"Plan for memories, not photos."

getting ready: A wedding guide

1. The beginning of your photo coverage doesn't necessarily have to be "getting ready". Consider what your story is. What's important to capture before your ceremony? Is it the time spent with your loved ones? Do you prefer creative portraits? Real candid moments? Whatever is most important to you - we encourage you to make sure there's enough time to capture (and communicate to us) what you're hoping for this portion of the day.

2. We recommend that your hair & makeup is completed at least 3 hours before your ceremony. We prefer to start coverage when your makeup and hair are completed.To get a balanced amount of candid photos and portraits of you- we recommend 90 minutes (optional) for each person. If you plan on spending less time for this portion of the day - we encourage you to discuss what your expectations are of your photographer so we can make sure we're utilizing our time wisely.

3. If you would like to receive coverage of yourself and your partner getting ready and only have ONE photographer - we recommend getting prepared at locations that are close to each other OR hiring a second photographer so we can be at two places at once.

4. Please make sure your space is tidy & clutter free when your photographer arrives especially in any rooms, or areas that are close to large windows, and bright light. We want to spend our time capturing the best possible photos and shouldn't be spending time cleaning up.

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”

- Martha Graham