The Wedding Experience
Congratulations, you're engaged!
When you become a BBS Couple, you don’t just get a photographer. You get a planner, a dress bustler, a timeline manager, a water fetcher, a family wrangler, a hair curler, an errand runner, a make-up fixer, and most importantly an advocate for your day. You get someone to laugh with and someone to cry with. Some weddings, I only need to do a few of these things, and other times I’m doing it all. The important thing is to know that I AM HERE FOR YOU. For whatever you need. I want your day to be as perfect as possible and am willing to do whatever needed to make that happen.
Wedding photography is so much more than just snapping beautiful pictures, it is the honor of documenting moments as you begin your life as a married couple. I genuinely enjoy forming friendships with my couples & sharing in their special day. Being the one to capture those special moments on one of the biggest days of their lives means so much to me.
I try my best create authentic, beautiful images because I want your wedding day to reflect your love in every way possible, and your wedding pictures will be the timeless heirloom you look back on years from now. The friendships I create with my couples begin before the wedding day, last long after. I'm not just there to photograph your wedding; your wedding day means just as much to me as it does to you, your family, and your friends. I can't wait to work with you!
I have a streamlined process tailored specifically to weddings in our area, ensuring you that the time leading up to your big day goes as smooth as the icing on your wedding cake! Read all about it below.
The Initial Meeting
I LOVE to meet in person if possible to get to know my couples! If not we can meat via skype or phone call. I want to hear all the details about your proposal, your love story, and your wedding plans so far. I love the friendships I form with my wedding couples before, during, and after their wedding day.
Upon booking, you will receive a bridal booklet with SO much information, from what to wear for your engagement session to an interactive time line for everything from start to finish. This includes everything from when to book other vendors to what to bring on your wedding day and so much more!
The Engagement Session
Let's plan your engagement session! Each of my bridal packages comes with a complementary engagement session. I have both rustic and urban locations I can suggest both rustic and urban, or we could shoot somewhere special to the both of you.
During the session, I will make sure you two look natural, genuine, and beautiful - so you don't need to worry about a thing!
The Wedding Timeline
A few months before your wedding, we will start chatting about your wedding day timeline. Together, we will make sure to follow your vision, and plan plenty of time for the parts of the day that matter the most to you.
A few weeks before, you will receive a questionnaire where we will finalize those important details, eliminating the element of surprise!
The Wedding Day!
It's here! On your day of, I'll be there, timeline ready, family portrait list in hand, and, most importantly, so excited to celebrate with you two!
Your wedding day is not just an event I am photographing; your wedding day is YOUR special day, and that matters to me. I will be capturing those special moments, celebrating with you, and working to create gorgeous portraits for you two to cherish for a lifetime.
The Wedding Gallery
Immediately after your wedding, I download and backup all of your images, insuring that your images are protected.
I will also share a few favorites from your wedding day on social media - so you have a beautiful reminder of your special day soon after!
Then I create your blog post including the best of the best throughout your entire day highlighting each part.
Finally I will deliver a beautiful gallery of edited high resolution digital images for you and your family to enjoy!
Typically you will receive around 50 - 75 images per hour shooting, but I never leave any great images out.
Wedding investments begin at $997
Investing in a wedding photographer is something that I do not take lightly. I strive for a luxury bridal experience.
All Packages Include
Complementary Engagement Session
Engagement Session Style Guide
Multiple helpful Checklists
Consultation at wedding venue
Travel up to 50 miles included with additional add on available
50 to 75 images per hour delivered
Online downloadable gallery
Professional prints available
10 hours of coverage
Perfect for large weddings
6 hours of coverage
Perfect for smaller intimate weddings
2 hours of coverage
Perfect for elopements
Package customization is available, please inquire for add ons and upgrades
What sets me apart from other photographers?
I'm not the type of photographer that just shows up on the day of, shoots & leaves and you never hear from again. I am the type of person that loves helping you plan. From styling your engagement session to helping you plan the nitty-gritty details of your wedding I will be there every step of the way to answer any questions you may have.
How do you photograph weddings?
I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I'll send you a guide to help you organizing your day, the best moments for the couple photos, the different lights... and it's really exciting for me to receive photos of your dress, shoes, invits...! On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. That's why I decided to photograph non-traditional and laid-back wedding.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Crawford County Pennsylvania and yes I love to travel! If you want me to photograph your story, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. But no worries, I always try to find the cheapest way to come so I can still be part of your day!
Why aren't there times on your packages?
