I’ve been photographing weddings since the beginning of 2011 and have had the privilege of working with many fantastic couples. Part of my strategy to deliver quality images is getting to know you before the big day - a distraction-free one-on-ones session allows us to get to know you more and allows you to get more comfortable with us! This has proven to be an essential element in giving you the highest level of service. On the day of the wedding, I want you to be able to relax. I’ll work with you and your wedding coordinator on a rough timeline for the day, handle any last-minute adjustments to the schedule, and help you remain stress-free and in the moment. I’ve got your back during this more precious and honored day. With it’s a romantic elopement or sweet and stunning outdoor wedding, I focus our time and attention on you.
Some of our couples’ favorite images from their wedding day end up being the detail shots that are taken throughout the day. Details help tie everything together and tell the story of behind-the-scenes moments. Gather all your details before the big day starts and put them together in a box so we can photograph them quickly! This makes the getting-ready portion of the day go by much more smoothly and it allows us to spend more time focusing on the spontaneous moments when everyone is together. Here is a list to jog some ideas: Wooden hanger to hang your dress (they look the best in photos!), rings, jewelry, hairpieces, flowers, shoes, socks, garter, cuff links, letters, pictures, gifts, invitations, programs, printed pieces, and any other unique items you want to include.
two-four hours of coverage with travel included within a 60-mile radius of sonora ca.
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I find it odd that we hire complete strangers to capture the most important events in our life. I'm looking to change that. I offer free in-person consultation to all of my perspective couples. We meet at a nice little coffee shop and we sit down and talk all about your big day and get to know each other a little a bit more.
Book one of our boudoir sessions and give your Fiancé the gift of a lifetime. As an Acorn Bride, you get $100 off any of our boudoir collection bookings.
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Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. When your hairstylist arrives, have her start on the bridesmaids first. That way you can get your makeup done before your hair, and the photographer can get shots of the final part of your getting ready. We recommend that the photographer arrive 30 minutes to one hour before the bridal party is ready to go to the first event. This is also the best time to get detail shots of the shoes, gown, and sentimental pieces.
Fueling up can be one of the last things on your mind. Pack care packages, with snacks and water, for you and each of your bridesmaids. Also, ask your caterer to pack away two meals for you and your suppose. the reception tends to fly by between pictures and conversations.
The best way to guarantee great images is by being prepared for each shoot. Communicating with the people involved, and giving your photographer lists of important people to capture throughout the event. If the photographer isn’t familiar with the location, have them scout it out with you prior the event. This will cut down on unnecessary wasted time during the wedding.
Great pictures take a good amount of time. If you would like an off location photoshoot with the bridal party and/or immediate family members, plan on allotting 1-2 hours
Consider having a "first look" so that can take your time as a couple and then with your group photos before the ceremony. After the first look gets wedding party shots and then family pictures.
Encourage your family to be punctual to keep the day flowing. If you are shooting wedding party pictures off-site, look for a place to do family pictures on location at the venue to eliminate family members getting lost.
Not having a first look? Allow 30 minutes post-ceremony for photos. If you did have a first look, You'll still want 15-20 minutes post-ceremony for just the two of you.
If you have babies and children at the wedding and whom are pat of pictures plan to take their picture first so that they are happy and alert. It can be hard on everyone involved when mom has been trying to keep her child happy for 20 minutes and then the child has a meltdown during the pictures because their tired or hungry.
Make time for photos of very large groups during the reception when your DJ can announce to cater to everyone. You don’t want to l look back and think, “Why didn’t we get pictures of so-and-so!”
Make sure both you and your significant other have special moments with your parents and take pictures with each one individually. It’s easy to forget in all the joyful moments, that can be an emotional day for them.