"We've been through your website and seen your wedding galleries...we're interested! What's next?"
My process is easy-peasy!
1. REACH OUT
First things first, let's talk! We can start with an email or phone call (510 679 4158), but we'll eventually hop on Zoom and get to know each other a little over videochat. You can tell me about you and your love story and share the details you've already nailed down, and I can give you background on me, talk about pricing and crack a terrible dad joke or two.
2. MEET ME
(assuming pandemic rules allow)
Many clients know from our very first conversation that I'm the photographer for them, but if you're not quite there yet, I am more than happy to talk again, especially face to face! The better we know each other, the easier it will be for me to create stunning images for you, and the more comfortable you'll be when it comes time to jump in front of the camera.
3. BOOK ME
You love me, you really love me! You're ready to give me thousands of dollars! YAY! Seriously, though, I'm happy and thankful you trust me on one of the most important days in your lives. We're going to make such a good team and by paying your first fee and signing a contract, you'll be locked in my calendar...your date will be yours and yours alone!
4. ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Engagement sessions are so exciting. You get all prettied up, rock your favorite stylish outfits and I capture it all for the world to remember. Pick a place with sentimental value, or a place that looks gorgeous to you, or we can figure out a place together! You can use these images for save-the-dates, invites, or just to show off on social media.
5. MEET ME, PART DEUX
Are you tired of seeing me yet? NEVER! This meeting is where we wrap up all the final details, the timeline, the must-have shots, etc. Any last minute changes can be discussed and we can put your mind at ease if you have any final questions or concerns.
6. IT'S YOUR BIG DAY
There will be so many of us rooting for you to win today, and when it comes to vendors, I'll be your biggest hype man! All your planning, all your time and effort, every choice you've made...it's all in place. No more stress, just fun! And I'll be there at your side, capturing every moment I can, big and small. Fun side note: the photo up above is me capturing the photo you saw at the start of this page!
7. OUR PHOTOS ARE DONE, ALREADY?!
Heck yeah! I pride myself on a really quick turn around time. I try to make sure you have a sneak peek of some exciting shots the day after your wedding (gotta give those aunties something to titter about!), and in most cases, your full galleries will be sent to you within 3 weeks.
8. STAY IN TOUCH, Y'ALL!
The big day is done. The reveal of the photos is done. All the pomp and circumstance is over. Is that really it for us? ARE WE DESTINED TO NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN?
I sure hope not! I love it when my professional relationships turn into friendships, so maybe that'll be us! But either way, I'll be reaching out to you now and then post-wedding to check on you, see how life is, and remind you to get those milestone photo sessions like new babies, family portraits, business headshots, reunions, anniversaries, etc.
Here are a few *extras* you'll get if you book with me:
A 45 page, full-color bridal guide .pdf that features all kinds of useful information, including a sample photography timeline, tips and tricks, vendor information and a step-by-step 12 month planning timeline!
Peace of mind knowing you've hired a professional who genuinely loves what he does.
A fun treat!
OK Namu, you've convinced us! We're ready to book! LET'S GO!!!!
And while you wait for me to get back to you, how about some free wedding resources? (this section under construction)