Dear Bride To Be,
Thank you for checking out this web site and
congratulations on your engagement! How exciting
and romantic! Now, let's guarantee you have
a fantastic and romantic wedding day -
full of love, emotion and beauty! (Believe it or
not, that does take some planning!)
web site is not for every Bride To Be...but it is for you!
If you are looking to have an "average"
wedding - one that is stressful and not very organized,
one where the guests hardly get to see you, one where
you are so exhausted that you can hardly smile.
One where it seems like you're constantly putting out
"fires" and solving emergencies. One
where "so many things just went wrong"...
Then my web site is not for you. I'm sorry for
wasting your time. Please read no further.
...if you're a bride who wants her wedding to be PERFECT,
and the most romantic, beautiful and emotional day of
your life; if you want to enjoy every minute of your
day; if you want to be the most ravishingly
beautiful bride your friends and relatives have ever
seen; if you want to spend wonderful, quality time
with your guests; if you want to remember with
happy tears in your eyes all the love, emotion and joys
of the day...
this is going to be the most exciting web site you have
ever seen - Really!
My name is Dale Haverkampf, and I LOVE weddings!
I've been photographing them for 20 years - not because
I have to for the money, but rather because I WANT
to, because I love the emotion and romance
of your wedding!
How To Have The Most Magical, Romantic, And Emotional
Wedding Day Of Your Dreams!
If you're still reading, let me congratulate you.
This means you want to be the most beautiful bride
anywhere. You want your wedding to be a
wonderfully emotional and romantic day. You want
to have everything go smoothly and perfectly,
You want to have a great time. You want to see
all your guests, and have them also have a fun
time. Well, here's how to do it:
Are 7 Secrets To Having The Wedding Of Your Dreams!
#1: How To Guarantee Your Wedding Lives
Up To Your Dreams.
Believe it or not, the photographer you select to
photograph your wedding can make or break your wedding
day. Yes, I kid you not, your wedding day -
not just your photographs! Why? Because
he's THERE - with you and your family, in person
- interacting with all your family and guests - and
representing you every minute.
Now, HONESTLY, we're not just talking about photography
here - we're talking about YOUR WEDDING - how YOU
FEEL on your wedding day, and how smoothly and
romantically everything goes. You see, your
photographer determines this, by the way he helps you
plan your wedding, the way he treats you and your loved
ones, and the way he conducts himself throughout the
Secret Revealed - What Other Wedding Photographers Don't
Want You To Know!
So here's the secret: Meet the photographer - IN
PERSON - before you hire anyone to photograph
your wedding! Most brides don't realize that many
studios hire part time photographers to photograph their
weddings for them - high school and college kids,
friends, relatives, etc. This means that you go to
a studio, talk with a salesperson, look at their
samples, and make a decision - without really knowing who
will be photographing your wedding!
And if it's not just the right person doing the
photography, and interacting with all your family and
guests, everything can be ruined!
when you're talking with a potential studio, ask them
the following questions:
1. Who did these photographs you are showing me?
2. Who, by name, will be photographing our wedding
if we hire your studio?
3. We want to MEET this person, BEFORE we hire
when you meet this person, ask him or her the following
1. How will you dress at my wedding?
2. Did you do ALL the samples of wedding
photography we saw in the sample books? If not,
show us YOUR work, please.
3. How long have you been photographing weddings?
4. How long will you be at my wedding?
5. Before you leave our wedding, who do you check
with first to see if there's anything else we would like
you to do?
Then, decide if you REALLY LIKE HIM, as well as his
work! Because he's going to be spending a lot of
time with you and your family and friends, on your
the way, just so you know, here's my answers to those
I will be
photographing your wedding personally. I
will dress in a nice suit (NOT A TUX, AND NOT JUST
SLACKS AND A SHIRT!) I don't want to take anything
away from your groom and groomsmen and the fathers, and
I also don't want to dress casually, and not represent
I have been photographing weddings, as I mentioned
earlier, for ___ years. Can you fill in the blank?
Just checking to see if you're paying attention!
It's 20 years!
I'll be at your wedding until you, your husband (how
exciting - your "husband!"), your parents, and
your husband's parents all say they have nothing else
for me to do. I NEVER will leave your wedding
without checking with all of the above people!
were so many great pictures to choose from!
I appreciate everything you have done for us and I
especially appreciate that you didn't mind
traveling so far to photograph my wedding. Kevin and I
will cherish these pictures always."
#2: Announcing The Single Most Important 'Secret'
You MUST Know About Weddings!
