The Process

 

 

From Our first meeting to design of the day's schedule, to engagement shoot to the big day...how we work and what you can expect.

At the first wedding consultation we discuss and arrange a payment structure that works for your budget planning.Typically we do 2 or three payments as needed.

After our first wedding consultation, a contract is delivered and  we schedule the engagement shoot- a nice way to get comfortable with me and I with you. This may be at the Rhinebeck studio or on location.

After the shoot we talk about what you loved and those  not so much.  We discuss how hair and makeup looked in camera, and what to be aware of.

WE plan our time for the day of the wedding "formals"

Save the date cards may be ordered.

We will chat several times after this and approximately one month before the wedding we will have a final meeting to plan family photos, prepare the start time for prep shots, and all the rest of wedding day specifics.We are always available if you need a little hand holding, vendor recommendations, ideas of places to take portraits, etc. Nothing is considered silly or unimportant. Wedding planning takes a lot of time and effort and We are here for you.

Day of the wedding We bring a list of must have family photos which you have provided and we coordinate those quickly. Portraits are usually done in a light hearted and timely fashion, but we can get as creative as time allows. I always like to see my couples get to cocktails to enjoy them with the guests

Following the wedding you will receive notification once the photos are posted on your personal webpage.This takes no longer than two weeks, at least for the first round. These have been curated from many, and a cohesive story is the final resulting collection. The images may be downloaded right from the site. Shortly after that you will receive a flash drive and proof prints if they have been selected.

The fun starts with album selections. Once I have those I design a album for you , and send you a pdf of the draft. You may make up to two full changes to the album design before we send the pages to the bespoke album company for printing and binding. This heirloom album is produced by the world's finest album makers and it will be something you will cherish. Parent books may also be ordered.

 

Images are stored for two years in the cloud, and in my studio on several hard drives.

Engagement shoot at the Rhinebeck studio