Engagement - Your engagement session is the foundation of your love story and a must-have in order to set the tone for your wedding experience. In essences, this is the beginning of our relationship/partnership which allows the photographers and clients to get to know each other. Photography is an adventure and this provides our first opportunity to explore varies locations for memorable moments and photos, in addition to, us relaxing with each other to prepare for the big day of your celebration.
Wedding - The only way to really capture the essence and spirit of your wedding is for us to be there from when you start your day, until you and your new husband/wife have had your last dance and left the reception. Amazing things happen over morning mimosas and at the end of the night when your closest friends and family are surrounding you on the dance floor for your last dance – and I’ll be there for all of it, from start, to finish.
You’ll receive 8 hours or full day wedding coverage with every photo being beautifully edited in a mixture of color and B&W digital images as high resolution JPGs (watermark free, with copyright release to share and print as you wish), a wedding slideshow online and on a custom USB with image download ability for friends and family and a beautiful wedding album. Engagement shoots and bridal shoots are also available through several packages. Consultations over the phone or in person are important, and offer a great way for us to determine if we’re a good fit for each other and also great for us to explain about the different options with packages so you can make the best decision about which package is a best fit for you and your fiancè.
WEDDING ALBUM DETAILS
Your wedding and memories should extend well beyond your wedding day and last with you throughout your life. And these best of memories deserve to be more than part of an endless series of files on your computer or phone. They deserve to stand out, to be touched and embraced, on the finest paper, with the finest ink. It is your new family’s first heirloom investment for which there is no compromise for second choice.
Your Wedding Album is the best album available anywhere in the world. From the quality of the leather, to the build construction of the binding, to the paper and ink used to hold the memories, exactly as you remember them, without fading.
Your photos are Giclée prints on the best museum grade fine art paper, which meets the photograph printing requirements and specifications for international museums like the Smithsonian. They offer phenomenal tonal range and gradient spread with non-reflective protected matte pages that have an amazing texture. And with a lifetime construction warranty from the album company, you really are getting an heirloom designed to be passed to your children and grandchildren. It truly is the one part of your wedding that will not succumb to technologies ever changing formats.
Tips & Tricks For A Smooth Wedding Day
I. Be sure to have a hair and makeup trial at least three months before your elopement or wedding. This will give you peace of mind to know exactly how you will look and give you the opportunity to change things in advance if necessary!
II. Allowing 50% more time for hair and makeup than you originally anticipated alleviates the number one reason wedding schedules end up running late. This will assure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before your elopement ceremony or wedding.
III. Have food delivered to your getting ready location. It may be hectic, but take the time to have a bite before your wedding since it will be a while before you have the opportunity to nourish yourself during your reception. Snacks are also great to have on hand at any given time.
IV. Have your florist deliver your bouquet/boutonnieres to where you are getting ready, getting ready can have plenty of downtime for photographing those details. Plus you’ll want your flowers there and ready to go for portraits as soon as you're ready!
V. Prepare an emergency bridal kit with clear nail polish, mints, a sewing kit, stain remover, Visine, safety pins, bobby pins, pain reliever and mini deodorant.
VI. If your wedding is in a church or historical venue find out their rules on photography and flash photography. All venues are different, and some restrict flash photography, the location of photographs, where the photographer can be during your ceremony, and even the times when photos are permitted.
VII. If possible, arrange to have your formal photographs taken before your ceremony. Getting this step out of the way early in the day frees up the rest of your time to spend with each other or your guests. You will be able to go straight to cocktail hour and catch up with loved ones without stress. It’s a new age and it’s no longer considered bad luck to see each other before your ceremony, in fact it's encouraged by having a first look that will lead into your couples portraits and formals.
VIII. Make sure you discuss a “rain plan” just in case Mother Nature doesn’t see sunshine in the cards, and make sure it's a plan you are okay with. Utilizing umbrellas as opposed to taking the whole show inside can dramatically change your photos and expectations.
THESE TOP WEDDING VENDORS WILL MAKE SURE YOUR DAY RUNS AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE