Lemonade Photography & Weddings
Hiring a wedding photographer is like a leap of faith – you’re literally putting some of the most important photos of your life in the hands of a stranger. Hey, hi! Let’s not be strangers any more. Think of me as your friend, your shadow and your ally. You’ll spend more time on your wedding day with your photographer than you will with any other vendor. Don’t you want to be sure that person is in your corner?
I am, 100%. I learned a long time ago that wedding photography is about more than great images. It’s about a fun, stress-free photography experience. It’s about pitching in to help when a wedding day goes crazy. It’s about being there to laugh with, cry with and listen to couples as they navigate one of the most complicated, intense, emotional and amazing days of their lives.
Of course, it’s ALSO about really great images. I’ve got you covered there, too.
So, what’s the wedding photography experience like?
Every wedding is different, but one thing is the same: I’m there for YOU. If you want me to be your shadow all day, that’s easy. If you’d rather I stay back and shoot from afar, that’s cool too. Mostly, I want it to be fun, relaxing and low-stress for both of you and your families and friends. I won’t yell, I won’t make demands, and I definitely won’t insist on being in charge of the whole day. As much as I’d like to think that photography is the most important part of your wedding, I know it really isn’t. I know when to jump in and take control, and I know when to step back and let your wedding happen. I just ask that you trust me when I make suggestions – I’ve been doing this a long time and I want to help you set up your wedding in a way that will help us create the best possible images.
What role will you play in planning and scheduling?
I put in a lot of work long before the wedding day. At your consultation, I’ll ask tons of questions about your general plans, theme, schedule, guests, wedding party, special events etc. At that point I’ll probably have some general recommendations for how to set up your day to optimize photography. After you’ve booked, I’m available any time you need to call, text or email me with questions about schedule and setup.
About 30-45 days before the wedding, I’ll send you a few online questionnaires with spots to enter all your wedding day details: down-to-the-minute schedules, vendor lists, locations, shot lists and family photo groupings. Having all that information ahead of time helps me prepare to give you the best service, and gives me a chance to ask questions and clarify details before the wedding day.
If we’ve worked together to share all the information ahead of time, I’ll be able to show up ready to shoot without having to bother YOU with questions.
What do you do on the wedding day?
From the moment I arrive at your wedding, I’m ready to roll. I’ve often had clients and guests tell me “Wow, you were EVERYWHERE today!” And that’s my goal – to be in the right place at the right time to capture all the moments of your wedding. From getting-ready to the ceremony to portraits to your grand exit, I’m your shadow all day, making sure I don’t miss anything you’ll want to relive in images later on. When I’m not posing you for gorgeous portraits, I’m a few steps away catching fun, funny and intimate candid moments between the two of you, your families and your guests.
What if we’re nervous about our portraits?
I work with a lot of clients who are uncomfortable having their photo taken. It’s a common thing; I hate having MY picture taken so I understand! My goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and make the portrait session fun and easy. I’m not even afraid to break out the dad jokes (are there mom jokes? I think mine are mom jokes) to prompt a laugh. Basically, I want you to forget for a while that there’s this wedding-day whirlwind going on around you and help you have a blast getting your pictures taken.
So, why should we hire you?
The mom jokes. Definitely the mom jokes.