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January 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

2018 WDBR Central Illinois Wedding Show (Bridal Extravaganza)


Had a great time this past weekend in Springfield, IL at WDBR's 2018 Bridal Extravaganza at the Crown Plaza. The wonderful Caitlyn and myself were able to unveil the new 2018 brochure which went over wonderfully and we had a fantastic time hearing about all the wedding plans. It was nice to put some faces to names and the five hour show gave us time to talk to a lot of people individually. Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by! My voice is gone from talking so much, but it was all wonderfully worth it.

I wasn't able to post it previously, so if you scroll down, there's a quick Q&A about shows and some special booking promotions going on through the month of January.

We was really excited to be able to use the new 16-page magazine brochure to hand out instead of a traditional price sheet. It was so fun to place that many already captured beautiful images into the hands of each excited bride we met. Images of wedding photography bridal packagesWedding brochure used at trade shows.Images of a wedding brochure used at trade shows and her personal consults. Includes all the photography package collections available and details about how to simplify the planning process.

Ironically, it was an older image on the back that was the favorite to talk about. After explaining how I did it to so many people, as promised, I've posted the rough version below so you can see my hand both at the beginning (bottom) of the sparkler trail and at the end (top). What fun! Fully open to new night challenges like this if anyone has a vision in mind!
Couple smiling surrounded by sparklerSparkler photograph from Carol Jean's Fine Cuisine. A Springfield, IL Wedding Venue. Wedding Sparkler photograph captured at Carol Jean's Fine Cuisine in New Berlin, Illinois.

Here's a great shot of Caitlyn with the new brochure. And one of me ... with my head cut off. I guess I can't complain, thanks to the sponsors for posting a few pics. More pictures here.

Attendees at a wedding show Springfield, IL. 2018 Wedding Show Images 2019 Springfield Illinois Wedding Show pictures of a wedding photographer and their show booth at a trade show.

That pretty much sums up the show details. Don't hesitate to email me or contact me on Facebook for additional questions. Thanks again for visiting and sharing your wedding dreams. As always, it's a joy and a pleasure :)

-Laura

Girl holding camera and smiling and looking at the camera. Springfield, Illinois wedding photographer headshot.Headshot taken of a Springfield, Illinois wedding photographer posted on a blog about wedding shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal Show Questions & Answers

If I attend any of the shows this year, is there any incentive to book at the show?

Absolutely. Each show is different depending on the show special, so make sure to swing by the booth to see what great show specials are going on. Many of them go for 10 days after the show.

What about specials after the show if I take more time to decide?

Book through the month of January and new brides receive a complimentary engagement session. If the chosen package already includes one, receive a complimentary guest book from the engagement session.

How do I check if my date is available and get more information?

Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the weddings page, and you'll receive a text back about the date availability and receive the digital version of the Wedding Collections Magazine. Chalked full with background info, planning details, pricing information and organization tips for a smooth event, it's a beautiful glimpse of what to expect through-out the wedding process and how to minimize stress and maximize joy and great pictures.

If we like it, but are not sure we want to book yet, what's next?

Before even considering to book, the initial email is followed up by a quick 15-minute phone call to gauge personalities and makes sure that my style of photography matches your wedding day vision. I want to hear about how you interact as a couple (Are you a private couple or more affectionate in public?), how the relationship came to be (... there's always a story), and the the plans for the wedding day. Having only one shot at choosing a photographer to capture that day for you, I won't book weddings that have a sparkler sendoff, if I don't know how to do one. (Fortunately, we've got that area covered.) This phone call also gives us a chance to go over specifics of the package you're looking at, carving out what you don't need, and quote the exact price you'd be spending at the end of the day. From there, sleep on it, shop around, or go get your nails done! ... then call me. Booking is a three step process consisting of: 1.) Initial email - Do you like the way I work and my style? 2.) Phone call - Is my style something that could deliver your envisioned wedding pictures? 3.) Thinking about it, letting me know, and reserving the date with the $300 booking deposit.

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