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2019 WEDDING GUIDE

WEDDING GUIDE

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DUDE, YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED!

And look at you already diving into your wedding planning?! Rock on. I’m happy you’re here. Weddings are a big deal, and so is picking your wedding photographer. It’s like deciding on a pint of Ben and Jerry’s (yes, I’m talking full pint) – all the flavors are delicious, but what one meets all the sugary, creamy goodness you crave?

Through this guide, I hope to make that decision a bit easier for you. Learn a little more about me, how I do things around here, and what to expect from me on one of the best days of your life. I will continue to say this each and every time, but I am SO stinkin’ happy you’re here. Let’s dig in! 2019 WEDDING GUIDE |

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U P B E AT , Q U I R K Y , C R E AT I V E , & A H E A LT H Y D O S E O F N O S TA L G I C . I was born and raised in Seattle, which gave me a great appreciation for natural beauty, Grey’s Anatomy, and consistently good weather (cue my move to San Diego several years ago).

Photography is my full time gig, and I pinch myself constantly that I get to do this for a living. It stemmed from a genuine love of people, connection, and highlighting the best parts of both of those together. I was previously trained as a marriage and family therapist, so naturally photography was the next step... obviously.

One of my favorite things is seeing two people truly find joy in each other. I mean really, there’s nothing sexier. That’s something I constantly seek to capture on the other side of my camera, and hope to bring to life with any couple I work with. You’ll see we have a lot of fun around here, and you can hold me to that.

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YO! I’M CARMEN

If this was a dating app, I’d describe myself as

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Your wedding is a huge investment – one I take very seriously. I’m here to give you photos your kids can look at one day and say, “Wow my parents were a perfect combo of sexy and adorable, what the?!” Giving you my best work is my top priority. And it’s a real fun process. Take a look, consult your boo, and please ask any questions you may have.

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$3 ,5 00

$3 ,000

• Up to 8 hours coverage

• Up to 6 hours coverage

• High res downloads,

• High res downloads,

online gallery, & print release • Timeline construction

online gallery, & print release • Timeline construction

• Engagement session

E LO P E M E N T

A L A C A RT E

Start at $1,500. However these

Second shooter - $45/hr

are very customizable depending

Additional Coverage - $200/hr

on your day, so reach out for a custom quote.

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LET’S TALK MONEY HONEY!

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“In a word: Magic! Carmen is magic! She is an incredibly talented photographer & true professional. She is also an absolute delight and a hoot & holler to work with.” – M O R G A N P.

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Engagement sessions are a blast! Truly, some of my favorite times with my couples. This is a time for you all to relax, play around, get the best photos of your life, all the above, etc. This is also an amazing time for us to get to know each other, and get familiar working together. Come time for your wedding, we’ll be three peas in a pod (because, why not), and this will just add to the ease you feel when I arrive on your wedding day.

“But my fiancé & I are so awkward!”

Here’s the thing: I never expect a couple to walk into an engagement session feeling like super models, so this is why I’m here to help! Getting photos taken can feel really foreign at first, but I promise to work my magic and make it super fun.

Music? I got that. Need an adult beverage? No problem. I like to take things easy and am in no rush during our session. This is a time for you both to connect and remember that YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED. Not to mention you’re about to get some killer photos for your save

albums, prints for your home, holiday cards, the list goes on and on. Yay!

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planning a destination wedding, I would

MY FIANCÉ DOESN’T LIKE BEING

love to photograph it! Let’s chat about

P H OTO G R A P H E D – I S T H AT O K AY ?

your vision and we can figure out how travel costs fit in.

D O W E R E C E I V E R AW I M A G E S ?

YUP. This is okay and normal! I can’t tell you the number of times couples have brought this up. This is why you’re hiring me, because it’s my job to make this

RAW images, or unedited images as some

a positive and fun experience for you

would call them, are essentially massive

AND your fiancé. I can read a room pretty

files that take up space on your comput-

well, and am ready and well equipped to

er, and include blinking, sneezing, stank

put both of you at ease. Whether it be

faces, and the moments that don’t neces-

through music, a brewski, or just some

sarily tell the story of how beautiful your

joking back and forth – I gotchu.

wedding day really was. That’s why you

FAQ D O YO U M E E T W I T H P EO P L E B E FO R E B O O K I N G ?

