Keeping in contact.
Email is the easiest and most reliable way to contact me and get a response. Current office hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-5pm. Weekends are reserved for traveling to and from weddings - should you have an urgent matter while I am away for the weekend you can email my office assistant
What to expect.
Book your date
Dates are ideally booked 12-16 months in advance. You will receive a digital contract and invoice to get your date officially on our calendar.
6-8 weeks before wedding
You will be assigned your photographer and receive a client questionnaire via email to fill out. I ask you to include as much information as possible that way I can begin working on a photography timeline. This will also be tied into your planners master timeline.
1 week before wedding
At this point your photography timeline has been reviewed and confirmed by you and your planner. If there are any questions regarding the timeline, this is the time to schedule a final phone call to discuss.
My favorite part of the entire process. You can expect your full gallery back in 10-12 weeks. You will be able to download your images in high resolution and print right away.
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All of our weddings are photographed by our team of associates, and edited and delivered by Myckenzie herself.
Every wedding day is different depending on the wants and needs of my couple. This is an example of a common timeline that can be customized to fit your day. As a rule of thumb - you can expect coverage to begin 3.5-4 hours before your ceremony.
1:00 pm Photographer arrives to venue
1:15 pm Detail photos & flat lay
2:00 pm Brides hair & makeup finished
2:30 pm Bride gets into dress
3:00 pm First look & initial photos
3:30 pm Bridal party portraits
4:00 pm Family portraits
4:30 pm Rest & be present before ceremony
5:00 pm Ceremony
5:30 pm Ceremony ends
5:30 pm Brief "golden hour" photos with bride & groom
6:00 pm Reception
9:00 pm Coverage ends - photographer departs
Important elements to consider when building your timeline
Whether or not you choose to do a first look will affect your overall timeline. If you decide to do a first look we will likely be able to accomplish all formal photos (bridal party, bride & groom, family) before the ceremony begins. Without a first look, we will schedule these photos after the ceremony which mean you will likely not attend cocktail hour.
Light is the single most important element to the photographs I take on a wedding day. Your photos will be a direct result of where the sun is during portraits. Ideally, the most beautiful light comes into play about an hour before the sunset. It's during this time that I always try to sneak in some "golden hour" photos with my bride and groom for 10-15 minutes.
Buffer time is key because it is where all of the candid, unplanned, and documentary moments will happen. If your timeline is jam packed, your gallery will reflect that. Having plenty of time in between your formalities is the best way to ensure you're able to be present and in the moment the day of.