What to Expect
A big part of my process involves us getting to know one another. It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in front of my camera, and by the time we are done with your engagement photos, we’ll be like good friends. I get truly excited for every one of my client’s wedding days, and my goal is to help you enjoy it all, in as many wonderful ways as possible. I like to let you know what to expect, so I’ve outlined the main milestones of the adventure we’ll go on together leading up to your wedding day.
📒 Initial consultation and booking
After we’ve chatted over email, we’ll set up a time to meet in person or over the phone/video chat. This meeting gives us a chance to talk about the details of your wedding day and get to know one another a little more. After this consultation, I’ll send you a final quote and contract. Once you’ve paid your retainer and signed, you’ll have access to your online portal, where all the details for your wedding photography will be stored. We’ll also start planning and scheduling your engagement session at this time. Time to get excited!
📷 Engagement session
At least a few months before your wedding, we’ll get together for your engagement photos. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and get some beautiful images that you can use for save-the-dates or invitations. Or just for fun (because it’s included in all wedding packages!).
🕐 Timeline assistance and planning
In the months leading up to your wedding day, I will be available for assistance in firming up your timeline and coordinating your photography with any other vendors and events. I love being involved in the timeline planning, because when and where we’re able to shoot things like sunset couples’ photos or formal family images is hugely reliant on when other things are occurring. Having open communication about what your day is shaping up to look like helps immensely in making sure things go smoothly and you can focus on just having fun and being in the moment.
🏰 Venue walk-through
No less than a few weeks before your wedding, I like to do a venue walk-through. I always encourage clients to attend this with me, so that you can point out some of your favorite spots and we can do a bit of planning together. For adventure elopements or intimate weddings, a “venue” walk-through is not always possible, but we will have extensive conversation about location and potential ceremony spots.
💍 Wedding day
Before you know it, it’s the big day! On your wedding day, I’ll be following our previously discussed timeline, helping wrangle family and friends, and capturing beautiful images while you and your partner sit back and enjoy your special day.
💌 Image delivery
I’ll share a handful of sneak preview images within a week or two. Then, no more than six weeks after your wedding, you’ll receive an online gallery filled with all the final images from your wedding day. From this gallery you’ll be able to download your wedding photos and also choose the images you’d like printed. Any albums, prints, or other physical items will arrive 3-4 weeks after you order them.