I have been to so many weddings in my life from being a guest to working in different aspects from venues & DJ services and I've seen it happen time and time again where the photographer reaches their "time allotment" paid and either wants paid extravagant overtime charges or leaves because something ran behind that was out of the couples control. That's why I go by moments, not by hour. I want to make sure every moment that you want photographed is done before I leave. I will help you form your timeline that is perfect to you. There are so many variables in each wedding and no two weddings are the same so we will plan when you need me there specific to your day.
When will we get our photos?
After your wedding we will cull, process, and package everything. I post a sneak peak of an image or two from the wedding within a week, and blog within the month with the best images from your day. For the full gallery, time is dependent on the package you choose. Normally this takes approximately 6 to 8 months however I do put one year in my contract to deliver because of extreme circumstances that could occur. This is also why my prices are lower than most, and I am transparent about that. But on the flip side you get an amazing gallery for a third of the price! You can choose to upgrade to expedited editing to get your entire gallery back within weeks.
How will I get my pictures?
The digital images will be available digitally for download through an online gallery and will have a release for print. You will be able to print them through or professional printing lab, or download them to print for yourself for personal use only. You cannot alter the images, sell them, or represent them as your own work.
How many pictures will we receive?
I typically deliver 50 to 100 images per hour for each wedding. For example, you won't have nearly as many during dinner as you would in during your ceremony. I don't limit the amount of pictures you receive. You will receive all of the best images from your day!
Do you have a second shooter?
Having a second photographer at your wedding allows for us to be in more than one place at a time. We are able to photograph more candid's, touching moments, and have vantage points during the ceremony and reception. It adds the perspective to your narrative not just as you saw your wedding but also how your guests did as well. We know that's not for everyone; so some weddings only have a single photographer because it aligns better with the couples' priorities, and that's great too! You can upgrade any package to include a second shooter.
What is included in the engagement session?
We consider the engagement session a huge part of the experience to get to know our clients. We get to know you much better as a couple which helps us graft better what we do for you at your wedding. The engagement session also helps you learn my posing system so that on your big day we can FLY through portraits which gets you to your reception that much quicker!
What happens if there is an equipment failure?
This is one of the most important reasons why to hire a professional wedding photographer. We are dedicated to bein gprepared for any possibility at your wedding. We can't predict when something will fail, but we can be ready with cameras with dual card slots, back up cameras, extra cards and lenses as well as other necessary gear to continue without intereuption. Even after the wedding, we store your wedding images in multiple places to prevent against loss.
What happens if it rains? Or snows?
No one can control the weather so it's nothing to be upset about! Instead, we look at whatever weather we're given as an oppurtunity to create beautiful photographes in that medium; rain, snow, candlelight, or sunshine. We understand that being wet and cold may not be fun, but we now ways to avoid that while still getting cute shots outdoors.
What happens if I become ill?
In light of the recent pandemic this is unfortunitely one of the questions that need answered these days. In the event I become ill or cannot photograph your wedding, I have many photographer friends in the area that help each other and we work together. I will do my very best to find a replacement because nothing should add stress to your day.
When is payment due?
50% is due at booking. This reserves your date and covers your engagement session if for some reason your wedding is canceled. This retainer is non refundable or transferable, however I am more than willing to work with you in any way I can, especially with the current pandemic. The remainder is due 2 weeks before the wedding.
If you are in need of a payment plan, that can definitely be arranged!
Can I add on an additional session to my package such as a bridal boudoir or bridal session?
Bridal boudoir is such a fun gift to your future hubby especially if he gets to open it the day of while I'm photographing his reaction before he even sees you that day!
Bridal sessions are a great opportunity to try out your wedding dress, hair, and makeup before the big day so you can make any necessary tweaks. Taking these in advance will save you time on the big day so you can focus on your new husband and get to your reception that much sooner!
What is a first look and do you do them?
A first look is where the future husband and wife have an intimate first look vs the first time seeing each other being when they walk down the isle and I LOVE them.
Here are a few reasons why my couples have loved doing a first look!
- The first time seeing each other is much more personal and special because it's just the two of you (and me!).
- You get your portraits done before your ceremony, before it gets hot!
- You get to your reception so much faster.
- The amount of portraits I can take of both of you expands tremendously.
- The first look walking down the isle is still so special.
Let's Get Started!
Contact me today; I can't wait to meet you! I book a limited number of weddings each year in order to maintain the highest quality and provide the absolute best experience to my couples. Let's chat and see if we are a good fit for each other!