Congratulations on your wedding! Now that you’ve said yes, it’s time to prepare for the big day, which truly is a big day. There’s good news though: you’re going to have lots of help. We’ve done this many times before, and we want to make your wedding photography and videography choices as easy as possible. So, we’ve put together this guide not just to talk to you about wedding photography and videography packages but also to share with you why we believe so much in the ones we offer.
Are you ready? Good, because we are too. Here’s everything you need to know about wedding photography and videography packages.
Let’s start at the beginning. We want all our clients to be as familiar as we are with these industry terms. So, just what are wedding photography and videography packages?
In general, wedding photography and videography packages are the options wedding photographers and videographers like us offer to clients like you. Many wedding photographers and videographers like us design their packages to fit different wants and needs. In fact, we go as far as to customize our wedding photography and videography packages for each client since we know everyone’s wants and needs are a little different. For example, we always recommend going with an option that includes the engagement session since it’s such an essential part of the wedding story, but we know it’s not for everyone. So, we can design a package without one if that’s what you’re looking for.
But that’s just one small part of our wedding photography and videography packages. There’s a whole lot more to what we offer. Here’s what it all is, starting with our process.
We use a process for our wedding photography and videography packages that’s designed to maximize your comfort and satisfaction. We begin with a free consultation. That way, you can get a good idea of what it’ll be like working with us.
After the consultation, you finalize your retainer and sign your agreement. We like to check in regularly to see how you’re doing and if there’s anything we need to know, and we’ll also send you a questionnaire two months before your wedding. The questionnaire will help us organize our next steps.
We keep checking in even after the questionnaire so we can get the details on how your wedding plans are shaping up. We’ll also do our homework, such as scouting shoot locations.
When the wedding day arrives, we show up ready to go! We are yours for the whole day, looking for each and every moment worth capturing.
After it’s all said and done, you can jump online to view what we’ve done for you. Soon enough, you’ll have your USB in the mail and a wedding album too if you went with an option that includes it. We hope you did. We love putting those together for you.
It’s easy to say things like multi-day coverage and second shooters, but we really want all our clients to truly understand the benefits of the wedding photography and videography packages we offer. It’s important to us to make sure you feel confident in what you’re investing in. So, let’s start with multi-day coverage.
There are many, many reasons why this is essential for your wedding and for your wedding photography and videography packages.
The first reason is your family and friends will get to meet us, know us, and feel more comfortable with us on the wedding day. We know not everyone likes being in front of the camera with strangers shooting them, so these get-to-know-you moments help people relax. This allows for more authentic, candid moments since everyone’s used to us being around.
Plus, many important moments happen the day before the wedding too. Speeches, surprises, whatever happens, we want to capture it for you. You just never know what’s going to happen at a rehearsal dinner.
While we always work with our clients to build in time for couples’ portraits during their weddings, we find these work even better the day after. We can take more photos and videos without any time constraints. Everyone is more relaxed, and we can all have fun putting together some amazing moments.
Plus, we could do a session that shows off a city or natural landscape, not to mention we could get a little adventurous with some hiking or going to the ocean. It’s up to you, and since we have the whole day to work with, you can get as creative as you want!
We highly recommend second shooters for any weddings with multiple locations, when the bride and groom are getting ready separately, and guest counts over 100. Even if there’s a day-of coordinator, they’re busy with other vendors and tasks. Our seconds and assistants can help with specific photo and video tasks. These are important details such as fluffing the dress, holding the veil, grabbing water, and setting up reception lights and sound equipment, all of which lets us spend more time focusing on you and our work for you.
Plus, having second shooters means more of those moments captured, not to mention all the candid ones of the guests that can be easy to miss.
We mentioned it before, but we’ll say it again: there are just so many incredible moments worth capturing before the wedding, during, and after. This isn’t just about the day before and after either. We’re talking about all those moments that happen when people are showing up, the random things you don’t expect throughout each day, and the things people do as everything is winding down.
We want to capture each and every one for you. These are all the moments you created with your decision to commit. So, let us commit our time and talent to you for as long as we can so we can ensure you have these moments to cherish forever.
We get it. Some people think engagement sessions aren’t important. After all, you’ll have your wedding photos and videos, right? Why would you need photos and videos for an engagement session too?
Let’s start with something that’s important to us: comfort. While we’ll have spent plenty of time getting to know you and helping you get to know us and our process, it never hurts to develop that relationship further. An engagement session is a key part of this since we’ll have worked together to plan and shoot the two of you. This lets all of us, you included, make any adjustments for your wedding day.
Engagement sessions are also a fun, low-stress way to show your love for one another. There are no guests, no strict time schedules, and no last-minute wedding issues to take care of. It’s just you, us, and the love you share with each other captured forever.
In this increasingly digital age, which certainly makes delivering photos and videos much easier, there’s a tremendous amount of charm in a wedding album. We consider these heirloom pieces, something that can become a mantlepiece or that you can share with friends and family.
It’s a piece of your history, one of the most important pieces of your history. We treat it as such and deliver it with only the best representation of that history in our minds. There’s just no better way to do it.
If you’re liking everything you’re reading above, then please know that the highest option for our wedding photography and videography packages offers all of it. We highly recommend this option since your wedding is one of the biggest moments of your life. It goes way beyond just the wedding day, and our highest package accounts for that.
Last but not least, we said it before and we’ll say it again: we know everyone’s a little different and their needs are a little different too. So, we craft our services around those needs. Basically, whatever you’re looking for, we’ll make it work.
We know this is a lot to take in. What we recommend is taking your time with it and coming back when you have time to dive in. Of course, if you have any questions or are ready to start the process, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you’re thinking for our wedding photography and videography packages, and we’ll get to work right away. We can’t wait!
Wedding Photography and Videography Packages (2023)