The Visual Arts Wedding Photography Experience

Here’s how we photograph your wedding day from start to finish…

Before Your Wedding

Wedding Planning

We’ll start with a chat on the phone or over a cup of coffee. We’ll get to know each other. We’ll find out who you are as a couple and what you are most wanting to get out of your wedding photography experience. We’ll answer any questions you may have before you decide to work with us.

As your wedding day approaches, we’ll meet and go over your timeline for the day in detail to make sure you will be able to get all the photos that you want. We’ll talk getting ready, first look, family portraits, sunset photos, special exits, and everything in between!

Engagement Session

Not all couples choose to book an engagement session, but we highly recommend you do. Why? Because it’s the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera and with us as your photographers it is SO MUCH FUN!

Many of our couples are nervous about having their photos taken and worried they won’t know how to pose. But you don’t need to worry at all! We will help you choose a great location, give you tips on the perfect outfits, and help you pose just right for natural looking photos that we promise you will LOVE.

Your Wedding Day!

Getting Ready

This is the part of the day where we will take photos of you getting ready with your girls and your fiance with his guys. We will capture your sister buttoning your dress, your bridesmaid helping you with your shoes, and your mom putting on your veil.

This is a fun and relaxed time spent with your closest family and friends and makes for some really memorable photos.

At this time, we also photograph all of the special details that go into your wedding day look like your dress, shoes, jewelry and of course, the rings!

First Look

First looks between couples before the wedding ceremony are a great option to get nerves out of the way and get some very special photos. This is also a great option to get your bride and groom portraits done before the ceremony when you may have more time and better lighting.

If you’re not wanting to see each other before the ceremony, you still have a lot of first look options. You could do a no look first look, a first look with mom or dad, or a first look with your bridesmaids.

Wedding Ceremony

We make sure we get all the big important moments here as well as the little things that mean so much, like Dad wiping a tear from his eye.

We capture your guests expressions as they watch you say
I Do.

If you have a second photographer, you will get mulitple angles of your ceremony and moments that are happening at the same time, such as your Groom’s reaction when he sees you coming down the aisle and your expression as you are walking.

Portraits

What we do with your portrait time after the ceremony is totally up to you. We can take family portraits, wedding party portraits, bride and groom portraits, or all three. We can even take big group family photos with our wide lens or your entire group of wedding guests if you are having a smaller wedding.

If formal portraits aren’t your thing, we can head stratght to cocktail hour and take some candids there.

Your Guests

We take great care in doing our very best to capture moments with all of your guests at your wedding. You will be able to see how much your wedding guests enjoyed the celebration and how truly happy they were for the two of you.

You can expect a good mix of traditional guest photos and candid moments featuring your guests. Our hope is that after your wedding is done and you receive your photos, you will enjoy experiencing these moments with your friends and family that you didn’t necessarily get to see on your wedding day.

Sunset Photos

Portraits of the two of you at golden hour (right before sunset) are our favorite photos of the day! The beautiful golden light, the just married glow in your faces, and the deep love for each other that radiates in sunset photos make for such beautiful memories….memories you will want to hang on your walls!

We highly recommend making time for sunset photos and we help you set aside the best time in your wedding day schedule to sneak away for about 15 minutes to get these shots.

The Party

It’s time to celebrate and we will document all the fun and special moments from your first dance to the cake cutting and everything in between. We will be sure to capture your guests’ reactions to the sentimental speeches and as they cut loose to dance the night away.

Worried about your reception space being too dark? No need to worry at all. We have professional cameras with amazing technology for capturing details in low light settings. Plus, we always carry and work with on and off camera flash when we need to.

Wedding Send Off

Send-Offs are so fun! We would love to stay and photograph yours if you are planning one. Just let us know when we are talking about your timeline. 

Depending on the time and location of your wedding we will be happy to assist you with some ideas for your send off. Not every venue allows sparklers or fireworks.

After Your Wedding

Image Delivery

You won’t have to wait for months to get your wedding photos back. You will get them in just 4 week. We love to surprise our couples with sneak peeks too!

Every image you receive will be a high resolution file that has been carefully edited.

You will receive your photos in a beautiful online gallery, that you can easily share with family and friends and on social media. Downloading and printing rights are included and your photos will never be watermarked.

You also will receive a USB thumb drive with all of your wedding photos.

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Will you be our next couple?