Welcome Guide


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting me to photograph your wedding day! This is my welcome to the family!

I try to put even more info for you here just in case you need :) I pride myself on having wonderful customer service.

I am here for each of my couples so if you need anything please feel free to reach out to me!


Bridal Party cheering in the sunset

Step 1: Plan your Engagement Session!


Now that you have me as your wedding photographer lets plan your engagement session!

As you've seen on my engagement session page we will go to a pre planned location with 1-2 outfits that reflect your style and have the best time taking photos that capture how you two are!



Step 2: Let's talk wedding day timeline!


The next thing we will do together is to plan out your wedding day timeline. This is one of the most important things we will go over! I want your day to flow how you want it to, but we still need to be on time with your venue and catering staff as well as get all the things done! Here I have provided my most commonly used timelines to make things super easy for you. They have approximate times next to each option so you know how long that part usually takes :) Pick one you like and we can use that and input specific times like exactly when your 4pm ceremony starts, and go from there. If your venue has prepared a timeline for you please send it over, I would love to see it to make sure it works for photography too. Planning your wedding day can be stressful, let me help you!

Traditional Timeline

(Doing all the photos after the ceremony)


-Bride / Groom Getting Ready (45mins-1 Hour) 2nd photographer will be with person Ivy is not photographing.

-First Look with Bride and Parent (10mins).

-Chill before Ceremony to do last minute things (15/20minutes).

-Ceremony Time (30+ mins up to 1 hour for non religious ceremonies).

-Sign the Marriage License (10mins).

-Family Photo Time (30 Mins) We will use the list you created with my template to get the different combinations you want!

-Bridal Party Photo Time (15/20 mins)

-Couples Romantic Photo Time (15/20 mins)

-Bustle you dress if applicable (5 mins) Ivy can do this if she knows your dresses bustle.

-Grand Entrance into the reception!

  • Any "Events" i.e. Cake, Garter, Bouquet, you have during this time will be photographed. I will ask you to send me the timeline your DJ should make you for the reception. If they do not provide a timeline I will gladly help you create one.


Non Traditional Timeline

(Doing all the photos prior to the ceremony)


-Bride / Groom Getting Ready (45mins-1 Hour) 2nd photographer will be with person Ivy is not photographing.

-First Look with Bride and Parent (10mins)

-First Look with Partner (30mins) I will take some portraits of just the two during this time.

-Family Photo Time (30 Mins) We will use the list you created with my template to get the different combinations you want!

-Bridal Party Photo Time (15/20 mins)

-Chill before Ceremony to do last minute things (15/20minutes).

-Ceremony Time (30+ mins up to 1 hour for non religious ceremonies).

-Sign the Marriage License (10 mins).

-Couples Sunset Romantic Photo Time (15/20 mins) We have to get you ready for your grand entrance into the reception!

-Bustle you dress if applicable (5 mins) Ivy can do this if she knows your dresses bustle.

-Join your cocktail hour for the remainder of it or sneak away for a private moment before reception fun begins just the two of you (10/20 mins).

-Grand Entrance into the reception!

  • Any "Events" i.e. Cake, Garter, Bouquet, you have during this time will be photographed. I will ask you to send me the timeline your DJ should make you for the reception. If they do not provide a timeline I will gladly help you create one.


Split Wedding Day Timeline!


-Bride / Groom Getting Ready (45mins-1 Hour) 2nd photographer will be with person Ivy is not photographing.

-First Look with Bride and Parent (10mins)

-Family & Bridal Party Photos of each side SEPARATELY, Couple NOT seeing each other! (20 mins each side)

-Chill before Ceremony to do last minute things (15/20minutes).

-Ceremony Time (30+ mins up to 1 hour for non religious ceremonies).

-Sign the Marriage License (10 mins).

-Family & Bridal Party with Couple together Photo Time (45 Mins). We will use the list you created with my template to get the different combinations you want!

-Couples Sunset Romantic Photo Time (15/20 mins)

-Bustle you dress if applicable (5 mins) Ivy can do this if she knows your dresses bustle.

-Grand Entrance into the reception!

  • Any "Events" i.e. Cake, Garter, Bouquet, you have during this time will be photographed. I will ask you to send me the timeline your DJ should make you for the reception. If they do not provide a timeline I will gladly help you create one.



Step 3: Plan out your "Must Have" Photo List!


Each wedding has a different family dynamic and different things included. I provide each of my couples with a Word Doc to edit accordingly to their own "Must Have" Photo List! This list will not only ensure we get all the images you want but it helps me get them done quickly so you can actually go enjoy your wedding. Here is my current list:

Getting Ready Photos:

Brides Dress

Bride’s shoes, jewelry & other details

Invitation/ Program

Brides Bouquet

Bride getting dressed with bridal party/ parents

Groom Getting Ready

Grooms Details: Tie, Pocket Silk, Flower

Groom getting dressed with guys/ parents


Ceremony:

Outside & Inside of Location of Ceremony

Ceremony Décor

Processional

Vows

Any Special thing i.e. Unity Candle or hand fasting, readers, etc.

Ring Exchange

Kiss

Recessional


Reception:

Outside  & Inside of Location of Reception (if different than Ceremony Venue)

Reception Décor

Grand Entrance

Welcome Blessing or Toast

Toasting/ Speeches

First Dance

Parent Dances

Cake Cutting 

Bouquet / Garter Toss

Candid’s of guest having fun. 

Candid’s of Couple having fun

Ring Photos

Reception Games or Dances like Anniversary Dance

Couples Grand Exit


Portraits: 

Bride with parents

Bride with each parent individually

Bride with parents, siblings and siblings’ spouses and children

Bride with parents & siblings 

Groom with parents

Groom with each parent individually

Groom with parents & siblings 

Groom with parents, siblings and siblings’ spouses and children

Couple with both sets of parents

Couple with both sets of parents and siblings

Couple with both sets of parents, siblings, spouses and children

Couple with Grandparents from each side

Couple with whole Bridal Party 

Bride with their attendants

Groom with their attendants

Bride with each attendant

Groom with each attendant

Bride/ Groom with Flower / Ring attendants

Bridal Party Walking at ceremony venue