For most wedding days, having a second photographer is absolutely necessary to capture everything you have worked so hard to plan. By having another photographer with me, we're able to capture more of how the day unfolds and be at two places at one time. Great examples include capturing you walking down the aisle as well as your groom's facial expression as you walk, more photos of your guests who have come to celebrate you, detailed photos of your venue setups and decor, and/or a timeline that provides ample time for photos of both sides of the wedding party. It is possible for me to capture your full day but the security and benefits of a second photographer are countless, which is why I include one in every package!
DO I really need a second photographer?
I want you to know that if I am your wedding photographer, my mission is to provide as much assistance and wisdom to you in your wedding planning process as possible. Why? Because when you are confident in the work you've put into the details and at peace knowing you have planned out the day well, you will be so much more relaxed and comfortable on your big day. This will naturally result in truly joyful energy for your photos.
Upon booking, I will send you a wedding handbook filled with recommendations, plan-aheads, and tips in order to equip you early in the planning process. Next, I check in regularly throughout the engagement season to provide encouragement, assistance, and update the timeline as needed. I will work with your wedding planner and other vendors to make sure they are aware of small details that make capturing your day so much smoother, taking your final images to a higher level.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding day, we will meet for a drink or chat over the phone/Zoom to finalize your timeline and go over any final checklist items so that when the day comes, we are as prepared as possible! I'm allll about the details and you'll see my organizational side come out in this way. Let me be a source of strength and comfort for you throughout your engagement and on the wedding day!
How much assistance do you provide during the engagement process?
My packages include (60) miles of travel for engagement and/or wedding day. We will go over all of the destination details for engagement session and wedding day on our consultation call in order to customize your investment. Rest assured, I want your investment to be as financially advantageous for you as possible if travel is required!
IS travel included?
The retainer is the initial investment required to secure your date (along with a signed contract). I require a 25% retainer to book your wedding date and full payment is due (24) hours before your wedding day. If a payment plan would be helpful to you, be sure to mention it on our consultation call and I'm happy to make it work for you by breaking into installation payments (up to 4).
WHAT IS A RETAINER?
If the first thing you did was reach out to secure your wedding venue, you might have been surprised how far in advance bookings can be! As soon as you have secured your venue, I would reach out to me to check my availability for your date.
I also have tons of recommendations on other decisions to be made such as getting ready locations, ceremony time, prestigious and trustworthy vendors, etc. that can really shape how beautiful your photos turn out! The sooner I can provide my services, the better!
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK WITH YOU?
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