How We Do It
Your wedding is the most important day of your life; there’s no way around it. Therefore, you need a wedding photographer that is able to see the special connection between you and your loved one; a photographer that can capture those moments only photos can describe. That’s why I my process follows an initial consultation in which I acquaint myself with you, your style, your expectations, and your comfort in front of the camera.
With a day of such importance, it requires me to know you and your fiancé in person. Therefore, I request that we meet ahead of time for a photography session in which we casually photograph posed engagement shots of the two of you. During this time, I get to know your posing abilities and your overall comfort in front of the camera. I will ask you lots of questions to ensure I am producing exactly what you want, as well as guide you to proper posing so the pictures come out beautifully.
From the consultation, should you decide to move forward with my services, I provide my overall structure and time as I approach each wedding.
The Week Before the Wedding Day
After our first encounter, I will call the two of you to get a last update on wedding photography timing. This is when we discuss an itinerary, as well as a list of formal poses if you choose to provide me with one.
If the bride has a Pinterest, I will ask for the information so I can peruse mood boards and really get a feel for the overall aesthetic goal by the time it’s all said and done. Photography is more than a service – it’s an artistic expression for you and your partner. I will revisit the Pinterest account up until one-hour before the wedding.
The Big Day
If we are starting at a House of God, I arrive one-hour in advance to speak with the clergy and take note of the sun sources in the room. I ask God for His forgiveness for breaking church rules, and I position myself strategically for the two of you.
If the bride arrives undressed, I provide behind-the-scenes photography. If you do not want that, I wait for the ceremony to begin.
As the ceremony begins, I wait at the front to capture all of those unique and heartfelt expressions. I highly recommend that you enter slowly so I can capture as many photos of you as possible walking down the aisle. I capture all parts of the ceremony, including up-close shots of the ring placement, kiss, and exit.
I recommend that we take all posed shots before this ceremony. That way, the bride and groom are left looking their very best. We can coordinate the timing so that the ceremony runs smoothly.
If we cannot manage to time a posed shoot before the ceremony, we will take these staged shots afterwards before the reception.
Following the ceremony and formal poses, I head to the reception venue so I can photograph the detailed excellence in presentation before guests arrive. Many of these detailed shots are going to perfectly frame your memory boards, photo collages, and so forth. Then I position myself strategically for the wedding party entrance, and capture all motion shots that will make you cry tears of happiness after it’s all said and done.
I also work to capture all guest shots, first dance shots, and best man/best woman speeches. Once all of the big events are over, I continue to move around the room through the casual chatting and dancing, capturing shots that come and go in an instant.
As my adrenaline rush comes to an end, I check in with you and your husband, and complete my time at your wedding. I am always honored to be part of something so unique and special, which is why I thank you in advance for considering my dedication to wedding photography.