Here's a really big "secret" that almost no
brides think about when interviewing a potential
photographer: What's their guarantee? What
happens if you aren't happy with the photography, or the
way you and your friends were treated, or if the
photographer left your wedding before he was supposed
This is of the utmost importance! The guarantee
(make sure it's in writing!) tells you just how
committed they are going to be in taking good care of
you, and doing a great job.
just so you know, here's our IRON CLAD, 100% MONEY BACK
You will be THRILLED
with how we represented you and your family at your
wedding, and also THRILLED with your
photographs, or we will do whatever necessary to have
you be THRILLED with them, or we will return ALL YOUR
MONEY. Period. No hard feelings either.
We want you to LOVE everything we do for you!
You see, we understand that you can't do this over
again. This is a "one-time-thing" and
everything MUST be perfect! You have our written
guarantee that we'll take really good care of you!
#3: An Important Warning: Miss This Secret,
And A Disaster Could Happen At Your Wedding!
This seems so obvious, and yet brides miss this one all
the time, and pay a BIG PRICE for it after their
wedding! Be sure the photographer has lots of
happy brides and grooms, who have written him and told
him how happy there were with both him, and his work! We're
talking TESTIMONIALS here! From real people,
with their full names, and their city and state, so you
can call them if you want to, just to "check them
out" and make sure that they really said what the
photographer says they said. (That's a hard
sentence to read, but you get the point! Sorry!)
I'm sorry to be so skeptical, but we live in a time in
history when you have to be really careful to be certain
that people are telling you the truth.
You will notice that throughout this web site are
testimonials from some of the brides and grooms whom we
have been honored to work with on their wedding day.
Also notice that their FULL names, city and state are
listed, so, if you really wanted to, you could look them
up in the phone book, and call them.
#4: A Magic Way To Have A Great Wedding.
One of the things that you really want to look for in
your photographer, is someone who is an EMOTIONAL
STORY TELLER! An artistic photographer
whose images combine to tell the EMOTIONAL STORY
of your family, your friends, and your wedding day.
This is really important, if you are looking for
photographs which will be PRICELESS to you for years and
years to come!
And here's why this is so important! If an
artist is an EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER, there's a really
good chance that he will be compassionate about not
ruining the romance, beauty and emotions of your day.
You see, only a true romantic can truly understand how
important this day is to you, and how perfectly you want
it to go.
And a true romantic will be sensitive to NOT INTERFERING
WITH THE EMOTIONAL ROMANTIC FLOW OF YOUR DAY!
could tell you so many horror stories here. But
let me just mention one so you understand how important
Not long ago, I heard about a photographer who was
hiding behind some flowers up at the altar (something
that I will NEVER do!) and he dropped a lens on the
marble floor with a huge crash, and then swore out loud
so loud that everyone heard it! (He obviously
wasn't a romantic EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER or he wouldn't
have ruined the romance and religious significance of
the ceremony by hiding behind flowers where everyone
could see him come and go - and, of course, there is NO
excuse for profanity!)
So, looking for a romantic, EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER,
who will beautifully tell the story of your love for
each other, and for your family and friends, will also
result in someone who will respect you and your wishes,
and conduct himself in only the most professional and
friendly way, because he understands in the most
intimate way, the importance of the "Story of Your
And, by the way, my brides tell me that they really love
the way I emotionally tell the story of their wedding
Secret #5 Revealed. What They Don't Want Me To Tell You!
It is not my intention to say anything bad about any
other photographers in the area. I know most of
them personally, and count many of them as my friends.
However, it is really important that I alert you, in
this website to some of the problems that you otherwise
would never know about.
here's a "biggie."
will cram as many weddings into a day as they humanly
can. Many times, this means they must rush from
your wedding, to get to another, and then rush from that
one, to get to another.
This type of photographer just isn't going to be able to
capture the EMOTIONS, ROMANCE, LOVE, AND
RELATIONSHIPS between you and your husband and
also between you and your family and friends. He's
just won't have the sensitivity and enthusiasm and love
for what he does to be able to capture those feelings.
And he won't have the time or energy.
Won't Believe This, But I Assure You, It's True!
For example, a friend of mine told me about a
photographer who photographed so many weddings in a
single day, that the only way he could remember the
names of the bride and groom at each wedding was to
write their first names on masking tape, and stick it to
the back of his camera! Not only that, but if he
had, say five weddings, he would simply stack layers of
masking tape on the back of the camera, and as he left
one wedding for the next, he would just rip off that
layer, and the next couples names were now showing!
I swear to you this is true!
the way, I ONLY photograph ONE wedding per day.
understand how important this day is to you, and I am
there for you! This also
means that I'm rested and energetic. It also means I'm
enthusiastic about what I will be doing for you.
