W E D D I N G S
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delighted images PHOTOGRAPHING THE LIGHT WITHIN Congratulations on your engagement! There is something kind of crazy awesome about finding the person you want to be with forever. This early planning phase is a time to be enjoyed. Remember the little moments that made your heart flutter. Remember the lame jokes you told each other that tickled out belly laughs. And remember the strength you’ve given each other in times of heartbreak. Your wedding is the physical manifestation of all those moments that make your relationship unique. The wedding day is one of only a few days in life when ten hours can feel like only two. Months of planning culminates in a single event. When it’s all over, your wedding photographs are one of the few things you’ll get to keep. From the details, to authentic emotions, to creating striking portraits, I strive to document the story of your wedding. I look forward to helping you tell your love story.
While I occasionally work on styled shoots with models and a team of vendors to create inspiration, all of the people in this publication are real, non-model couples during real shoots or weddings under real time and space constraints.
ABOUT DELIGHTED IMAGES
Meet me, Desirée Nguyen and learn about my approach to photographing your day.
THE BIG PICTURE
An overview of the wedding photography life cycle.
DESIGNING YOUR COLLECTION
Learn about the Ultimate Base Collection and different services and products to help you design a collection that best meets your needs.
Information to help you select the couple’s session & style that’s right for you.
PREPARING FOR YOUR PHOTO SHOOT
Things to consider when preparing for your professional photography experience.
WHAT TO WEAR DURING YOUR SESSION
Outfit inspiration to help you coordinate, not match.
MAPPING OUT YOUR WEDDING DAY
An overview of the wedding day photography timeline planning process with a checklist, sample, and template.
Detailed information about having the photographer you want for your dream destination wedding.
F R E Q U E N T LY ASKED QUESTIONS
Still have questions? See answers to common questions.
Kind words of praise from a few awesome couples.
DELIGHTED IM AGES Delighted Images is a full service photography studio specializing in customized engagement, pre-wedding, and wedding photography. Owned by Desirée Nguyen and based in San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles, Delighted Images creates tailored experiences that are meant to capture the unique qualities that make each couple special both locally and worldwide. With a strong sense of communication, Desirée will guide you and your fiancé to maximize the best light and most flattering poses for all body types, creating images that portray the best version of you.
DESIRÉE NGUYEN FUN FACTS Despite my background and
professional tendencies, I’m always ready to step to the beat on the
As a photographer, my subject is light. My camera is merely an instrument I use
dance floor, and I love a funny
to sculpt my subject. I believe that there is a unique light that shines in each of
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us. When I can engage sincerely with my clients, I can find that light. I believe
personal facts about me:
that this light within us is what makes a strong portrait truly memorable. This is how I approach photography. This is my philosophy. The focus of my brand is my
Makeup and perfume are
client. That is why I named my company DELIGHTED IMAGES—it’s all about
my favorite vices. I have 50
you, and photographing the light within.
different shades of nudes in eye shadows and lipsticks, all of them necessary, I swear!
I’m kind of obsessed with podcasts. Current favorites
Always striving for different ways to craft light around my clients, I want to tell
are Monday Morning Podcast,
your story in the most visually striking way while still maintaining timelessness.
Stuff You Should Know,
The best results are yielded with true and genuine emotion. To get that emotion,
Modern Love, and 99%
I focus on experiences for you and your fiancé to enjoy. From picnics to frolicking
on the beach, to any ideas you may have; it’s all about the experience. This allows you to focus on what’s truly important—enjoying each other. Gaining your
Despite trying to eat low carb, I have a crazy sweet tooth. If
confidence this way helps me portray the best version of you.
I could eat one meal all day, it would be dessert.
I love animals! One of my volunteer activities is
With formal training as an attorney, it’s only natural for me to provide a fully
photographing animals for
professional experience. From all communication and throughout the entire
San Francisco Animal Care
process, you can expect punctuality, reliability, and thoroughness. As the
& Control. I have two well-
provider of one of your first heirlooms, I take my responsibilities very seriously.
traveled occicats and a mini rex rabbit to snuggle with every day.
As an artist specializing in photography, I believe that my job is only half complete when I press the shutter. I post process all of my deliverable work
I love traveling and taking
personally with the hope that you will want to proudly show off your photos.
night photos of dreamy
I love the opportunities for creativity in photography, as well as providing a
personalized customer service experience as a business owner. My proudest
deserts, mountains, and
images come from working with people who I would want to hang out with even
canyons — I can’t get enough.
if they weren’t paying me. At the end of the day, loving my job comes down to loving my clients, and I happily go the extra mile for people who appreciate it.
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT DELIGHTED IMAGES IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR NEEDS, BOTH AT AN ARTISTIC LEVEL AND A FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL.
I’VE FOUND THAT THE CLIENTS THAT ARE THE BEST
M ATC H H AV E A F E W T R A I T S I N CO M M O N. S E R I O U S LY, I WO R K WITH SOME AWESOME COUPLES.
The Delighted Bride has very high attention to
The Delighted Groom plays an integral role in
detail and wants a wedding as beautiful as she
the wedding planning. He is often in charge of
knows her marriage will be. She is poised under
two or three large aspects of the wedding, usually
pressure and gracious with her guests. She hand
including the photography selection. He is a
selects her maids with care and makes them feel
photography enthusiast himself and cares mostly
like the important people that they are, even
about the things directly affecting him and his
on her special day. The Delighted Bride knows
bride. He has impeccable taste and wants to
that when the time comes, she can trust her
relish in the day almost as much as his bride. The
vendors to execute amazing work. She is able to
Delighted Groom looks out for the well-being of
let go of the planning and simply enjoy the most
his bride during the planning and makes sure she
important moments of her wedding day.
is not over stressed.
THE BIG PICTURE
AN OVERVIEW OF THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LIFECYCLE
After I receive your inquiry, you’ll receive a detailed email
The fun part! We’ll spend a few hours creating your dream
with information including pricing. I’ll also send you some
photos and have a great time while doing it! I really focus
questions about your specific wedding. Be thorough when
on making the experience fun, while giving you tips to look
answering these questions because it will help determine
your best. Think of this as a date with a third wheel who’s
the best services and products for you and give you a good
always trying to get that Instagram worthy shot!
estimate of the costs.
