sure to contactrepparttar 135247 other two and thank them for their time but you have decided to use another photographer. They should be considerate and not try to continue selling you their services; if they do you made a good choice to go withrepparttar 135248 other photographer. Withrepparttar 135249 photographer you chose go overrepparttar 135250 details onrepparttar 135251 phone and have them right up a wedding contract for you to review and sign. Do not pay a deposit until you have read and signedrepparttar 135252 contract (the photographer should signrepparttar 135253 contract also). Readrepparttar 135254 contract thoroughly; everything you are supposed to receive should be written down and haverepparttar 135255 price and payment schedule. Always make note of their cancellation policy.

Congratulations you found a photographer and have one scheduled. You should now schedule to meet with them about a month before your wedding date to go overrepparttar 135256 details again.

Have a great wedding day!

Dain H. Binder is the owner and photographer for DHB Photography. Located online at

Is This The One?

Written by Skye Thomas

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Were they soulmates or just lucky? It depends on how you define soulmates. If you define a soulmate as your cosmic twin, then I'd say no these people were very different types that hooked up and stayed happy together for life. In one example,repparttar woman was a devout Catholic andrepparttar 122079 husband was just sort of generic Christian. She didn't try to convert him and he respected her need to go to mass every Sunday. No, he didn't become any more or less of a Christian then he already was. They each respectedrepparttar 122080 other's right to be who they were. Nobody tried to change anybody. Who they fell in love with is who they stayed in love with. In another example, he was from an extremely conservative religion and she was very lightly Christian. She completely changed her entire way of life to be with him. She gave up makeup, stylish haircuts, jewelry and sexy clothes to become almost Amish in her life with him. She never regretted it because he was everything to her and she came to agree with his family's religious beliefs. In none ofrepparttar 122081 relationships wererepparttar 122082 couples a twin copy ofrepparttar 122083 other. Yes, every one of those couples struggled inrepparttar 122084 first years of their marriage to find a balance between 'me' and 'we'. Every one of those couples had to learn to listen, to compromise, to be fully present inrepparttar 122085 moment, and to show their love in a way that resonated withrepparttar 122086 other. However, they all managed to live that elusive 'happily ever after' thatrepparttar 122087 rest of us only dream of.

If you define a soulmate asrepparttar 122088 right one for you,repparttar 122089 one you were meant to spendrepparttar 122090 rest of your life with,repparttar 122091 one specially designed to create 'happily ever after' with you, then yes, they were soulmates. No matter how bad things got, these couples never ever contemplated divorce. They didn't stay together because of a vow before God. They stayed together because they couldn't fathomrepparttar 122092 concept of not lovingrepparttar 122093 other one. Every morning they woke up knowing they were both in love. Every night they went to sleep knowing they were both in love.

Copyright 2004, Skye Thomas, Tomorrow's Edge

Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books and articles have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. After years of high heels and business clothes, she is currently enjoying working from home in her pajamas. To read more of her articles, sign up to receive her free weekly newsletter, and get free previews of her books go to

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