Congratulations!! your getting married

Engaged? What's next?

Take some time for yourselves! Take in the moment, soak in that "just got engaged feeling" then go announce it to the world! Take that ring selfie, #isaidyes!
Think about , What time of year? Locations Indoors or Outdoors?
Eloping? Have a small intimate wedding? check out my Elopement guide!
Having a large wedding? Need a wedding planner/coordinator? (ask me I have amazing planners I work with)
What is your vision
Set your date
and find your photographer! want more info?

Elopements | ideas and guides

Elopement Guide

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed about the planning process, I am here to help you!
Do what YOU want & where YOU want!!
Brainstorm your vision, sit down with your partner and really think about what your dream looks like.
Take into consideration the season (for weather)
Location/accommodations, do you need a permit? need to book a Airbnb, campsite, yurt, cabin, etc...
Vendors? I have a list ! if I am not local to the area I will help you find them.
Marriage license (all states differ)

timelines For Couples | without a first look

Wedding Timeline Examples

Examples for 6-8 hour wedding
Photographers arrive
Getting ready details (B&G) , bridal prep, finishing touches of HMU
Groom/Groomsmen Pictures
Bride/Bridesmaids Pictures
Bride gets tucked away, groom out to ceremony
Family photos
Wedding party photos, Bride and groom photos
Cocktail hour (during photos) I always try to bring B&G to be apart of this if they would like.
Reception & Party

Timelines for Couples | With a first look

Wedding Timeline Examples

Example 6-8 hour wedding
Photographers arrive
Getting ready details (B&G), bridal prep, finishing touches HMU
First Look, Bride & Groom Pictures
Wedding Party Portraits
Immediate Family Portraits
Extended Family Pictures, candid photos with wedding party, bride and groom
Cocktail hour (bride and groom to join)
Reception & Party


How and What to look for in your Wedding photographer

With so many of us in the wedding photography business, I know, it can be a real challenge to find your DREAM photographer. Think first about what style you you prefer. Spend time really looking through images and narrowing down what kind of imagery you love and what feels authentic to you and your partner. Do you prefer a more classic style that is timeless, and clean. Documentary, and a more photojournalist feel or more posed? Dark and moody or maybe more light and airy? I promise, there is a photographer out there for you! and remember, a lot of photographers may mix a few styles too.

Make sure to do a little homework on your photographer. Read & browse through all of their social media sites. Read through all of the reviews and ratings. Styled shoots and "fake" weddings are a HUGE thing with photographers that are looking to build their portfolios with beautiful curated images. Please make sure that you are asking to view REAL WEDDINGS! They are a totally different ball game then styled shoots. I pour my heart and soul and many many many hours and days into helping my couples plan, design and customize their weddings and elopements and know how much goes into not just the day of but the planning process too.

Set up an interview, in person, google meet, facetime, or phone call. You want to make sure that you and your partner have good vibes and a connection with your photographer. They will be a HUGE part of your day and leading up to it.

Ask all the questions you want. Ask for full albums to view! Because you want to make sure that your photographer is familiar with different lighting situations, details and what your images will look like after your wedding.

Compare packages, ask about second shooters/assistants, coverage, engagement sessions, deposit requirements, contracts, if they have back up (god forbid they need it) how long they have been in business, how many weddings they typically photograph, are they insured? (most venues ask for this coverage) When you will receive images, completed gallery, how many images they avg. per hour, vendor recommendations, and how they help prepare for your day (timeline)

And don't forget this is and will be the BEST DAY EVER!!!!