BOOKING APPOINTMENT When you’re ready to secure your date, we’ll set an inperson booking appointment for the three of us to meet.
We’ll go over and sign the contract, and pay the retainer. I
Add a Delighted Intimates
do book on a first booked, first served basis.
session to surprise your fiancé!
VIDEO CHAT When I have more information about your specific wedding vision, we’ll schedule a time for the three of us to talk via a video call. We’ll talk about you and how you met, your plans and goals, as well as how I can help you accomplish these goals.
ENGAGEMENT SHOOT PLAN About 2-3 months before your wedding, depending on the look you want, we’ll start planning for your engagement session. Details on page 13.
REFERRALS & NEWBORNS
You should make any orders for prints or a
Keep the relationship going by referring
guestbook about a month to two weeks before your
your friends and family, or contact me for a
wedding to have it in time for the big day.
newborn shoot! (No pressure, of course!)
PHOTO REVEAL No more than 3 months after the wedding (during the busiest times of the year) you will receive your gallery information to view and share photos!
WE D D I N G DAY Eat cake, dance your butt off, and be married!
ALBUM REVISIONS / DELIVERY TIMELINE PLANNING About 6 weeks before the wedding, I will send you a detailed timeline questionnaire to help you start thinking
If you have ordered an album, we’ll begin revising the ideal layout that I have custom designed for you. Typically after two rounds of revisions, the album and all the photos will be done and ready for delivery.
about the specifics of the day. After you submit the
If you don’t order an album, your images will be delivered via
timeline, we’ll meet in person to finalize the plans.
flash drive within a week of revealing your online gallery.
DESIGNING YOUR COLLECTION
I’ve taken the confusion and pressure of picking “the right” collection out of the process by offering only one base collection with all the necessities for basic wedding day coverage. The Ultimate Base Collection includes:
A standard engagement session or an additional hour of wedding day coverage
Up to 8 hours of wedding day photography coverage
One second photographer
A custom crystal flash drive of images
Usage license for personal use of the photos
Photography timeline planning
Optimization of all final images
Online, password-protected viewing and ordering gallery
This collection offers the minimum services that most clients want with room for a few additional services and products for couples who know their wedding will go beyond the basics.
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND LIGHTING ASSISTANT
As the exclusive professional photographer of my clientsâ€™
For couples planning a multiday event, additional days are
weddings, I offer collections with a second photographer to
available at an affordable ĂĄ la carte rate. Additional days are also
offer more variety in viewpoints, and simply more coverage. I
great for couples who are looking for rehearsal dinner coverage
recommend having a second photographer for weddings longer
and/or engagement party coverage. Similar to the ultimate base
than 3 hours, and/or larger than 75 guests, with an additional
collection, additional day coverage includes all the deliverable
photographer for every 100 guests after 350 people. Unlike the
photos and usage license.
second photographer, the lighting assistant is a non-shooting assistant that helps setup and adjust lighting throughout the day to allow the photographers to stay focused on shooting. A lighting assistant is recommended for Pre-Wedding Sessions and weddings with over 500 people.
FILM PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE
OPTIMIZATION OF ALL FINAL IMAGES
Adding film to your wedding day photography is a great way
All final images are inspected and edited, if needed, for optimal
to incorporate a dreamy, nostalgic look to the most special
color, tone, exposure, and clarity before they are delivered.
moments of the day. I use both 35mm and 6x4.5 medium format
Additionally, I use my discretion for any advanced retouching
cameras alongside my digital cameras with professional grade
that may be necessary to execute my vision on specific images.
film to get soft pastel tones and dynamic range. From a quality
If you have specific requests for advanced retouching, just email
standpoint, film is unbeatable.
me to discuss your needs. If the request is possible, an advanced retouching fee will apply.
HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES
As a full service photography studio, I believe that your
With technology changing as rapidly as it has in the last ten
photos should live outside of your hard drive. But, for a
years, it’s safe to say that digital archiving is not the safest means
limited time, all collections include the high resolution .jpeg
of storing your wedding photos. In addition to getting rid of USB
files of the final, optimized images with a license to print
ports on new computers and the security risks of storing things
for you personal use and enjoyment. If you prefer to use a
in the Cloud, the best method of preserving your photos is the
third party retailer to print your photos, I encourage you to
old fashion method of prints. And honestly, there is no more
try Mpix as an affordable option over Costco or Walgreens.
satisfying way to view photos than to hold them in your hands.
However, when you order prints through Delighted Images, those images will receive special attention and detailed retouching to ensure perfect printing.
PERSONALIZED CRYSTAL USB DRIVES The Ultimate Base Collection includes delivery of all final images on a crystal USB drive personalized with your names and wedding date, or “Wedding Memories” for multiday weddings. These crystal drives are made of solid glass and laser etched for a stylish and timeless look.
HEIRLOOM ALBUMS Heirloom albums boast flush mounted images for seamless viewing with thick, rigid pages. Albums are bound in your choice of linen or leather and finished with foil or blind debossing for an elegant touch. Tip: Think ahead about your finished products. If you think youâ€™ll want an album, consider getting matching guestbook for your wedding reception.
PRINTS & WALL ART
GUESTBOOK & PARENT ALBUMS
For clients looking for professional quality printing,
Guestbooks and Parent albums are made with all the same
Delighted Images offers a variety of professional prints
features of the Standard Album to match so that you have
and canvas wall art from professional photos labs.
a cohesive set of books. The guestbook is made with your
All images selected for print in any medium receives
engagement photos and designed to optimize space for
advanced retouching for print optimization.
messages from your guests on your wedding day. Parent albums are an exact match of your wedding album design, just one size smaller than your wedding album.
DECISIONS, DECISIONS PICKING THE SESSION THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
SESSION FOR JUST YOU AND YOUR FIANCÉ. HAVING A COUPLE’ S SESSION BEFORE YOUR WEDDING IS SO IMP ORTANT TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR WEDDING PORTRAIT SESSION.
During this session, we will work together under a low pressure situation to learn how to communicate best with each other and the best angles and poses to flatter your body types together. The session is meant to be really fun and portray the best version of the two of you. This means we’ll do whatever you feel makes you quintessentially you. Working together before your wedding helps us gain trust and confidence, so that by the time your wedding day arrives, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t have to worry about your wedding photos.
