"Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.." - Dr. Seuss
Congratulations on your engagement! Let me to explain how this whole "wedding photography" thing goes down.
After your initial contact, we'll set up a meeting at my home office (or even via Skype) and get to know each other. I want to know all about you as a couple, like how you met, got engaged, and the details of the wedding you're planning. This is an essential time for both you and I. If we're gonna spend 8 hours together on one of the most important days of your life, we better make sure we're a good fit!
Now that I have all the details about the wedding you're planning, I can give you a custom quote based on the services and products you need. My pricing is simple and easy to understand, with an a la carte menu to make any collection your own. If your wedding requires travel, we'll discuss that as well. I live 15 minutes from the world's largest airport, so I'm a quick jaunt to just about anywhere you are! When it comes to making this official, you'll have the choice to sign your contract and pay your retainer to reserve the date either online or in-person.
03 ENGAGEMENT SESSION
The Elle Golden experience includes an engagement session. Think of it as a "documented" date night. I love engagement sessions because it's the trial run before the big day! I have the opportunity to see how you two interact in front of the camera. This is where I learn whether you're a natural or may need more direction, all well ahead of the wedding! You'll also get a good idea of how I do my thing, especially the film part.
All Elle Golden couples receive luxe wedding package and a custom magazine guide to help make the most of their photography experience. Once we've completed the engagement session and you've had time to nail down the details of your big day, I'd love to touch base and see how everything is going. I welcome invitations to venue walk-throughs and will help you create a practical day of timeline (or assist your planner in creating a timeline that works for everyone!).
The best part! This is what it's all about. I'm there so you can be present and in the moment. We're probably good friends by now and reading each other's minds, so don't you worry about anything on your wedding day except having fun and marrying the person of your dreams!
Ah! You're married!!! Enjoy your honeymoon and soak in all that newlywed bliss. After the wedding and once the film scans are back from the lab, I'll select the best images from the celebration and share my favorites via the blog, Facebook, Instagram, and/or carrier pigeon. The rest of your images will be available no more than 9 weeks after the wedding (usually much sooner!). If you've added on an album, you'll pick out photos and I'll begin designing the layout. At this point, you can also select your favorite images to produce as fine art prints and canvases to decorate the new home you'll have together. This is where you make the decision whether to preserve your images for generations to come. Your memories should be tangible and not left in a folder on your computer. You may choose to pick up your final package in person or have it mailed directly to your home!