W E L C O M E
Thank you so much for your interest in having me be a part of your wedding day! In order to be as helpful as possible during your process of planning your big day and booking the perfect vendors, I’ve created this introductory guide for my future brides! As a photographer, I know it can be so overwhelming to plan and prepare and know what questions to ask, so I wanted to provide you with as much information as possible in one cohesive place. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions that you may have that aren’t answered here!
Aesthetically, I would describe my style as “light and airy”, but still full of color and contrast. I have always been drawn to photos with depth, exciting colors, and pretty light. I pride myself on being present and engaged throughout your wedding day, and am always looking to tell your story in the most natural yet still artistic way possible. I like to photograph posed portraits and details in an editorial way, guiding my clients into flattering poses that still look natural, while candid moments are documented with a photojournalistic style in mind. My overall goal as a wedding photographer is to combine a mixture of posed, perfectly crafted images with real, candid, and genuine moments to create an overall gallery that is beautiful, timeless, and reflective of you!
As a film photographer, my style revolves around photographing my couples outdoors or in plenty of natural light in order to achieve the look of the photos within my portfolio. Once we move to the reception portion of your night, I switch to my digital camera and use a flash so that I can capture crisp and clean photos, even when there is little to no available light.
I currently live in Marietta, Georgia with my boyfriend and our four fur babies, and photograph weddings full time. Photographing the most precious moments between people and telling their love story is my greatest joy, and I am so grateful for those who trust me to tell theirs!
My boyfriend, Austin, serves as my second shooter in addition to being my very best friend! By booking me, you’ll likely get to know Austin as well. In addition to being a talented photographer himself, he is my sidekick during wedding days, and he truly makes the hustle of working hard during your special day so much easier!
- W H A T ‘ S I N C L U D E D
All wedding photography collections include a complimentary engagement session, an online gallery of your final edited photos shot on a combination of both film and digital formats, and rights to print and share images.
T O T A L A M O U N T O F P H O T O S
Final wedding galleries include a minimum of 50 final photos per contracted hour of coverage. However, since each wedding day is so unique and different than the last, you can expect your final gallery to include anywhere between 400-600 photos.
- R E T U R N T I M E
My return time for getting your photos back to you is 6-8 weeks from the date of your wedding. Galleries are delivered online for viewing, downloading, and sharing, and are hosted online for 90 days following the date of delivery.
- S H O T L I S T S
I do not ask for a shot list, as you can be sure that I’ll be capturing every little moment of your day from start to finish! However, if you know you’d like to request very specific, detailed, or otherwise out of the ordinary photos that you want to be sure I get, you are more than welcome to provide me with a shot list.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE
- I N Q U I R Y
After your initial inquiry with me, take your time to decide which wedding photography collection is the best fit for you. Although most couples usually have a good idea of what sort of coverage they’re looking for when looking for a photographer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need any guidance or advice on which collection might be the best choice for you. If you have not seen my pricing guide for the 2018-2019 wedding season, please do so here.
- B O O K I N G
In order to officially book with me, I require a retainer fee totaling 30% of your final balance, and a signed contract to set your date aside in my calendar. Both are completed electronically through your email address, or we can meet up in person if you prefer! Please note that due to the nature of this industry, I am unable to hold or reserve dates until the booking process is completed with a signed contract and paid retainer.
- E N G A G E M E N T S E S S I O N
Once you’re officially booked, we can set a date and location for your engagement session! I always love photographing couples at locations that they know and love, but am also always willing to provide location suggestions of a few of my favorite pretty places as well. Engagement sessions last an hour, are shot entirely on film, and yield anywhere from 30-50 final photos with a return time of 2-3 weeks from the date of your session. These sessions are complimentary to all of my packages, because they set the tone for how I will work with you as your photographer on your wedding day! Many times, your engagement session will be the first time we get to meet and really get to know eachother, and I get to use this time as an opportunity to learn to learn how to best photograph you as a couple. This means I’ll be more than prepared to photograph you during your wedding, and you’ll already be comfortable with the way I work!
- P A Y M E N T
While 30% of your total package price is paid upon booking, the remaining 70% balance is due no later than 30 days before your wedding date.
- P L A N N I N G
About a month before your wedding date, I love to sit down with my couples in person to finalize details, go over your timeline, and generally discuss your vision and expectations so that we are both prepared for your big day! Before this meeting, I send out a thorough and detailed questionnaire to organize all the information that we will need to plan everything out.
- T H E H A P P I E S T D A Y O F Y O U R L I F E !
By the time your wedding day has arrived, I will have gotten to know you and your fiance so well, and feel more than prepared and so incredibly excited to capture every moment from start to finish! I truly become so emotionally invested in all my couples and am always so filled with a range of emotions when your big day has finally come. I definitely almost always tear up during ceremonies, first dances, and father-daughter/mother-son dances, and love my job a little too much. Once we say our goodbyes, though, my job doesn’t stop there! I spend the next few weeks anxiously waiting to receive your film scans back from my film lab, and do a little happy dance when I finally get to see them. I spend hours upon hours in front of my computer editing hundreds of your photos to make sure they’re perfect (usually with coffee in hand, watching The Office, Gilmore Girls, or Gossip Girl while I do so), and am so excited on the day that I get to send your final gallery to you!