Because all Delighted Couples agree that the couple’s session before the wedding was so helpful, a standard session is included in the Ultimate Base Collection. With four different length options and two additional session styles available, it’s easy to find the session that’s right for you. And, once you decide on your session type, the fun really begins with your custom concept and the shoot!
MINI ENGAGEMENT SESSION
UP TO 1 HOUR 1 LOCATION 1 OUTFIT
For couples who are eloping or just want a fun updated
Sometimes couples have their engagement photos
session, the mini engagement session is the smallest
taken by another photographer, in a different location,
couple’s session I recommend for everyone. This is
and believe that they don’t need another engagement
a short one hour session, with one outfit and one
session because they already know how to take
location designed to keep things simple. We focus on
photos together. Unfortunately, this is a common
the most important goal—getting to know each other
misconception that leads to my Encore Sessions
and your comfort levels and style before your wedding
(page 19). Every photographer works, communicates,
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day. Having a session before the the wedding allows me
and sees things differently. As noted before, the
of appearance time
to take note of the best positions, lighting, and couples
importance of working together before the wedding
poses for you and your body types. You will leave your
extends beyond just having more photos of the two
session feeling confident and less stressed about at
of you. Think about it, you taste your cake and food
least one aspect of your wedding day. Additionally,
before the wedding, try on and alter your dress and tux
you’ll have photos ready to display at your wedding
before the wedding. Why would you risk letting your
photographer go untested on your wedding day?
STANDARD ENGAGEMENT SESSION
UP TO 2 HOURS 2 LOCATIONS 2 OUTFITS
30 Mins Travel & change of appearance time
For most couples, the Standard Engagement Session
This session lets me spend good quality time with
is the perfect balance of variety and low pressure
youâ€”both together and individually. We will create
togetherness. This two hour session allows enough
plenty of couples photos perfect for a slide show,
time for two outfits and two nearby locations. Because
framing as wall art, or a printing in a guestbook. We
the additional hour is great for getting comfortable in
will also take individual portraits of each person, which
front of the camera, this session gives couples more
are often used for profile avatars. Additionally, Iâ€™ll take
variety in their photos. I recommend having one
detail photos of your ring, jewelry, and any sentimental
formal or culturally traditional outfit, and one semi
items you want incorporated in your session. You will
dressy and well-accessorized outfit. For locations,
leave the session knowing how to stand with your
give yourself variety with one urban location, and
arm and feet in the most slimming position, as well as
one natural location. Try to select a location that
understand the visual cues I will give you throughout
is important or meaningful for the two of you. See
the wedding day to guide you along. By the end of this
Preparing for your Photo Session on page 23 for more
session, you will both be totally prepared for your
wedding photos. There is no better accessory than happiness and confidence in a wedding photo!
EXTENDED ENGAGEMENT SESSION
UP TO 5 HOURS 2-3 LOCATIONS 2-3 OUTFITS
1 hour Travel & change of appearance time
For couples who want seriously gorgeous photos, the
with a current project, I may bring in vendor friends
Extended Engagement Session is a great choice. This
to contribute their talents to the session at no extra
session is for couples who envision well-detailed, awe-
costs, or nominal costs, and a model release. Examples
inspiring engagement photos. This session is up to five
of potential vendors are cinematographers, florists,
hours, and has enough time for two to three locations
designers, and hair and/or makeup artists. Regardless
and two to three outfits.
of who I may bring in, the resulting photos will be editorial and bespoke to give you a complete, varied
This is the ideal starting point for couples who want
their engagement photos published in wedding blogs and magazines. For sessions beyond three hours, I
This is also the ideal starting point for couples who
spend extra time with the couple before the shoot
want to incorporate the Wanderlust Love Session
planning the schedule, outfits, and shots for the
style into their engagement photos because the extra
day. This is where things get really tailored to you,
time allotment allows us to travel to hard to reach
including the mood, aesthetic, theme, and prop list.
and unspoiled natural locations. See Wanderlust Love
If the concept is shaping up to be unique or in line
Sessions on page 19 for more details.
P R E-W E D D I N G S E S S I O N
UP TO 8 HOURS 3-5 LOCATIONS 3-4 OUTFITS
2 hours Travel & change of appearance time
For couples who want to add a little fantasy to their
This session is also the ideal length for couples who
gallery, the Pre-Wedding Session is an eight hour
would like an Encores Session due to subpar wedding
session designed to give you high production images.
photos from another photographer. In this case, itâ€™s
Typically, the Pre-Wedding Session is best for couples
usually not just the portraits that the couple would
who are having a destination wedding either to the Bay
like retaken, so the ample time allows for photos of
Area or when they bring me along to another location.
outfit and accessory details, getting ready photos, and
See Destination Weddings on page 30 for more
more grand wedding portraits.
information. Couples also hire a hair and makeup artist(s) to change the looks throughout the session. I have recommendations for makeup artists who are phenomenal and accustomed to these sessions, so feel free to ask. Like the Extended Engagement Session, if we are planning a novel concept, I may try to bring in more vendors to help with the shoot in exchange for credit and photos.
UP TO 8 HOURS 3-5 LOCATIONS 3-4 OUTFITS
2 hours Travel & change of appearance time
For couples who need a do over, or couples who loved the experience so much they want to do it again. An Encore Session is any session that takes place after
the wedding. While an Encore Session can be applied to any session length (see pages 15-18), if you are looking for a redo because your wedding photos did not turn out as you hoped, I recommend booking the longest session (Pre-Wedding Session). We’ll need plenty of time to recreate as much as we can without throwing a second wedding. This includes the getting ready photos, lay-down shots of the dress(es), tux, and accessories, and individual and couple’s portraits. Shorter Encore Sessions are only recommended for couples celebrating their anniversaries or those who want to relive the portrait session of their wedding day.
