All of my weddings follow a simple three step process. I am here to help guide you through the whole process to ensure you get beautifully captured memories that you can proudly display in your home for years to come.
I always do a consultation 2-3 weeks before your wedding day to talk about what you want your portraits to capture and what you would like to do with your images after your big day. A well planned out shot list is a must! We will look at different types of wall art and album products to figure out what works best for you and both sides of your family. This also helps me know how to shoot the day of your wedding. For Example, if you are thinking about a large wall art piece, like a canvas, I will make sure that special "kiss the bride" moment has the correct composition to look amazing over your fireplace.
I also like to see the venue beforehand to get a good idea of the lighting and space. I need to know where the aisle will be located, where the guests will sit, where you want the family formals taken and where your couple portraits will be done.
It's your wedding day! Weddings are a little bit crazy and a whole lot of fun. Memories are all about emotions. My job is to find all the emotions happening in real time and capture them in my camera for you to relive later and enjoy for the rest of your life. So, relax and let me capture you and your family enjoying your special day. Kids are crazy fun, aunt Susie is an interesting dancer and grandpa Joe loves punny jokes, I got this! It will seem like I am everywhere all at once. Think of me as a ninja secretly catching all the best moments. Just remember to enjoy your day and leave the memories to me.
I take a lot of photos during my sessions. I will search through them all and edit the absolute best of the best. After the photos are edited I will create your personalized online portrait gallery along with a slideshow so you can relive your special day and then go home to share the magic with your friends and family.
At the reveal you can expect a nice beverage, a light snack and a lot of love. We will walk slowly through your portraits so you can choose the ones you love and order any of the artwork that came with your wedding collection. It's also a great time to get some shopping done. You'll have groomsmen, bridesmaids, and family to thank. I offer a mix of beautiful mounted prints, framed wall art, canvas wall art, metal prints, memory boxes, and albums. You can order them at your reveal and have them ready to gift for a birthday or Christmas.
How do I book my wedding?
A.We can do a phone consultation, but I prefer to meet up in person at my studio to chat about the details of your session. I think it's important for us to get to know one another so I can get the best idea of the kind of images you are looking for in your session, find a good day and get your official photography session booked.
When is payment due?
A.A deposit of 50% is due at the time of your booking. Your remaining payment is to be made the day before or the day of your wedding. Any print order payments are due at the time of your order.
What form of payments do you accept?
A.I accept cash, local checks, PayPal and all major credit cards. (Sales Tax will apply to all payments)
How soon after our session will our portraits be avalible?
A.I may send you a few shots during the editing process, but sneak peeks on social media is not something I regularly do. Your images will be available 3 weeks after your session.
What happens if it rains on the day of my outdoor wedding?
A.In the event of rain during your wedding we will utilize an indoor area or get some fun shots of you playing in the rain! Here in the Pacific Northwest, happily ever afters are not ruined by rain.
Should I make a shot list?
A.Yes, I greatly appreciate lists! I mainly need a list of names of the people you want to make sure I capture in order of importance on your big day. Please don't use nicknames, it can get confusing.
How long will you be there?
A.That's all up to you. I can come for just the important parts or I can be there from set up to break down. It's really about what you want to have captured.
Should we have a wedding coordinator?
A.I love working with wedding coordinators. They are great time savers and amazing people organizers. If you do plan on having a wedding coordinator, please give me their contact information so we can chat to make sure your day runs smooth. If you need a wedding coordinator, I know really good ones.