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The wedding experience I offer goes way beyond delivering pretty photos and builds genuine relationships with you. I will be with you to answer every question, work with you to create a wedding day timeline you love, and to make you laugh and feel comfortable in front of the camera during this exciting time in your lives. I'll make sure no hair is left out of place and to see that you have the best time on your wedding day.

The heart behind what I do is to love + serve each one of you.. our clients every step of the way from the moment you book our services to your wedding day.

why choose me?

the details

I believe in personally getting to know and building genuine friendships with each couple which allows me to create an incredible EXPERIENCE for you.
 I am not your typical wedding photographer but seek to use this beautiful God given gift to serve you. I aim to truly get to know my brides through following you on social media so when your engagement shoot and wedding day comes it’ll be like having a fun conversation with friends than just another vendor. The first step in booking our services is contacting us below to determine if we’ll be a perfect fit.

Let's be friends

After receiving your initial inquiry you’ll get an email with pricing and a “getting to know you” questionnaire. Taking the time to personally get to know you each bride and groom, how he asked, your wedding details and who you are together helps me to create a personalized wedding experience which is so important in telling your story through our photography.

If we’re a match made in heaven we’ll start the booking process and make sure your wedding date is available.

initial INQUIRY

YAY! I'm so happy you're a "LS" Love and Serve Bride! Welcome to the family. I am so thrilled to be a part of this unforgettable time in your lives.I know each LS Couple is unique but they all have several things in common and that’s their joyful love for one another. 
To make it official you will receive an online contract through your Client Portal which includes a 50% non-refundable retainer due upon booking to reserve my services. After the contract is signed and the retainer is paid you are an official LS Bride! Let the party begin!

Let's make it official!

Get ready for a special FUN date night! After you book it’s time to set up your complimentary engagement session. Don’t worry! I’ll guide you every step of the way. You may be thinking “Is this necessary?” YES trust me you’ll want these photos to document this special time as fiancées. During this time we get to know each other and you’ll get to become comfortable in front of my camera in a relaxed setting. You’ll be prepped for this session with a styling guide and I will help you select a location if you need it. After the session, you’ll be featured on my blog and be sent an online gallery with images ready to download and share.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

 From the moment you first walk down the aisle to the first dance I LOVE creating custom wedding day timelines with my couples to ensure there's enough time to capture your precious wedding photos. Let’s face it time has a way of passing by fast when you’re enjoying the moment and this custom timeline leaves no detail unnoticed so you won’t feel rushed throughout the day as there will be extra buffers in place.
You know those dreamy sunset portraits and fun bridal party shots I'll work with you to plan a timeline 6 weeks before the wedding filled with images of the people you love.

DESIGN The TIMELINE

From having a degree in Event Management and Hospitality I know how important it is to create a wonderful experience for my couples that extends far beyond taking beautiful photos. I aim to guide you through the entire process and to answer any of your questions along the way.
Before the wedding I enjoy taking the time to visit your venue to determine the best photo locations to create a relaxed wedding day. I value each client that books with me and I put in great care to create the best experience possible for you.

A Guided Client experience

It's time to get dolled up ladies! Scheduling a bridal session no later than 5 weeks before your wedding day is a great way to see how everything will come together prior to saying your " I Do's." PLUS it's another opportunity to get to wear your beautiful dress paired with your makeup, hair and accessories. No doubt you'll walk away with gorgeous images of just yourself before your big day.
This special add-on is done after your final dress fitting and it's always a special time for brides to soak up what's to come on the wedding day.

Bridal session

Can you believe it! The moment you get to marry your best friend is finally here. A month before your big day we'll schedule a final planning meeting to go over every detail and answer your questions so you'll leave feeling confident on what's to come. It's time to celebrate, have fun, and let us document your beautiful day. This time really flies fast and my mission is to capture your day in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is when a bride a groom become one and are greeted with cheers from their loved ones. So take it all in and appreciate every moment and know I'll be there to preserve these memories to last a lifetime. 

your WEDdING day

Just when the emotions of your wedding day have settled it's time to get ready to feel them all over again with the presentation of your wedding gallery and blog. You'll be receiving HUNDREDS of images so I suggest you take this moment to relax and grab a bottle of your favorite wine and relive all the sweet memories again. All high- resolution images will be professionally edited in our light + joyful style and sent to your online gallery for you to download and share with family and friends.. 

photo gallery presentation

IMAGE DELIVERY
Weddings: 4-6 weeks
Engagements: 3-4 weeks
Lifestyle: 2 weeks

Nothing beats being able to hold and see an image right before your eyes of the beautiful memories you've made. For this reason, I'll always advise my couples in investing in prints/albums to preserve these memories. If you choose this add-on we can meet in person for your special "Premier Big Reveal" to view your gallery. I’ll work with you to create an album you love as you pick out 100 of your favorite photos and after your final approval it will be sent to print and delivered after 4 weeks. Our professional heirloom albums are beautifully wrapped in linen and built to last with thick flat lay pages. They are printed using high quality inks with incredible resolution capabilities which sets our albums apart from the ones you can buy at your local photo or print store online. Each album is custom made and comes personalized with your names/wedding date and are built to last for generations to come.This time is truly awesome to relive these moments together and we'll cheers to you and this beautiful chapter in your lives.

