It was early 2008 that Shirley called me on the phone; she still hasn’t fixed her wedding date yet on that time but was just scouting around and doing some research regarding wedding photography. I could still remember she asked me, “Steven, I don’t even have my wedding date confirmed yet, are you sure you don’t mind meeting me to discuss in more detail?” And I told her, “No… I don’t mind that you will probably not book anytime soon, come over.”
We met and she became a friend and not just a client.
I guess this is actually quite common for wedding photographers, many of our clients eventually become our friends as most would have met their wedding photographers months if not a year or more in advance; from the 1st meeting to the actual wedding, we would meet and talk so much that sometimes I even think of things in my sleep that I would like to tell some of my clients. Having seen and being part of so many weddings, there are many things I can advice my clients to do or not to do.