I would love to meet with you in person, or we can start with a phone call so we can get to know each other better and to see if we are indeed a good fit to bring your dream wedding to life! Piecing together your day and the days leading up to it are very important. Your photographer is going to be one of the vendors you spend the most time with before your wedding day and especially on your wedding day. The timeline we create for your day will allow us the time needed to create our magazine quality approach without disrupting the flow of your wedding day. “Photographer” is the label the industry gave me because I have a camera. In addition, I am also an experience creator, storyteller and a trusted advisor. Let's chat and see what we can put together.
This deposit is for securing the photographer and, more importantly, for securing your wedding date. My studio has been booked as far as 2 years in advance for certain dates. Most couples book 12-18 months out. Clients usually invest anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. The higher end of the investment included post event upgrades or 1yr anniversary wall art designs and collections. Once the contract has been signed, we can take a deep breath, high five and fist bump. We hope to take some of the planning stress away. This is where the real fun starts!
We can do several things with this portrait session! First we have some fun and create some magic. This is where we create the images for the save the dates, the guest book, and the event print for the wedding day. This session is a mixture of candid and posed photography. This is where you allow your personalities to shine! Don't worry about posing and all that stuff... I can help you with that. These sessions usually tend to be at sunset or sunrise. Adventures are more than welcome... in fact they are encouraged. After the session please allow up to 2 weeks for the images to be culled, edited and processed. Once they are edited and processed, I will invite you to the studio to see them for the first time.
The engagement portrait reveal will take place up to two weeks after the engagement session. You will see your images on the big screen played in slideshow form to music. After seeing the images we will go ahead and begin your wedding timeline. Your wedding day timeline is the backbone of your wedding running smoothly. The timeline will give us a better idea of which pictures are needed for the formals and other important aspects. You will choose your big print image after the reveal, and if you are interested in doing a bridal portrait session, this is when we will schedule the date for that session.
The day is finally here! It’s time to have some fun with your friends and family. We have been planning for this day from the beginning so all of your questions have been answered, and I am right here with my second photographer capturing the day as it unfolds. We've done everything in our power to plan out an intimate and meaningful wedding story. There will be times we will steer away from the timeline. This is usually because of the way the light is making an area look at a certain moment. You already know that I am a light chaser when you signed up. Today is a day to celebrate, dance and enjoy. Two weeks after your wedding day we will have you back in our studio for you to see your wedding images for the first time. Yes, you read that correctly. Two weeks after your wedding day, we will invite you to the studio so you can view your wedding images for the first time.
The longest two weeks has finally passed and the day has arrived to for to see your wedding images for the first time. How exciting are you? We try to get you back into to see your images before life truly sets back in. Your wedding day slideshow is in between 15 – 20 minutes and made from the best photos from your wedding day. Clients have cried here for the right reasons and it is an amazing feeling to watch. The slideshow will have parts of your wedding day that you didn’t even know happened. Expect the unexpected and expect what you hired our studio to do, tell and create a beautiful wedding tale.
Now the slideshow has ended and now we get to choose what we want to do with your wedding storybook. Here you will choose the materials, the cover photo, and any language your wedding book or box may say. Deposits for wall art designs will be made at this time as well as picture choices. This reveal is anywhere from 45-minutes to 2-hours. Once you select all of your materials for your album and/or wall art designs please allow up to 6 weeks for some wall art to be delivered to the US from Italy. Albums take 3 – 4 weeks depending on what album your collection included. The wait is on.
This is my favorite part. I know there is tons of excitement leading up to your wedding day. The excitement for the album arriving and be delivered to you should be just as great of a feeling. By now, I know you have heard me say, “You hired me for my dramatic lighting” (and you did). However, this is the item that really kept your attention throughout the process... your customized wedding album. This masterpiece is how you will look back on this day for years to come. Seeing the client’s emotion for the first time seeing the book, feeling the book, turning the first page, looking back at the first page to see if the pages are stuck together is another amazing feeling I genuinely enjoy throughout this process. This is your family's first heirloom. We are looking forward to seeing your family grow and working with you throughout future years! For now, we will high five, fist bump, hug and go our separate ways until it's time for more pictures!