YOUR ALBUM DESIGN

from meeting to delivery

the process

+ 1 hour session at a location of your choice
+ Style guide with outfit inspiration and tips
+ Custom albums, greeting cards, and prints are available to purchase exclusively from us to save you time.
+ 25-30 high resolution images are delivered through an online gallery to share with family and friends
+ Includes professionally edited images in our signature bright and joyful style.

package includes:

investment starts at $297

families

+ Packages available with 6,8,10 hours of coverage with professionally edited high resolution jpeg images.
+ Complimentary engagement session included 
+ Professional second shooter included to also ensure every moment is documented
+ Available to add on custom wedding album and prints
+ Online digital gallery to view and share with family and friends

packages includes:

investment starts at $2000

weddings

+ Complimentary engagement sessions are included in all wedding packages.
+ Engagement and bridal sessions are also available to purchase separately if not purchasing a wedding package.
+  1 1/2 hour session with 1 outfit change included at your chosen location.
+ Bridal sessions held at wedding venue 
+ Around 30-40 high resolution images delivered through an online gallery

package includes:

investment starts at $350

engagements +  bridals

HOW DO I BOOK AND SECURE MY WEDDING DATE?

YAY! Your wedding date will be officially booked in my calendar once a 50% non-refundable retainer is paid and contract is signed. The remaining balance would be due 30 days prior to your wedding day. Specialized payment options are also available for clients.Once a 50% down payment is paid and a contract is signed the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding day.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Trying to style an outfit before a photo session can be challenging since sometimes you just don't know what will photograph well. I can relate since I've been there. Each client no matter the session will receive personalized styling information with helpful tips to assist you in prepping for your session and picking the right outfit. I'm always available to chat if you need additional advice on a particular outfit. Just shoot over a text or email. 

WHY DON’T YOU RELEASE ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?

All the photos you receive will be the best quality images that have been beautifully curated and professionally edited. I care about my clients and only offer the best products possible and delivering all RAW unedited photos is not something I do. The final images received will be high resolution JPEG files. During a session it may seem like I'm taking tons of images but please keep in mind I have to manually adjust and recompose to accommodate for different lighting situations and movement so you may hear tons of clicks but just remember you will receive the best quality images that capture the essence of your day.

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
Yes:) My signature editing style is bright and joyful imagery that can only be attained through my services as each photographer sees and edits their photographs differently. Through the educational resources I have attained I have developed a unique style that is a favorite amongst my clients and that is truly what sets me apart from others.

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Lifestyle photography captures a moment in your life with the people you love and enjoy most. Lifestyle sessions can include family, newborn, maternity, or senior portraits to name a few and it captures the essence of who you are in a particular location for an everyday situation, real life event, or big milestone.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

It can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks for lifestyle portraits depending on the season for an online gallery to be sent. Wedding can take 4-6 weeks for a full gallery to be delivered. If you ordered prints or albums additional time will be needed for delivery if purchased separately.


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?
As a busy mom I understand sometimes things can happen and cancellations come up. I'll be happy to accommodate you just be sure to let me know within the timeframe listed in your contract and we can reschedule your session.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
I’d love to work with you to reschedule your session but if you must cancel, I understand. Please keep in mind after a contract is signed and the retainer paid to secure your date the retainer is non-refundable. Why is the retainer non-refundable? Anytime you secure a date in my calendar I don’t accept any other clients who also wish to have me photograph their event on that same date. There is so much time and planning leading up to each session since I truly value and are dedicated to my clients so anytime there is a cancellation I unfortunately miss out on a wonderful session and the time lost cannot be reopened to another interested client on that same date. Please let me know as soon as possible the moment you wish cancel a session so proper accommodations can be made.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

I average 50-70 images per hour that I’m shooting the number may vary depending on the situation. I believe in quality over quantity. I love delivering my clients files quickly and easily through an online gallery. You will have the gallery to share and download images as much as you want. 

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?
The quality of the prints and albums I provide are professionally curated from high quality printers, inks, and papers. The truth is the products you get from your local drug store doesn't last as long and isn't compatible with producing high quality resolution images with beautiful color profiles. After investing in your beautiful wedding you should have beautiful prints and albums to pass onto generations that will last through time.

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?
One of the best times to schedule a session is "golden hour" which means 2 hours before sunset. This time allows for dreamy and beautifully lit portraits. However I can photograph portraits at any time of day from the morning to evening.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?
I love learning what locations have a particular meaning to my couples. I don't personally have a favorite location but will advise couples to pick a place that has meaning to who you and makes you feel the most comfortable.

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGES?
Clients typically can invest anywhere from $2,000-3500. I offer a variety of customizable packages to accommodate your needs. I can't wait to work with you please send an email below to get booking started.

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