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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE

What to expect, along with pricing and process details.

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EVERY COUPLE HAS A LOVE STORY

 

Your wedding is a unique reflection of you, and it is truly an honor to be able to capture it in a way that will help you and your family remember it for years to come. Your wedding day will be filled with extraordinary moments...the cherished images of a lifetime. Captured creatively, those moments shine through as timeless heirlooms, instantly bringing you back to the essence of your day.

I would love to tell your love story.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

my style

Fun. Stress-Free. Natural. Emotional.

While I am incredibly organized and will put together a timeline and shot list to help guide us through the day, that is not all you are to me, nor is that what your wedding day should be about.

 

I am there to document one of the best days of your life, and I'm there to help you have fun doing it. I will guide you and make you comfortable in front of my lens, and give you images that will have the natural, more authentic feel of true keepsakes.

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my experience

With over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry, I am familiar with many different types of situations and I am happy to send you full galleries of past weddings so you can see a full spectrum of my work.

 

I always aim to be both kind and professional when addressing any of my Client's needs, and I’m committed to providing timely responses to any of your questions before and after the ceremony. As a seasoned professional, I want to assure you that your photography experience with me will be as fun and stress-free as it should be.

CHOOSING YOUR COVERAGE

How do you know how much coverage to get? Here's a simple breakdown...

Choosing Coverage

details + getting ready

You spent months planning every detail - your dress/suit, shoes, flowers, rings, stationary, jewelry, keepsakes, etc. Each of these decisions and details is an important part of your wedding day.

 

And how about those final moments you spend getting ready with your favorite people? Getting buttoned into your dress? Having mimosas with your ladies?

This is an important part of your day to consider including in your photography coverage.

You'll want 1-2 hours for this.

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pre-ceremony portraits

This is your day, and the moments leading up to the "I do's" are some of my absolute favorites.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits include the bridal portraits, portraits of the bride and bridespeople, groom portraits, and portraits with the groom and groomspeople.

 

If you are doing a First Look, we'll also do family portraits and portraits with the full wedding party.

You'll want 2-3 hours for this.

ceremony

 This is what we're here for. During this time you'll of course want ceremony coverage of all the usuals - walking down the aisle, exchanging vows and rings, the first kiss, etc.

 

During this time I'll also get candids of guests arriving, as well as all of the ceremony decor and details.

You'll want 1 hour for this.

(Unless you are having full mass then you'll want more.)

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post-ceremony portraits

We did it! At this point we are all happy and excited and we can do any and all portraits we didn't get done before the ceremony.

 

If we didn't do a First Look, then this is the time we'll be doing all of your family portraits and the rest of your wedding party portraits.

This is also when we'll be doing my favorite part - the newlywed photos!!

You'll want 1 hour for this.

reception

This is when the party starts! During this time I'll be getting the reception decor and details, candids of guests, group/table shots, plus any reception traditions you want covered. For example:

  • Entrances

  • First dances

  • Toasts

  • Cake cutting

  • Bouquet/garter toss

  • The send-off

 

You'll want 2-4 hours for this.

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Most people book 6-8 hours to get a little bit of everything,

or 8-10 to get absolutely everything.

now let's get down to the nitty gritty...

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YOUR INVESTMENT

I am an all-inclusive photographer, which means that my pricing includes not only my time, experience, and artistry, but also all edited images from your day, delivered in a downloadable digital gallery. 

 

Bundled collections not only include Wedding Day Coverage, but also an Engagement Session so we can get to know each other better (both personally and photographically) before the big day, and an Heirloom Wedding Album so that you can hold on to your memories for years to come.

 

I also give you the option of customizing your own collection using the a la carte pricing. 

there is no greater investment than investing in your memories...

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THE COLLECTIONS

Engagement Sessions + Wedding Day Coverage + Heirloom Wedding Albums

These collections have been carefully crafted to make sure you have everything you need to remember your big day. The Over the Rainbow, Bluebird, and Ruby Slipper Collections include a built-in savings of at least 10% off a la carte pricing, or create your own collection with the Wish Collection.

The Over the Rainbow Collection

This collection has everything you need - you'll not only have full wedding day coverage, but you'll also get an Engagement Session so we can get to know each other better before your big day, and you'll receive a custom-designed Wedding Album with a Keepsake Box to tell the story of your love for years to come.

Includes:

  • Complimentary consultation

  • Ninety-minute Engagement Session

  • Custom photo timeline and shot list

  • Full day wedding coverage (up to 8 hours)

  • Complimentary assistant photographer

  • All edited high-resolution digital images 

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • Flash drive of edited images

  • Print release

  • Custom designed 40-page Heirloom Wedding Album w/ Keepsake Box

 

$4500

Additional wedding day coverage may be added at $395/hour.  Includes all edited digital images.

You can expect 40-80 images per hour booked.

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The Bluebird Collection

This is the perfect middle-of-the-road collection for those of you not wanting as many getting ready or reception photos. 

 

With this collection you'll still get up to 6 hours wedding day coverage, along with a one hour Engagement Session and a custom designed Wedding Album with Keepsake Box.

Includes:

  • Complimentary consultation

  • One hour Engagement Session

  • Custom photo timeline and shot list

  • Most of the day wedding coverage (up to 6 hours)

  • Complimentary assistant photographer

  • All edited high-resolution digital images 

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • Flash drive of edited images

  • Print release

  • Custom designed 30-page Heirloom Wedding Album w/ Keepsake Box

$3700

Additional coverage may be added at $395/hour. Includes all edited digital images.

You can expect 40-80 images per hour booked.

The Ruby Slipper Collection

This collection is for those of you that mostly want ceremony coverage and the wedding party, family, and newlywed portraits on your wedding day. You'll still get up to 4 hours coverage, along with a one hour Engagement Session and your custom designed Wedding Album with Keepsake Box.

