What To Expect
(our process explained from start to finisH)
Booking Your Wedding Photographer:
After taking some time to review the initial information I sent over, we can plan to have a phone/Skype date to go over all of the important details, like your timeline and what my process looks like, along with what kind of photography coverage fits your timeline and budget. I can answer any questions you have during this time too! The sooner we can chat the better since I book on a first come-first serve basis. Certain times of year book up more quickly than others, so let me know if you would like me to keep track of your date if I get another inquiry in the meantime. I know it's a big decision so there is no pressure to rush! If you decide to book with me, I'll send you a contract and quote for the package we come up with. A signed contract and 25% deposit secure your wedding date! Both can be done easily online through my studio management system. You'll receive email reminders, tips, and questionnaires through this system as well!
After You Are Booked:
- After your date is reserved through your contract and deposit, you'll receive a confirmation and have one less thing to worry about! As we get closer to your wedding date (2-6 months prior), we will plan what I like to call "bridal coffee dates" to go over your wedding day schedule and talk discuss any specific photos you have in mind and/or questions you'd like to chat about. Throughout the process, I'll help with fine-tuning your timeline, planning your family photo groups for after the ceremony, and I'll get to know you two and your style. I am always available to help with any aspect of the wedding planning experience, recommend vendors and even help you decide on a hair style. (I've done it more than once!)
- If you book an engagement session, I recommend scheduling it for at least 6 months before your wedding date, and 8-10 months prior if you plan on using them for save the dates. I think it's a great opportunity to get to know each other and feel more comfortable for your wedding day! Try to reach out to schedule your session 2-3 months ahead of the date so you have more availability options. We'll pick a date, I'll help you choose a location based on your style, and we can personalize the look you are going for from there!
- About a month before your wedding date, I'll reach out to confirm all the specific details like addresses and timeline, this way we're on the same page and you have one less person to worry about! At this point, the final payment is due as well, that way I can send you a few preview photos right away! Between the deposit and the final payment, you are able to make your own custom payment schedule and I'll always send you a receipt and updated balance statement.
On Your Wedding Day:
On your wedding day, you just relax and enjoy the moments! Everything will be organized ahead of time and taken care by us to make sure you have the photos you dreamt of. We won't be pulling you away or imposing on the scene, but we'll be right by your side to capture every moment. While we're taking the formal photos with your bridal party and family, we'll be laughing and having fun! It might even be your favorite part of the day. I'll be able to move everything along efficiently, while making it enjoyable for everyone involved. We're wedding experts, so we know what to do if it rains, how to make up for time if someone is running late, or if you just need a safety pin - we're there.
After Your Wedding:
Around two months after your wedding date, your online gallery will be up for viewing and sharing! We strive to have a quick turn around time because we know how much our couples are looking forward to seeing their photos. Your USB will ship around 1-2 weeks later. Afterwards, we are here to help order prints, design and order a wedding album, or even just help choose your favorites for a thank you card for your guests :-) We've had many couples come back and order heirloom wedding albums for 1, 2, and 5 year anniversary gifts, or Christmas presents for parents! We've stayed involved and done maternity and family photos, and even assisted in designing a canvas wall photo layout for a home. We love staying in touch and involved in your life. Being a part of the process from start to finish means more than just staying involved until we deliver your wedding photos, it's about staying in touch with our couples for the years to come!
Your One Year Wedding Anniversary:
This may seem hard to fathom, but it will be here before you know it! We offer special discounts on prints, albums, and anniversary or maternity shoots for your one year wedding anniversary and discounted "ever after" sessions for all of our past clients. We're always stoked to help you preserve those memories! :-)