This page is designed to give you an overview of my basic process before and after your engagement session and wedding day. It outlines when you’ll get to see your images and how many to expect.
It is best to schedule your engagement session a month or two in advance. Depending on if you plan to use your engagement images for a save the date you might want to schedule it for at least 6-8 months before your wedding. But really an engagement session can be scheduled for anytime.
If you have location ideas I’d love to hear them, or I am happy to provide several ideas for you to choose from. See this page for more details on planning your engagement session.
After your Engagement Session:
I typically post between 1-3 images as a preview on social media within 24 to 48 hours of your session.
Approximately two weeks after your session I’ll publish a blog post of 25 to 50 images from your session. I’ll send you a link as soon as it is live.
** I can’t guarantee that I will publish a full post of every session that I shoot. It is more important to me that you get your images in a timely manner so sometimes I will publish a blog post after the gallery has been released.**
2-4 weeks after your session you can expect to receive your full gallery of images. You’ll receive an email from me with the link to your gallery and pin number. From the gallery you can download all the high-resolution files.
Approximately 4-6 weeks before your wedding I’ll send you a questionnaire to begin gathering as much information about your day as possible. We’ll work together on a timeline for your day and pick locations for photos throughout the day. See this page for details on timeline planning.
On your Wedding Day:
Just relax and enjoy yourself! All your hard work is paying off, enjoy the ride and soak up all the love from your family and friends who want to celebrate with you. This is the best part of a wedding day!
I’ll be there taking pictures, obviously, and you’ll be having a fabulous time. 🙂 See this page for more details on what it’s like to work with me.
After your Wedding Day:
I typically post 3-6 images as a preview on my blog within 24 to 48 hours of your wedding. I’ll send you a link to that post as soon as it is live and share it on social media.
About 2 weeks after your wedding I’ll publish a blog post of 50-75 images from your day. Again, I’ll send you a link as soon as it is live.
**Again, I can’t guarantee that I will publish a full post of every wedding that I shoot. It is more important to me that you get your images in a timely manner so sometimes I will publish a full blog post after the gallery has been released.**
Your gallery of finished images will be ready about 4 weeks after the wedding. Often it is less than 4 weeks, but it all depends on how many weddings I have at the time. When your images are ready you’ll receive an email from me with the link to your gallery and pin number. You can share the pin number with family and friends that you want to be able to download or you can keep it private. It is totally up to you who can download the images.
If you purchased a collection with an album you can expect to receive your first proof of the album 4-6 weeks after your gallery is released.
Number of Images:
Every wedding is different so there is not a set number of images that you can expect. The number of images depends on the size of your wedding, how much time we have for photography, if you decide to have a first look, and the number of activities planned for the reception. Anywhere between 500 and 750 images is normal.
For engagement sessions you can expect 75 – 125 finished images.