SESSION STYLES GIVE YOUR GALLERY A LITTLE EXTRA OOMPH. THIS IS THE PART OF MY JOB THAT I LOVE BECAUSE IT EMPHASIZES ARTISTRY. I’M WILLING TO DRIVE ALL DAY FOR A SHOOT IN AN AMAZING LOCATION AND STUNNING FILM PHOTOS THAT ARE REMINISCENT OF LIFE MAGAZINE.
examples on next page
FOR COUPLES WHO LOVE
FOR COUPLES WHO WANT A LITTLE
A LITTLE ADVENTURE
DREAMINESS IN THEIR GALLERY
This session style is for couples who love nature and
Hybrid photography is the term used to describe the marriage
appreciate all the fleeting beauty around us. The Wanderlust
between digital and film photography. I am excited to offer
Love Session style is very organic and focuses on featuring the
the option of medium format and 35mm film photography in
natural surroundings as much as you two. The pre-planning
any of the sessions described in pages 15-18. Medium format
for this session style is more focused on your outfits than
film provides a gorgeous depth of tone and range that is
props, though be prepared to hike, climb, and, occasionally,
difficult to achieve with even the best digital cameras. Adding
get wet to make the most of the location. Potential locations
a film component to your session will give your gallery a
Iâ€™d love to explore are Antelope Canyon; the Bonneville Salt
timelessness and romantic feel to your total collection, while
Flats; Painted Hills in Mitchell Oregon; Sand Dunes at Pismo
the digital component ensures you have plenty of options,
Beach; and Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles, Washington. This
especially in low light situations, so youâ€™ll receive both quality
session style is truly timeless and will serve as a potentially
and quantity with a hybrid session. Examples are on the next
interesting historical reference for later generations as our
page. Pay particular attention to the skin tones. There is more
world further develops.
density in the color and detail in the shadows and highlights of the film images compared to their digital counterpart.
WANDERLUST LOVE SESSION & HYBRID SESSION LANAKAI, OAHU DIGITAL (LEFT), FILM (RIGHT)
WANDERLUST LOVE SESSION
WANDERLUST LOVE SESSION
NA PALI COAST, KAUAI
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA
WANDERLUST LOVE SESSION & HYBRID SESSION WAIKIKI, OAHU FILM
WANDERLUST LOVE SESSION & HYBRID SESSION JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA DIGITAL (LEFT), FILM (RIGHT)
PREPARING FOR YOUR PHOTO SESSION
THINGS TO CONSIDER TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE.
F I R S T A N D M O S T I M P O R TA N T LY, WH E N? The time of the shoot can sometimes dictate the quality of images. The more comfortable you are, and the more clean the background is, the more we can use our time to create different looks for your gallery. The ideal shooting environment is clean with few crowds. This means shooting in locations that are secluded, at unpopular times like dawn or in the middle of the night, and shooting on non-holiday weekdays. This is especially important if one or both of you are a little shy in front of the camera or groups. Nothing calls for more attention than a well-dressed couple being followed by a photographer!
TIME OF DAY Sunsets are gorgeous, and here on the West Coast, they’re unbeatable especially for those ideal romantic and airy photos. In the summer, sunsets are later in the day and last longer. Couple sessions are typically planned around sunset to maximize the variety in your gallery. Depending on your preferred aesthetic, the majority of the photo session will take place either before or after the sunset. For popular locations, a beautiful sunset is thwarted by crowds, and in that case, sunrise is the next best thing.
LOCATION Pick your location based on what’s meaningful to you as a couple—first date, first vacation, where you fell in love. Once we have an idea of the location that is significant to you, we’ll either use it or try to recreate the feel of the destination. If your first date was at the Palace of Fine Arts, we’ll bare the crowds and take a few shots there, but if you’re looking for popular landmarks in San Francisco, let me know and we’ll find creative ways to capture iconic locations while minimizing crowd interference. Keep in mind that many locations will require a permit to shoot. For couples that have an appreciation for the natural beauty of our planet, the Wanderlust Love Sessions is probably the style for you, and I’ll happily waive travel fees for an epic, #wanderlust worthy shoot.
H A I R , M A K E U P, A N D OTHER APPOINTMENTS TO MAKE Maximize your hair and makeup trial appointment by scheduling it before our photo session. This will give you a chance to see how your makeup will photograph, as well as how your hair and makeup artist(s) work in a time sensitive situation. The sunset will happen with or without ONCE
WILL GET INTO THE LOGISTICS OF THE
you! Also, don’t forget to have your nails manicured for ring shots. I recommend picking a subtle, neutral color to keep your photos timeless. For the groom this is a good time to have his barber tested with a trim and beard grooming, if necessary, a couple days before the session.
WHAT TO BRING
DISCUSS YOUR WANTS AND OUR
The simple answer is only what you need for the shoot. We may have to walk quite far to get to
VISION BEFORE THE SHOOT. FOR
a secluded location, so try to reduce your carry alongs to the necessities that fit in a sandwich
bag. I do recommend having a comfortable pair of flats for walking or between photos. For props,
HOURS, A DETAILED PRODUCTION
either keep it to a minimum or go big with the whole scene. For example, minimal props would
be a blanket or bicycle, and a scene would be camping with a tent, firewood, hot cocoa, books,
EVERYTHING ON TRACK.
and plenty of flannel! If you are hoping to have your photo session published, just remember three important things: details, details, details. Publishers want all the juicy details! Regardless of your goals of publication, remember to pick a theme that is meaningful to your love story and keep it timeless.
BASIC, BUT IMPORTANT QUICK TIPS: 1. Don’t be self-conscious. Focus on having fun and enjoying the experience. Leave the worrying up to me and let me sort out the bad photos. Being self-conscious is creatively distracting and brings negativity into the session. 2. Be realistic about enduring the environment of the session. If you’re requesting a specific look to your photos, be prepared to deal with the reality of the look. Example: you love the look of vast and dunes, but don’t want to touch sand, maybe the dunes aren’t for you. I never want anyone to feel unsafe or uncomfortable with the session, so it can be conflicting to try to move you on to more advanced poses and looks if you continue to express that you’re cold or in discomfort. Unless you want to wrap up the session, try to focus on the positive. 3. All pets are welcome, but be mindful of your pet’s abilities. I love incorporating furry family members, but be realistic about your pet’s ability to obey commands and/ or be off leash. Untrained pets can cost us a lot of time and limit the number of varied photos you’ll get. I recommend adding more time if your pet is untrained. 4. Most importantly, “no” and any form of it is the fastest way to kill the session. Creativity is the key to the session from my point of view. When a subject says “I don’t know about that pose” or “I don’t think that will work”, there’s no place to go but backwards from there to find where the client is comfortable again. See number 1 if you feel like saying no. Though this rarely occurs because of my vetting early on, when “no” creeps in to the session, it’s basically over. Here is an example of a challenging session where the conditions were extremely windy and cold by the coast in early February, and their happy pup was playful and distracted, but with a few treats and positivitely throughout, this couple handled the discomfort expertly.
