THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE PROCESS
The first step is filling out our connect form and sharing your love story and your wedding plans. I will share some example galleries based on your venue and vision for the day. If we are a good fit, you will sign the online contract and pay the retainer, which is 1/3 of the total wedding package price.
THE BRIDAL GUIDE
Once you are officially booked, you will receive a copy of my bridal guide, which offers many tips and ideas to plan your wedding and help you through the process. This guide also includes more information about the engagement session.
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
6 - 9 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
The next step is to set a date for your engagement session. The date is up to the couple, but generally I recommend scheduling the engagement session at least six months before the wedding so that you have time to send out your save-the-date announcements. You will choose a location that is meaningful to you as a couple. This is a great time for me to get to know you and for you to experience being in front of my camera. It’s also an opportunity for me to capture images in normal/everyday clothes at a location that will be different from the wedding!
THE CUSTOM TIMELINE
3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Three months before the wedding, I will email you a questionnaire to complete that will provide details I will need such as location, timeframe, and reception event details. After I receive your response, I will put together a customized timeline based on first-look, timing of ceremony, family portrait combinations, and other details that are unique to your ceremony.
We will work together so that you won’t have to worry about anything on your special day. Your only job on the wedding day is to have an amazing time celebrating with friends and family! We will have your timeline with us on your wedding day and will reference it throughout your ceremony and reception.
THE WEDDING DAY
THE DAY YOU SAY "I DO !"
Your big day is finally here! I will arrive at the location you have chosen to get dressed for the ceremony. During the ceremony, we will go off of the timeline for shots and capture special moments as they happen.
1 - 3 WEEKS AFTER THE WEDDING
I know you will be anxious to see the photographs, so I will post a preview image to our social media from your big day within 48 hours of the wedding. I will spend the next 2-3 weeks editing your images and preparing them for delivery. The morning that I post your wedding story will also be the day you receive the full gallery of images through a digital link. Our couples receive approximately 700-900 images based on details of the day! Within the next week, you will receive a flash drive with the same images as a back up copy. You and your family and friends may purchase prints of the images for personal use through your online gallery.
THE SIGNATURE ALBUM
1 - 3 MONTHS AFTER THE WEDDING
If you have chosen a signature album, I will work with you to create a collection of your favorite images from the wedding day. See an example of the signature album here. It is a beautiful collection of images that tells the story from start to finish of your wedding day to share with generations to come!