I had a mild panic attack the day before I shot Mallory and Darrin’s engagement session. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was taking the day easy, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes play the Wisconsin Badgers on TV. Sadly it was a heartbreaking loss for the Hawks but we won’t get into that here.
Anyways, after the game was over I checked my phone to see if I had any messages. Of course I had about nine texts (and one voice mail) from a few of my Husker fan friends. They were kind enough to let me know that the Huskers had won and my team had lost. Nice of them, eh? I pondered getting new friends and proceeded to check the lone voice mail. It was from Darrin and it went something like this…
Darrin: “Daniel, Mallory and I had an appointment with you today to do our engagement pictures and you never showed. You need to give me a call back so we can reschedule.”
I dashed into the house to check my appointment calendar! I have never even been late for a meeting let alone missed an entire session. I always schedule E-sessions on Sundays for a couple of reasons; 1. In case I get a wedding booked for that Saturday we don’t have to reschedule the E-session. 2. College football is on Saturdays!
So after I double checked my calendar and my emails with Mallory I confirmed that the session was scheduled for Sunday and not Saturday. Phew!
I called Darrin after I calmed down a little….
(I’m paraphrasing now)
Me: “Darrin? Hey this is Daniel Dunlap. How’s it going?”
Darrin: “Good. So where were you?”
Me: “I just double checked my calendar and emails and our appointment wasn’t until tomorrow…”
Darrin: (speaking to Mallory) “He says the appointment was tomorrow.”
Me: “I could forward you the last email where we spoke of the date if you like.”
Darrin: “Daniel, we are so sorry. We got the date confused!”
Me: “HAHA! It’s no big deal. So I’ll see you two tomorrow at the Treynor golf course?”
Normally I send a reminder email to my clients a week before their engagement session to confirm the date and time. This time Mallory beat me to the email so I figured we were all square on the date and time. We ended up having a good laugh about it and we had a great time with their engagement photos. This is one engagement session I will not soon forget!