WEDDING E X P E R I E N C E
wit h E m c ee Stu d io P h o to g r a p hie
W E L C O M E Hello Bride-to-be and Welcome! This is such an exciting and emotionfilled season of life for you! I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple, while making sure your photographs are just what you want them to be. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. This small book will tell you what I can offer you as a wedding photographer and I hope we have the opportunity to work together!
I CAN HELP YOU PLAN A WORRY-FREE WEDDING DAY It’s so important to make sure that on your wedding day, all “your ducks are in order,” so that you can simply enjoy the biggest milestone of your life! The way we plan how your day goes will make or break your photography. In the end, after all the festivity is over, your photos will be one of the only documentations that will enable you to relive your day. What I typically do with my brides is to plan out what your wedding timeline will look like to ensure that you have all the wish-list photos while minimizing, if not eliminating all the stress and rush. Because timing is so crucial to my part of your day, I have a vested interest in designing it in the best way possible. Once we have the timeline nailed down, you’ll feel like you have a good big picture of the day and plan everything else accordingly. The best part is, you can use this timeline to iron out details with your family as well as the other vendors in your wedding. The next 2 pages will show you part of a sample timeline that I use to work with my brides in order to design their day in a way that comfortably accommodates all the photography.
SAMPLE TIMELINE After the details have been photo-
Bridal Details 2:30-3:15
graphed, it’s time for the bride to get into her dress! This is a big moment! I usually ask the mother of the bride and all of the bridesmaids to be dressed by the time the bride is ready to get into her dress. This ensures that everyone will look nice in those images. After the bride is in her gown, she can put on her jewelry, veil, shoes, etc. and I will shoot some additional bridal portraits!
First Look 4:00-4:15
Every bride loves having those beautiful shots of her bridal details. It’s an important part of the story and I love having some time to shoot the dress, shoes, jewelry, invitations, etc. These shots allow me to get warmed up for the rest of the big day. I normally like to allow at least 45 minutes for this part of the day. While I’m shooting details,
3:15-3:45 Bridal Prep
I’m also capturing some shots of the
This is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day! I will find the perfect location for my couple’s First Look prior to the getting ready portion of
bride and her girls getting ready.
the day. Don’t stress about that one bit! I will make sure the location is private and as secluded as possible.
This is only half of your wedding day. You can see the rest of this SAMPLE TIMELINE in my wedding planning guide once we decide to work together! 6
Here’s the page that can be somewhat intimidating! The TIMELINE! I know this isn’t the most exciting aspect of the wedding day but this is the one thing that can make or break your photography! The next few pages will outline an ideal wedding day working off of a 6pm ceremony timeframe. This ideal timeline is also based off of a wedding day that in