Saturday, June 03, 2006

I love Fridays

Today I had a meeting with another bride and her wedding planner. It was my first time meeting with a wedding planner and I was a bit nervous. I figured since she was working for the bride and groom that she would be trying to get them the best deal possible, which is often the case. So I went into the meeting with a mindset that I would have to defend myself, my product and prices. It couldn't have been any different. The first thing she told me is how much she liked my work and then she asked me a rather strange question... "why are you prices so low?" haha. That's a heck of a lot better than having to fight to get my price! I told her that I was new to the field but after these first few weddings that I would be raising my prices considerably. The rest of the meeting was great. Karli, the wedding planner, seems like a great person to work with and I couldn't be more excited to shoot Olivia and Jose. One of the things that most excited me about working with them is that they want to do their engagement shoot at The Getty Museum. How awesome is that going to be!

So I met with them for lunch and then right after the meeting I drove down to Riverside to do the videography for Chase and Amy's wedding with my good friend Trever. It was alot of fun and they had the sweetest music at their ceremony. They hired some friends of mine to do the music. So they had a piano, a rhodes, some pads, cello and violin and they played these amazing versions of songs by Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, Album Leaf... it was amazing. Chase and Amy walked out to this amazing arrangement of Beautiful Day by U2. I wish I knew those guys when I got married... back then it was considered "unconventional" that Cyndie walked down to Pachelbel's Canon in D. Oh well.

It was a great day. I can't wait to start editing the footage from the ceremony and reception. I think its gonna be awesome.

If you already have a photographer for your wedding, send me an email about videography. It's like nothing you've ever seen.



Blogger treverhoehne said...

thats right, its like nothing you have ever seen......

hey i cant figure out or remember how to add more link on my page....i want to put yours....

lemme know

12:46 PM  
Blogger Karli Tanner said...

Hi Michael,

It was a pleasure meeting with you to discuss Olivia and Jose's wedding and getting to know a bit about m.norwood photography. Olivia mentioned your blog to me today so I had to check it out. Thank you for the kind words about me. I hope all of your experiences with wedding planners exceed expectations. Also, I have never "blogged" before so thank you for giving me an opportunity to try it! I am so thrilled Olivia and Jose have selected you to work with, not only because I really do like your work, but also because you are in tune with their requests and open to their ideas for their wedding day photography. My job is to make sure they have the best possible experience on their wedding day and give them the opportunity for exceptional memories to share for all the days following. I am confident you will help make that happen!

2:33 PM  

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