Around a year ago, at 8:30pm, I received a phone call from a bride-in-need. She was due to get married the following day and her photographer had caught covid. Ruth had put the word out on social media and I’d been recommended (thanks guys!). Normally, wedding clients book between 12-24 months in advance. (Check out my normal wedding workflow here)
This gives plenty of time for us to get to know one another and talk through and plan timelines for the day. It also allows for site visits to new venues, coordination with staff and other vendors etc.
With the degree of short notice, I hadn’t even had chance to see a photograph of the couple to know who to look for when I arrived!
All of that aside, I’ve always thought the wedding industry is pretty unique. While we all run businesses, we also recognise the importance of the day for our clients. When someone is in this situation we come together to make sure brides and grooms don’t go without. So we spent the next hour talking timelines and reassuring that all will be great, then it was off to do an entire afternoon’s wedding prep at 10pm.
Thankfully, despite the circumstances, come the following day everything went off without a hitch. It was a gorgeous day (and food! Little Bao Boy) and John & Ruth were able to enjoy their wedding day with memories to treasure! Have a look below and some of the photos from their day.
Get in touch today to check our availability. Let’s talk about how Oliver Dixon Photography can help you capture those important memories from your wedding day. And if you’re ever a bride-in-need, you know who to turn to!