Newlywed Couples needed for Market Research in the Wedding Photography Industry

Hi friends! I am a student in Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts and I am conducting a survey for market research purposes. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the wedding photography industry from recent brides. If you or someone you know has been married within the past three years, I need your help! This survey is comprised of 17 questions and should take you less than 15 minutes to complete. All you have to do is cut and paste the below questionnaire into your email and send it directly to me at jess@jessicaveltri.com. Even if you aren’t a new bride, you can still help out by forwarding this to a friend or family member who is!

All answers are confidential; your personal information will not be shared.

As an added bonus and a thank you for your time, if I receive 20 responses by Saturday, November 24, 2012, I will hold a drawing for your choice of an 8X12 matted print from my Travel Collection (A $55 dollar value). You can still participate in the drawing even if you’re not a newlywed! Forward this survey and then email me with the name of the friend that you referred. Once your friend completes the survey, both of your names will be added to the drawing! Thank you so much for your help and good luck!

Market Research Questionnaire

1. What is your combined household income? ____________ (If you do not feel comfortable providing actual numbers, please place an X next to the appropriate amount)

Less than $30,000 ____

$30,000 to $40,000 ____

$40,000 to $50,000 ____

$60,000 to $70,000 ____

$70,000 to $80,000 ____

$80,000 to $90,000 ____

$90,000 to $100,000 ____

$100,000 to $150,000 ____

$150,000 to $200,000 ____

Over $200,000 ____

2. What was your total wedding budget range?              (If you do not feel comfortable providing actual numbers, please place an X next to the appropriate amount)

Less than $10,000 ____

$10,000 to $20,000 ____

Over $20,000 ____

Over $30,000 ____

Over $40,000 ____

Over $50,000 ____

3. How much of your total wedding budget did you allocate for photography?

4. How much did you actually spend on your photography?         (If you do not feel comfortable providing actual numbers, please place an X next to the appropriate amount)

$500 to $1000 ____

$1000 to $2000 ____

$2000 to $3000 ____

$3000 to $4000 ____

$4000 to $5000 ____

Over $5000 ____

5. How did you research for wedding photographers?

6. How many photographers did you meet with?

7. What factors led to you choosing your wedding photographer?

8. Did you attend any bridal shows? If so, which ones? Did any of the photography booths stand out to you and why?

9. What was the most important factor when deciding on your wedding photographer?

10. Was there anything your photographer did or didn’t do that upset you?

11. What was the best part of your photography experience?

12. Is there anything your photographer could have done to improve the experience?

13. Did you purchase an album? Why or why not? If so, were you satisfied with it?

14. List any wedding blogs or websites that you followed or relied on for advice:

15. List any local or national wedding magazines that you purchased:

16. Where and when were you married? Include venue.

17. Who was your wedding photographer?

Please add any additional information that you believe might be helpful in this market research.

Thank you for participating in this survey! The information obtained from this survey is intended for market research only. Your personal information will not be shared.

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Lauren and Ryan’s Wedding | Washington D.C. Wedding Photographer

Two weeks ago my good friend Lauren and former cheerleading buddy became Mrs. Ryan Kulp at the Riverview Country Club in Easton, PA, and I was so happy I could be there! The entire day was beautiful–everything from Lauren’s dress, to the venue, to the incredible weather!  It was so great to see old friends from high school and catch up on everyone’s grownup lives! Enjoy the photos I took in between catching up and dancing!

Note: You can check out Lauren’s wedding photographer, Matthew Churetta’s blog by clicking here. He should be posting some photos soon!

The country club made for the perfect backdrop, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Sweet memories…

The reception was beautiful and so uniquely “Lauren” with all the hints of pink and gorgeous orchids. The flower arrangements were amazing!

These were a huge hit and I was so thankful for them when it was time to start dancing!

Loved these introductions!

The grand entrance! I loved Lauren’s gorgeous dress!

So sweet!

And then a little twist on tradition!

And the night finished off with dancing and fireworks!

Haha, and this is why I belong behind the camera and not in front of it!

The fireworks were amazing!!! And to top it all off they were played to Katy Perry’s song! Loved them! What a great way to end the night!

Pre-Wedding Photos | Washington D.C. Wedding Photographer

While traveling in Italy over the summer my friend Randy Jay Braun and I ran into this couple trying to take photos of themselves using an extended arm and a point and shoot camera! Well Randy just couldn’t let that happen, so we walked over to the couple and asked if they needed some help. It turned out their photographer was just around the corner seeking a better angle, so they weren’t completely on their own. When he came back he was ok with Randy and I taking a few shots of our own. The couple was from Hong Kong and flew all the way to Burano, Italy, just to take some wedding photographs before the wedding. Randy made sure our best ones were emailed to them. Great models in a beautiful setting!

James and Ashley’s Wedding | Washington D.C. Wedding Photographer

These are a little late, but better late than never! I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid in Ashley’s wedding and it was a blast! Of course, I never travel without my camera, so here are a few photos I made in between my bridesmaid duties. :)