Hey there, happy couple.
If you're here- chances are you're planning a wedding! Congratulations!
Planning a wedding is a lot of work! There are so many small details to comb through, and I'm sure at points you're going to be overwhelmed. I've put together a whole guide for you to help make planning go smoothly, provide tips and make sure that your wedding is everything you want it to be and more!
Here you can find tips for planning your timeline, advice about your day, and how to make the most of everything!
Before You Begin
It's super important to keep in mind (now, and through the entire process) that this day is yours. It is about you and your partner. People are going to want to give their opinions, and that's okay. But don't be afraid to tell people no if their idea does not line up with your vision. Don't try and make everyone else happy. It is your day!
Start With The Basics
It's always important to add in a little extra time for every event. Little things like bathroom breaks, hair / makeup touch ups, people running late, traveling, traffic, packing up, etc may seem small, but definitely add up in the grand scheme of the day. Better to be ahead of schedule than behind!
Do a search to see what time the sun is due to set on your day and plan around it. It's important for us to get great photos before it ends up getting too dark!
Not everything needs to be a scheduled photo shoot. If we have some down time, that doesn't mean I'm not taking photos. I love capturing candid photos and seeing my couples have fun with their family and friends. Enjoy yourself!
Things might not go completely to your plan, but don't stress it! At the end of the day you're marrying the love of your life, and that's all that matters!
How do we book with you?
To book your date, you must sign the contract (it will be sent to you electronically with all of your info plugged in) as well as a 30% retainer fee.
How does everything work with payments?
Payments can be made through PayPal, check or cash. You can make payments at your convenience from the time you book until 2 weeks before your wedding.
When should we expect our wedding photos?
Turnaround time is typically 7 to 10 weeks. I try and send a sneak peek photo within a few days of the wedding for you to enjoy!
Can our guests get photos?
Your guests will have access to free web-size watermarked images to use for social media. If they want to order prints, they may do so through the link by clicking the shopping cart icon. The images will be delivered right to their door! Guests do not have access to the print release form. That is only for the wedding couple.
I will send you all the info for guest downloads when your link is available. No worries!
What if other vendors want to use the photos to advertise their work / business?
I'm happy to support my other vendors and typically have no issues with them using images for social media use with credit. I always ask that you direct your vendors to me so that I can see what the images are being used for, and make sure that they have the right size image to accurately display my work. Please have them email me.
Every wedding day is different from the last. The timeline suggestions I recommend may not fit the mold of your wedding day, and that's okay! These are all just my recommendations based on how I normally work. So don't stress it if you want to add more time than I recommend, or if we don't have enough time. It's all up to you! I'm just here to help.