What's in the ngagement & edding Collection?
I love seeing genuine emotions and smiles so I've learned how to find them. I make it effortless by asking simple little questions and then let one of you answer. So when you look back on that photo 40 years from now, you will remember that moment and how your significant other's words made you feel.
When you choose the Engagement & Wedding Collection, you'll have gorgeous portraits to display during your wedding that we can even coordinate ahead of time with your wedding color scheme.
It's all about the story of your love. You will have your custom-designed 12x12 heirloom album but you will also get two identical 8x8 albums to give as gifts.
If your Momma is anything like mine, she would be over the moon
to have an album to carry with her everywhere.
Talk a walk with me through the experience.
Engagement Portrait Planning Session
A creative meeting of the minds to decide which direction we are headed with the portraits. Usually we meet at the bride-to-be's or mother's home and it takes about an hour to get everything planned out.
We discuss things like:
Outfits; Are we going to match them to the wedding colors?
Where is the photoshoot; Out in a field, at a local park, where he proposed, etc?
Are there any specific images that you've been dreaming of?
Do you have a wall space that you want to fill in your home?
I will email you the plans we created during the meeting so you don't have to worry about keeping up with it all. One less thing to stress about as we get closer and closer to the big day.
We meet at the location we chose in our planning session and the photoshoot will last around two hours.
Yes, you can change outfits and move around to different locations within that two hours as time allows. Yes, include your pets! They are part of the family too. I love my pupper like she was my child.
We will share plenty of laughs and smiles as you two enjoy sweet little moments together.
After the photoshoot, I will email you some reveal days to choose from within that week. It usually takes 3 to 4 days for the images to be ready.
I get so excited to share them with you!
Engagement Reveal Get-Together
This is the best part! You get to see your gorgeous images.
Usually, we meet again at the same place we held the planning session and I bring snacks to make it a party. Depending on your preference, it could be wine and cheese or popcorn and soda.
Invite your closest friends and family if you'd like. All of your images will be on a USB so we can play them on the big screen TV. This isn't a sales session, it's honestly just a reveal. So you don't have to worry about sales pitches.
I take the time to show you how to access your online gallery, how to share it, and how to purchase extra prints from it when you are ready.
We will pick the image for the gallery wrap to display at the reception. We will also pick which images you want printed to display on the tables. If you chose the 100 announcements insead, we will design those together. Getting everything done early will ensure it is ready for the big day.
This is also a great time to ask questions. You can comfortably ask me about wall portraits or finding other products like metal or wood prints because I'm not a salesman. I'm here to help you find what you want.
After the reveal party, I will email you the details of what's next. Always keeping you in the loop.
Wedding Portrait Planning Session
Like the engagement planning session, we usually meet at the bride's or mother's home. It will last between an hour and two hours. This is a meeting of the minds to make sure we tailor these images perfectly to your needs.
Who's helping you plan your wedding? Your sister. aunt, mom, brother, uncle, friend, etc? Invite them! They know you well and they will be able to think of things that we may miss when we are making a plan.
We will talk about things like: are we doing a first look? Some brides don't want to see the groom before the wedding so we can have you two meet around a corner to hold hands; share some sweet words, or a prayer before the ceremony.
We plan things like what time I'm meeting up with the girls getting ready and what time my second photographer is meeting up with the guys.
All of these questions and more will be answered in this planning session. It helps us get on the same page to make sure your wedding day is captured the way you've always dreamed.
After the wedding planning session, I will email you the plans so you don't have to try and keep up with everything. You have enough to worry about. Let me help you shed some stress.
My second photographer and I will attend the rehearsal so we can get to know your families. This helps them feel more comfortable with us on the wedding day so we can get those real smiles.
We also look at the lighting to figure out how to overcome any struggles. We plan where we will position ourselves as we watch the flow of the ceremony. It's all about being in the right place at the right time. We may do some detail shots as well of the tables and the venue.
After the rehearsal, I will email you to let you know that we are ready for the big day. I will include what times we are meeting with the guys and girls so we are on the same track.
I keep this constant line of communication with you so that you have less to worry about. Be filled with excitement for your wedding day. Let us handle the rest.
It's your wedding day! Let the hair curling and the make-up perfecting begin. I will be with you from start to finish. My second photographer will be with the guys as they get ready.
This is a great time for images with mothers and daughters or sisters. The finishing touches like putting on the veil and buttoning up the dress are heartfelt moments as it's almost time to walk down the aisle.
After everyone is picture-ready, we will do the bridesmaid portraits with the bride. I will also get little detail shots of the bouquets, the rings, shoes, dresses, etc. My second photographer will be doing the same with the guys.
The Wedding Ceremony
During the wedding, we will both be working to capture the special moments of the ceremony.
For bridal portraits and bridal party portraits, we will sneak away for about 45min to an hour. This can be done before or after the ceremony.
Once you return, you will be announced at the reception as Mr. and Mrs. and everyone gathers for dinner.
Between the dinner and the dancing, my second photographer will be available for family portraits. Then it's on to the festivities! The first dance, the father daughter dance, the mother son dance, etc.
After the wedding, I will email you to let you know your images are uploaded and safe. I will also schedule a reveal date with you. Generally, the images will be ready in 4 to 5 days. If you are on your honeymoon the week following the wedding, we can schedule it for when you return.
The Reveal Get-Together
That moment you've been waiting for has arrived! Remember those people that helped you in the planning session? Invite them to the reveal party! Let's me know if you like wine and cheese, beer and pretzels, or soda and popcorn. I'll grab some on the way.
Your images will be online and on a USB so we can watch them right on the big screen TV!
I will take the time to show you how to access your online gallery, how to share it, and how to purchase extras from it when you are ready.
If you are curious about wall art, now is the time to ask questions. We can talk about sizes and see what would look best in your home. This isn't a sales session so you can comfortably ask questions and get ideas.
After the reveal party, I will email you with a date to expect the wedding album. They can take up to two weeks to be completed.
This is my favorite part! I love, love, love bringing you these custom heirloom albums and watching your eyes light up. I know you will remember all the perfect moments from your wedding when you flip through the pages. I also know that there are stories to be told to future generations when you show them.
You will also have the two parent albums that you will be able to deliver as gifts.
The story of your love is meant to be shared <3
Enagagement & Wedding Collection
We are here for you every step of the way!
Engagement Session Includes:
- Engagement Portrait Planning Session
- 2hr Engagement On-Location Photoshoot
- Engagement Portrait Reveal Get-Together
- 75 Digital Images in an Online Gallery with Print Release (60 Days)
- 100 Announcements OR Wedding Day Display (16x20 Canvas & 10 Prints)
- Wedding Portrait Planning Session
- Wedding Coverage with Two Photographers
- The Reveal Get-Together
- 150 Digital Images in an Online Gallery with Print Release (60 Days)
- Glass Bottle USB for all Images with Keepsake Walnut Box
- Custom Designed 12 x 12 Heirloom (50pgs) Album with Keepsake Walnut Box
- 2 Identical 8x8 Parent Albums
Covid 19 Updates
As you know, Covid 19 has changed how the world interacts. Rest assured we are taking precautions to protect both your family and our own.
I pride myself on being a very personal photographer that enjoys sitting down with you to plan and to deliver images. However, during this time we are able to make exceptions when needed. Video calls are available for planning sessions to limit our exposure.