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2023 Inquiries & Bookings

Hello & Welcome!

To all potential wedding or elopement clients, please read the following page for an important update on how to submit an inquiry for the 2023 wedding season!

Background Information 

Everyone who knows me or has seen my fridge knows that I am a sucker for sentimental things and, above all else, snail mail. Starting with a birthday card from my great grandmother in 1997 I began keeping every hand written note I've ever been given. Today, I have letters from hundreds of people from all around the world, gestures of appreciation from colleagues at work, thank-you cards from patients I've served at the hospital, and save the dates, invitations, & holiday cards from previous photography clients.  In a world where technology has made it so easy to connect with anyone at any time, there is something incredibly special about seeing written words and knowing that they came from the heart.

 

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After the busiest season of my photography career, I have decided to change my inquiry system to revolve around a more personal experience! Some would argue that business is doing well - why fix something that isn't broken? However, as my business has grown I have begun to notice myself longing for more clients that are willing to build something deeper than a typical client/customer transactional relationship. This goes beyond me simply being available on your date and showing up where I'm supposed to be, when I'm supposed to be there.

I am deliberate and passionate in every step I take as your photographer and, above all else, value the connections that are born in the intimacy of the work that we do together. I hope this change that I have decided to make will attract more clients who recognize my values and feel similarly about my mission when it comes to being your photographer - to create memories for your photographs to revolve around, not photographs for your memories to revolve around. 

New Steps

My new booking requirement? Be intentional. 

To submit an inquiry/booking request:

  1. Please send me something hand written or crafted by you personally. You can write a letter, create a scrapbook page, send a postcard of where you're from, or where you'd like to get married. You can mail me a polaroid photo, a receipt from your last date-night together, a concert ticket stub or a coaster from the bar you went to last night.

  2. Mail to: Heather Soucy Photography - 260 Pleasant St, PO Box #1313 Berlin, MA 01503

 

How it Works

Inquiries will be accepted from November 1st through April 1st of every year for wedding & elopement dates between May 1st and October 31st of the following year. Inquiries can be for both domestic or international locations, and can be for any size or style wedding.

Inquiries must:

  • be hand-written or personally crafted 

  • be sent on behalf of yourself - not as a gift or gesture for someone else

  • be able to fit in a standard USPS 12x8 envelope (or smaller)

  • In addition to something personal or why you're interested in working together, please include the following:

    • Name(s) 

    • Phone number

    • email address

Other things to keep in mind:

  • I will not officially remove a date from my availability until an agreement has been signed & a deposit has been received. 

  • Before you inquire, please have a basic understanding of potential financial investment:

    • Standard/Local weddings range from $3,500-$6,300 depending on duration of coverage, return of images, desired number of photographers, engagement sessions & albums/prints. 

    • Domestic documentaries are a standard $5,500 and include two 8-hour days of intimate coverage by me with no additional travel fees.

    • International documentaries range from $5,500-$7,500 (destination dependent) and include up to three 8-hour days of intimate all-inclusive coverage by me alone with no additional travel fees

Then What?

Within 72 hours of receiving your personalized inquiry I will send an email providing a link to my personal calendar to set up a phone consultation (Woo!) or, I will notify you that I am unable to take on your request so that you can quickly return to your photography search. If the date you have requested is pending with another couple, I will provide you with the option to be added to a 48 hour waitlist while we wait for the pending couple to either accept or decline their booking.