Once you book and secure a date with a deposit
and signed contract/terms, We will send you, by email
attachments, more information regarding the details of your
wedding. Once we have the information we can finalize the plans
for your wedding, and inform everyone involved of what to
expect. We will email to you a detailed wedding plan
(Timeline) closer to the wedding date for you to review.
This Timeline will have very important, detailed information and
instructions for your wedding event and will ease your mind in
understanding how your event will unfold. We can then
discuss it to make sure we have all of the correct information.
When you arrive at your Gulf Coast destination for
your wedding, please call us and let us know you are at your
destination, and please provide us with any updated cell phone or
other phone numbers where you can be reached.
You can schedule your wedding for any time of day
you want, however, we do not recommend mid-morning, mid-day or
mid-afternoon weddings on the beach. The overhead sunlight is
extremely bright that time of day, and as Professional Photographers
know this creates shadowing and squinting and will change the
outcome of your most important images. The best lighting is
the hour before sunset known as the Golden Hour. If you want
the closest time possible to sunset, we will look up the sunset time
for that date, and determine the starting time by which wedding
package you have purchased, along with how many people are involved
in your wedding (attendants, family, and events, such as reception
events). We must start early enough to be finished with all
photography by the time the sun sets. First and foremost ,we
are Professional Photographers and will direct you in the best time
of day for outdoor lighting.
If you purchase a wedding package with a cake
reception included, we can have the wedding outdoors and the
bride/groom cake cutting and bride/groom champagne toast at the
ceremony site or set up inside your accommodations in the air
conditioning. If your wedding budget allows, A rental beach
house is the perfect setting for a beach wedding with a cake/punch
reception, and many condo/resorts have meeting/banquet rooms you can
rent for this. If the cake reception portion of the wedding is
moved indoors, it must be an adjacent area to the ceremony.
Any traveling on our part from the ceremony location to a reception
location may entail an additional fee for time and travel.
However, to avoid this, you may consider adding and upgrade of a
Value Package One or Two to your wedding package.
If you are purchasing a wedding package, and plan on
incorporating the reception portion with a catered meal,
you should consider upgrading your package to
include the Value Photography Package 2 or 3. This will
allow for our travel time to the catered location, more hours of
coverage for the additional time needed for the dinner, and will
certainly increase the number of Proofs to accommodate the
additional activity coverage.
It is also possible, if you do want the
wedding that includes the cake service, to setup the cake and
champagne toast on the beach, so we can get all the photographs
of the bride and groom toast and cake cutting. Then we can
pack up the cake and everything that goes with it (napkins,
plates, cups, forks, beverage, etc) and just send it with you,
so you can serve it after your dinner at a later hour.
Timeline: Generally, the timeline for your
wedding is as follows:
Formal Portraits (bride/groom, attendants, immediate family,
Bride and Groom informal romantic beach stroll with photographer
Champagne Toast and Cake Cutting (if included in package)
The actual time it takes for a wedding is determined
not only by the particular package you choose, but by the number of
people involved in your wedding and formal photography (attendants,
family, and guests).
We will have a number of people providing services
at your wedding, including the professional photographer, minister/Officiant,
director of wedding services, and a general assistant. The
director of wedding services will be available to instruct everyone
involved in the wedding where to go, stand, and direct the
processional. We will have everything planned according to the
information you provide in the questionnaire, so please be as
detailed and specific as you can.