As I mentioned earlier, I photograph weddings because I LOVE
them, not because I have to do them. And since I
only photograph one wedding a day, I'm not tired or
"burned out on your important day.
HUGE POINT FOR BRIDES-TO-BE::
Magic Of "E.F.P" On Your Wedding Day!
You see, I don't really look at it as "wedding
photography," but rather as "Emotional
Family Photography created on your wedding day!"
It's all the emotions, relationships and personalities
of all your friends and relatives, captured in beautiful
images for you and your family to cherish for the rest
of your lives. After all, isn't that what you
"E.F.P." is one of the major things that
separates me from all the other wedding photographers in
the area. I want to capture the love, relationships,
personalities, and emotions of all your family and
friends for you to enjoy and view with happy tears in
your eyes for years and years to come!
appreciate all your hard work in capturing the
memories of our special day. You were so
much fun to work with and made picture taking fun
for everyone. Kevin made the comment after
we saw the pictures that he would be recommending
you to anyone who needs a photographer for
The People and The Emotions Of Your Life What Matter The
Most To You?
Because it's the PEOPLE and the EMOTIONS
of your life that are so valuable to you. Yes,
you'll also see the beautiful dresses and flowers.
Yes, you'll see the lovely ceremony, etc. But more,
much more than that. You'll feel the emotions
that you and your fiancée feel toward each other and
toward your best friends and family members on this
magical day. Yes, FEEL them each time you
view your photographs. That's what I am driven to
do for you!
You see, you want photography that "speaks" to
you with love, emotion, respect, and the glorious
feelings you will be feeling on your wedding day.
You want your photography to "tell the story"
of your wedding day, AND capture your family and
friends while they are all gathered to help you
celebrate your day.
photographers, bless their hearts, just want to
"record the event, and go home."
I want you to cry when you see the photographs!
Cry tears of happiness, because in those photographs are
all the people you and your husband love and care about
- showing their real personalities and emotions like you
never dreamed they would!
Most photographers just want to get home before
midnight, or hurry to the next wedding they are
The "Emotional Moments" Of Your Day Because
Your Photographer Didn't Have The Vision To See And
Capture Them In A Sensitive, Romantic Way!
Your day will be filled with beautiful "Emotional
Moments" that you will never experience
again in your life. Those "Moments" are
what I am driven to capture for you.
Here's just three examples:
An Amazing And Wonderfully Emotional Way To Express Your
Love For Your Dad On Your Wedding Day!
As a father myself, I can assure you that one of the
most emotional moments in a dad's life is when he
"gives his little girl away" at the beginning
of your ceremony. Your dad will never forget it.
But now, there's something full of emotional magic that
you can give your dad when he gives you away! At
that very powerful moment in his and your life, you hand
him a surprise "Father's Pride"
that he carries with him back to the pew, and as he
reads your personal message to him, and looks at the
emotional photograph of you in your wedding gown, he
begins to cry with tears of joy and love!
He will be so moved and touched! You and he
will never forget it!
Don't miss that moment!
Magic Moment When The Love Of Your Life First Sees You!
Or the incredible moment when your fiancé first sees
you in your wedding gown - perfect in every way - with
your lovely flowers, the beautiful veil and headpiece -
everything which you selected specifically for him - as
the tears swell up in his eyes, and he tells you how
very much he loves and adores you.
Don't miss that moment!
“Everyone that views my
album is in awe of the quality and creativity of
the work that you have done.
In what could have been a stressful, uneasy
situation, I found a photographer that made the
day flow elegantly and smoothly. I will
never ever forget what you have done for me, my
husband, and my family.”
Magic Moment With Grandma
Or, if you are lucky enough to still have a living
grandmother, the lovely moment when she reaches up and
puts her arms around you, and with tears in her eyes,
tells you how beautiful you look and how much she loves
you, and how proud she is of you.
Don't miss that moment!
I could go on and on. Your entire day will be made
up of brief, priceless moments like these.
Let's make sure first of all that your day is so
beautifully organized and planned that these moments
truly can happen, and then let's help you to be so
stress free, but excited, that you can enjoy and
remember these wonderful, magical moments for the rest
of your life.
How do we do that?
It's not just photography!
The way we help these moments happen, and help you
remember them, is to help you have a wonderful,
romantic and emotional day! A day where
everything goes perfectly. As long as we do that,
the rest will take care of itself!
if you ever talk with a photographer who says this to
you, run away as fast as you can!
If he says, "Your photographs are all you will have
after the wedding is over. Your flowers will be
dead, your cake will be eaten, etc. - but you'll have
your photographs! They are the most important thing
about your wedding!" - then he's NOT the
photographer for you!
