WHAT TO EXPECT
ENGAGEMENTS. BRIDALS. WEDDING DAY.
Neutral colors and simple prints always look best! We recommend 1-2 outfits; one casual and one a bit more formal.
Engagements can be scheduled at any time. Helpful things to consider include what season you envision your photos and whether or not you plan to use a photo on your save the dates!
Ready to schedule? Send us an email with the month and day/s of the week that work best for you and we'll send over our availability!
Our weekend dates are limited, so if you're hoping for a Saturday or Sunday, consider reaching out to schedule sooner!
What to Expect
Sessions usually involve chatting, walking from spot to spot, and chatting some more! We're passionate about making our sessions comfortable for you and capturing you in a natural way. Our shooting style is more candid; however, we'll guide you along the way (what to do, how to stand, where to put your hands)!
Sessions usually start two hours before sunset for optimal lighting.
What (and who) to bring
It's a huge help to bring a friend or family member to help with carrying items and fluffing your dress!
What to Bring:
- Makeup for touchups
- Crochet hook for buttons
Pro Tip: bring a pair of comfy heels the same height as your wedding shoes and wear those instead to keep your good ones clean!
We highly recommend scheduling bridals at least 2 months before your wedding day to allow enough time for editing, rescheduling if necessary due to weather, and printing/shipping.
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
ULL Alumni Center
Crowley Grand Opera House
Arlington Plantation (Franklin)
Marigny Opera House (New Orleans)
Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans)
Hotel Peter and Paul (New Orleans)
Windrush Gardens (Baton Rouge)
Race & Religious (New Orleans)
Once we deliver your bridal gallery, you'll send us a screenshot of the photo you want printed and we'll order it for you!
If you don't have a wedding planner, we'll reach out after your bridal session to begin creating your wedding day timeline. We'll go over the details you provided in the initial questionnaire and determine times for the following: hair and makeup completion, dressing, portraits, departures, etc.
During this time we'll also create a family portrait list designed to take the least amount of time!
Help us make the best photos
- Keep photography in mind when booking getting ready locations. Light colored walls and lots of window light look best!
- If you're having an outdoor ceremony, plan it around sunset. We're happy to help you with this!
- If you're having an indoor ceremony, consider having it early enough to have enough light after the ceremony for outdoor portraits!
We highly recommend having a videographer on your wedding day. Video captures the voices and movement in a way that photography can't. Think about your dad's words as he sees you for the first time in your wedding dress or your mom speaking words of encouragement and love as she's doing the finishing touches of you getting ready. The words of your officiant during your ceremony, and our favorite: the emotion in your voice as you recite your vows.
We find that we create our best work when working collectively (photo/video) and have spent many years perfecting our wedding day workflow to capture every moment, seamlessly. It's important for us to note that we works best with videographers who have a similar shooting style to us. We like to document the wedding day as it happens, let moments play out like they should, and give you some space from time to time.
Please reach out to us for a list of recommended videographers who we love working with that help us create the best photos.