Here you can read more about my process through your wedding journey, investment information, tips and advice, and a bit about heirloom albums.
Once you decide I'm the one, and I have your date available, there's only 2 things to do! I will send you an electronic contract that we both sign, and you will pay a 20% retainer by check, Venmo, or credit card ASAP. That's it, and we're officially official!
Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know each other, and I even offer a discount to my wedding couples. Here are a few reasons why I love them:
-You get GORGEOUS photos for your wall (of course!)
-You and your spouse-to-be become comfy with me, and my posing and directing style. Guys hate photos, I know, but so many times my guys tell me I make it fun for them! You want him to get comfortable with me.
-I learn what you like and don't like! Are you self-conscious about something? Do you have a favorite side?
-You get to know me as a person, so it feels like you have a friend with a camera following you around all day!
Once we get about 2 months away from your big day, I will email you a questionnaire. It's pretty easy, it just has some questions that will help me prepare for your wedding day. I will ask for a group shot list, your bridal party's names, your special family situation, things like that.
Around 1 month out I will call or email to finalize a timeline.
Your remaining unpaid balance will be due within 1 week of the wedding date.
Yay, we made it! I am a phone call or text away, if you need anything at all. I will arrive a bit early to come give you big hugs, get set up, and go scouting for great photo spots. This is the best part, and I always get so emotional seeing my brides.
I will take tons of photos, and we will have a blast!
I will do my best to get your first sneak peek out within 3 days. Then I ask for only 4 weeks to have your full gallery finished.
I will send a link through email, and you can view, download, and share your beautiful photos. You will have an access code that allows you to hide photos from the gallery, and also label your choices for your album or print! You can also order canvases and prints directly through the gallery. I hope you absolutely love your photos!
This is the final step-- an ultimate must-have heirloom product that will be handed down for generations. I love them so much I now include them in 2 of my packages!
To begin the process I will create the first draft for you, which will be my favorites that tell the full story of the day. You can then add, change, delete photos and together we will create something that will truly leave you speechless. Think about one for your parents as well-- can you think of a better "Thank you" gift for all they've done? Oh yeah, those are even discounted!
We want the very best lighting for your portraits! Before you set the ceremony time, check what time the sun sets. We will need to have all outside portraits finished (bridal party, family, couple) about 30 minutes prior to this time. Trust me, you'll be happy we did!
There are reasons for and against a first look, and both ways are great! I do love a first look from a photography standpoint, because we can get the majority of portraits finished before the ceremony. The full bridal party, the immediate family, some beautiful portraits. Guess what that means? You can actually enjoy most of your cocktail hour! Otherwise, all the photos are taken during the cocktail hour, which means you unfortunately have to miss it. No worries though, I will not steal you for hours and leave your guests waiting-- all the portrait magic will happen within that 1 hour window, I promise!
I will arrive a bit early to give hugs, say hello, and scope out some beautiful locations. I will then start on bridal details, if you want those photographed. If you want your dress photographed I ask that you have it out of packaging and on a hanger. I want you to hang it in a place that makes your heart happy. Please have all special details like rings, shoes, jewelry, stationery, perfume, heirlooms all in a box or bag, and ready to be photographed. Assigning a bridesmaid to this task would be helpful. Same for the groom- anything special he is wearing like cufflinks or fun socks, and any gifts, vows, or family heirlooms.
Have a corner of each room (by a window if possible), cleared and clean for getting ready portraits. It's helpful to me to have a nice neutral wall with the least amount of distractions for gorgeous photos.
Since nobody wants to be photographed without perfect hair and makeup, it's great to schedule it to be finished around the time I am scheduled to arrive. I will get started on details while you are finishing up, and also capture a few final touches with your makeup artist. If you have cute jammies or matching robes we'll be almost ready for those, then the girls can hang out and get dressed while I'm finishing up with your details. Depending on the amount of items you have, sometimes I need to spend 30-45 minutes to an hour on details before you put on your dress!
The average my couples spend on wedding day coverage is $4600.
My pricing always includes full resolution digital images with printing rights. They will be uploaded to an online gallery, where you and all your friends and family can choose their favorites, download, share, and order prints and products.
Because I love albums so much, I include them in 2 of my packages. Digital files are great and so important, but there is nothing like holding a tangible album that tells the whole story of your day! I truly believe an album should be the finale, not the digital files that may live and die on your computer.
Contact me so we can set up a call. I want to hear about your day and what your needs are so we can set you up with the most perfect package, or even customize one for you.
My small wedding pricing starts at $850. This is for my destination weddings, and small ceremonies up to 25 guests! These elopement packages are available on weekdays.
I have 3 different elopement packages with sample timelines that range from 1-3 hours of coverage. I will ask you some questions so you can determine what is important to you, and what you want covered.
All the best high resolution digital images are included, with printing rights. I do urge you to get your photos on the wall and in an album, and I will help you every step of the way.
intimate weddings and elopements
Whether it be in the mossy live oaks of Savannah, or the gorgeous beaches of Hilton Head Island, it would be an honor to document this special time in your lives.
My engagement and couples photography sessions start at $550, and include BOTH digitals and products! They are 45 minutes long, and include all of the best edited digital images. I have 2 packages that include either a $50 print credit or an 8x12 hardcover photo book.
If you choose me for your wedding photography, your engagement session is only $450!
engagement and couples sessions
Preserve the memories you hold so dear.
20 Pages / 10 Spreads
thick pages and linen cover
20 Pages / 10 Spreads
thin pages and linen cover