What to expect

After an initial enquiry into wedding photography, I like to meet in person at a location of your choice to find out a little more about you both; how you met and to discuss what you’re looking for in your wedding photographer. During this meeting, we go over different packages, desired products, venues, vendors and whether or not you would like to include an engagement and/or post-wedding photoshoot. By the end of the day, you will receive a contract and payment schedule via email. 

Engagement sessions are an excellent opportunity for both the clients and the photographer to get to know each other better and to create a selection of images to cherish. Engagement photographs can be used on wedding stationery, published through announcements on social media; you might even like to have a slide-show playing during wedding speeches. 

Around a month before your wedding date, I will contact you both to arrange a meeting at the wedding venue to chat about final arrangements and to agree on a shot-list, giving you the opportunity to specify any special request photographs (such as a group shot of the Bride with work colleagues). You will also be asked to identify one of your guests (such as a parent or sibling) who can help to gather key people for the formal portraits. 

On the day of the wedding, I arrive bright and early to commence a full day of coverage. Typically, my first call is with the Bride and Bridesmaids to capture the nervous excitement of getting ready. I also use this opportunity to capture some detail shots of the dress, shoes, bouquet, etc. One of my favourite moments during this time is capturing the expression and emotion displayed by close family and friends upon seeing the Bride ready for the first time. 

Next, I head off to the Ceremony Venue to take a few images of the vendors and setting before guests start to arrive. This is an opportunity to catch up with the Groom and photograph any last-minute adjustments to cufflinks and other special details. As the guests start to arrive, I take a step back and capture candid moments running up to the procession and ceremony. 

After the ceremony, I like to take the opportunity to capture the formal (and a few light-hearted) group portraits of family and friends, bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc. I will be tailoring these photographs to those images requested by you. Then, once all the guests are chatting and enjoying refreshments, I like to accompany the newlyweds on a walk around the venue for some casual portraits.  

As celebrations get underway, I resume a candid approach to document your day; from speeches to cake cutting, dancing to those little moments in between.

After the Wedding, your images are backed up and post-processing begins.  You can expect to be invited to meet for a gallery reveal one month after your wedding. You will be presented with your own password-protected online gallery which can be shared with family and friends. From here, you will be shown how to download the large digital jpg. files included in your package [see https://www.rvsphotography.com/contact] and place print product orders. 

Some couples like to arrange a post-wedding photoshoot. These are beneficial for those who would like additional time and freedom to take a range of wedding photographs. In this instance, the photoshoot typically occurs within a few days of the wedding. Alternately, you might wish to arrange a post-wedding photoshoot up to a year after your wedding as an anniversary celebration.

See the FAQs blog post if you wish to find out more, or drop me an email. https://www.rvsphotography.com/blog/faqs

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