Preparing For Your Photoshoot 101:

Preparing for your photo session is 90% of the work. Once you show up, it's all about lighting, opportunity, what you end up doing, and how you present yourself! Benjamin Franklin once said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." Below are a just a few tips to help you prepare for the session of your dreams!

Choose Your Location

Everyone has their own style that they’re aiming to achieve. Are you more drawn to open fields, or a quaint rose garden? Beachy vibes, or golden hour at sunset? Whatever your preference may be, I will work with you to ensure you get the style you’re hoping for! And if you’re unsure of a location, I do have a few ideas up my sleeve!

Coordinate Outfits

Just like choosing the perfect location, there also comes choosing the appropriate outfit(s)!

Are you aiming for casual or semi-formal? Bright or neutral colors? If you are unsure, I’d be happy to give you a few color palette ideas based off of your location choice.

Empty Pockets

People love to stuff their keys, phones and wallets into their pockets; I do too! But guess what? They look horrid in photos. Leave all of those items behind, or put them some place else! You can even stuff them into my bag!

No Tinted or Transition Eyewear

Don't wear any transition or tinted eyewear during your session. Talk to all participating adults too. I cannot edit your eyeballs back into the photo!


With all wedding packages, I require a signed contract that states the terms of our agreement. This can be done during our consultation meeting where we will discuss the details of your wedding package, and get your wedding day timeline planned out! My goal is to make every bride and groom's wedding planning process easy, so if I can offer wedding tips to alleviate stress, I am honored to do so!

Why a First Look?

First looks aren't traditional, but they have definitely made their way for a trendy and creative aspect in weddings! Here are a few reasons from a photographer's perspective why one might opt for a first look: You can finish all of your portraits before the ceremony, it extends your day by a few hours, you can feel more relaxed, especially during your reception! You'll also receive more portraits in your final gallery, whether it be bridal portraits with your spouse, or with your wedding party! Lastly, you can react and talk to each other and it diminishes the pre-ceremony nerves.

Florals, or no Florals?

Flowers represent joy, happiness, and new beginnings, so why not have that romantic element in your wedding? Guests will be excited to see the beautiful flower arrangements, your bridesmaids will be ecstatic to receive their bouquet, and especially if they are silk flowers, those bouquets will make for a wonderful keepsake to remember the festivities of your wedding! From a photographer's perspective, flowers can also provide an artistic and colorful element to your photos.

2nd Photographer?

When it comes down to documenting the best day of your life, having a second photographer makes the world of a difference, and here's why: since I am unable to be in two places at once, having someone with me allows us to capture different angles and highlights throughout the day. It allows for variety in your wedding gallery, and when you look back on your photos, you'll be able to relive every single moment of your wedding day!

Timeline Planning?

The purpose behind timeline planning for your wedding day is to give your wedding party and photographer a heads up on what to expect throughout the day. It is crucial that I know exactly when and where certain events are to take place to minimize stress on both you and me. Whether you are planning a traditional or non-traditional wedding, I will be able to help get some ideas nailed down!

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