Every wedding is unique and special in its own way because each couple is unique and special in their own way! Your wedding is your story. It's beautiful, messy, and totally one of a kind - and I'm thrilled about even the thought of capturing every part of it!
For many people, wedding planning is extremely stressful and the thought of choosing a wedding photographer is very intimidating. I want you to know that with me, there’s no need to stress or worry! I am here to make things easy and to help you from the very beginning! I have been photographing weddings for 6+ years and was in the wedding industry even before that! I also just got married in 2019 and planned my wedding in 6 months so believe me, I know how you’re feeling and have recently been in your shoes! And because of all of that, I don’t just want to be your photographer for the day. I want to get to know you and be there for you!
My wedding portfolio isn’t perfect. I don’t try to take perfect photos (kind of a weird thing to say, I know). I try to take beautiful and authentic photos that capture every aspect of your big day perfectly. I try to take photos that portray the love that you and your fiancé have for each other in such a way, that anyone who looks at the images can’t help but feel your love!
So with all of that said, feel free to continue reading below to get a taste of the wedding experience you’ll receive when you book me as your photographer! And while you're at it, check out the full weddings I blogged below!
The Inquiry & Consultation
You've looked at my website and maybe browsed through my social media a bit and you think that you want to take the next step and inquire to see if I have your wedding date available! Yay! All you have to do is fill out the contact form and I will try to get back to you within 24-48 hours. I will email you back to let you know if I'm available on your wedding date and I'll send you a PDF version of my Wedding Welcome Guide that contains more info about me, my packages, and their prices. After you look through the Welcome Guide, you let me know if you would like to set up a time to do a Zoom or FaceTime consultation call (or coffee date if you live local)!
During the consultation call, we will chat about how your wedding planning is going, get to know one another a little bit, and you can ask me all of the questions you have! They typically last around 30mins-1hr....depending on how chatty we are! After our call, the ball is in your court! You guys think it over, talk about it, and then let me know if you want to proceed with the booking process!
Contract & Reservation Fee
You decided that this is a match made in heaven and you want me to photograph your special day! YAY! I'm already SO excited and can't wait! I'll send you the contract for you to read over and sign digitally. Then all you have to do is pay the 20% retainer online and BOOM that date is officially yours and only yours! That's it! It's that easy!
Time to start planning your dream engagement session! Engagement sessions are so much fun and they're a great way for us to get to know one another a little better before the big day! Plus it's a great way for you to get some practice in front of the camera before the wedding (cause I don't know about you, but I am not very comfortable in front of the camera....but I'm great at making you comfortable in front of the camera)! Together we will plan your outfits and locations. I love it when couples make their engagement sessions unique to them, so if you want to shoot at your fav coffee shop, I'm down! Or at the park where you went on your first date, let's do it!
During the engagement session, I will play music to set the mood and I'll start out with some easy poses to get warmed up and more comfortable. I'll gradually begin to introduce more action-packed and creative poses and prompts as we go. You'll have so much fun, you'll forget all about feeling awkward!
You'll receive your online gallery within 2-3 weeks!
Preparation For The Big Day
About a month before the wedding, I will contact you to schedule another Zoom/Facetime call so we can talk about all wedding day details, family photo lists, and the wedding day timeline. I have a whole list of questions to ask so that we are on the same page and so that I know everything there is to know about the wedding day. Stressful family situations? Noted. Rainy day backup plan? Got it! The few specific pic ideas that you found on Pinterest and you really really want? I'll take care of it!
By this point, we will have exchanged phone numbers and will probably be communicating via text more than email, so always feel free to text me anytime about anything wedding related, even if you just need to vent about something!
It's Your Wedding Day!
Time to be excited cause....it's your wedding day!!! The hard part is over and now it is just time for you to relax, celebrate, and have fun with your friends, family, and of course the love of your life! I am by your side the whole day and I'll be holding your bouquet, making sure you drink enough water, and of course documenting the entire day! I will capture every single memory in a way so that when you look back at the photos a month, year, or 10 years down the road, you will be able to remember the best day of your life perfectly.
Your Photos Are Ready!
I always try to send clients a sneak peek 48-72 hrs after the wedding day. I know that you'll be super excited to see them (plus the wedding day was probably a total blur)! Your entire online gallery will be finished and delivered 6-8 weeks later. You also get the print release, so don't forget to print your photos!
My wedding packages start at $3,300. I have three wedding packages to choose from. Each package comes with a 48-72 hr sneak peek turn around time, printing rights, pre-planning assistance, and an engagement session discount or complimentary engagement session.
I get it. Spending so much money on one day is intimidating! I've been there and I understand! But one thing to remember is, at the end of the wedding day, the only thing that lasts is your love and your wedding pics! That's why investing in a professional photographer and quality photos is very important! With 8+ years of wedding experience, you'll be in good hands!