We found a wonderful photographer over the weekend and we're *thisclose* to signing the contract so she is ours. We had a phone conversation with her on Saturday night and she is so sweet and works really hard to make sure her brides and grooms are happy that I just know she's going to deliver the things I want.
We originally had found a photographer, a girl I went to High School with, and made an e-mail agreement that she would shoot our wedding for an agreed upon fee. She sent me an e-mail with a list of shots for me to edit and said she'd be sending a contract along for us to review and sign. But months went by and no contract. I sent her an e-mail about 3 weeks ago asking her if there was an issue and never got a reply so that left me open to find another photographer.
At first I was angry because May is a popular wedding month and I felt like we were scrambling. I was mad that I hadn't even put photographer on the to-do list because I thought we were done there. But then I started looking around and found some options including Cathleen and I'm actually much happier now that we've found her. I think she'll be better in every way over our original girl.
Cathleen has made us a very generous offer that includes 2 shooters, a CD with all our images for us to use as we wish, and a trash the dress OR boudoir shoot for me (or for Corey depending on how you look at it). I will probably take her up on the boudoir shoot and give it to C on our first anniversary, the paper one. Makes sense to me, plus he'll love it. I want to do it right around wedding time when I'll hopefully be in my best shape so booking it and keeping it a surprise will be a challenge, but I'm willing to take that on.
I also bought our cake topper this weekend and I am SO excited about it!! It's something that's perfect for us and it took a lot of work to find something that would represent us in the way I wanted to. You can see it here! It's SO AWESOME!
This wedding train just keeps chugging along!!