• Contact me and let me know you're interested.
I will always respond within 24 hours. If I am available on the requested date, I will send you everything you need to know, including information about pricing and packages. If I am not available, I will happily offer you a referral.
• Set up a meeting.
I always prefer to meet in person over coffee as long as it is convenient. We can also connect on Zoom, FaceTime or by phone if preferred. During the meeting, I will go over my approach to working with couples and you will share with me your goals and expectations with regards to photography. We'll discuss pricing and packages and of course, we will review any questions and concerns you may have.
• Sign the contract and pay the retainer.
Assuming we hit it off at our initial meeting, the next step is to simply confirm that you would like to book and to specify exactly which services you would like. I will then email a link where you can sign the contract electronically and pay the retainer. Once this is complete, your date is confirmed!
• Final payment
The remaining balance plus any additional items added after contract signing is due one week before the wedding. I accept payments by check, ACH transfer, all credit cards, Zelle or Venmo.
Set up your engagement session.
If you have booked an engagement session with me, we will first set a date for the shoot. As that date approaches, we will go over everything from location to wardrobe. These sessions tend to be on the more causal side as I want you guys feeling comfortable in your own shoes. That said, I tend to lean towards quieter, more secluded locations. As the day approaches, I will send you a few tips on what you can do to prepare for the session. I will send a sneak peak of five or so images within 24 hours and the rest will be available for download within five days.
Maintain communication and continue the relationship.
Always know I am your friend as much as I am your photographer, so if there is anything you want to talk about, even if it's not wedding related, I am here. I appreciate all of my clients more than they'll ever know and the fact that they chose me is something I will never take for granted. Having said that, you should know I am still close friends with many of my previous clients. At the very least, I encourage all of my clients to always reach out if you have any questions or if you need advice or feedback about anything. If you want to pick my brain over coffee, come over and let’s do it!
Scout the venue
I always scout the venue before shooting, either the day of the wedding or earlier. This ensures a smooth process for group photos, portraits and the first look. If you are planning to scout your venue with your coordinator or on your own, please let me know as I would very much like to plan together. If your venue is too far or if it's a destination wedding, I will plan on arriving 30 minutes the day of the wedding do a walkthrough myself.
I like to schedule a meeting two to three weeks before your wedding day to go over any last minute details and to be sure we are all on the same page. We can go over your final timeline and any other questions you may have. We can do this by phone, FaceTime or in person. If things get too busy, we can always finalize things by email!
Wedding Day Process
My second shooter and I will arrive around 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. We will do some last minute scouting and make some nice scenery shots as necessary. Then, we’ll come find you guys! While we will tend to focus on capturing you in a more documentary aesthetic, we can certainly take as many group photos as you’d like. Remember, we are here for you, so if you have any questions throughout the day, just ask!
If you would like more specific information about the day-of process, please check out my Wedding Photography Guide below:
• The sneak peak...
I know you’re probably dying to see your photos, so within 48 hours of your wedding, I will send you a link with 10 or so of my favorite images. You can share this link with friends and family too!
• Gallery access and content download
For standalone photo bookings, your password-protected online gallery will be available within three weeks of your wedding day. From this gallery, you can view images, select favorites, order optional prints or download low or full resolution images. There will be a separate access code to download images. Galleries are provided by Pixieset.
If you are doing both photography and videography, your password-protected online gallery will be available within four weeks of your wedding day. Both video and photos will be accessible on the site.
Please click on the link below for everything album related:
Any other questions or concerns?
Please let me know...