In addition to the wedding itself, consider these related sessions to extend and enhance the joy!
Besides giving you the opportunity for a lovey-dovey few hours with your one-and-only, Engagement sessions actually serve a utilitarian purpose. Many people use their engagement sessions for their "Save the Dates," wedding website, invitations, or even as an announcement to the world that they're tying the knot. Engagement sessions also give us a chance to get to know each other better. That way, you can feel more comfortable with me on your wedding day.
As with any other portrait session, we will work together to create a truly customized experience. For example, we can shoot at the place you two had your first date, head to your favorite park or go somewhere that makes you just bubble with love from the inside out. Want to theme it up? Multiple outfits? Absolutely!
Most of my wedding packages include an engagement session, but you can also opt to have one as a stand-alone event without wedding photography.
Many brides choose to have a Bridal session - an unrushed opportunity to have beautiful portraits taken in your gorgeous dress. This session is also a great opportunity to follow up a trial run with the hairdresser and makeup artist who will be creating your look on your wedding day. Still made up, wearing your gown, and fully accessorized, we can see what you’ll look like in photographs of your big day.
Boudoir sessions are quite popular, with brides presenting an album or collection of photos her partner's "eyes only.” All photos will be tastefully done (suggestive, but not sleazy), and at your level of comfort. I’m happy to help with lingerie selection, and can offer a few items from my shooting wardrobe.
Consider a Day After session (which can be anytime, actually) - a chance to have a "just married" couple's session without the stress of trying to fit in portraits together on the wedding day. You’ll be able to focus on each other, instead of worrying about your guests.
Some brides are also scheduling Glam the Dress or Trash the Dress sessions. These can be as tame as a bridal session "after the fact," without the worry of messing up your gown before the big day… or you can full-on play in it (and "trash" it). Think: wading in a lake, climbing a tree, playing paintball or with tempera paint, running through a field, going muddin' on a four-wheeler, smashing your cake, standing under a waterfall… or simply walking through the woods or along city streets.