WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT
You are planning one of the most important days of your life. Flowers, colors, decorations, dresses, suits, ties, tables, chairs, invitations... Oh! And photography!
That's where I come in. Let me assure you that among all the planning and preparing for your wedding, photography should be one of the most fun and joyful parts. And it'll be the one thing that lasts beyond the big day. Your photos will commemorate the day and hang on your walls for years to come.
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12
HOW YOU CAN PREPARE
The best way to prepare for your wedding photography is to provide me with a timeline of the day and specific shots that you MUST HAVE. Missing the shot with the grandparents or your in-laws is the last thing we want to have happen. Those are important moments that have to be captured! Write out how your day will progress - you can be as specific as you like, but the basic information I will need is time and duration, location and what kind of shots you're hoping to capture there. If you need help with this, I am there for you!
It is highly recommended (though not required) to designate someone—most likely someone in your bridal party—who can wrangle people for your family and friends portraits after your ceremony. Unless you opt out of spending time doing this, the process will be a lot smoother if you have one or two people who know the crowd fairly well to gather people in time for their photos.
I don't want you to have to sacrifice any time for your bridal session because of a time crunch. The time we spend capturing your first look, portraits and bridal party photos should be a fun, joyous activity. The time we spend capturing your family and friends portraits can easily take over the timeline if we don't come prepared. I would never want you to feel stressed or anxious about the time so be sure you are prepared to follow your timeline as closely as possible.
HOW YOU CAN PREPARE
Engagement sessions are so much fun! We get to take portraits of you and your fiancé with gorgeous backdrops and incredible landscapes. Whether you're an urban couple or a nature-loving partnership, there are plenty of God-given places that are more than worthy of your love. Location choices are dependent on your taste: if your session is booked to take place in my base area, I am more than happy to select a location. If you have places in mind that mean something to you, then that is even better! The more intentionality, the better.
Engagement sessions are expected to take no more than 2 hours. It is crucial that we are efficient with our time in order to make sure that we capture all the beautiful moments. With this in mind, engagement sessions are limited to no more than 2 locations and they must be within short driving distance of each other. Also, engagement sessions are expected to have 2-3 outfit changes so you can have a range of different styles to choose from.
When choosing your outfits for engagement sessions, the best practice is pick a color palette. I would never recommend that you and your fiancé wear matching clothes. Rather, select a color that you love or means something to you and play up contrasts and complementary accents. Try this: if you love the color blue, try choosing a solid blue for yourself and a patterned blue, grey or even yellow (if you're feeling bold) for your fiancé. Perhaps you love the color purple. Try choosing a neutral color for yourself (such as grey or white) and choose a soft purple for your fiancé. If you need help with this, I'm there for you!