MELISTA BAHLER PHOTOGRAPHY
Capture what is important
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Melista not once but TWO times. First with our engagement photos in the snow with our fur children and the second for our destination wedding in Mexico. Melista has become part of our family, she has an amazing skill set that compliments her wonderful personality. She is up for any adventure and made sure that we felt comfortable and heard the entire time. Her photography work is phenomenal, her timing is productive, and her structure is efficient. She was not only our photographer but she unknowingly became our coordinator for the wedding because ours unfortunately was disappointing, and damn did she become a boss! Thank you Melista for keeping our entire wedding party on point, for capturing all the incredible moments with our family/friends, becoming a part of the family and being undeniably you!!! We recommend you to the oomf degree! - Maddie and Riley
What is important to know during this time is that I am here for you and I've got your back! I will do everything in my power to serve you during this crazy time. Here is what you need to know.
FLEXIBILY - I know you are stressed in the midst of all the confusion and commotion right now. My goal is to make this process as smooth as possible for you, which means doing everything in my power to make this work. I have taken EVERY SINGLE blocked vacation day out of my 2020 calendar and I have added them back into my availability. This has given me the opportunity to provide more dates for you to choose from if you have to postpone your wedding date due to venue restrictions. Please keep me updated on what is happening in real time, If you see a date that works for your venue let me know BEFORE securing that date, your venue will tentatively hold the date as they know there are multiple vendors involved.
**This is extremely important.
TRANSPARENCY - I will not be charging ANY rebooking fees for new 2020 dates and all Invoices will be staying the same. I know you are hurting right now and I know this is beyond your control, so the last thing I will be hitting you with is "This will be the new booking price". Whether it happens to go as planned or transitions into an Intimate Elopement 7 months from now, I WILL BE THERE.
If I am booked for your date and you absolutely have to book it (I hope not, but I have to be realistic here) business will still go per usual. YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. All communication, editing, scheduling, etc will continue to go through me and I will be sending my SUPER TALENTED Associate Photographer to capture your day.
LOVE - I know you are panicked right now.. You have spent months or even years planning for this day and now you've either had to postpone your wedding date or you are in limbo. Both options suck. I am not here to sugar coat it, but I am here to say IT WILL BE OKAY. Try to remember that your day will happen and even if its not the way you imagined it or on the day you thought it would be, it is okay. You will be marrying your bestie, whether it is just the two of you for now and a BIG ol' party later or in the fall with all of your friends and family, it will happen. Sending you lots of love during this time and please stay safe as this is the most important thing we can do right now.
THESE ARE THE CHANGES I'VE MADE TO BETTER SERVE YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
- First things first, if you are searching for a Wedding Photographer because yours has cancelled I urge you to try and work with them and their dates. If it not possible to do so as they've recommended you look for another photographer I will be offering $400 off any package for 2020. ( You will need to show email correspondence)
- ALL deposits until April 30th will be $500 no matter what package you book. Typically, I ask for a 25% retainer, however I know many of you have been affected by this Pandemic and I want to do everything in my power to help you during this time. This is for 2020 and 2021 bookings.