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 or credit card ASAP. That's it, and we're officially official!
Engagement sessions are so important for both of us. Here are a few reasons why:
-You get GORGEOUS photos for your wall (of course!)
-You and your hubby-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 48 hours. 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. Now it's finally time to pick out the photos, decide on the material and color, and 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 if it is an identical copy!
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!
After I arrive a bit early to give hugs, say hello, and scope out some beautiful locations, I will be starting on details. Please have all special details like rings, shoes, jewelry, stationary, 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 about 30 minutes after I am scheduled to begin. 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 around 45 minutes to an hour on details before you put on your dress! Those flatlays especially can take a good bit of time!
The average my couples spend on wedding day coverage is $3500.
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.
I urge you to get them printed and on the walls! Let's talk about canvases or an heirloom album that even your grandchildren can enjoy!
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 for 2 hours of coverage. This is for my destination weddings, and small ceremonies up to 25 guests! These elopement packages are available Monday-Friday, and Sunday.
The timeline for this 2 hours of coverage usually allows 30 minutes for getting ready/final touches, 15 minutes for the ceremony, and just over an hour for cake and/or champagne, family photos (if you need them), and couple portraits. Most of my couples with guests choose to add on another hour for more portrait time, or if you want to travel to different beautiful places around town.
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, 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.
engagement and couples sessions
Preserve the memories you hold so dear.
30 Pages / 15 Spreads
linen or leather cover
30 Pages / 15 Spreads
linen or leather cover