Wedding Photographer serving: Winchester, VA; Berryville, VA; Stephans City, VA; Front Royal, VA and the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia & West Virginia
Once you have decided that you would like to meet with me, an appointment is scheduled. On the night of the appointment, you will be able to look through sample wedding albums, enlargements, parent albums, framed pictures, etc. We will discuss the different packages and options associated with the packages. I will explain in detail my storybook approach to capturing your wedding on film and help you with the style you are looking for.
The rehearsal is a very important part of the wedding, not only for the wedding party, but also for the photographer. I attend local rehearsals to meet with family members, find out the church rules regarding photography during the wedding, find special locations indoors or out for bridal pictures, review times for bride and groom pictures, and most importantly help with the coordinating of the rehearsal, if needed. The time spent at the rehearsal does not deduct from your wedding day package, this is a FREE service.
I arrive at the wedding approximatley 2.5 hours before your ceremony to set up the studio equipment used to photograph your portraits. I start with the small details of the day that most photographers over look, from there I move to the dressing room for candid shots of the bride finishing up, and then where off to the altar for the portraits, full lengths, etc. Once those pictures have been completed the bride is then hidden and the men are brought out to have their portraits, full lengths, and group shots taken. These can be done inside or outside of course depending on weather. Then we remove the studio equipment to prepare to photograph the ceremony. After the ceremony the studio equipment is again set up to capture the portraits of the bride & groom, wedding party, and any special pictures. After the church we love to go to a nice outside location to get some pictures done with just the bride and groom. This takes just a few minutes but the memories last a life time.
Lets party! The fun begins at your reception. No more posing for pictures; everything can be taken candid when it happens. I have the appropiate lenses to capture those special moments without being in the center of attention. If special pictures are requested I will use the scenic outdoors when possible or find a suitable indoor location. With most packages I can stay until the last piece of bird seed has been thrown.
AFTER THE WEDDING
Your images are uploaded to 5 harddrives for safe keeping before I begin working on them. Each picture is color corrected, cropped, to the specifications of the book you are getting. I code all pictures and assemble them in a preview album that is yours to keep. Along with your book is your Free CD with all your images. From the preview album you can then choose which pictures you want for enlargements or for any album purchased. I include black and white and special effects with all my weddings unless you decide not to have these options.
WHEN IS MY ALBUM DONE
Normally your images are uploaded to my website within 2 weeks for you to look at and choose your album cover. Once you make your selection then I finish your album and upload everything to the lab which has a turn around of 5 business days. So unlike some photographers that I have heard can take up to 6 months or longer to get your pictures to you, I will get your album to you in less then 4 weeks.
This is my 19th year in wedding photography with over 400 weddings photographed. I am constantly learning new techniques and honing my skill as a wedding photographer to make sure that your pictures are creative, and artistically done. Every bride is different, every wedding is different, I just don't want to take pictures of your wedding. I want to tell your unique story through your pictures so you have cherished memories for the years to come.
Wedding Photography Winchester, Martinsburg, Stephens City, Front Royal, Middleburg, Warrenton, the Shenandoah Valley, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
Stephens City, VA 22655
EMail * 540.869.8614