You've inquired and wish to move forward in securing your wedding date. Now what?
You're ready to book! Great! First I'll send you a contract and once that is signed by both the client and photographer, I will send an invoice for the 30% retainer fee. (any major credit/debit company is accepted.) You will receive a welcome gift from me shortly after that, just to show you how excited I am about your wedding and how much I appreciate you!
I will also send a 'photography prep guide' for you to look over, just to get acquainted with how I do things during the shoots prior to them. It contains a lot of helpful tips for engagement sessions and how to keep things running smoothly on wedding day.
Book the engagement session! If you want to wait I completely understand, but I do recommend getting on my calendar as those prime months fill up quick. I can also help with location and wardrobe if you feel lost.
If you have any questions leading up to your wedding about literally anything, reach out! I am here and my phone is always nearby. You can text me or email and I will respond as quickly as I can. I am also here to help with the timeline (and we will set up a call closer to the wedding date to ensure that the timeline is in order- this helps keep everyone stress free on wedding day). If you also signed up for a bridal session, those are taken closer to the date. Timing just depends on your dress/alterations schedule, but I do like to do these ideally 4-6 weeks from the wedding date.
Almost wedding time! I like to do a phone call with my couples about 1-2 weeks out, just to go over the timeline and make sure I'm aware of all details and surprises.
Then it's wedding day! Once I photograph your day I will send previews within 48 hours (unless the travel home interferes with that timeframe, then I will send them asap). The complete gallery will be in your inbox in 6-8 weeks (I will also text you when I deliver the gallery, so it isn't missed!), and a few weeks after that you will receive a keepsake print box with a flash drive containing all edited images.
Brittany and Sam
We had such a great experience with Samantha for our save the date photos. Nothing felt forced or awkward. I love the way she had us just act something out to get the most natural poses. Her editing style is beautiful and keeps the natural beauty of your photo. It also helps that she is so friendly.