the wedding photography process


Will we meet in person before the wedding day?

I love one-on-one meetings for coffee, drinks or dinner, before your wedding. It is a wonderful way to get to know you, hear your love story, what inspires you, and how I can best document your celebration. When this is not possible due to your location, a video chat or phone call works as well. 

How does the booking process work?

To hold a wedding date, a $1000 non-refundable retainer and signed contract is required. 

Do you use a shot list?

Yes! A few months before your wedding, I send out a shot list of typical wedding day images. This list will give me a good idea of what is most important to you. I love knowing about special moments, surprises, or heirlooms that are incorporated into your day (wearing grandpa’s watch, embroidery on your dress, gifts to one another, etc). I also send out a portrait form where you provide me with a list of special family and bridal party groupings.

How many photographs will we get and what is the turnaround time?

Online galleries are posted 4 – 6 weeks from your wedding date. A sneak peak of images will be sent out the week after your wedding. The final amount of photographs can depend on number factors, including the guest count, hours of coverage, and type of event. On average, for one photographer, you can expect between 500-700 final images for a full day wedding and 700-1000 for two photographers. 

Do you offer fine art albums and prints? How does the album design process work?

It is so special to have a tangible record from your wedding day. Luxurious Italian leather and linen heirloom albums are available, with lay-flat binding and Fuji Crystal Archival Paper. Giclée textured art prints, canvas gallery wraps, and archival professional prints are also available for purchase.  After your online gallery is posted, you can create a favorites folder for your album or have the option of having me layout the first proof. The pages are then designed and sent back to the client for a final review before it goes to print.