Booking Your Date
The first step is filling out our get-in-touch form and sharing your wedding plans. I will send you my detailed pricing guide online so you can go over the information with your family. If you have any specific requests we can talk through all the details! I can’t wait to hear about how you met and the proposal!!! If everything looks good I will send over a contract and you can pay for the deposit amount which is 25% of the total package price.
Let the Planning Begin
Once you are officially booked the fun part can begin! You will receive emails with helpful planning info from me and we can begin talking about scheduling your sessions.
The Engagement Session
The next step is for us to set a date for your engagement session! The date is up to the couple, but generally I recommend scheduling the engagement session four to six months before the wedding so that you have time to send out your save-the-date announcements. If you don’t need to send those out I highly recommend scheduling either during the spring or fall for best weather! I will send you emails with outfit suggestions and I can suggest plenty of locations if you don’t have a place in mind! (Book two days back back for weather.)
Your Bridal Session
2-3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
We can be much more flexible with the timeline of your bridal session because no one will see those photos until the day of the wedding!! Normally we have to work around the alteration schedule of your dress, but whenever you have a date you think it may be finished we can set up your session. As long as we have 3-4 weeks before the wedding we will be fine!
Planning Your Big Day
3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
A few months before the wedding, I will email you a questionnaire to complete that will provide details I will need such as location information, vendors and the names of your wedding party! We will then schedule a meeting in person, preferably at my office to plan in detail the schedule of your day. It’s great with me if you’d like to bring along your mom or other family members. Having your groom present at this meeting can be a big help!
We will work together so that you won’t have to worry about anything on your special day. Your only job on the wedding day is to have an amazing time celebrating with friends and family! We will have your timeline with us on your wedding day and will make sure everything happens according to plan.
Your Wedding Day
THE DAY YOU SAY “I DO!"
Your big day is finally here! Steven and I will arrive at the location you have chosen to get dressed for the ceremony. We will cry (okay, I will be the one crying!) during your first look and when you’re about to walk down the aisle I will be right next to your groom and Steven will be photographing you and your dad! We will enjoy the party with your family and at the end of the night we will give you hugs and congratulations as everyone sends you off on your honeymoon!
6-8 WEEKS AFTER THE WEDDING
We know you will be anxious to see the photographs, so we be blogging a collection of our favorite images from the wedding as soon as possible. This allows you to start sharing your images with family and friends very quickly! I will spend the next 4-6 weeks editing your images and preparing them for delivery. Our couples receive approximately 500-1500 images based on details of the day! Because you own the rights to your entire digital gallery you can share these images on social media, create books for your parents and begin ordering prints right away! You and your family and friends may also purchase prints of the images for personal use through your online gallery for professional results.