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AMPERSAND GREY Michel Feist | 780 983 5017 ampersandgrey.com | michel@ampersandgrey.com


WELCOME TO AMPERSAND GREY

now lets get to planning the best day of your life!

Thanks so much for choosing us! We can’t wait to get started planning your personal, customized experience with us. We don’t have to tell you how important this day is, you’re been waiting your whole life for it! Included in this package is a lot of information on what to expect from us and things we think can help you prepare for a perfect day.


The second reason for a time-line running over the allotted time, is the family formals. You need to have your entire family at location on time and have them stay put (this never happens as planned). Contacting each friend and family member personally is key. Not only does this gives you an opportunity to explain the importance of their being on time it more importantly allows you to tell them know how important they are to you. Having 1 or 2 key people who are not in the family portraits orchestrate the family session will take the stress off you. Once you have established the key people you want in the photos please share this list with me at least 3 weeks prior to your wedding day. I can help you plan out the best way to achieve all the shots on your list effectively.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE SAYING I DO

how will your special day play out?

The key to creating the best possible day is planning every moment while expecting there may be hick-ups. Leaving ample time for photography is key to capturing those ever after moments. One of the biggest reasons for a bride to be off track is hair and make-up. If you chose to have a professional make-up artist and hair stylist take care of your cover girl look, you must plan enough time for them to inevitably run late. They usually will. I suggest you tell your hair and make-up artists you need to be done 30-45 minutes earlier than you actually need to be, that way you will won’t be rushed and your day won’t start with any extra stress.


ENGAGE THE LOVE

why the engagement session is so important

I believe the engagement session is a key ingredient to starting our wonderful new photographic relationship. It not only gives you a fun session to capture your love for each other and the ability to create beautiful images for a registry book at your wedding reception but it allows us to learn more about each other. You will get an idea of how I orchestrate a session and I will learn how to make you more comfortable in front of the camera. We’re a new team - the 3 of us - and no two couples are alike to me. I like to customize each session according to your likes, personalities and quirks. A customized session takes time to plan and lots of communication. I will need your help with this but I promise you will be so much more happy with images that you had a part in creating. Collaboration with my clients is just about my most favourite thing about this process.

All wedding packages come with a complimentary engagement session. YAY!


THE FIRST LOOK

Seeing each other before the Ceremony

It sounds a bit radical, I know, but hear us out. Opting for the first look isn’t for everyone. We completely understand the importance of tradition but more often these days brides and grooms are open to creating their own traditions – if you fall into this category this might be for you. Choosing the first look gives you and your love a private moment alone to experience the first moment of the day together. A beautiful, intimate moment where you can touch, kiss, hold hands, whisper and snuggle in privacy. It gives you the opportunity relieve each others nervousness. By alleviating nerves, you are able to enjoy your march down the aisle, you can focus on your man at the end of the row and take in more of the emotion from your guests.

From a photographic stand point, your make-up is fresh, dress clean and wrinkle free - these once and a life time photos will surely be cherished and most likely some of your favourite of the day. Most of the bridal photos will be done at this time creating a much smoother timeline after the Ceremony for family formals and ultimately giving you more time to be with your guests at cock-tail hour.


AMPERSAND GREY STUDIO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES crossing i’s and dotting t’s

We will need to book your engagement session at least 3 months prior to your wedding day. Booking the session is your responsibility, so please contact us with plenty of time. If you are ordering guest sign-in albums for your reception we need to allow 4-5 weeks for design, printing & shipping. Typically a week day evening is best if your wedding is booked in the summer months. Other arraignments can be made but Saturdays are usually booked for weddings and lifestyle sessions. The evening sunset sessions are the most romantic and this is the most beautiful light of the day. (other than sun rise but this girl doesn’t work well at 5 am) You have already paid the 25% retainer to book your wedding date with us but please be reminded that your final payment is due 3 weeks prior to you wedding date. We will send you an email reminder 4 weeks prior.


AFTER THE HONEYMOON

when will your photos be ready to view

So you get home from your - hopefully - sunny vacation and you are crazy excited to see some photos. If your day allowed, we produced a same day edit for you at your reception. If the timeline didn’t allow that I bet you just can’t wait to feast your eyes on how gorgeous you were on your wedding day. Although the digital processing of the final images takes approximately 8-12 weeks, our studio usually run a sneak peek on our blog or facebook within two. When the final images are ready, you will get an email to set up your in-person image viewing session. At that time you will chose your favorite images for us to design your custom album and we will give you the information to access your online gallery and help you chose wall art of your favourite images.

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REFERRAL PROGRAM

if we love you, we’ll probably love your friends too

If you are so inclined, we would love it if you referred your potential bride & groom friends to us. Our referral program works for you too. If you send a friend to us, tell them to mention you in the first email, if they book a wedding with us you will get 10% off your next session or a $50 print credit on a session we’ve already done for you. Send us 3 in one year, we’ll give you your anniversary session fee free! Please ask us about our gift registry. We can make it easy for you to ask for part or all of your wedding package to be gifted to you. How great is that?


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