Timing

HOW LONG DO I SET ASIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS 
This is commonly one of the most frequent miscalculations that prospective newly weds make when organizing their wedding arrangements before talking to a professional photographer. Photography, after all, is all about light. There is little point, for example, in an excursion to the beach and all that it entails if you are not going to arrive in time to include the surroundings in your pictures. The amount of time you need for your photographs will depend on a number of factors. You will need time to be congratulated and do your family and friends photo's immediately after the service. The size of your bridal party, the locations you have chosen and travelling between them will also need to be taken into account. After your obligation free consultation with Fotoforce we will be able to suggest an optimum time for your service, and one that will suit your personal choices.

WHEN DO I BOOK
It is advisable to start looking for your photographer immediately you have set a date for the ceremony. Your photographer is only capable of shooting one wedding on any given day and it is not unusual for the good photographers to have the most popular dates booked out 12 to 18 months ahead. This is particularly the case in the busiest months of September to November and March to May. 

WHEN DO I PAY 
Most reputable Studio's will require a booking deposit of between $200 - $400 to secure your date. This is generally a non refundable deposit that reserves the date especially for you. At some studio's this is over and above the cost of your photography package. At FOTOFORCE it is deducted from the overall cost of your chosen package. The balance of the payment for your package or coverage is generally due on or before the wedding date. Remember the photographer is turning away other weddings to be available exclusively to you and pre payment not only insures that your photographs will be available on your return from honeymoon but also acts as insurance for the photographer.