There were two things I did immediately upon becoming affianced. The first was call Disney Fairy Tale Weddings. The second was contact Root Photography.
I discovered Root Photography through my pre-engagement obsession with the Disney Wedding Blog. Root Photography is well known as being one the top “outside vendor” wedding photographers for Walt Disney World weddings. They have a beautiful style that I have a tough time describing with words, except to say their photos just give me a happy feeling. See for yourself.
|All photos from the Root Wedding Blog.|
After finding out that Root Photography will travel anywhere to shoot weddings, I emailed them for a price sheet. When I got it, I was saddened yet not at all surprised to find their prices were outside of our meager budget. Still, I called and talked to Nathan (the husband half of this husband/wife team) who was more than willing to try to work out a special package for us. In the end, it still just wasn’t going to work out, so I thanked them for their time and gave up on my dream photographers. Super mega sadface. 🙁
In the months that followed I searched and searched for other photographers. I found a few great photographers in our area that fit within our budget and actually met with one, who was very nice and we were ready to sign a contract with her (Amanda Patrice, for anyone in Los Angeles or Orange County looking for an awesome event photographer). We spent a week playing phone tag but it was right before Fourth of July and we were both going out of town, and via email we agreed to talk after the holiday.
My first day back to work from holiday, during my lunch break I check in on Facebook and see this:
I really couldn’t email them fast enough. It was almost comical. I had a tough time using the mouse and typing because I was shaking so bad. I had to get this.
It felt like a lifetime but it was probably only a few minutes when they emailed me back and said I was the first Disneyland bride to contact them. WHEW. In no time they whipped up a custom package for us with all of our photography desires and with the AMAZEBALLS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME discount it was just under our budget. YAY, WINNER WINNER!
(By the way, if there are still any of those 15% off bookings left, all of you Disneyland couples should really look into this. No, really.)
This is by far my BIGGEST, most exciting, Budget Fairy Tale moment. We are just SO EXCITED to have The Roots shoot our wedding. I know they are going to make me look super stunning in all my wedding day memories (no pressure).