WH AT TO WE A R D U R I N G YO U R PH OTO SES SI O N
OUTFIT INSPIRATION TO HELP YOU COORDINATE, NOT MATCH
YOUR COUPLE’S SESSION IS ALL ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHING THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF TOGETHER. JUST AS THE SCENERY IS SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS AND LOVE STORY, YOUR OUTFITS SHOULD SHOW OFF A CLEAR SENSE OF ST YLE. MOST SESSIONS ALLOW FOR AT LEAST ONE OUTFIT CHANGE. SEE PAGES 15-18 FOR DETAILS. MANY COUPLES MAXIMIZE THE DIVERSIT Y IN THEIR GALLERY BY BRINGING A FORMAL OR ETHNICALLY SIGNIFICANT OUTFIT, AND A WELL POLISHED CASUAL OUTFIT. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU COORDINATE YOUR LOOK TO COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER, BUT NOT MATCH.
COORDINATE USING THE SAME COLOR PALETTE
Chose different hues of blues, pinks, reds, or go monochromatic
If you both want to wear plaid, checkers, paisley or floral together,
black paired against a neutral color (white, nude, grey, etc.) for
try not to pick a pattern that is the same size as the other person’s or
an easy coordinated ensemble. (See next page 1, 4, 5, 6.) Try not
the same color. (See 3.) It’s also a good idea to layer a solid color on
to match colors too closely, unless you are only matching small
your print to keep your photos looking clean and polished. (See 9.)
accessories. To further avoid looking like twins, if you are using color to coordinate, trying wearing the color as opposite pieces (see number 5) blue on the lower half of bride and upper half of groom.
Be sure to wear clothing that is without tears, holes, and stains. For men, undershirts are meant to be worn under clothing, so be sure COORDINATE USING THE SAME THEME OR ST YLE
to wear something that fully covers your undergarments. Casual
For couples where each person has a distinct style, coordinate your
outfits are great, but be sure that all your pieces are in “like new”
look using the same theme, like formal, hiking, or picnic. This allows
condition and fit well. (See 7, and 9.)
each person to create their own look that suits the occasion, rather than just a color choice. (See 2, 6, 7, 8, 9.)
MAPPING OUT YOUR W E D D I N G DAY AS CLICHÃ‰ AS IT SOUNDS, THE BEST CHANCE FOR A SUCCESSFUL WEDDING DAY IS HAVING A DETAILED TIMELINE PLAN AND SOMEONE TO HELP YOU STICK TO I T. M A KI N G C H A N G E S O N T H E F LY A N D J U S T WI N G I N G I T I S R E A L LY T H E WO R S T T H I N G F O R YO U R P H OTO G R A P H Y TEAM BECAUSE WE MAY NEED TO SETUP LIGHTS AND CHANGE GEAR DEPENDING ON THE EVENT. HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT PLANNING AND EXECUTING THE DETAILS FOR THE DAY.
Mapping Out Your Wedding Day continued I create a photography timeline for all of my event clients. The photography timeline has all the details of the day and notes specific to me and my team during each event to ensure that we are ready for the action. When we are well prepared and informed, we have more opportunities to capture the moment, the people watching the moment, and to be creative. When we have a well organized plan, my team and I can be proactive instead of reactive.
Creating the photography timeline starts with a simple
very least, a single point person other than the bride, parents, or
questionnaire that will be sent about six weeks before the wedding.
wedding party, should be designated to make decisions throughout
We wait until six weeks before so that most of your other vendors
have been booked and big decisions have already been made. We want to find the sweet spot between a tentative vendor plan and hard set plans. If you have a wedding planner, you’re already on the right track! I will still need to go over the timeline specifically for photography because planners, while helpful, don’t have the specific knowledge needed to consider all the aspects of getting the perfect shots. We’ll make minor changes if necessary and if the changes aren’t possible, I’ll let you know what you’re missing out on so there are no surprises later. A sample Photography Timeline is shown on page 30 to give you an idea of the level of detail my team and I use in our plans based on my consultation with you. If you do not have a wedding coordinator, contrary to popular belief, your venue coordinator is not a wedding coordinator. I highly recommend hiring a day-of wedding coordinator to help keep the day moving along according to the timeline. A wedding coordinator is a person or team whose single contribution to
of a good wedding coordinator is a seamless day without letting their presence be felt. Look for a person or team who knows their role is behind the scenes and to provide support to the other vendors by allowing them to do the best work they can for you. This person/team does not dress flashy or wear impractical clothing on a wedding day because their job calls for a lot of dirty work and running around. A pushy, rigid, or inexperienced coordinator is worse than not having one at all. One mark of an inexperienced coordinator is being rigid about the order of the day’s events. Things are bound to get off track, despite good planning, if your guests are having fun. I’ve had enough experience to be able to cover all the reception events in a different order if the party is lively or waning. Keeping the atmosphere flowing during the reception is key to catching authentic moments. Breaking up the party to just to stick to a timeline is a bad call. A good coordinator comes from a place of
the wedding is planning and keeping the day on track. A venue
“yes” and is resourceful enough to meet different needs.
coordinator is the point person for the venue. This person, unlike
At the end of the day, it takes a well functioning team of vendors to
a wedding coordinator, will not be with you throughout the day. In the past, I’ve gone beyond my duties by helping my clients stick to their schedule on the wedding day, but I’ve found that taking on this added responsibility can be counter productive to the fun, organic atmosphere I like my clients to experience with me. At the
A note about finding the right wedding coordinator: The mark
pull off an event as large as a wedding. It may seem easy, but it’s a lot of hard work, and the more we can focus on our specific tasks, the better we can do our jobs. So plan wisely and be realistic about taking on coordinating a big, (costly) event. Wedding coordinator recommendations are happily available upon request.
Cara & Elie PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE
p h ot og ra p h er : ON LOCATION
16770 Redwood Lodge Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033
Arrive and Candids, detail shots of ceremony site
Bride getting ready (details, necklace, bride and BM Portraits, and candids)
Bride: Main House | Groom: Cabin CEREMONY
C O C K T A I L S H O U R 56PM
Wedding Party Photos
Bride & Groom Portraits
outdoors near dance floor
Groom getting ready (ask for meaningful details: cufflink, watch, mostly candids) Portraits and candids
Ceremony. Groom’s reaction very important. Groom’s father passed away, his seat will have a photo of him and his favorite flowers, very important.