R. Drake of Tuscaloosa, Alabama said, "I
couldn't have asked for a better
Photographer. You helped capture the wedding
of my dreams through your photography."
Why not? Because if he says that, he has a
completely false impression of his importance, and will
try to run your day and take charge! Don't let
that happen! Because the photographs ARE NOT THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING - the romance, emotions and
relationships are the most important thing!
#7: How To Be Assured That You Will Be The Most Beautiful Bride
Your Friends Or Relatives Have Ever Seen!
You deserve to have a wedding day where you are the most
beautiful bride any of your friends or relatives have ever
seen. That's the dream of every girl when she
begins visualizing her wedding day. And you
deserve to have that!
Let's see to it that is exactly what happens! How?
Simple. Yes, you will select the perfect dress,
headpiece, veil, flowers, shoes, etc.
Yes, you will have your hair and make up done. But
it goes much deeper than that.
You see, beauty is also in the way you FEEL
on your wedding day. The way your emotions show on
your face, and the way you glow when you walk down the
aisle and look in the eyes of the love of your life.
Many of my brides will understand this when I say it:
When you hire us to photograph your wedding, you're
really paying for me to be there. To take all the
pressures and tensions out of the day for you. You
know that I am there, and that I truly care about you,
and will help you with EVERYTHING so the day goes perfectly.
You see, if you, your husband (there's that great word
again!), and your family and guests are all having a
wonderful time, you will be more beautiful than you have
even dreamed you would be. Because there
will be no tension there. And, by the way, your
photographs will be WONDERFUL, too, because you looked
so wonderful and were having such a great time.
See how it all "fits" together to result in a
wonderful day, and wonderful photographs? You
really can't separate them!
True Tragic Story Of A Bride And Groom, And What It
Means For You.
Let me take a moment to tell you a true story.
A few weeks ago I received a call.
The woman on the other end of the phone was upset
because a picture I had taken at her daughters’
wedding had been damaged by water. The picture was of her two daughters, one of which is now
picture had been treasured by her for a decade.
reassuringly said, "Don't worry. I can have it
reprinted for you. It will be like new."
was silence on the other end of the phone for a moment.
She sounded a bit different when she said, "You
have no idea what this means to me. All I could keep
thinking about were those memories gone forever."
see how "Emotional Family Photography" can
make your wedding volumes absolutely PRICELESS?
In my humble opinion, the tender fabric of your life is
sewn together with beautiful, emotional moments between
you and your loved ones, and I want to capture and
express all those wonderful moments for you in your
wedding volumes - and accomplish this without
interfering with the emotions and romance of your
Hamner of Little Rock Arkansas said,
“I had a great time on my
Thanks for working so well with us.
I have really been enjoying looking at the
They are soo good!”
What To Do Right Now!
Here's what I strongly recommend you do IMMEDIATELY! Pick
up the phone and call me right now. Ask us if we
still have your wedding date available. Here's the
problem - because we are so well known and respected in
the community, and because we ONLY photograph one
wedding a day, and because we strictly limit our
weddings to no more than 45 each year, it is very
possible that we will already be booked for your day.
SIMPLY call 205 750-0222. Remember, there's no cost and no obligation just
to chat with me.
So DO NOT WAIT EVEN ONE DAY ON THIS!
If you agreed with and liked anything in this email,
call us NOW. There is NO CHARGE AND NO OBLIGATION
for this call! Let's just chat a bit, see if your
date is still available, and then, if and only if you
would like to, we can set up a time to get together in
person and talk about your wedding. There is no
charge or obligation for this, either.
Have A FREE GIFT For You, Just For Calling Us To
"Chat" On The Telephone, As Long As You Are
One Of The next 7 Brides To Book With Us!
If you call us, just to chat on the telephone and decide
you'd like us to be your wedding photographer, we will
give you, absolutely free, internet previews from your
special day. That’s
all of the pictures we take on your wedding day on
display on the Internet to whoever you choose to give
the password to. Your
family and friends can choose their pictures from their
own computer without you having to show your preview to
them all (a real blessing the way family and friends can
be so spread out these days). Don't wait to act on this. A fantastic, happy, and
stress-free wedding is just around the corner, and I'm
ready to help you achieve it, as well as capture it
forever on the magic of film!
PS. Call us today to see if we even have your date
still available! There is no charge or obligation
for you to call us. We will just "chat"
a bit on the phone, and give you some great pointers
that will be helpful to you, whether you decide to come
in and talk with us in person or not.
That number is 205 750-0222 or email me at mailto:Dale@HaverkampfPhotography.com