Below is a step by step guide to what to expect from our initial consultation through the "I do's" and on to the happily ever after.
The first time we meet we can do so at a coffee shop or venue close to your home at a time convenient to you. We want to fit seamlessly into your already busy schedule. Here, we can go over your initial questions, explain our process, and guide you through a step by step process of how your wedding will unfold. We can show you sample albums, write down location ideas and begin sharing your story so your photographs are a reflection of your vision for the big day. We also refer a number of local vendors we work with who will be able to support your wedding vision. We have connections with ballroom dance teachers, violinists, officiants, make up artists and so much more.
Once you decide to book us for your wedding, we have a variety of flexible deposit options. Typically, a 50% deposit is due to hold your wedding date. We also offer affordable payment plans and monthly installment billing via any major credit card as alternative payment options. We will send you a detailed questionnaire about your day as well as be there to assist you in finalizing a timeline to make sure your memories are captured. We encourage you to fill out this portrait list and note any special requests for your wedding so we don't miss anything.
The next step will be to set up a day and time for your engagement shoot. This is typically done 8 months to a year ahead of the wedding as these are the images typically used for the "save the date" invitations. We will work to choose a location meaningful to you, and we offer a catalogue of 20+ locations in the Philadelphia area if you are having trouble deciding.
We love to start your day with the getting ready process. The main photographer will stay with the bride while the 2nd photographer will go with the groom. Whether its photos of the groomsmen joking around or the bride getting her make up done this is a wonderful opportunity for us to photograph all the wonderful details you spent so much time and money picking out: shoes, flowers, tuxedos, invitations. We like to start this portion of your wedding one hour before you put on your dress.
Here one photographer covers the main isle, typically staying around the center isle. The other photographer stands off to the side of the ceremony to get family reactions, alternate angles, etc.
After the ceremony is the typical time for the group portraits. However, it has not unusual for the past few years for these portraits to be done before the wedding itself. It is really a personal preference. As preparation for the wedding you'll want to fill out a group portrait list like this one. This helps the portraits flow along smoothly and helps make sure you don't spend too much time on pictures and get to enjoy cocktail hour with your guests.
The most exciting portion (typically) of the evening includes the toasts, first dances, speeches, dancing, boquet and garter ceremonies, the cake cutting, and sometimes a sparkler send off.
Happily Ever After
As you venture off to Bali or Bora Bora, we work ferociously on your images bringing out the contrast, the detail, and correcting all the imperfections to deliver you the best of the best of your wedding day. Normally, by the time you are back from your honeymoon, your images are complete (2-3 weeks). They are presented in an online gallery for you to view, share, download your high resolution images and share with friends.