I don’t charge a travel fee for Southern

Typically, FaceTime, email, and phone is

California weddings within 60 miles of

how I communicate with the majority of

San Diego. After 60 miles, it’s 60 cents

my couples. However, I freaking love my

per mile. For out of state weddings, a flat

couples, and I want to make sure you love

rate will be provided which includes the

me too. If you’re local to San Diego, and

cost of round trip ticket for me and my

it’s convenient to meet, I frequent a vari-

second shooter (if applicable) + minimum

ety of awesome coffee shops and would

2 nights (no accommodations needed

love to buy you a PSL.

for Seattle + Portland inquiries). If you’re

H AV E YO U S H OT AT O U R V E N U E

Giving out RAW files would be like giving

B E FO R E ? D O E S T H AT M A K E A

you all the ingredients to make seafood

DIFFERENCE?

enchiladas but no recipe. So in short, no, I do not give out RAW images because they are not your final product.

H O W M A N Y P H OTO S D O YO U D E L I V E R I N A W E D D I N G G A L L E RY ?

A huge part of my job as your wedding photographer is to walk into a room and immediately know the most flattering light, angles, and composition. For these reasons, it makes little difference whether or not I have shot at a venue before,

This is a great question and probably my

because the best photos are complete-

most frequently asked. For my 6 hour

ly dependent on the light, setting, and

packages I start at a minimum of 300 pho-

timing of the current moment. However,

tos, and for my 8 hour packages I start at

I love being familiar with my venues so

a minimum of 500 photos. There is no cap

if it is one I haven’t shot at before, I will

to how many photos I deliver. I want to

always show up early to scout locations

give you as many bomb-ass, unique, and

for your photos.

flattering photos as I can that tell the story of your day, so the more the merrier.

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D O YO U C H A R G E A T R AV E L F E E ?

hired me – to take care of all that for you.

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D O YO U H E L P U S M A K E A T I M E L I N E ?

OH YES I DO. Once I receive a day of schedule from you, I create a pretty little detailed photo timeline for you so you know what to expect and when. Don’t know where to begin with your day of schedule? Just ask and I can send you an example timeline from past weddings so you have somewhere to start!

IF WE DON’T NEED A C O M P L I M E N TA RY E N G A G E M E N T S H O OT , I S O U R PA C K A G E P R I C E LO W E R E D ?

Nope. The engagement shoot is a freebie with the 8 hour package, but is not involved in the package price.

W H AT I F YO U G E T S I C K O R C A N ’ T S H O W U P TO O U R W E D D I N G ?

tos of yourself you have EVER seen (yes, that’s a tall order but I’m confident in my abilities). This means making you look like your best YOU in your natural state. I do not do any body modifications in Photoshop for this reason. If there is something you are self conscious about, let me know beforehand, I would love to put more focus on the things about yourself that you L-O-V-E.

C A N YO U A D J U S T YO U R E D I T I N G S T Y L E FO R O U R W E D D I N G ?

Trust me, I am a freak with getting my colors as perfect as I can. I want your wedding to look and feel as close to as it looked as possible. I try to keep my editing as consistent as possible in all my work, so if you’re keeping up with my blog, website, Instagram, Facebook, you have a good idea of what to expect. If you

This is covered in my contract! If anything

want to see other wedding galleries just

were to happen to me, I have systems in

to be sure, just ask! I gotchu!

place so that you would be covered with an equally qualified photographer.

“ A D J U ST M E N T S ” I N P H OTO S H O P ?

Here’s the thing; it is my job to give you the most flattering, sexy, emotional, pho-

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WHAT’S NEXT? 1

Finish reading this guide.

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Submit an inquiry through my booking form on my website.

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Receive a follow up email from me within 24 hours.

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Set up a time to chat (FaceTime, phone call, in person).

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Sign a contract & make a payment of 1/3 of your total wedding package price as a retainer to hold your date in my calendar. And you’re good to go! Ba da bing. Ba da boom.

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Carmen Lopez Photography 2019 Info Guide  

This info guide will give you all the details about my wedding packages, pricing, engagement sessions, and next steps in the booking process...

Carmen Lopez Photography 2019 Info Guide  

This info guide will give you all the details about my wedding packages, pricing, engagement sessions, and next steps in the booking process...

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