What To Expect From Your Wedding Photographer

I want to take you on a journey to give you an idea of what to expect when you hire me as your wedding photographer. 

By Jared Wood

So What Happens First?

From the minute we first connect I want to know more about your vision for the day.  It is so important for me to visualize the day through your eyes so I can best capture it the same way you dream about it. 

When Are You Available to Chat?

I’m always available to take your calls, texts, emails, even messenger pigeons.  Getting in touch with me will NEVER be an issue.

Can We Do Most of This Online?

I manage all of my weddings with online tools that allow you to book in person or virtual meetings with me, view and electronically sign contracts, view/edit our collaborative thoughts and plans for the wedding, and make simple payments online using any credit/debit card.

Ok We're Booked! Now What?

Once you’re booked we’ll start planning right away.  In most cases we’ll kick off with planning your engagement session.  People always ask “how long do we get”.  There is no time limit to this shoot we’re done shooting when we know we’ve got the best images we can make that day.  So there’s no need to worry about time limits.  These are also an amazing opportunity to get to know each other (sometimes even with drinks) AND if either of your aren’t comfortable in front of a camera we’ll start to ease that tension long before your wedding day!

How Do We Get Our Engagement Photos?

You can expect to receive a beautiful online gallery of your engagement session within 2 weeks.  In this gallery you’ll be able to download the high resolution photos, share them via social media, even order prints directly from my state of the art print lab (Miller’s Print Lab).  These can even be password protected if you’d like. 

Is Everything Done Online or Can We Meet?

We’ll connect plenty of times prior to your wedding but I always love getting at least one face-to-face meeting as close to the wedding as we can do we can really nail out the fine details of the day. 

It's My Wedding Day! Where Are You??

I have a wild anxiety about being late so I will ALWAYS be early to any event.  The first thing I’ll do is come find you and just check in to see how the day is going.  The day will go so quick but at this point our planning will help everything stay on time and go smooth all while you’re having the time of your life!

If I have an additional photographer and/or assistant with me I’ll introduce them and just like that the magic will start to happen!

When Can We Expect Our Wedding Photos?

I try to get you a few sample images to start sharing within a day or so.  These are usually posted to social platforms like Instagram and Facebook but also sometimes will be the focal point of a blog post.  Either way you’ll be able to snag them and start sharing right away to make sure your wedding hashtag has some top-notch images asap.

Your contract will show you when exactly your full online album will be available in most cases it’s 4-6 weeks.  I personally strive to never exceed 4 weeks go by without delivery and I haven’t missed that deadline yet.

Just like with your engagement photos your online gallery will let you save, share, and order high quality prints all from one place.  I leave this gallery online for 6 months but if you’d like it up. longer I’m happy to do so at no additional charge.  If you’re interested in building an album I have professional software that allows us to collaboratively do that all online.  You’ll always have final say on the design of the album and the albums are top notch quality and shipped directly to you. 

Where Can We Leave Reviews?

You’re welcome to leave reviews anywhere!  I love seeing my couples share their thoughts on Facebook, The Knot, Wedding Wire, or anywhere else they like to!