We know that you're new to this and we're here to help you.We think that the experience of working with us is just as important as how your final images come out. Which is why we aim for transparency and connection with our couples. Here's what you can expect when hiring us to be your wedding photographers...
Once we receive your initial email, we will respond to you within 48 hours with our availability and investment information. From there, we will start to work together to make sure it’s a perfect fit. We love to meet our perspective couples for a coffee (or a cocktail) or FaceTime if that’s easier. We want to talk weddings of course, but we also want to get to know each other as people too! We find that developing relationships is the core to stellar wedding photography and we believe it begins here.
Once we’ve decided that it’s a match made in heaven and you want to move forward with booking us, we will get to the business-ey part of the relationship. Ooph we know … thankfully it’s all online and super easy! We will develop a custom online portal for you which will house all of your most important wedding photography documents. We will send it over to you via email and it will contain your contract, invoice and questionnaires. To officially book us, we need the signed contract and a 25% retainer. Once that’s done we all do a little happy dance and maybe you guys can feel the relief of having crossed something off your “to do” list!
We don’t require engagement shoots for our couples but we do highly recommend them! Especially if you’re feeling a little unsure and uncomfortable with being in front of the camera. An engagement shoot is the perfect opportunity to squash those insecurities you may be feeling when you think of being professionally photographed. It’s a great opportunity for us to hang out and get to know each other more while proving to you that being photographed by us is nothing like this. These engagement photos are great to use for wedding websites and Save The Date’s as your wedding gets closer! We will edit & deliver your final 150-200 engagement photos to you via the same online system we use to deliver wedding photos in about 4 weeks. Don’t worry, you can expect some sneak peeks as we work on them!
About 2 months before your wedding, we will provide you with some homework to fill out prior to your wedding. This helps us get a full understanding of all the details and ensures your wedding day runs nice and smooth! We’re available to you throughout the entire process leading up to your wedding so if you need some guidance or input along the way or while filling out this homework, we’re happy to help! We’ll review this when we get it back from you and find a time to run through any questions or suggestions we may have with you guys before the wedding!
We’ll be preparing behind the scenes for your wedding day. On the day of your wedding we bring the “cheat sheet” that we’ve developed custom for your day which helps us do the best job possible. We make sure to have a full knowledge of the who, what, when, where for your wedding day so everything… yes, even family formals… goes off without a hitch.
It’s the day! All of the years of dating, the proposal, the planning… all lead to this. You get to marry your best friend. It’s the best day and you want to soak up every minute of it! So take a deep breath and do everything in your power to be present because it will go by quickly! Laugh, cry, dance, eat, drink and Leave the documenting of this most wonderful day up to us.
While you’re having brunch with your friends and family who are still in town from the festivities of last night and getting used to the feeling of that ring on your finger, we’ll be posted up in our office backing up your images to ensure they’re safe during the editing process. We’ll probably sneak ahead to some of our favorites and post a sneak peek or two on the good ole’ Instagram. Once everything is backed up, we’ll probably take our dog for a walk… we’re sure she missed us yesterday!
You can expect your full gallery of your wedding photos about 8 weeks after your wedding. You will receive approximately 1500 final images. These images will be delivered to you via an online, private, password protected gallery. You will have access to download all of your hi-res file images and order prints through our professional lab. You can share this gallery with your loved ones so that they may also download images or order prints. Don’t worry we’ll be sharing some sneak peeks along the way!
We have a few surprises for our couples along the way. We can’t share them here because they wouldn’t be surprises anymore… just a little something extra here and there. Book us & you’ll find out.
We really do take the privilege of photographing your wedding seriously and feel like we share a special relationship with our couples. We’d love it if you keep in touch after the wedding, we love to see where this life takes you all.