I do so much more than just show up
and "click a button"
Alright, let's get into it...
First and foremost, I customize each of my weddings to your specifications. Some couples prefer detail shots, some want more posed, some like candids most, some like it all! What's most important to you is what's most important to me and that's what I want to focus my time capturing. I have a questionnaire that I send out to all of my couples to give me a more detailed view of what you want out of your wedding day photography.
To get an idea of this, I offer 3 meetings:
First - A Meet & Greet: To get to know you & your partner (can be in-person or virtual) and get an idea of your wedding vision. It's just as important for me as it is for you to have an initial chat and see how we "jive" or "vibe" or whatever word you want to use for it. You need to be able to be comfortable with me being around all day long during the most important and exciting day of your life.
Second - Site Visit: I will do a site visit of the venue (with you if requested) to understand the flow of the day - where each event will take place, any specific locations of importance, etc. I'm happy to go alone, meet with your coordinator, or go with you! Whatever you prefer.
Third - The Timeline: Timelines can be super intimidating so I take the worry off of you. I work efficiently to get the shots you want, so I will design your wedding day timeline based on the flow of your day and the time I need to get your desired shots. About a month before your wedding date, we'll meet up again (or email if you prefer) so I can gather all of the details. The rough draft will include times of makeup, ceremony, reception, photos, first dance, cake cutting, etc and I'll have a space for vendor information as well. This way it's easy for you to see a roadmap of the day that is easy to edit for any changes.
Secondly, an Engagement Session is included in each wedding package. Here's what's included in that:
- 2 hour session
- Location of your choice
- 1-3 Outfits (I have a changing tent to make things more comfortable)
- Personalized styling using Style & Select online personal styler
- Bottle of Bubbly (if you two partake)
- 50 digital images
- Online gallery for easy downloading, sharing, and printing
- Return time 1-2 weeks
- $800 value
I help style your outfits so you show up in proper, photo-approved clothing that will translate great in camera plus I’ll bring a bottle of bubbly too! Feel awkward in front of the camera? Honestly, that's what most of my clients say, so don't worry because I'll guide you on how to pose to get those natural, genuine smiles. Working with you before your wedding day allows us a chance to get to know each other and get you comfortable in front of the camera. My ultimate goal is for you to feel completely comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day.
Thirdly, I will be present at your wedding rehearsal to observe the flow. I will give input on where to stand, stop for a photo, and some “wedding day no-nos” to be aware of.
And then of course, it's wedding day!
I invest in YOU because you've invested in ME
I know I do a lot more than other wedding photographers, but that's because I care. Maybe it's all my years spent in hospitality as a server, but I want you to have everything you want on your wedding day. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not a doormat, but I am organized and have tools that I've implemented into my business to get the best wedding day photos for you to enjoy for the rest of your lives.
So if you're looking for...
A wedding photographer that cares not only about doing a good job, but genuinely cares about you as people and wants the best for you, then you found her 😁
Enjoy more photos from this gorgeous Pebble Beach, CA Elopement from last year. Vendors will be noted at the end.
Dress: Trudy's Brides
Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Florals: Fleurs du Soleil
Arch was made by the family