I recently saw a question in a group I follow on Facebook that really stood out to me! The photographer asked, “What are things that should be talked about/covered in a client meeting?” I reached out to her and had her write down a few specific questions she wanted answered! Today I am blogging all about conducting a client meeting!
What is the difference between a client meeting before and after they book you?
The difference between a client meeting before they book as opposed to after can really just come down to what your clients are comfortable with! I personally am very flexible with them in hopes that they wouldn’t ever feel pressured into anything! The clients that choose to meet with me first usually come with a list of questions; and just want to chat with me in person! If clients are confident with their decision they will typically decide to pay the retainer online or send it in the mail right away, and then meet later to chat details such as the engagement session, what to expect, and more!
How do you make sure the timeline is based around you?/How much do you affect the timeline?
When I book a wedding, my couples know that we will work together to create a timeline based on the package they have chosen! Once their general timeline of the day is finished (about a month or two in advance) I will sit down and create a rough draft timeline based on the events that are MOST important to them, and the amount of hours I will be there! Once I have the draft finished I will send it to my clients, let them make any comments, then I make changes, and send them the final copy!
How many times do you meet before the wedding date?
I usually meet my clients 1-3 times in person before the wedding! Once for the initial consultation, again for the engagement session, and once more if they feel we need to go over things, create a timeline in person, or discuss anything else!
What are good questions to ask your client at the meeting?
Frequently forgotten things to discuss with your bride and groom?