san jose photographer michelle asked: “how do you book all your wonderful clients?”
this is a great question! and the honest answer is: i be myself! when i go to my consultations, i don’t dress up or pretend to be someone i’m not. i’m always professional, of course, but that also happens to be my regular personality, you know? i am honest and upfront about all of my packages, my style, my experience, etc. and by the end, we pretty much know if we’re right for each other. and i’m lucky that the vast majority of people i meet with are super cool too, and we just have a great time laughing and chatting. i think that might be in part because most brides that i meet with have been following my blog for a while, so they already have a bit of a feel for what i’m like. although i am not very funny in my blog, and i’m freakin’ hilarious in real life, so i luck out that they somehow sense my awesomeness through my blog.
i think that’s really all you can do. on the wedding day, you’re going to spend a lot of time with the couple (especially the bride), and i always say that even after that day, i have to look at their face for a long time while editing, so i want to make sure we love each other!
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