The Wedding Experience
Whether you are planning a simple backyard wedding or an elaborate black tie event, I love preserving all of the little pieces that make your day unique and the guests that are there to celebrate with you. I don't believe in micro-managing your day, but rather capturing your organic, unplanned, beautiful moments! The laughter, the tears, the mingling.
Keep reading to find out more about what's it's like to work with me on your wedding day and the days leading up to it!
BUILDING A CONNECTION
I'm here to guide you through every step of the way.
In order to provide a truly personal and exceptional experience for each of my couples, I only take on a few weddings each month. From the moment you contact me, I am invested in every aspect of your story. I will walk you through every step of the process and communicate with you often to help put your mind at ease. I take pride in building trust and true friendships with each and every one of my clients. Years of experience have provided me with the ability to guide you through your day, offer advice, and calm your nerves so you can feel relaxed and like yourself when we're together.
DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Capturing light, feelings, moments, and all the things in between.
Whether you are planning a simple backyard wedding or an elaborate black tie event, I love preserving all of the little pieces that make your day unique and the guests that are there to celebrate with you. I don't believe in micro-managing your day, but rather capturing your organic, unplanned, beautiful moments! My approach is to observe and document your wedding story as it unfolds - the laughter, the tears, the mingling. In the end, my main goal is for you to feel relaxed and beautiful, and then provide you with images that present you and your loved ones in an authentic way.
WARM TONES AND TRUE GREENS
Enhancing your day with timeless, clean edits - no filters required.
You'll be spending the better half of the next year planning your dream wedding, which is why my job is to present you with a gallery that reflects the true vibe and colors of your day. With warm tones and true greens, I don't use trendy filters or presets - I enhance your images with a clean, classic, true to color edit that will never go out of style!
Guided prompts for natural, genuine formal portraits.
One of the first things that most couples mention to me when they inquire is that they aren't comfortable in front of the camera. Because of this, all of my Wedding Collections come with a complimentary engagement session. This allows us to get to know each other and for you to truly feel comfortable with me on your Wedding Day! I use guided prompts to capture natural, relaxed portraits of you and your Bridal Party with genuine smiles and emotions.
A network of talented professionals at your fingertips.
I've had the opportunity to meet and work with dozens of incredible vendors over the years. Once you've booked with me, I will send you a link to my favorite DJs, florists, bakers, makeup artists, and more! These professionals are guaranteed to make you look & feel beautiful and keep your guests dancing for hours!
TIMELINE PLANNING ASSISTANCE
Working together to keep your day on schedule and running smoothly.
If your venue doesn't provide a Wedding Coordinator or you have not hired an outside coordinator, together we will work on a plan to help your day run smoothly. Some key points to consider are whether you will be getting ready on site, if you need to travel between the ceremony and reception, if you plan on having a first look, and if you want family photos before the ceremony so you can enjoy more of the cocktail hour! We will also chat about if you plan to incorporate any traditional or unique events into your reception (cake cutting, bouquet toss, first dances, etc.)
The Booking Process:
STEP 1: Let's chat!
If your date is available, let's chat via email, phone, or zoom to discuss any unique questions or if you just want to see if you connect and feel comfortable with me! We can keep it as long or as short as you would like!
STEP 2: You want to book
Happy dance time! I am truly honored and thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to document one of the most important days of your life! Now, sit back and take a nap - you checked one more item off your to-do list!
STEP 3: contract & deposit
I will send you a quick online questionnaire to collect your contact information needed to write up your contract. Once I receive this information back from you, I will have your online contract sent to you within 24 hours. Signing this contract and sending your deposit will officially book me and secure your date!
STEP 4: The Interim
I will check in with you periodically so we can stay connected! I will email you an invoice reminder 6 months before your wedding date for your 2nd deposit. Two months before your wedding date, I will send you an online questionnaire to help finalize all of the small details, go over timeline questions, and gather your formal family photo list. Once I have a chance to look all this over, I will schedule your final wedding day call roughly 1 month before your wedding date. This will ensure we are on the same page so you can relax during the homestretch!
STEP 5: Your wedding day
After months of sleepless nights and planning, your wedding day is finally here! I want you to take a deep breath and enjoy your beautiful day with your partner. We will dance, we will cry happy tears, and we will take incredible photos!
STEP 6: delivery of images
In the 12 weeks following your wedding, I will pour my heart & soul in to meticulously editing and perfecting your images. When they are ready, I will email your personalized, shareable, beautiful, online gallery. Get ready to relive the best day of your life all over again!
What makes your work different from other photographers' work?
I take pride in not being intrusive on such an intimate day of your lives. I will always try to keep a distance and can be involved as little or as much as you'd like! I don't want to micro-manage your day down to the minute and strive to be flexible. Although the big moments are important, I truly love capturing all the small details and moments that make your day unique!
Are you insured?
YES! I am fully insured with both liability and equipment coverage.
Is there a travel fee?
There is NO travel fee for all of New England! Why? Because I love visiting new venues and want to encourage clients from other states to book with me! Outside of New England, there is a $200.00 flat rate fee, plus any necessary flights/accommodations. I will travel anywhere! Let's go!
What type of camera do you shoot with?
I use a top of the line Canon camera with a dual SD card slot (this provides backup in case one card fails!) For lenses, I use a Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II - this helps me keep a distance during your ceremony and allows me to zoom in close to capture, but not disrupt, your moments. For detailed ring shots, I use a Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro lens. Lastly, I use a Canon 24-70mm 2.8L lens for portraits and reception. I also come with flashes, reflectors, tripods, extra batteries, extra SD cards, and an extra camera body!
How long until we receive our images?
You will receive 5 "sneak peek" images within 2 days of your event. You can expect your full gallery within 12 weeks of your event.
What is the deposit and payment schedule?
A 33% non-refundable retainer is required to secure your date. This can be sent via Venmo, check, or cash. 33% is due 6 months before your event, and 34% is due 1 week before your event.
What happens if you become sick or are unable to attend for other reasons?
While this is very unlikely, I am part of a huge network of local photographers. I will make sure to find you someone that reflects my same style of photography and for the same fee in our contract. We will work together seamlessly to make sure everything goes as planned!
Do you have a list of recommended vendors?
Yes! From DJs to florists and caterers, I have worked with some of the best in the industry & would love to share their information with you!
Just a few of the many venues I've had the honor to work at:
Bedford Village Inn, Barn at Bull Meadow, The Lenox Hotel Boston, Tupper Manor at Endicott College, Danversport, Birch Hill Farm, Barn on the Pemi, Kitz Farm, Andover Barn, Owl's Nest Resort, Pineland Farm Maine, Villa at Ridder Country Club, The Granite Rose, The Castleton, Josiah's Meetinghouse, Common Man Inn & Spa, Willow Spring Vineyard, Flag Hill Winery, Mountain View Grand
NEW HAMPSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER