I always like to make sure that I have a connection with all of my couples. First off, schedule a phone call so that we can to get to know each other a bit and make sure we are a good fit. While style is important, personality is crucial when picking the right photographer for you!
I require 50% of your package as a retainer in order to reserve your day, as well as a contract signed by both parties. Your date is not secured until these tasks are complete. I am able to hold your date for one week after your initial inquiry in order to allow time to formalize a contract.