WEDDING DAY. I implore you to have this mindset on your wedding day—to be calm, unclenched, and beautiful. Have the understanding that no matter how solid the planning, not everything goes according to plan. After all, weddings are innately beautiful. Whatever happens or doesn’t happen, you’re surrounded by loved ones who are as much excited to see you wed. The last thing they will do is to see whether your dress is the perfectly hemmed or if your flowers are the right hue of lilac. Weddings are festive. Festive is fun. Fun is unscripted.
TIMELINE. I usually start my photography half an hour before you are done with hair and makeup. I shuffle between the bride and the groom. If it is logistically impossible, say the preparation sites of the couple are a drive away from each other, we do re-enactments for the groom, or we may have a 2nd photographer to assist. What follows is the “first look” that spans for about 15 minutes. Having the bridal party and your immediate family in tow saves a large chunk of time, we can take your formal portraits right away. Time is more manageable before the ceremony. This stage usually takes an hour, depending on your desired number of group photos and on the presence of all the group members. The rest of the formal group photos can be taken during the cocktail hour, one of the most underrated, but proven to be useful, moments in a wedding day.
WEDDING PORTRAITS. Please plan for a quick, refreshing break from dinner. I will borrow you for some portraits and will not keep you away long from the people that mean most to you. All I need is 15 minutes.
VENUE & LIGHTING. If you ever wondered why wedding photos are so stunning on the covers of magazines, it’s mostly because of the beautiful, natural lighting and a bit of planning. Light affects more than the photographs, especially so in outdoor settings. Imagine saying your vows while the sun’s beaming straight into your eyes. What makes this worse is if half of your guests are nicely shaded and the other under direct sunlight. In your selection of venues, please consider even lighting. If this is not attainable, say all the guests in an outdoor day wedding cannot be accommodated in one canopy, please try to position the guests at a 45 degree angle to the late-afternoon sun. Also have a good sense of where the sun will set and when. I encourage you to hold your outdoor ceremony closer to sunset to avoid squinting eyes and a daylight dance party. Don’t be afraid of starting late. Imagine the benefits of a relaxed wedding.
My base package is inclusive of an engagement session and an 8-hour photo coverage of your wedding day. I will begin as early as you need me. Twelve of my favorite photos will be uploaded to a private gallery for you to share or download within 24-hours of your wedding. In today’s connected world, timeliness is key. I deliver approximately eighty pictures per hour of coverage. As your day is different from every other story, I offer custom pricing tailored to your requirements. Please feel free to say hello and ask how I can help you stay within budget. While common practice requires 50% of the contract price is needed to secure your date – I only ask for $500 to reserve. I've prepared a few options for you. Payment plans are also available.
So, let’s talk about your budget. It isn’t my favorite subject, but an important one all the same.
Before we begin, please know I understand. Really. You want everything perfect. You want to look your best. You want all your loved ones there and know they are well taken care of so you and your spouse can enjoy the party yourselves.
There is much to look after as you plan your day and it’s completely up to you what to prioritize. This is nothing more than a gentle suggestion, you should consider your photographs not despite all the other costs and efforts that go into planning your wedding day, but because of it.
You want to relive the emotions, the hugs, tears and laughter, all mixed into one day. You’re not merely in a pretty dress on this day, but the thought of the look in his eyes when he first sees you walking towards him in the wedding dress of your childhood dreams. These moments are made up of your parents’ tears as they hold hands, your siblings’ excitement, your friends dancing with you. This is what your photography is for, isn’t it? Because it’s not just stuff you invest in, but stories you will tell long after the wedding day.
Sooner than most would imagine, these memories will be all what’s left of your wedding day. These portraits will help you go back to your wedding day after decades upon decades have passed.These images become more valuable with every year that passes, through family life and its changes - with every coming generation.
This is why you want someone by your side that assumes the responsibility with careful preparation. Someone whose images took your breath away the first time you’ve seen his work. Feeling that tingling in your chest that is a pretty good hint that, yes, you have found your photographer. Not just a person with a camera, but someone with a vision aligned with yours. You may consider a person others have completely trusted to document their precious memories. And came through; beyond of what’s expected. At the end of the day, one question remains.
What are you really paying for on your wedding day?
WEDDING DAY COVERAGE $3500.
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