Your wedding day is so important and capturing those memories to share and cherish with your friends and family is one of the best feelings. Make sure you are well taken care of from the start.
I will help you throughout the whole process from your consult call to your custom album delivery.
One of my favorite things about capturing weddings is seeing all the personalities come through in the photos, remember these moments are meant to be unique to you and your significant other, not absolute perfectly posed prom photos.
As you decide who to choose as your photographer here's a little of what it is like to work with me for your photos.
Once we choose a date & package you'll get your proposal that includes your contract, invoice, and payment plan. To lock in your date I require a $1000 non-refundable retainer and a signed contract.
From there you'll receive your engagement style guide so we can work on creating the best photos you can get! The style guide I provide for you is completely customizable to you and your style. The styling is probably one of the most beneficial part of the process, it can really take your photos to the next level. It doesn't to be anything that doesn't fit your vibe! I want this to be true to you, and what your relationship means to each other.
As we plan your engagement session and your wedding, we'll collaborate on your vision and you can send me all the inspiration, vision, etc! I'll be working with you and making sure you love your photos.
Based on your vision, I'll make some location recommendations that'll work with your outfits and style. Those will also be included in the guide, I want to make sure you feel well-prepared and not stressed, no matter what happens I'll make sure you get amazing photos!
Photos can be a bit overwhelming, please remember that your man will read your vibe and reflect that! Try to have fun during the process and make it a fun thing you'll be doing together. I promise if you make that mindset change, your photos will be so much easier! Even better, make it a date night.
When you arrive at your session I am there to help you with anything, don't worry about being perfect, I'm definitely not!
I try to get the family warmed up and relaxed for the best photos. Walking and chatting works great for this and letting the kids be kids. We'll start with photos that are moving prompts like walking, twirling, etc. Then once the you are warmed up we will grab some portraits (you know the ones gram loves!) and then switch back to moving prompts to get some candid moments. It's really important to work with you and go with the flow, if you want to run around, doing things and not snuggling... we won't be doing the snuggly shots we'll do the running, fun ones! Being creative is so much fun and then seeing you on the back of the camera saying things like: "I can't believe that's us, babe" or "OMG how is that me?!".
After your photos I highly recommend going out for ice cream or a date to turn it in to a fun evening you and your man will love! Quality time is really important to remember the process of planning and getting ready to be married.
You'll get your 24 hour sneak peek that has 10-15 images and then 3 weeks later, the full gallery will be READY! My favorite part is sending the online gallery over to you, you'll be able to download all your photos from there!
If you have a custom album in your package, at this point you'd select your favorites in your gallery and I'll design that. Send back to you for approval and then off to print.
When you get your archival quality album, you can relive those moments forever with something to hold and pass on. Huddling around a phone screen really doesn't do your photos justice & it's truly amazing to get them professionally printed.
You'll feel well taken care of the whole process through.
After your engagement session and 30-60 days before your date you'll have a venue walk or coffee meeting to talk all things timeline and lighting for your day. This is included in every package unless otherwise noted.
Once we get to your wedding day, I'll be there with my amazing second shooter and we'll be there to capture away.
While you are getting hair and makeup done I'll capture those pretty wedding day details while my second shooter is getting the guys detail photos and the venue shots.
Typically after that there is the first look, bride and groom portraits, bridal party portraits, and then ceremony! After the ceremony many of my couples do their family photos (at this point all the notoriously late family has arrived) if they didn't have time scheduled before the ceremony. Then comes the reception and to wrap it all up the leaving photos.
That was an extremely basic run-down and of course all weddings vary on timelines, we can chat more on that later in the process!
48 hrs after your wedding, you'll get your sneak peek of 50-75 images. The same online gallery will include your engagement session and your wedding (and of course any family photos that come later... hehe).
Your final wedding gallery is ready in 6 weeks and from there you'll choose your favorites and I'll get to designing.
Once it's ready, you'll approve and then I'll send that off for you. Hassle free!
Ready to get started and have the wedding photos of your dreams??
-Lana & Dave
-Sara & Austin
-Lauren & David
-Tasia & Michael
-camille & will