Weddings are a lot of things but ultimately it's the day you vow to spend forever with your best friend! They should be fun, too! 

Here's a peek into how I do things. You'll find fun tips and solid advice from a girl who's been a bride herself.

Definitely reach out if you have questions along the way!

LET ME BE YOUR GUIDE!

YOUR COMPLETE CLIENT GUIDE

PRE-WEDDING

WEDDING

POST WEDDING

To book:
-pay 30% retainer
-fill out initial questionnaire
-plan an engagement session

 2 months out:
-final questionnaire
-start on your timeline
-remaining balance is due

1 week out:
-family list due

Party time!!
-I always arrive early and start with detail photos
-at the reception, you can find me on the dancefloor...with a camera of course!

48 hours:
-sneak Peeks!
-i start the editing process

max 6 weeks:
-final delivery of images 
-final feedback + reviews 
-be best friends forever

WHAT TO EXPECT

DECIDING ON COVERAGE + PLANNING YOUR PHOTO TIMELINE

FIRST DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO DO A FIRST LOOK BEFORE THE CEREMONY

12:30 Getting Ready + Detail Photos
2:00 Bride Gets in Dress
2:30 Bride/Groom Individuals
3:00 Bride + Bridesmaids + Bride's Immediate Family
3:30 Groom + Groomsmen + Groom's Immediate Family
4:00 Rest time before the ceremony
(final detail photos of ceremony + reception)
5:00 Ceremony
5:30 Family Photos
6:00 Wedding Party Photos
6:15 Bride + Groom Photos
6:45 Reception Begins
8:30 Mariah Leaves Reception

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CONSIDER THE HOW LONG YOUR CEREMONY WILL BE AND IF THERE IS ANY TRAVEL TIME INVOLVED

ARE YOU HAVING A LONG RECEPTION?

12:30 Getting Ready + Detail Photos
1:30 Bride gets in Dress
2:00 Bride/Groom Individuals
2:15 First Look
2:30 Bride + Groom Photos
3:00 Wedding Party Photos
3:30 Family Photos
4:00 Rest time before the ceremony
(final detail photos of ceremony + reception)
5:00 Ceremony
6:30 Reception Begins
8:30 Mariah Leaves Reception

12:00 Getting Ready + Detail Photos
2:15 Bride Gets in Dress
2:45 Bride/Groom Individuals
3:00 Bride + Bridesmaids + Bride's Immediate Family
3:30 Groom + Groomsmen + Groom's Immediate Family
4:00 Rest time before the ceremony 
(final detail photos of ceremony + reception)
5:00 Ceremony
5:30 Family Photos
6:00 Wedding Party Photos
6:15 Bride + Groom Photos
6:45 Reception Begins
10:00 Mariah Leaves Reception

12:00 Getting Ready + Detail Photos
1:30 Bride gets in Dress
2:00 Bride/Groom Individuals
2:15 First Look
2:30 Bride + Groom Photos
3:00 Wedding Party Photos
3:30 Family Photos
4:00 Rest time before the ceremony 
(final detail photos of ceremony + reception)
5:00 Ceremony 
5:30 Reception Begins
10:00 Mariah Leaves Reception

A first look is just a time to spend a few moments alone with your fiance before the ceremony. Couples often opt for this because they're able to have an intimate moment alone (you'll be around people all day!) and to have all the photos done before the ceremony.

Most ceremonies last around 20-30 minutes. If you are having a Catholic ceremony, opt for the 10 hour package. Travel time should also be considered if you're moving from place to place throughout the day.

Another reason to opt for the 10 hour package is if you're wanting a longer reception. Most receptions last for about 2 hours. If you're wanting a long reception and you want me there to cover all of it, I would recommend the 10 hour package or doing a fake leave for guests.

EXAMPLE TIMELINES - YOUR CUSTOM TIMELINE WILL BE READY A MONTH BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

8 HOURS - NO FIRST LOOK - 5 PM CEREMONY

8 HOURS - FIRST LOOK - 5 PM CEREMONY

10 HOURS - NO FIRST LOOK - 5 PM CEREMONY

10 HOURS - FIRST LOOK - 5 PM CEREMONY

CONSIDER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME WHEN PLANNING THE TIME OF YOUR CEREMONY
 if your ceremony is at sunset and you would rather not do a first look, then all photos will have to be taken inside with flash

download the family list template here

I'm willing to bet your family is super important to you, so it's really important we capture every special person while we're at your wedding! Having a family list (a list of every photo combination you want at the time of family photos) keeps us on time and makes sure we get everyone covered.

Chances are I won't know your aunt and uncles by name so this helps me out a ton on your wedding day! I've even attached a template to help! 

CREATING A FAMILY LIST

VIDEOGRAPHY

Cardinal films - HUntsville AL

B.E.V WEDDINGS - ATLANTA GA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

TOMMY KIRKPATRICK - JACKSON MS

JUDAH WALKER - HUNTSVILLE AL

FLORAL DESIGN

WHITNEY NORRIS - SOUTH ALABAMA

ALABAMA EDEN - BIRMINGHAM AL

ECHOES OF EDEN - NASHVILLE TN

BETH WOODY - HUNTSVILLE

HAIR & MAKEUP

beth jett - birmingham al

shelby sasser - huntsville al

Amy birchmeier - huntsville al

INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY

kylie stinson - jackson ms

anna bright (sealed) - cullman al

fanciful ink - nashville tn

CATERING & CAKE

bubba's silver spoon catering - huntsville al

good company cafe - huntsville al

DJ & RECEPTION

metropolitan disc jockey - huntsville al

IM READY TO BOOK! NOW WHAT?

Yes! Let's do this thing, just let me know you're ready! I'll send over a proposal then we'll get to planning! 30% is due in order to book

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU SEND AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE FINAL GALLERY?

All final edited images are sent as a digital download to your email!

Engagement essions yield 70 - 200 images and are sent no later than 2 weeks following the session.

Weddings typically yield 600 - 1200 images and are sent no later than 6 weeks following the wedding day.

DO YOU OFFER PRINTING?

You bet I do! There's a professional print shop within your final gallery and you can ship everything straight to your home, easy peasy.

I do give you the copyrights to all of the images so you can print wherever you like because we all like options, right??

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? JUST ASK!

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