Reception details (wide and tight) group shots of guests. (Dinner served outside at 6, grab dinner)
D I N N E R 6PM
F A M I L Y
G R O U P I N G S
games and dancing outdoors
Some candids, but group shots preferred.
Guest Reactions Set up lights for dance floor and games
Table Greetings (two tables of 40)
Bouquet & Garter Toss
Open Dancing & Games
End of Service
B+G and pet
B+G Groom’s mom, sister, BIL, and Brother
B+G flower girls and ring bearer
B+G Groom’s mom
B+G all extended family
B+G Bride’s parents
B+G all grooms family
B+G Bride’s immediate family
B+G Aunt Joni and Uncle Joe
B+G All of bride’s extended family
PHOTOGRAPHING THE LIGHT WITHIN
Here is an exercise to help you think about the details, both minor and major, for the day. Think about overlapping events, who will be responsible for what, the behind the scenes details and how the day will look for your guests. Ask yourself, if your MOH or Videographer read it, are the parts that are relevant to them obvious? Don’t worry, this is just an exercise to prepare you for the minute details. And I check over all my clients’ timelines for oversights and impracticalities.
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Get into dresses
(ADDRESS, ROOM NUMBERS, CHECK ON OTHERS)
Bride, 2 BMs, Bride’s Mom
Coordinator to setup mimosas for toast after getting ready.
Giving the wedding party multiple conflicting instructions and creating an atmosphere of bad attitudes and irritation.
COMMON MISHAPS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED BY HAVING A GOOD WEDDING COORDINATOR (NOTE THAT THESE S AME ISSUES HAVE ALSO O CCURRED WITH AN INE XPERIENC ED CO ORDINATOR , IN WHIC H C ASE, NO CO ORDINATOR W OULD HAVE BEEN PREFERRED . SO
Dropping off rentals from a third party at the venue the night before only to find them left untouch and unassembled shortly before guests arrive. Forgetting the bride/grooms vows....only to realize it at the alter. Forgetting the
Alternating between big lulls of downtime and panicked, rushed moments. Changing normal practices in tea ceremonies without letting the other family or the photographer know and getting suboptimal photos of peoples’ backs. Wrong names called during the entrances because no one remembered to give the MC an updated list of names and relationships. Failing to pick up the macaroons for the dessert table.
HIRE WISELY OR C ON TACT ME F OR REFERRALS)
Lighting candles in the recption moments before allowing guest in to make them last longer (good reception detail photos cannot be done in 5 mins by a photo and video team).
PHOTOGRAPHY GETTING READY CHECKLIST □ Reserve your hotel rooms in the same building, preferrably the same floor. □ Be sure the bride’s room is large enough to fit the HMUA(s), video team, and photo team before
asking the briesmaids to get ready with you.
□ Have the room cleaned the night before, and keep it tidy for photos. (Put luggage in the closets) □ Have wood or decorative hangers for all dresses and suits to be photographed. □ Layout cultural garments as they are supposed to be worn on the bed. □ Bring invitations and paper suite in new condition and not framed or mounted to anything. □ Have florist deliver flowers to your getting ready room within 1 hour of photographer’s arrival. □ Gather veil, shoes, garter, all jewelry, perfume, and heirlooms in one place, free of packaging.
DESTINATION WEDDINGS THERE IS A SPECIAL BREED OF COUPLES WHO, WHEN THEY CLOSE THEIR
INTIMATE AND FUN-FILLED WEEKEND SOME PL ACE UNFAMILIAR AND A LIT TLE EXOTIC. TO THOSE COUPLES, I SAY LET’S RIDE.
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. “— Paul Theroux
D E S T I N AT I O N WE D D I N G S A R E A G R E AT WAY TO KE E P YO U R WE D D I N G I N T I M AT E A N D R E L A X I N G. I T’S A WAY TO
MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU. FROM SMALL AND PRIVATE CEREMONIES TO FULL BLOWN RESORT BASED PARTIES, DESTINATION WEDDINGS ARE SPECIAL BEYOND JUST CEMENTING YOUR UNION. HERE ARE SOME OF THE BASICS ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IF YOU ARE PL ANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING.
DETAILS OF HIRING DELIGHTED IMAGES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING
BENEFITS OF HIRING DELIGHTED IMAGES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING
I make all my own travel arrangements for locations that require a flight. I book the most
People often consider hiring a local photographer for their destination
economical nonstop flight, hotel, and car (if
weddings or pre-wedding session. There are certainly many benefits to
necessary) available for the one to two days
having a local photographer as a personal guide (I know I’ve been able
surrounding your event. You will be responsible
to take my out of town clients to impactful locations in San Francisco)
for reimbursements of these travel costs. If I plan
but there’s also a unique advantage to bringing someone along who
any leisure time, the costs of the hotel and car
is not native to your location. When I travel, I see things with a fresh
in excess of the one to two days surrounding the
perspective. Like you, I notice customs, details, and landscapes that
event are mine alone.
are new and interesting; even minor details that a local may take for granted. When I travel for work, I want to squeeze out as much of the
SECOND SHOOTERS + ASSISTANTS
experience as possible, essentially, I live by the motto go big, or go home.
I try to minimize costs to you by booking local shooters and assistants, but where it’s not
To make the most of the experience, I often contact local vendors in the
possible to find a competent second shooter, or if
area to collaborate on a shoot, typically for my clients, but sometimes, if
you have a special request for a specific shooter,
my clients don’t have the time, the vendor and I will work with models
you may have to cover his/her costs as well,
or other local couples. The local vendor, usually a florist, will provide
though my best second shooters are those I have
their services and give me insight to good shooting locations away from
comfortably shared a room with before.
crowds of tourists. This gives me the benefit of local information and gorgeous elements to add to your shoot, while helping promote local businesses.
