Columbus wedding photographers Forget Me Knot Photography “I pride myself in capturing the most natural, candid and true to life portraiture possible. This style showcases your day as it was, helping to bring your personalities forward and documenting your day for a lifetime of memories.”
So many things are special about your wedding day. While they may seem like small details, sometimes it’s these unnoticed moments that tell the story of your special day. Whether it’s your bouquet or your shoes or your something blue, it’s all a part of your distinct individuality as a couple, sharing your yesterdays while you prepare for your many tomorrows.
While my personality is very candid this naturally comes across in my work. I strive to help make you as comfortable as possible by cracking corny jokes to get the best natural reaction from you as well as bring you into special moments that’ll help you be present in those moments.
My style is very clean & timeless with deep rich contrasty tones sometimes bright & airy yet sometimes moody and romantic. That’s what’s awesome about art!
BEFORE THE WEDDING
Once you fill out my contact form you will get an investment guide from me with detailed package options, a la carte items, etc. If you decide I am in the right price range for you, we can meet up for a coffee and talk details! I think it is so important to get to know each other before booking to make sure we are the right fit for each other. Your photographer is going to be with you a lot over the next year, especially on wedding day, so it’s vital you like them! Not local? No worries, we can FaceTime or Skype! If we meet up and you decide you like my style, personality and inability to not swear at least once during our meeting, then I will send you a contract and invoice, you sign, pay a 30 percent retainer to hold your date and BOOM, I am all yours!
In the next couple of weeks you can expect an email from me and we will get to planning your engagement shoot. I usually start by setting a date and time as well as a rain date. Your engagement shoot lasts 60-90 minutes, and it’s basically just a really really good time. We really get to know each other and have lots of laughs & possibly drinks afterwards 😉
After the engagement shoot, you can expect your edited images within two weeks in an online gallery. Many couples use one of these photos for their Save the Dates.
One month before your wedding I will send you a questionnaire to go over all the little details including a family shot list, vendor details, timeline, etc. This helps immensely for the big day to run smoothly, lets me know any expectations you have that I may have not already known about and gives me tons of info for a blog post after your wedding! However, I am always happy to have a phone call/Facetime or meet up again to go over the details and help in anyway I can.
DURING THE WEDDING
My second shooter and I arrive to the getting ready locations to shoot details. We will go over what you should have with you when we go over the questionnaire. While you are sipping champagne, I am capturing all the small things such as invitations, rings, shoes and jewelry, just to name a few. You have a champagne toast with your girls, I suggest we play the music a bit louder, it’s all very standard. During this time, my second shooter is with your groom doing all the same things. We coordinate meeting up for the first look or ceremony so you don’t see your love before you are meant to. We do the first look, away from everyone, so you can have an intimate moment before you say I do.
During the ceremony my second shooter & I capture different angles of the ceremony so we can get your smile as you walk towards the alter to your husband to be.
After the I DO’s we then capture all those family shots you gave us on that pre-wedding questionnaire. The list helps us get these done quickly and efficiently, so we can go grab some GORGEOUS husband & wife portraits. Yes at this point you are HUSBAND & WIFE! WooHoo!
Party time is next. Every couple does things differently. Some just want to dance all night, some want to do ALL the traditions. I capture all the moments (planned and unplanned) and work with your coordinator to make sure we are ready for anything. I may ask to take you off the dance floor for a quick night time portrait or you may have an epic sparkler exit to end the night.
AFTER YOUR WEDDING
I send you some sneak peeks within the two weeks of your wedding. Your full gallery will be ready for you within 6-8 weeks from your wedding date in a personalized online gallery for you to share with your family and friends. You can also order prints directly from your gallery from my professional labs.
Next, if you ordered an album, we get to designing that! Albums are a beautiful addition to any coffee table and is a great way to display your story to friends and family.
After you get your album and prints, we are technically done working together until we schedule anniversary shoots, maternity, newborn & family sessions. 🙂
Our wedding collections begin at $2,899. However we can also customize a collection to fit your needs & budget. I would love to talk with you about your wedding and the moments you won’t forget.
Get in touch with me today & let’s get started.