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Shanise
Beginner June 2022 Alberta

Photography for 2022?

Shanise, on January 31, 2021 at 11:35 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 12
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Hello all 2022 brides out there! How far in advance are you booking your photographer? Our wedding is still 17 months away, but I’m hearing loooots of people are postponing to 2022 so I don’t want to wait too long to find a good photographer. Any advice? Thanks!

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Latest activity by Kelsey, on May 7, 2021 at 23:42
  • Kelsey
    Frequent user June 2022 Ontario
    Kelsey ·
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    We're getting married the same time (June 2022) and have already booked our photographer, booked about a month or so ago. Luckily, he is a friend from school, so we didn't have to compete with others when booking him. But prior to that when I was looking into photographers (just a couple months ago) a couple photographers were already fully booked for 2022, so that got me panicked. Also, photographers are exceptionally more expensive than I was prepared for. So it was a challenge to try and find someone whose style I liked, was available, and was affordable. We lucked out. If this wasn't the case, I wouldn't hesitate or wait to book a photographer if you find one you like now.

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  • Stacey Tc
    Devoted August 2022 Saskatchewan
    Stacey Tc ·
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    We booked ours in March he only had one opening left for May 2022 so we took it and then confirmed our venue.

    June is in peak season so I'd book sooner rather than later.

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  • M
    Newbie May 2022 Ontario
    Melissa ·
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    The sooner the better! I am hearing a lot of photographers already have 2022 dates fully booked. I booked my photographer within 3 weeks of being engaged the moment I heard how crazy things were getting for 2022 dates. Highly recommend if you find one that you click with right away and has great price, book them. It's best to book it immediately and not miss out on the opportunity.

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  • Shawna
    Newbie August 2022 Ontario
    Shawna ·
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    Our wedding is August 2022 and we booked our photographer & videographer at the end of December, I reached out to almost 50 vendors for pricing (I know it’s a lot) and I’d say maybe 5-10% were already booked for our date
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  • Shanise
    Beginner June 2022 Alberta
    Shanise ·
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    Thanks everyone! I’ll probably do some more research and try to book close to the 1 year mark.
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    There are TONS of photographers out there. Don't rush your decision making due to fear and pressure. Do your research, ask the right questions, get a few quotes (personally, I would inquire from at least three). If you like what you see and the pricing from any of them, then go for it. Based on my experience, if someone is unavailable, they are able to recommend a peer. Don't put your deposit on the first person who's available. This goes for all other vendors you're looking to hire.

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  • Stephanie
    Frequent user February 2022 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Feb 2022 wedding herr and i booked my photographer in august of 2020. She already had bookings for 2022. If you are getting married in the summer remember that is peak season.
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  • Megan
    Newbie May 2022 Alberta
    Megan ·
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    I’m getting married May 2022 and we’ve been inquiring, messaging and meeting a few photographers! We’re hoping to have on booked by March
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  • Christine
    Curious April 2022 Ontario
    Christine ·
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    I'm in the Niagara region and we've so far only had one photographer already booked on our date (Apr 30/22). The rest that we've looked at/contacted have had availability, so we've been lucky, but I suspect that won't be for too long. The further we get into the winter, the more and more likely it is that spring 2021 weddings might get postponed to 2022.
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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
    Liberty ·
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    Some photographers in my area are posting that they are almost booked up for summer 2022. I plan on booking my photographer within the next couple weeks for May 2022
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda Online ·
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    I wouldn't wait to long to book a photographer. Dates do fill up fast. If you find a great one, take it right away. My fiance and I booked our photographer 2 years in advance.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Don't wait long to look and book your photographer to lose out on your date. The vendors rescheduling for other couples will be done as the times aren't happening to the full effect.

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