Most destination couples opt for a pre-wedding session. During these sessions, we will have
Collaborative shoots are done as a trade of services in exchange for creative control. For example, I encourage florists to create something different and new that they’d like to do more of or test out without restrictions from clients, and in exchange for their creative talents, I provide them photos for their business use. As a result, a signed model release is mandatory for collaborative shoots.
the whole day and evening to explore and shoot. I highly recommend planning this day as an uninterrupted day, free from any other appointments, so that we may go as far as we’d like and do as many different things as we can for your custom artwork.
F R EQ U EN T LY A S K ED Q U ES T I O N S
HOW DO I SAVE MY DATE?
CAN I HAVE THE COPYRIGHT?
A date is only reserved when the non-refundable retainer fee is
No. Copyright is a legal right to full ownership of an image. The
paid and the contract is fully executed. The remaining balance is due no less than 30 days before the wedding date. Payments can be split in any manner that is convenient to you so long as the full balance is paid no less than 30 days before the wedding date. All
photographer owns the copyright on all of his/her images by default. It is studio policy to retain the copyright for all photographs. Most people mistake copyright with a printing license, and/or model release.
dates are first booked, first served. A printing license is a license granted by the copyright holder (me)
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK YOU?
that allows the licensee (client) limited rights to use the photographs without penalty. I grant my clients a printing license with all digital
I book dates based on availability, but not more than 18 months
image purchases which includes the right to print and share the
ahead. To ensure quality and a high level of customer service, I
images on social media for your personal use only.
limit my booking to 24 weddings a year. However, in addition to servicing my own clients, I continue to assist and second
A model release is a release given by the person that is the subject
shoot with premier wedding photographers all over the country
of the photographs to use his/her distintive likeness in publication.
throughout the year to sharpen my techniques, and keep my
Whether a model release is given or not, the copyright of the image
pricing competitive and customer service top notch. As a result,
is not affected and will still belong to the photographer. My model
dates do fill up quickly. It is recommended that you lock in the best
release seeks permission to use the images for publication on my
rate and save your date by booking no less than 8 months before
website, my second shooter’s website, as well as possibly other
your wedding date.
wedding industry websites, photography competitions, and/or my own advertising.
IS YOUR SHOOTING ST YLE POSED OR PHOTOJOURNALISTIC? Both. I give my clients direction during the session to photograph their best features in the most flattering light. While I may guide you, the image may still appear photojournalistic. I will usually ask you to do something simple together like whisper a joke her ear. During the ceremony, I am purely photojournalistic and only find authentic moments. During the reception, I am both photojournalistic and may ask for smiling group shots. My goal is to deliver photos that show all the joy and love you and your family experience during the wedding while making sure everyone looks good!
As an artist, I am very motivated to create beautiful, original photos that I’m proud to share. When clients book me for both their wedding and engagement session, I’m flexible with the time because I shoot for both you and me—creating images I know you’ll love, and experimenting with new techniques that may just be incredible. But if you don’t want your photos shared, there is no need for extra time during the session. Admittedly, it does kill the drive a little when a client wants to abstain from the model release. I prefer to obtain a model release from all clients; however, I respect the request for privacy. Since all of my advertising is through publication of real couples on my blog and social media, a percentage of the total package price will be charged as a lost opportunity fee for abstaining from the model release. The fee also covers the inflated rate I must pay my second shooter(s) for them to forgo use of their images.
HOW MANY PHOTOS
more than 120 miles from zip code 94501 may require overnight
WILL I RECEIVE?
accommodations and/or flight arrangements. In this event, I
You can expect a minimum of 350 delivered images for a 6 hour wedding. On average, approximately 100 photos are taken each hour, however many of those shots are extra safety shots or for post processing later. I personally select the photographs that meet my standards for delivery. During the selection process, I look for emotion, composition, and sharpness among other qualities. I strive
will make reasonable accommodations (safe and secure hotel to prevent loss or theft of gear and images, reasonable flight plans) and you simply reimburse me within 15 days of receiving receipts to support costs. Currently, travel fees for all international bookings with weddings on or before November 30, 2017 will be a flat fee of $950 USD (or less if applicable).
for quality over quantity. Keep in mind, the more photographers your collection has and the more details your wedding has, the
DO YOU SHOOT FROM A LIST?
more photos and variety you will receive. Conversely, receiving
WHAT ABOUT PINTEREST BOARDS?
over 1,000 photographs is overwhelming and can deter you from revisiting your photos.
HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
No, and yes. I do not shoot from a â€œshot listâ€? for anything other than groupings for the family formal portion of the wedding day. Shot lists distract me from being present and catching authentic moments. If you have an unusual tradition, or an image you know you would like made for your home, just let me know. As for
Typically, travel beyond 100 miles of zip code 94501 may incur
Pinterest, yes, you can send me your inspiration from Pinterest, but
travel costs at a rate of $1 per mile in excess, plus tax. Locations
there are no guarantees that your images will turn out the same
way. I view your Pinterest as inspiration to get a feel for the style you
potential complications, there are a lot of scenarios to cover.
like in preparation for your shoot.
Personally, I’d be leery of working with a photographer with a short contract simply because it leaves too much grey area for
ARE YOU INSURED? Yes, Delighted Images has full liability insurance and can provide certificates if your venue requires. If your venue requires coverage, please notify me at least 2 months from the wedding so that Nicole at State Farm has ample time to write your venue’s information on the certificate as an additional insured.
WHY IS YOUR CONTRACT SO LONG? I HATE READING, WHY DO WE EVEN
assumptions to fill in. It also shows inexperience. Remember, just because it’s not in someone’s contract, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. I am happy to explain any of the clauses or terms if there is something you are unclear about, but my policies are firm. Just think, if I’m this prepared for all the things that could happen, imagine how prepared I’ll be for all the minor things that will happen.
MY COUSIN/FRIEND WANTS TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER, CAN SHE/HE WORK WITH YOU AT OUR WEDDING?
NEED A CONTRACT?