Includes:

  • Complimentary consultation

  • One hour Engagement Session

  • Half-day wedding coverage (up to 4 hours)

  • One photographer*

  • All edited high-resolution digital images 

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • Flash drive of the edited images

  • Print release​

  • Custom Designed 24-page Heirloom Wedding Album w/ Keepsake Box

$2500

 

*Add an additional hour of coverage and get a complimentary assistant photographer!

Additional coverage may be added at $395/hour.

Includes all edited digital images.

You can expect 40-80 images per hour booked.

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The Wish Collection

Completely customizable, The Wish Collection, starts with your minimum coverage option and allows you to add as much coverage and additional options as you need/want using the a la carte pricing.

 

With up to three hours coverage, you can get ceremony coverage, bride and groom portraits, wedding party portraits, family portraits and newlywed portraits. Please see my Choosing Coverage section for details on determining your coverage.

Includes:

  • Complimentary consultation

  • Custom photo timeline and shot list

  • Basic wedding day coverage (up to 3 hours)

  • All edited high-resolution digital images 

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • Flash drive of edited images

  • Print release

$1285

Additional coverage may be added at $395/hour. Includes all edited digital images.

You can expect 40-80 images per hour booked.

Complimentary assistant photographer added when 5+ hours are booked. Complimentary engagement session added when 7+ hours are booked.

a la carte

 

 

Hourly Coverage.  .     .      .      .      .      .     . $495/395

Coverage starts at $495 for the first hour, then $395 for each additional hour. Includes all edited digital images - you can expect 40+ per hour booked - plus online gallery hosting for one year, high resolution image download, flash drive with keepsake box, and print release. I will also put together a photography timeline and shot list.

*Three hour minimum for Saturday weddings during peak season.

Second Photographer .    .      .    .    .    .   $ 175/hr

Engagement Session    .     .    .    .    .    .   $ 495

Bridal Session    .    .    .       .        .  .    .    . $ 495

Trash The Dress     .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .  $ 495

Session Album  / Guest Book    .    .    .    .  $ 325

Heirloom Wedding Album  .    .    .    .     .   $ 650-900

Rehearsal Dinner Coverage    .    .    .    .   $ 995

Includes up to three hours coverage with all edited images.

Additional Print, Keepsake, and Album offerings available upon request.

Travel Fees may be added for locations more than 100 miles (round trip) from Silverhill, AL or Chattanooga, TN. Custom quotes available for out of state and out of country locations.

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Heirlooms

Remember your story for years to come.

Don't let your story (or this day you have planned for months - or maybe years) become digital dust on a hard drive. Make your favorite moments tangible heirlooms that can be passed down for generations to come. 

Your gallery will have an assortment of high quality print and product options for you to choose from, but I highly recommend letting me design an Heirloom Wedding Album for you that will tell the entire story of your day, from getting ready to send-off.

These hard cover books have your choice of linen or leather bindings, with thick, archival, lay-flat pages. I include your favorite images from each part of the day, and it is enclosed in a handmade wooden keepsake box (with your names and wedding date engraved on the front) that also holds a custom flash drive of all of your edited images.

Engagements

Not sure if you want/need an engagement session? Well no pressure, but I HIGHLY recommend them. Not only do they give you some really cute pics to use for your announcements, Save the Dates, and to use as decor for your wedding day, but it will give us a great chance to get to know each other better before the big day, and it gives me a chance to learn your angles and what poses work best for you.

Don't live local? I'm happy to travel.

Feel awkward? This is a great way to break the ice before your wedding day.

Want to bring your dog? Yes please.

Need a cute idea for your Wedding Guest Book? I also design custom Engagement Session Books with thick, lay-flat pages that your guests can sign.

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faq

Why should we hire you for our big day?

I take care of all of my clients like they are family. I have over 10 years of experience and can help with anything that might come up on your day. I will be your hype girl, help de-stress any situation, and make you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of my lens.

 

Do you offer videography?

I don't offer it through my company, but I have worked with many different videographers and we always collaborate well and plan our shots out so we aren’t getting in each others way! I have several I can recommend if you're looking for someone!

Are you lgbtq+ friendly?

Yes! I'm here to document love stories, so if you've got one of those then I'm here for it.

Do you edit all our photos?

Every image that you receive has been individually edited by me. I never send my images off to be bulk edited by some other company. I want to make sure every shot is consistent with the quality of work I expect from myself.

 

Where do you live & how far will you travel? 

I live on the Gulf Coast in Southern Alabama but also offer services in the Chattanooga area (moving there soon!) I’m always up for a new adventure so if you have a destination in mind just let me know and we’ll see what we can do!

How to book

 

To reserve your date and my services just shoot me a message, then I'll either set up a phone or in-person meeting to get the rest of your details. Once we have your date, location, and coverage options nailed down, I'll send you a photo agreement to e-sign, then it's a 30% retainer to reserve your date.

NEXT STEPS

 

Upon Booking: I send you a questionnaire so I can gather more details about your day and put together your timeline and shot list.

 

4-6 Weeks Before Your Wedding: We confirm your timeline and shot list (including the family photos you want to  make sure I get), and your final payment is due.

 

The Week of Your Wedding: I will check in and confirm all the details for the big day!

 

Your Wedding Day: I follow your timeline as your day unfolds. You get married!!

 

1 Week After Your Wedding: Sneak peek images are posted to Facebook and Instagram. Jessi continues editing until…

 

8-12 Weeks After Your Wedding: Edited images are delivered via email in an online gallery and your album design begins! Albums and Keepsake Boxes are typically delivered 6-8 weeks after final approval.

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