Wedding Show | {2018 Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) Bridal Expo}

January 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

2018 Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) Wedding Show


Expo images featuring wedding vendors.Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois.Images captured at the Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois. The event was for future brides looking for wedding vendors. (Image by Cherrybrook Photography of Quincy, Illinois) We had a great time this past weekend in Quincy, Illinois at the 2018 Quincy Area Bridal Magazine Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Civic Center (OLCC) held January 13, 2018. It was a beautifully produced event with a great turnout. The amazing Becky, Cheyenne, and myself, were able to unveil the new 2018 brochure to the Quincy area and had a fantastic time hearing the wedding plans. It was nice to put some faces to names and the dimmed lights and ambiance of the OLCC put everyone in the party mood.

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. Quincy has some different specials going on than normal, so make sure to check the back of your brochure for those specials. The show special usually runs for only 10 days after the show, but I'll be extending it this year since I was a little late following up emails after the show. I've been asked about it a lot, but will NOT be at the show at The Ambiance later this month due to a prior engagement. This was our last show of the season. 

We were excited to be able to use the new 16-page magazine brochure to hand out instead of a traditional price sheet. It was fun to place that many already captured beautiful images into the hands of each excited bride we met.

Once again, 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, 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). I usually photoshop that out before delivering it to clients, but it made a great conversation piece at the show.
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 Becky doing her magic at the booth, an overview of the show, and a beautiful individual unknowingly modeling the brochure. Click here to access the gallery of ALL the images captured at the event. There were over 500+ images captured, so you're probably in a a few if you were there :)
Images of an event expo featuring wedding vendors Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois.Images captured at the Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois. The event was for future brides looking for wedding vendors. (Image by Cherrybrook Photography of Quincy, Illinois) Images of an event expo featuring wedding vendors Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois.Images captured at the Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois. The event was for future brides looking for wedding vendors. (Image by Cherrybrook Photography of Quincy, Illinois)   Images of an event expo featuring wedding vendors Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois.Images captured at the Quincy Area Bridal Magazine (QABM) 2018 Wedding Show at the Oakley Lindsey Center in Quincy, Illinois. The event was for future brides looking for wedding vendors. (Image by Cherrybrook Photography of Quincy, Illinois)
That sums up the show details! Don't forget the show special is only good till February 7th! Don't hesitate to email, contact on Facebook for additional questions, or check here for date availability. 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. For Quincy, the special ends the 23rd is extended through February 7th. As noted before, I will NOT be at the show at The Ambiance in Quincy on January 28, 2018. This was the last show of the year for us. While we told everyone about it at the booth, feel free to email me if you don't remember the 2018 Wedding Show Photography Package. There was a lot going on that night.

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 make sure we'd be a great match to work together on your big day. You'll literally spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than your spouse, so "clicking" with them is essential. 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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