WE WANT TO KNOW ALL THE FUN DETAILS. It’s important to us that we are a great match for our clients, and that we will rock your wedding. So when you contact us, fill us in! Anything and everything about you two and your big day – we want to hear it. It may seem like overkill, but choosing a photographer is a big deal and a really personal decision. We want you to be so excited to have us, and since we only shoot a limited number of weddings per year, we want to make sure we are a great fit for all of our couples.
THE KINDS OF COUPLES WE WORK BEST WITH. Free-spirited, positive, creative, affectionate couples who are madly in love are our type of folks. We’re big into PDA, and our images are heavy on affection. We love when our couples trust us (read: are willing to climb that mountain or jump in that lake or do that silly thing), and take risks – for us, our favorite images result out of letting loose and having fun.
THE KINDS OF WEDDINGS THAT MAKE US GIDDY. We love when our couples make their day their own. Break “rules,” ignore tradition for the sake of tradition, and create a wedding that celebrates their love in a really authentic way. Our heart beats the most for eclectic, outdoor, and intimate weddings.
BEFORE WE MAKE IT OFFICIAL, WE WANT TO MEET YOU. It’s important for all of us that we click, and that you feel known by us before signing on to document your most special day. We want to take you for coffee! And we’re huggers, so be prepared for that. We’ll get to know each other better, show you our gorgeous albums, and talk through your plans to try and determine what your timeline will look like. Not local? We are expert Skypers.
BOOKING WITH US. If you are sold on working with us, we will get an agreement in the mail to you pronto! Sign one copy of it and send it back with the retainer (half of the full amount unless arranged otherwise, non-refundable) to secure your date. Until we get this, we unfortunately cannot hold the date for you.
ENGAGEMENT SESSION. We include a FREE Engagement Session when you book your wedding with us! We value this time with you so much because we get to calm your fears about photos, hang out with you more, and get a better idea of how you two interact. It’s important to us that we capture your relationship in the most genuine way, so we don’t use shot lists – we let the light and surroundings lead our way. We’ll find a pretty spot in nature or an eclectic city scene and ask you all to PLAY! We have so much fun and afterwards our couples always feel way more prepared for the wedding day. We post some teasers on our social media and within 3-4 weeks you will receive about 60 edited images in a gallery for ordering prints and on a USB for archive use.
HOW TO DRESS FOR THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION. Chrissy here – I LOVE when couples ask me for wardrobe counsel. LOVE IT! I really believe that how you dress affects the tone of the images, and the location we shoot in can be a big determinate in that as well. I made a Pinterest board to help and I’m happy to consult as you are deciding what to wear. Check out the board here.
NATURAL LIGHT IS A MUST. We thrive outside, in nature, with a sunlit sky. We are totally equipped with lighting for reception venues that require it, but we need to photograph you outside! So we will work with you to create a wedding-day timeline that allows for outdoor portrait time for at least you two and your bridal party.
WE ARE CREATIVES WHO RESPECT OTHER CREATIVES. We don’t copy other photographers’ work, and we don’t use shot lists (except for those formal family photos). We ask that if you hire us, you hire us to do what we do, and you trust us to do it well. If you have specific moments or details you want to make sure we capture, we’d love to know! Just don’t send us your Pinterest board to copy :).
TELLING THE STORY OF YOUR DAY IS OUR PRIORITY. We do offer shorter amounts of wedding-day coverage, but only agree to it if doing so won’t compromise the story. We always shoot the sweet moments of preparation before the ceremony because they are so special. We very rarely will shoot a ceremony in a church that has lots of restrictions or doesn’t allow photography at all.
ELOPEMENT AND INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGES. We looove tiny weddings – there is something so relaxed and joy-filled about a day curated around a select few people. We don’t have specific packages designed for you (yet) but we are totally flexible and would love to work something out for your unique celebration.
THE PHOTOS. Every photo you receive is hand-touched – edited and proofed by both of us. We work hard to perfect your images, and that work takes time. We are typically working on several sessions and weddings at one time. We do put previews on social media and our couples love that, but you should expect your entire wedding gallery in about 90 days. You will receive 400-600 images (sometimes more) based on the amount of coverage you had. We make the decisions based on light and vision for the color / black & white edits, but typically it’s about 70% color / 30% black & white. We do allow up to 10 complimentary additional edits if [for example] you decide you’d love to see a color image in b+w or you’d like some extra work done on one. With that said, we are passionate about honest images, and not doing any extreme image manipulation – we want your images to look natural, we want you to look like you.
HOW WE DO PRINTS. Every wedding automatically comes with your photos in low resolution form, easily uploadable to share with friends online. These files are not able to be printed. If you order the high-resolution USB, you will have the full-size files, along with a credit for ordering prints through us. Whether or not you get the USB, we ask that you pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top honor our work by ordering through us. We have calibrated our screens with a professional print service and we’ve seen other printers do really ugly things to our work. We provide you with an online gallery of your images that you can easily share with anyone to view and order prints and wall-hangings. Do you want product and print pricing? We’re happy to share it with you, just ask.