Congratulations! You scored your favorite venue and now you can start building your dream wedding team!
Boo-Yeah! You have reached out and told me all about your engagement, how you both met and fell in love! We met up and talked about wedding details and shared a few laughs and it already feels like we're friends! It's officially official (like facebook!) and now we can start planning for the Engagement session! <3
This is where the fun really begins! We will set a date for your engagement session soon after booking . Then the styling process begins! I will work closely with you going over all the details of locations and outfits! The engagement session is CRUCIAL to you feeling confident and ready for portraits on your wedding day! I will talk you through some foundational poses that will have you interact with each other and get those natural laughs and smiles!
After the engagement session, I will send you a quick questionnaire asking you a few questions! This is the perfect time to state what you were totally in love with and if you want to make a few changes! I have had some couples who just love the holding hands and walking with lots of scenery, while others might love tight close crops of sweet moments.
Once we are 8 weeks out from your wedding we will start talking timeline! I will send you a questionnaire to gather some info from you then we will start to create the perfect timeline, that you can then share with other wedding vendors and people in the wedding party!
When we are a week from the wedding we will re-cap and go over all the details to make sure we are all on the same page and ready for the big day!
The day is finally here! All the planning and preparations have been made, and you will soon be married to your best friend! With the timeline we created, it will help everyone stay on schedule and know what to expect. Your main focus will be to relax and enjoy your day!
You can expect to see a blog post of sneak peak images within 48 hours of your wedding day! Allow up to 4 weeks for final wedding gallery to be ready. These will be given on a personal online gallery that is pin protected.
You will then be able to download your images as many time as you like! If you ordered a wedding album (highly recommended) you will be able to view a rough draft and approve all the details before it is sent off to be made!
I will be with you from the time you are getting all glammed up, to when you are tearing up the dance floor! Most weddings can easily be documented in 8 hours, but additional hours are available for purchase if you need more time, or have a special sparkler exit!
Digital Files are always included!! You will always have high resolution images and printing rights with both your engagement session and wedding photos!
Custom Heirloom Wedding albums are available to add on to any collection.
Your engagement session is included as my gift to you! Engagement sessions are some of my favorite things of all time! Its also so important for us to have that time to see how you feel in front of the camera, get comfortable, and have fun!! Afterwards we will go over what you love and what you don't so we can be prepared for the wedding!
My calling is to make sure your photography experience is one of a kind. I like to chat and meet all potential clients to see if we will click and vibe well together! No one wants to spend 8+ hours with someone they feel meh about. Instead, I love making connections with my couples so we are equally invested in your experience. From helping you choose engagement photo outfits, creating timelines, dancing to backstreet boy songs during the reception and delivering your wedding album, I am there for you the whole way! So if you would rather make a new friend and not just hire someone to show up and take photos, then shoot me a message because I'm your gal!
$2,650 + tax
For every wedding we take on, a portion of the collection will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is near and dear to my heart.
You see, my husband was diagnosed with cancer at age 13 and is the inspiration behind this piece of my business. He tells me how even while in the hospital himself, he always felt heartache for the children who were so young, and really couldn't understand what was going on. We desire to pay it forward from that time in his journey and donate monthly to St. Jude’s. We love that St. Jude’s is free to those in need through donations from others.
St. Jude has increased the survival rate from 20% to 80% and share any advancements to hospitals around the world!
I’m so humbled to give back in this way, and thank you for being a part of that!
Liz & christopher
peter & sarah
mary & tim
I sure am! I can send you or your venue proof of insurance if needed. Some venues require the other vendors to have proof of insurance, so be sure to ask.
For weddings that are more than 2 hours outside the Des. Moines area there will be a travel fee for an overnight hotel stay.
I started taking photos 7 years ago, but about 4 years ago I really started to focus on wedding photography. I have been pouring my heart, time and money into education, workshops and business coaching. It is really important to me that I know the artistic and technical aspects to wedding photography.
I use canon and sigma gear, and have a backup camera body as well. I also have flash and lighting gear. Natural light is always my preferred light, but with some churches and receptions having knowledge of flash equipment is a necessity.
Engagement photo turnaround is 1-2 weeks. If you need photos quickly for save the dates, I can send you some favorites within a few days after the engagement session.
Wedding photos will get a blog post of sneak peaks from the wedding day within 48 hours of your wedding. Full Gallery images will be delivered 4 weeks post wedding.
Engagement photos are taken around the Des Moines area, unless you have a super freaking cool place in mind. ;)
I like to meet with all my brides before hand to make sure we are a good fit! I don't take on every wedding that inquires because I want to ensure that we will work well together and share the same values in wedding photography. If you value your wedding photos, want details to be documented and above all are really stoked to marry your best friend, then we should chat!!!
There's a special light to your photos. There's a special light within you. It's like...a divine light...I'm not sure how religious you are, but I believe you've been given a divine gift to do what you do. And you cast it on everyone you photograph, you did it for Reed and I with our engagement session!
We were so impressed during our photography session because she had us do a variety of poses and even though doing engagement photos can be a little awkward she made us smile and laugh the whole time. She made it such a comfortable atmosphere and really caught the most genuine smiles and moments that speak about our relationship.
We love the pictures and are excited to treasure them forever. She was so great to work with and made the whole experience so fun! I have recommended her to friends and family and will continue to do so in the future!