Fairhope Wedding Photographer & Educator | Ellison Smith Creative- Formerly Goodie & Smith Weddings

The Booking Process for Alabama Luxury Wedding Photographers

Booking your wedding photographer shouldn’t be stressful! Although it might feel hard to choose the right photographer, knowing what you need and want will help you narrow down the list quickly. Today, we’re sharing a glimpse into our booking process as luxury wedding photographers. As full-service wedding photographers for Alabama and beyond, my work with you extends beyond the wedding day. You’re truly part of a family here at Ellison Smith Creative.
Fairhope Alabama Wedding Photographer formerly Goodie and Smith weddings

The Booking Process

After you inquire with me, I do a happy dance! Seriously. I love getting to know new couples and learning more about who they are. I’ll schedule a call with you soon after that. Trust me when we say, we want to know EVERYTHING! Tell me all about your wedding day – every little detail you have right now! After you share with me, we’ll talk a little bit more about what it’s like working with ESC.
The biggest thing couples need to know about is that we’re about more than just digitals on your wedding day. I want to get to know you so that we can create the perfect custom heirloom products after your wedding day is over. Together with you in the studio, we’ll go over your images and help you design gorgeous albums, pick which images to print, and so much more.
Fairhope Alabama Wedding Photographer formerly Goodie and Smith weddings
But… before all of that, you have to decide you’re ready to book with ESC. And I hope that you will! Once you’ve said that you’re ready for ESC to capture your wedding day, I’ll send over a contract and invoice to you. This gets you officially on my books! After you’ve gotten on our calendar, the fun really begins. You’ll receive a welcome guide from me that goes more into our experience from start to finish. And, we’ll begin to plan your engagement session (don’t forget – you can do a bridal session instead of engagement photos if you prefer!).
Throughout all of this, we’ll be walking beside you in your wedding planning. Questions about your timeline? Let me know! We’ll help. Unsure about vendors in the area? We’re happy to provide recommendations. If you need anything, we’re there for you.
Custom Heirloom Album designed by Ellison Smith Creative a Fairhope, Alabama Wedding Photographer

What Makes Us Different

Many photographers choose not to offer heirloom products, but I do. There’s nothing wrong with that – everyone and every business is different! I thrive on creating these long-lasting relationships with our brides and grooms and part of that is knowing your images will outlast your wedding day. When I arrive on your wedding day, I love feeling like part of the family instead of just your photographers. That feeling shouldn’t end once your images are delivered.

Instead, here at Ellison Smith Creative, I’ve come to realize that as great as the digital images you receive are, there’s nothing as incredible as holding your memories in your hands. I am more than just a photography studio here. Instead, we are getting to know our couples and helping them create customized products to celebrate their wedding day long after it’s ended. These products will be passed down for generations to come and I couldn’t be more proud of that!

Custom Heirloom Album designed by Ellison Smith Creative a Fairhope, Alabama Wedding Photographer

If you’re interested in learning more about our wedding photography collections, let me know! I can’t wait to get to know you and welcome you to the family!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fairhope Alabama Wedding Photographer formerly Goodie and Smith weddings

meet Jessica


Hi! I’m Jessica, owner and lead photographer at Ellison Smith Creative- the Gulf Coast’s only full service wedding photography studio. I am so glad you’re here! Please show yourself around and you’ll soon see that I believe that my clients DESERVE IT ALL! 

search the site

featured posts

Rehearsal Dinner Photography

Proposal Photography

post categories