WELCOME GUIDE

WELCOME GUIDE

A Note from vanessa


I still jump out of bed every morning excited to respond to inquiries, edit photos, and draft wedding day timelines. There are so many aspects that I love about capturing the details of your special day, but most of all I love the amazing souls I get to connect with along the way.


I'M NOT THE "THANKS FOR THE CHECK, I'LL SEE YOU IN A YEAR" TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHER. I GUIDE YOU. I ADVOCATE FOR YOU.
I CRY, I LAUGH, I CELEBRATE WITH YOU.


I’m an empath and deeply in tune with my emotions and what people around me are feeling. I love spending this special moment with you and creating an atmosphere of peace and joy while you’re in my care. I produce my best work when I approach each wedding as a trusted friend. Storytelling through my art it is one of the biggest blessings of my life!

WHAT TO EXPECT

01
BOOKING YOUR DATE

Weddings are scheduled anywhere from 3-12 months in advance. After we have gotten to know each other a little better and we have confirmed your date, I’ll email you a link to e-sign our contract and an invoice to collect your retainer. This reserves your day and counts towards your total investment, and is non-refundable once paid.

02
PLANNING & PAYMENT

Once you are fully booked, it’s time to start planning for your engagement session and/or wedding. We will pick a date for your engagement photo’s and schedule a phone call. During our call, we will discuss locations, and outfits and talk about what to expect, and come up with a timeline for your wedding day.

03
SHOOTING

We'll take our time, walk, chat, "Oh it's pretty here" take a few shots, keep walking and talking, repeat. I'll direct you and tell you what position to start in and give the little cues and tricks you can do with your body so it will both feel and look relaxed in the image. I'll take a few shots from different places and with different lenses, then I'll adjust you a tiny bit, and shoot again... Then we move on! 

 

04
EDITING

I carefully pick through all the images cull the unnecessary ones where someone is blinking, or sneezing, every image is then color-corrected and organized so you can find a photo easily. I then select the best 100 images from your wedding day for retouching & removal of unappealing objects. These will be saved in a folder called Photographer’s Favorites. 

05
DELIVERY & TURNAROUND


Your finished gallery for engagement sessions will be ready in 2-3 weeks and weddings in 8-12 weeks. Any included products will be delivered in person for local clients and shipped for non-local clients. If the products are shipped please expect an additional 1-2 week for delivery.

OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE

wedding day timeline

One Location | First Look

8 hours of Coverage


1:00 - 1:30    Brides Details

1:30 - 2:00    Bride Getting Ready

2:00 - 2:30    Groom Getting Ready

2:30 - 2:45    Walk to First Look

2:45 - 3:00    First Look

3:00 - 3:30   Bride & Groom Portraits

3:30 - 3:45   Bride With Bridesmaids

3:45 - 4:00   Full Bridal Party

4:00 - 4:15   Groom With Groomsmen

4:15 - 5:00   Bride & Groom Hide, Rest & Retouch | We Photograph Ceremony Decor

5:00 - 5:30   Wedding Ceremony

5:30 -  6:00   Family Formals

6:00 - 6:30    Cocktail Hour |  We Photograph Reception Decor | TBD  Golden Hour Portraits (10 Mins)

6:30 - 6:45   Guest Seated & Grand Entrance

6:45 - 10:00   Reception

wedding day timeline

One Location |  No First Look

8 hours of Coverage



1:00 - 1:30    Brides Details

1:30 - 2:00    Bride Getting Ready

2:00 - 2:15    Brides Portraits

2:15 - 2:30    Bride With Bridesmaids

2:30 - 2:45    Bride With Family

2:45 - 3:00    Groom Getting Ready

3:00 - 3:15    Groom With Groomsmen

3:15 - 3:30    Groom With Family

3:30 - 4:00    Bride & Groom Hide, Rest & Retouch | We Photograph Ceremony Decor

4:00 - 4:30    Wedding Ceremony

4:30 - 4:45    Full Bridal Party

4:45 - 5:00    Family Formals

5:00 - 5:30    Bride & Groom Portraits

5:30 - 6:00    Cocktail Hour |  We Photograph Reception Decor  | TBD  Golden Hour Portraits (10 Mins)

6:00 - 6:15    Guest Seated & Grand Entrance

6:15 - 9:00    Reception

Expert Guide by Your Side

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

First, you will choose which experience fits your needs best based on your budget and the number of hours of coverage you'd like.

CHOOSE YOUR SERVICES

I don't believe in boxing people in with extra services they really don't want, so I've made a very flexible model that allows you to add only the services you truly wish to have.

CHOOSE YOUR PRODUCTS

For similar reasons, an à la carte selection gives you complete control over which products you add to your order, for a truly autonomous experience.

Wedding Photography Checklist


It's important to know that your wedding shot list is only a guideline. Everyone's wedding day unfolds a little differently, so you might end up with slightly different (and lots more!) than what you imagine. But that's the beauty of what makes your day unique!

WHAT WILL YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE?

LET'S FIGURE IT OUT TOGETHER

Your part is to dream and execute, my part is to guide and document. It's a dance we do together, a ball we pass each other. You dream of your day, I guide you through how to make it happen. You execute those ideas, I document them into memories. And just like that, together we've turned something that could have been very blend and cookie-cutter into something really personal, really incredible and unique to you. So much goes into it, but we're also becoming friends so we're having fun with it. No stress, no pitfalls, no obligations or limitations. Just your day, exactly how you want it, with an ally there to make sure you get that.