AMI WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY 2017 WEDDING GUIDE

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This is such an exciting time for you! I'm sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It's all very exciting but it can be somewhat overwhelming.You're planning the day you've been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, its a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. The goal of this guide is to help you plan your wedding day in a way that will allow me to provide you with the BEST experience possible. Since we're official, the next step is to plan your engagement session and then start chatting about wedding day details as we get closer to your date! I'm beyond excited to work with you! We cannot wait to get to know you two during your engagement session!

engagement sessions

WHEN YOU’RE PREPPING FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN! THIS IS THE SHOOT WITH NO PRESSURE. ON THE WEDDING DAY WE’LL BE CRUNCHED FOR TIME, YOUR DRESS WON’T BE ABLE TO GET DIRTY AND THERE WON’T BE TIME TO CHAT AND GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER. YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW ME, GET COMFORTABLE WITH HOW I WORK AND HAVE FUN IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. NOW DON’T GET ME WRONG, YOUR WEDDING DAY WILL BE A BLAST! BUT IT’S SO HELPFUL TO HAVE A GREAT ENGAGEMENT SESSION BEFORE THE BIG DAY SO THAT YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT! MY COUPLES THAT HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION ARE PROS BY THE WEDDING DAY AND IT SHOWS!

SAMPLE TIMELINE

WITH FIRST LOOK

1:30PM Photography coverage begins (1hr) Getting ready details & candids Final touches of hair and makeup

2:30PM ALL hair & makeup finished

Bride & Groom get dressed (30min)

3:00PM Bride in Dress & Groom in Suit (15min) Candids of Bride by window

Groom setup for First Look

3:15PM First Look (15min)

3:30PM Bride & Groom portraits (30min)

4:00PM Bridal Party portraits (30min) Entire Group

Bride and Bridesmaids Groom and Groomsmen

4:30PM Family portraits (30min)

5:00PM Final prep for ceremony Bride goes into hiding Ceremony details shot Guests arrive

Setup and ready for ceremony

5:30PM Ceremony

6:00PM (Golden Hour)

Bride & Groom portraits (20min)

Cocktail Hour (1hr)

Cocktail candids

Reception details (candles lit and room empty) (30min)

7:00PM Sunset

7:05PM Grand Entrance

7:10PM First Dances

7:20PM Welcoming

7:30PM First course served

7:40PM Toasts

7:50PM Entrées served

8:20PM Open dancing

8:45PM Cake cut

9:00PM Bouquet & Garter Toss Dancing continues

9:30PM Photography coverage ends (unless grand exit)

11:00PM Wedding Conclusion

reception

now the party begins! We will capture the joy and merriment as you dance the night away.

We utilize a variety of photography techniques to document all the fun you and your loved ones are having. You will relive these moments time and time again.

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