I have been in this industry for more than 5 years now, and while I'm not a mom myself (yet), I know exactly how you're feeling right now! Lists upon lists have begun, creating the budget, talks of dreams & vision your daughter has in mind, how to get all the things accomplished, etc.
I know you want to this day to be the best day ever for your baby girl! And in order to do that so many things have to fall into place.
I want you to know that James and I are here to serve you and your family any way we can! We want the same thing as you: A stress free, smooth, FUN, and beautiful day with photos that capture every moment!
Well, life isn't perfect and there were a few minor problems (at the wedding). But Emily and James were PERFECT! Some wedding photographers seem to dominate the day or are very bossy. Emily and James blended in so well, most guests had no idea they were there. Working with them was super easy and they were extremely reasonable for the extraordinary quality of their work and the experience throughout the process."
All the businesses in this guide are recommended by not only us, but our previous couples! They offer consistent quality service and really care about their couples like we do! I also include some vendors you may not have even thought of, so check it out!!
Our experience is an investment but you and your family will receive so much more than just a final gallery of images. We love spoiling our couples with several surprises throughout the experience starting with my custom welcome box!
We also love sharing industry secrets with our planning guides & resources to help you guys make decisions along the way. We arrive to the wedding with our emergency kit full of things to help and (if needed) a trunk full of clear umbrellas in case of bad weather!
This is our livelihood and we take this role serving your family very seriously. You only get one shot saving these memories. Your family deserves to have someone who genuinely loves working with their couples and serves each of their families with Chick-fil-A quality service!
Our experience includes at least 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary engagement session, 2 photographers and so much more! We created this experience to provide a final gallery & album design that reflects the day from start to finish.
But we also have over 5 years of experience to offer you peace of mind before the wedding, on the day of, and afterwards! Before the wedding I help plan out all the details that are important to your daughter and your family!! That way James and I are prepared to serve your family how you all need on the day of.
We have encountered so many unexpected things on wedding days from bad weather, a ripped wedding dress, late groomsmen, ripped suits, missing wedding cake, etc. So trust me when I say, we can help with anything that comes up that day. We want ya'll to remain stress free and have fun on the wedding day!
Even after the wedding, we make it easy for the newly weds and your family to download, share, and save these memories so these timeless photos can be displayed for generations to come!
First step is to fill out the inquiry form on our website. We will send you our pricing info full of information. If we are your team, all that's needed to officially book is a signed contract & paid retainer. We don't book with every couple that inquires because it's important we are a good fit!
We are currently booking 2023-2025 wedding dates. I know 2 years out seems far away but not in the wedding world! Dates are filled quickly and we only accept 15-18 weddings a year. The further out you book, the more you'll have your pick of vendors, spread out the payments making things more affordable, and have your pick of the season for your engagement photos!
Two photographers; You get the husband and wife duo! When we can, we love to bring a wedding day assistant to help us & they capture the day for social media & get bonus coverage (iPhone videos) of your day! You would also get those bonus videos from us after the wedding!
As of 2023, we now offer our "Weekend to Remember" package for both USA & Destination Weddings! If you want your Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, After Party, Post-Wedding Brunch covered, we offer these services as an add on. Or you can book our weekend package to get so much more in that experience!
All wedding day travel fees are included in your package price. Engagement sessions local to Virginia are also included in this all inclusive rate. If your engagement session is a destination location or includes travel outside of Virginia there may be extra costs. All Destination Weddings are custom prices to include travel fees.
We do! I know this is an investment so we make it easier by offering a payment plan with 4 payments. We can, however, customize your payment plan if needed! We offer some discounts if you work with our recommended planners & video teams, so ask to see our list if that interests you! The non-refundable deposit to hold your date is 20% at the signing of your contract.
You will receive your photos through an online gallery link & download them to any device. As a bonus, you will also receive a unique app for their phone to access your photos on any mobile device! Share the link as you wish because they are your photos!
It really depends on several factors: hours of coverage, size of bridal party, # of wedding guests, how many details you have, if you share any first looks, your reception events, if your guests are big party dancers, etc. There are A LOT of factors but generally speaking I would say anywhere from 75-100 images per hour of coverage.
2 years. No, I’m kidding! My contract gives me 3 months but I have never taken that long to deliver a gallery.
In the busy months (April-June & October) it could take 1-2 months. Engagement sessions are a 2-3 week
For sessions, we can reschedule if the weather is bad, although we have shot in snow and rain! On the wedding day, of course, we can’t reschedule but James and I aren’t scared of bad weather! We'll show up with a trunk full of clear umbrellas (10+), a positive attitude, and a very flexible timeline. Fun fact, we've navigated 20+ rainy wedding days including 2 active hurricanes!
Our cameras record each photo to 2 different memory cards. So if there is an issue with a memory card we have a duplicate! Before we leave your wedding, 90% of your wedding photos (except your exit photos) are already backed up on one of our solid state hard drives.
In our 5+ years of photographing weddings James and I have never missed a wedding. While it is our goal to keep that record we can’t guarantee anything in the future, no one can! Our back up plan is laid out in your contract for you to review before booking but there are 2 basic options: choose your own replacement or go with our back up photographer friends that we know & trust (at no additional cost to you)!