Whether you do a first look or save the surprise for the aisle, we want to make sure you carve out time to be together throughout the wedding day.
We recommend an hour for couple portraits. This can be done all at once or spread out across different parts of the day:
These romantic portraits of just the two of you will be the images that you frame beside your bed or over your mantle, and they will also be the images that will fill your album for future generations to enjoy.
Not only are they beautiful, but they’re also such a sweet portion of your wedding day experience as a couple to have a brief moment alone together! We encourage the wedding party to leave you two alone during this time and give you two the chance to love on each other and really connect.
Have no fear, we will coach you through everything - like where to stand, where to put your hands, and more! Get ready to twirl in your wedding dress, kiss under the veil, hold each other close, walk arm in arm, show off the beautiful details of your dress, and be lovingly playful together. We really favor giving you a handful of classic looking at the camera shots and then dozens more of you interacting with one another. Please let us know if there is anything you want specifically incorporated and we will help make it happen.
outside the church
inside the church
a park or landmark
When the trees are bare and snow isn't a guarantee, we recommend choosing locations that have architecture or green evergreen trees to help bring pops of color back into the images. Your church or reception venue might provide all the backdrop you need, or we can make a stop on the way.
We love doing sunset pictures anytime in the 45-60 minutes before the scheduled sunset for the day. A big reason that we don’t often plan sunset pictures for the actual sunset time is because clouds risk the light fading sooner (and sometimes other buildings block it too! Sunset pictures typically happen either:
Sneak away from the reception for some pictures in the glow of the sunset during "golden hour". There is additional variety to your photos now that your wedding dress is bustled and more movement we can do since you’ve likely had a glass of wine from the party bus or cocktail hour putting you in a relaxed playful mood ;)
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