The Experience

Congratulations on your engagement! It is one of the best times of your life, and so important to pick the right person to capture your love story as it unfolds! I would like to show you exactly how booking your wedding with me works and what I can offer you.

First off, be sure to fill out the contact form! Once I receive your information, I check to make sure your date is available, and then I will get back to you within 2 business days!

Next, we can set up a time to meet so I can buy you a cup of coffee (or tea!) and hear your story of how you fell in love! I will show you what a full wedding and engagement gallery looks like, as well as sample albums from past weddings! If you are not near the Pittsburgh area, no worries! I’d love to talk over the phone, and I can send you the galleries to look at online!

Once you’ve decided you want me to be your wedding photographer, there are just two things left to do to make it official: sign the contract, and pay your deposit! You can do this in person with a check or online with a credit card!

Now we can plan your engagement photo session! We will decide the perfect date, time, and location for this shoot! I love to do your engagement photos somewhere that has special meaning to you, or doing something that you both love.

Your engagement photos will be delivered in 2-4 weeks and you can use them for save the dates, invitations, prints, and more!

About 2 months before your wedding, I will check in with you and see how you are coming along with your plans! At this point, we will start a rough timeline for your day, decide on a second photo location (if needed,) and begin creating your family photo list!

One month before your wedding, we will go over every detail of your wedding day. From the time you are getting your hair and makeup done, until the last event of the night. I want to make sure I have everything written down so that I am able to capture every moment throughout the day as planned!

Your wedding day is here! Just sit back and take in the day as it unfolds, and leave the rest to me and your other vendors! I will make sure we stay on track with time and that your day runs as smoothly as possible.

Within 2 months, all your wedding photos will be delivered to you through your online gallery! Make sure to sit down with your spouse and relive your wedding day together! After you’ve viewed all your gorgeous photos, you may share your link with family and friends!

Further instructions on how to choose your photos for your canvas photo and album will be included at the time of delivery! Once you have chosen all your images, your canvas will be ordered, and your album will be designed and ready for you to proof within 2 weeks.

While it seems our time together may be over at this point, your story doesn’t end there! I offer a discount on all other sessions for past brides and grooms. So when your anniversary comes up, or you’re starting a family, be sure to send me a message! I would love to capture your life story as it unfolds!



Lasting Memories by Ellen

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