WORKING WITH USWhat happens when you hire a wedding photographer

YOU GET ENGAGED

This, of course, must happen first.  You get engaged! You find us and you fall in love with our work. You fill out our contact form.  We send you our prices.  If we are within your budget, we’ll set up a time to Skype, talk on the phone, or meet at my studio in person.  We talk about everything.  Who you are.  What you imagine your wedding will be like.  And how we might be a good fit.  

BOOK US

We often get asked if we can hold the date. Unfortunately, we cannot. We only book about 20 weddings a year, so dates go quickly on a first come first serve basis. It’s easy and it’s all done electronically. We require a non-refundable booking fee and a signed contract to book.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

If you have booked an engagement shoot, we’ll plan a date – any Monday through Thursday in the Hudson Valley.  We also offer NYC Engagement shoots. Engagement sessions are a fun!  We get to know one another before your wedding day.  You get great photos to use for your website and save the date cards.  And you’ll find that an engagement session makes portraits on your wedding day a breeze!

WEDDING QUESTIONNAIRE

We send you an electronic questionnaire. This is the kitchen sink of wedding questionnaires. We ask everything we can think of about your wedding day. We absolutely want you to ask us for advice when it comes to your wedding day timeline. We are happy to help! The right timeline is really important to beautiful photographs.

FINAL CONSULTATION

We want you to stay in touch with us during the months between our initial consultation and your wedding day. You can text, email, or call. About a week or two out from your wedding day, we’ll set up a time to have a phone conversation to go over all the last minute details. If you are working with a planner, we are happy to keep them in the loop every step of the way! We will send a photography schedule to you after our final conversation before your big day.

WEDDING DAY

We arrive on time, actually we show up early. We meet the planner, caterer, coordinator, person in charge. We go through everything with them. We drop off all of our gear and we’ll head over to meet you. If we haven’t met in person yet (hopefully we have at this point), we’ll chat for a few seconds and then your job is to pretty much ignore us. We will watch and hunt out those moments that make our work unique. We do our best to stay out of your way.

AFTER YOUR WEDDING

While you enjoy the bliss following your wedding floating on a cloud… We go to work creating your finished wedding images. We choose the best images from the day, usually 500-800 images. We hand edit each one of them, deciding whether they look best in color or black and white.

SLIDESHOW

You will get an email with a link to your slideshow. This is our favorite moment.  You see your wedding story.  75-150 images we have selected and put to music.  You can share it with people.  Watch it as many times as you’d like. Embed it in your website.

GALLERY

The day after you watch your slideshow you’ll get a link to your full image gallery. You can share images with family and friends.  Show off your wedding! With most collections, you’ll receive a special code to download your high resolution images from your gallery. You can order professional color-fast prints directly from your gallery and they are delivered to your door. Your gallery is online for 6 months. Your wedding images are stored on our cloud for 2 years.  

CREATE YOUR ALBUM

Once you have received your gallery, you have 60 days to assemble a collection of your favorite images which are easily shared with us. We get to work creating your album. We’ll also shoot you a quick reminder email about doing this, along with a short list of possible album upgrades. You will view your album design online where you are able to make an changes you wish to it, and then we send it off to the bookmaker. In a few short weeks, you’ll receive your album.    

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