It’s great that your friend recognizes that practical training is really
The contract is designed to protect both you and me. The contract
important in learning a trade, and I occasionally mentor other
covers our obligations to each other in the worst case scenario,
new photographers, but a real, paying client’s wedding is not an
though I always strive to exceed the terms of the contract in your
appropriate setting for educating someone I’m just meeting. When
favor. Because weddings, by their very nature, are often full of
I work with clients on their wedding day, I focus on the clients and
have my attention divided. Likewise, your friend won’t have enough
BUT MY BROTHER/COUSIN/UNCLE LIKES EDITING PHOTOS AND THIS WILL GIVE HIM A CHANCE FOR MORE PRACTICE.
of my attention to make it worth missing out on the moments of
I am a professional, internationally awarded photographer who
creates artful images from one of the most important days of your
I work with a team that I know and trust to help me tell the day’s story. I do not allow unvetted individuals to shadow a wedding; it’s just too important an event, with many spontaneous moments to
lives. My services are meant to provide custom, meaningful artwork, Additionally, as a policy, I am the sole professional photographer
not to provide a generic sample of a blank canvas for someone
of my client’s wedding. This makes things more streamlined,
to practice editing upon. Additionally, it is a violation of federal
consistent, and straightforward. Because the day moves quickly,
copyright law to modify, edit, alter, crop, or change any image
working in tandem with another professional photographer causes
provided by a copyright holder without expressed permission. As
delay and confusion.
a policy, I do not grant permission to modify any of the photos I produce to anyone.
IF YOU’RE THE SOLE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, DOES THAT MEAN MY GUESTS CAN’T TAKE PHOTOS AT THE WEDDING? Not at all! Being the sole professional photographer does not affect
WH Y A R E S O M E O F MY P H OTO S O N LY IN BLACK AND WHITE, SOME ARE JUST IN COLOR, AND SOME ARE
your decision to allow guests to take photos during the wedding.
While it is definitely more beneficial to have an unplugged wedding
My images usually center around color, however, occasionally
and ask your guests to be present in the day’s events, I have no issues
an image is stronger in black and white. I individually edit each
with guests taking photos so long as they are not hindering me.
photograph and check how the image is best displayed, whether it’s color, black and white, or both. You will receive the stronger image,
During the portrait portions of the day, the session will be closed to
or where the image is equally strong in black and white and color,
guests. Sole professional photographer specifically refers to guests
you will receive both. Where an image is delivered only in black and
taking photos at the wedding and using them for their commercial
white, it’s considered more of a bonus image because it would have
use. This creates a conflict when one viewer may see the same
been otherwise undeliverable. Thus, where an image is delivered in
wedding on two different photographers’ websites without any
only black and white, it cannot be turned back into color.
clarification as to who is the professional photographer, or worse, if the guests submits images to a publication. This practice is actually
DO YOU GIVE DISCOUNTS?
misleading and, to use a professional term, icky.
Never say never, but generally no. During the initial email exchange, in addition to receiving my price menu, you’ll receive a short list
CAN I HAVE THE RAW FILES? No. Similar to the confusion with copyright, most people mistake RAW files for high resolution files. Instead, you will receive the high resolution, or print ready .jpg or .jpeg files. High resolution images are delivered with a long side measurement of 2400 px and a resolution of 240 ppi or greater. Social media ready files are delivered with a minimum long edge of 1000 px and a resolution of 100 ppi and may contain a small watermark. Print resolution files are delivered with a long edge measurement of 1200 px and a resolution of 150 ppi. If you require a larger size of specific photos, please let me know at the outset.
of questions from me. These questions really get to the heart of the basics you’ll need for coverage of your wedding. I give my clients very high quality work and attention that exceed the rates I charge because I feel that the relationship is very important in achieving the best and most genuine photos from your wedding. Part of that relationship is a mutual respect. While I respect and understand limitations with a wedding budget, I also know that I provide high quality, luxury services, with many á la carte options for flexibility. I am often flexible about swapping products and services to give you what you need, but my pricing and policies are firm. Please do not ask me to devalue myself by negotiating price. My time has always been best spent with clients who respect and recognize the value of my work.
DISCOUNTS ASIDE, WHAT IS A DREAM WEDDING THAT YOU WOULD SHOOT FOR FREE? I really enjoy working with genuinely kind and positive people who are in love with each other. No joke. With my background in law working with people in dire straits, the switch to working with people happy in love is such a big part of the benefits of this career. My ideal wedding is a small intimate gathering of the couple’s closest family and friends in an organically beautiful setting like Zion National Park, the Amalfi Coast, or the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The wedding would be surrounded with natural beauty and emphasizing only everyone’s love and support for what truly matters, the couple’s new start together.
KIND WORDS OF PRAISE FROM A FEW AWESOME COUPLES There’s nothing more satisfying, as an artist, than receiving a note of gratitude and compliments from clients I work so hard to please. Here are love notes from couples I truly enjoyed working with after they received photos from their sessions and/or after their wedding.
DESTINATION PRE-WEDDING AND WEDDING
“...You are a true artist! Thanks again for making this experience so wonderful for us. We cannot thank you enough, we love the pictures.” “OMG, we love them all! Thank you so much for everything, we couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with how everything turned out.” “You’re amazing and so genuine. This shows in all the pictures you take and proves how much you care about each and every couple. I wish you nothing but the best this year and in the years to come. You deserve it all!! I will never get over the pictures you took for us. #thebest” —Alicia & Chris
M I N I E N G AG E M E N T A N D T H R E E DAY WE D D I N G
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend and doing such a wonderful job. My parents and family think very highly of you and your work. They enjoyed you being there and thought you were the best decision we made for the wedding. We truly appreciate everything.” “Desirée, thank you so much for everything. You truly are an artist and a beautiful person, inside and out. My wedding could not have been the same without your help and support. May you always smile and make others around you smile.” —Kulsoom & Adnaan
STANDARD ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING
“...We didn’t look at the pictures just once, but multiple times, we can’t get over how amazing of a job you did. You went well over our expectations and really did help us capture the beauty of the wedding day. Every time we look back at the pictures, we are taken back to that day and the emotions involved in it. We really do appreciate you working with us and doing an AWESOME job...Again, thanks for such GREAT WORK.” —Linda & Fernando
STANDARD ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING
“GHALIB AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE [THE PHOTOS]!!! They are perfect, and we are so, so happy with them. Thank you so much for doing an excellent job in capturing all the special moments on our special day. Looking at the pictures has had me smiling all day and I can’t stop thinking about my family and the wedding events. Thank you!!” —Iman & Ghalib
STANDARD ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING
“Just got back from our honeymoon and I wanted to send you a note to tell you how awesome it was to have you shoot my wedding! I can’t tell you how many people commented on the ‘awesome photographer’! You were totally amazing! Thanks for all you hard work!” —Amanda & Mike
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