Congratulations on getting engaged! This works out perfectly, because I just so happen to be looking for amazing weddings to photograph! Cool couples, fun bridal parties, lovely families who want to get in front of my camera and smile up a storm. LGBT+, straight, BIPOC, old, young, somewhere in-between, as long as you're in love with love and happy to be together.
Sound like you? Let's goooo! Here's are the nine stages of working with me:
STAGE ONE: GUESS WHAT? YOU'RE ALREADY ON STAGE ONE
You're on my website, reading about me. You're ahead of the game!
STAGE TWO: OUR FIRST MEETING
Many people are ready to book as soon as they see my work (/notsohumblebrag) but if you aren't quite convinced yet, let's meet! If you're local to me (and assuming pandemic rules allow), we can meet in person and chop it up about your big day. If we're not local to each other, we can hop on Zoom or a phone call. It won't be as awesome as seeing my pretty face in person, but hey, we can't always get what we want.
STAGE THREE: THE BOOKING STAGE!
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! Internet high five!
STAGE FOUR: WHO'S READY FOR AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION? YOU ARE!!!
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.
STAGE FIVE: IT'S ALMOST YOUR BIG DAY, SO LET'S MEET UP AGAIN
Are you tired of seeing me yet? NEVER! I'm too damned pretty! This meeting is on Zoom, and it's where we finalize all the details. Any last minute changes can be discussed and I can put your mind at ease if you have any final questions or concerns.
STAGE SIX: OMG, OMG, IT'S YOUR BIG DAY!!!
There will be so many of us rooting for you today, and when it comes to vendors, I'll be your biggest hype man (unless you have an amazing coordinator, lol). All your planning, all your time and effort, every choice you've made...it's all in place. No more stress, just fun (OK, maybe a tiny bit of stress, but nothing you can't handle!). 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!
STAGE EIGHT: THE BIG REVEAL
You get your photos back 3 weeks after your event? Heck yeah, you do! Sometimes even sooner! I pride myself on a fast turn around, and I try to make sure you have a sneak peek of some exciting shots within a day or two after your wedding (gotta give those aunties something to titter about!). If you're local to me, I love to have a small reveal party with just you two, or even with a small group of friends/family. Local or otherwise, you'll get an email link to your wedding images in an online gallery, in FULL resolution. How saucy am I? Pretty saucy.
STAGE NINE: NAMU, DON'T LEAVE US!
Alas, your big day has been relegated to the annals of history. The reveal of your gorgeous images is over. All the pomp and circumstance is a distant memory. 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 if you're already missing my cute face, never fear - 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 (new babies, family portraits, business headshots, reunions, anniversaries, etc).
And that's how we do it! Easy peasy! So, ready to become a Namu Client? CLICK HERE, YOU CHAMPION!
P.S. - for all that money you're spending, it's not just my stellar company and some pretty pictures you'll get. Here are a few *extras* that come with booking me:
A 45 page full-color bridal guide 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!
Treats! Who doesn't love treats!?
An autographed 5x7 of yours truly. Did I mention how pretty I am?
And how about some free wedding resources? (this section under construction)