What to expect

Planning a wedding can be a bit much and with so many questions and endless options to consider you might feel like you don’t know where to begin. To make things a bit easier for you, below you'll find a detailed breakdown of The Trulove Experience and what you can expect from the time you submit an inquiry until the moment I deliver your final wedding gallery.

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The inquiry - After getting to know more about me and the value I can add to your wedding day, filling out the short form on my contact page is how we get the ball rolling. After I receive your information, you’ll hear from me within 24 hours (but usually a lot sooner). If I’m unavailable to capture your wedding day then I’ll happily reply with a list of photographers that will take great care of you. If the stars align and I am available to shoot your wedding then I’ll reply with a warm hello and we’ll set up a time to speak over the phone in the very near future.

The consultation - Before I show up in my floral bow tie to capture your wedding celebration we’ll need to have a phone consultation to discover whether or not we’re a good fit. This phone call will last about 20 minutes and during our time together we’ll discuss EXACTLY what you’re looking for in a photographer, the details of your wedding day timeline and we’ll come to a yes or no decision. If it’s a no, that’s perfectly okay. Again, I have several photographers I can refer you to. If it’s a yes, the next step is to finalize your wedding package and book your date!

Booking - After we decide to move forward, you’ll receive an email with a link to your custom quote and contract. After the contract is signed and your initial deposit is paid then you’ll officially be added to my calendar and we can begin planning your engagement session! Please note that your deposit does not lock in your quote and if you’d like to add services such as second shooters or a photo booth, that can be done at any time and we can adjust your quote. The deposit is 50% of your total quote and the other 50% is due two weeks before your wedding day. If you’re eager to work with me but unable to pay the full deposit, no worries. We can work out a payment arrangement that makes sense for you. (I’ve had a bride put down $100 before)

Welcome gift - When you make the decision to trust me to shoot your wedding, it’s no small thing. Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and I’ll be the one responsible for preserving those memories for life. As a thank you for placing your trust in me I’ll be sending you a package that contains some additional information as well as a small gift. Be on the lookout for that!

The engagement session - After your wedding is officially booked then it’s time to plan your engagement session. If you and your fiancé have never taken photos together with a professional then this is your chance to unlearn any preconceived notions about what the experience will be like. An engagement session is an opportunity for you and your fiancé to celebrate the fact that your marriage is on the horizon and gives us the chance to establish rapport with each other that will translate to a smooth, worry free wedding day experience. This involves lots of candid, intimate moments between the two of you while I hide in the bushes and capture every smile.

No need to worry about being awkward or feeling like you’re doing something wrong. Enjoy each other and I guarantee your session will be fun and memorable. As far as what to wear, I always tell my amazing clients to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and confident. The rest will take care of itself! The turnaround time on your engagement session will be about 10 days.

Before your big day - I’ll check in with you every so often to see how things are going and to see if there are any updates that I need to be aware of. At any time let me know of any questions or concerns you have that I can answer for you. Feel free to shoot me a text!

Your wedding day - Time will fly and your wedding will be here before you know it. On your wedding I’ll arrive on time and ready to capture every important moment for you. What you can expect is lots of smiles, a professional attitude and a ‘go with the flow’ mentality that couples always appreciate. Throughout the day if there is anything you need from me, no request is too big or too small. If you need a picture of every single cousin that flew in from Florida, DONE. If you need a photo of you and your grandmother you haven’t seen in 11 years, OF COURSE. I’m all yours in whatever capacity you need me and always with a smile on my face.

After your wedding day - CONGRATULATIONS! You’re married and now it’s time to take a deep sigh of relief. At this point, sit back and relax as I work to edit and deliver your wedding gallery as quickly as possible. I’ll have your private online gallery ready to deliver in about 6 weeks, but sooner if possible. Your gallery will be sent to you and only you and will be shared with whomever you see fit. In your gallery, you’ll be able to download any images you’d like and physical prints and canvases can be ordered and delivered from a professional lab that I know and trust.

Moving forward - At this point, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the married life. I’d love it if you’d share a review of your experience on the knot or on google and I look forward to capturing any milestone moments you have in the future such as the birth of your first child or a memorable party.

Now that we’ve covered everything, If you have a few more questions you should visit the FAQs page, submit a form on my contact page or shoot me a text. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Otherwise, take a look at some reviews of brides just like you who have enjoyed The Trulove Experience.