Hello! ...and Congratulations We are so happy the planning of your wedding celebration has led you to find us! Weâ€™ve been shooting weddings in Saskatchewan for a few years now, and each of those beautiful couples have taught us a little more about ourselves and this industry we love so much. We take those lessons and channel them into our continued education, upgrading our equipment, and improving the experience we provide going forward. This year one of those changes led to us offering a smaller package option for those who are keeping things simple and intimate. So please look around and ask us questions about our process, for tips on planning your day, or about our favourite local vendors - we will help where we can!
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HALF | $1900
Two Photographers | Digital Image Gallery Up to 4 hours coverage of the ceremony and formals
Our half day wedding package includes coverage of your ceremony as well as the organized family and formal sets. We shoot every wedding with two photographers, and we have the experience to make sure we capture those sweet candid moments between the big planned ones! You will get all of the digital images we create (minus the blinks, test shots, duplicates etc. - approximately 300 in those four hours) uploaded into an online gallery that you and your family can download from. Those final images are carefully edited and they are yours to keep for print anywhere, any time. We are insured, both shooters carry back up equipment, and weâ€™re ready to follow you anywhere!! *A $500 deposit is due to book the date and the balance must be paid in full 24 hours before shooting begins on the date you have booked. This package comes to $2109 after taxes have been added
FULL | $2900
Engagement Session | Two Photographers on Your Wedding Day | Digital Images | Full Day Coverage One 16x20 Print and 100 4x6 Prints
Our full wedding package includes an engagement session, as well as coverage from the time you spend getting ready on your wedding day until those first few dances are done. We shoot every wedding with two photographers, and we have the experience to make sure we capture those sweet candid moments between the big planned ones! You will get all of the digital images from your wedding day. We take around 2000 shutter clicks between the two photographers, and when weâ€™re done pulling out the blinks, duplicates, and test shots, each wedding gallery will have at least 600 great images - plus the fun shots from your engagement session. Those final images are carefully & individually edited and they are yours to keep for print anywhere, any time. Our prints are ordered through a professional studio lab here in Canada with exceptional detail and colour quality. We are insured, both shooters carry back up equipment, and weâ€™re ready to follow you anywhere!! *A $500 deposit is due to book the date and the balance must be paid in full 24 hours before shooting begins on the date you have booked. This package comes to $3219 after taxes have been added
Engagement Session with Candace Included in our full wedding package is a gifted engagement session with Candace, the day-to-day face behind the Bumble & Vine wedding team. I am often asked if I can remove it to save money, and I get it. I totally get it! We live a cable-free, minimal expense lifestyle and we’re still cutting back where we can around here. But, with that being said, I am going to try to break down the value of the engagement session to both you and I despite the fact that it doesn’t cost a thing toward your booking. The engagement session is a trial run for all of us. It gives us a chance to spend a little time together before your big day without pressure or expectations, and to get to know each other better. The main purpose for me is seeing how you move together as a couple. Seeing how you interact and fall together will help me better plan for locations and prompts for getting great shots on your wedding day. And the benefit to you is seeing the results of my instructions and suggestions. You can see the finished product from something that may have felt very awkward at the time, but looks amazing on camera. When we arrive the morning of your wedding, we’re all comfortable with each other and our time throughout the day will be so much more relaxed. While I won’t force you to come along for an engagement session, I also can’t recommend it enough for the best results. Even if we only sneak away for 45 minutes, it goes a long way toward the images we’ll create on your wedding day!
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Getting Ready The hours before the weddings are a special part of your day. There will be laughter, tears, stories told, and so much happiness. Itâ€™s meant to be relaxing, and having a trusted friend or family member in charge of handling problems and questions as they arise can make a world of difference for you both. Location is key. Soft, bright sunlight makes for gorgeous pictures, and a light cozy atmosphere. The people around you during the hours youâ€™re getting ready should be there to support you and eliminate the chaos or stress. Carefully choose the loved ones you want with you during those busy hours. We move between snapping pictures of each partner with their party and the staged details in the next room. We love to include both halves of the couple if we have enough time to travel between them! We make it a smooth back and forth transtition that captures everything.
Choosing a Wedding Day Photo Timeline by Kirstin Patzer of Three Strands Wedding Design Planning times for everything to happen on your wedding day can be a stressful job. You want to make sure that there’s no awkward gaps in the day for your friends and family....we’ve all been to those out of town weddings with nothing to do for an entire afternoon. At the same time, you want to make sure you have plenty of time to finish each event without being rushed. The week before I got married, I kept having this dream that I was in my wedding dress finishing the decor in the church while all the guests were starting to arrive. Thankfully, I woke up and everything was OK. But it stressed me out so much that I still remember it vividly nearly eight years later!
early afternoon, taking photos afterward allows photographers to avoid working with the dreaded noon hour light.
While I won’t give all my timeline advise away for free, today I wanted to write a bit about choosing when you do your main photo session for the day. Let me just start by saying, there are a crazy amount of photo sessions you can include! Most photographers will include shots throughout the day: getting ready, the ceremony, a family session, a wedding party session and the reception. To this you can add first looks, couple only sessions, sunset sessions, night photos and anything else you can think of! You’ll need to decide with your photographer, which sessions will work best with your venue, time frame and budget.
Summary: Great for you, not as great for your guests.
I’m going to address the main chunk of photos, which is your wedding party and couple session. There are basically three ways to plan this, and I’m going to outline the pros and cons of each. Here we go.... Traditional By far the most common way to schedule your photos is between your ceremony and reception. This time-slot is great for the couple. You can spend your whole morning taking your time getting ready. If you like the tradition of not seeing your spouse until the momentous walk down the aisle, then this works perfectly. Since most ceremonies are in the
The only real con is that your guests have a big break in the middle of the day. Since it’s so common, most people don’t think twice about it anymore, but it really is rather awkward for your friends and family. Local people have to dedicate an extra several hours of their Saturday to sitting around in their wedding clothes. Out-of-towners have to try to find something to do in an unfamiliar town in those same uncomfortable wedding clothes. Maybe I just need to buy more comfortable wedding clothes!
First Look Morning Session This is becoming more and more popular with couples. And why not? First look sessions ooze romance! Many couples say that a first look in the morning doesn’t take away the breathlessness of that first glimpse down the aisle. This timeline works out great for your guests as well since they can move right from the ceremony into cocktail hour. I would suggest leaving any extended family shots until after the ceremony....it’s just too hard to get all those people there early. The downside is that for good lighting, you want to go earlier in the morning. But that means getting ready early and the day can become pretty long for the wedding party. You might also want to schedule a hair and makeup touch-up before you head down the aisle. Summary: Super romantic, and great for your guests. Long day for the wedding party. End of the Day Brunch and lunch receptions are gaining popularity the last several years as a great alternative to dinners. I could go into all the reasons for that, but that’s another post! As photos go, this may be a way to get
the best of both worlds. Your guests can move right from the morning ceremony to the reception with no awkward waiting. You still get to save your first look for the ceremony. And your photographer can take as long as they like to work with the beautiful lighting that comes later in the day. You do have to get ready early in the day, which can be tough if you’re not a morning person. And you’ll also want to have a touch-up of hair and makeup before photos. Oh, and beware of the dangers of eating before photos! Summary: Great for guests, traditional first look, and flexible for photographers. But you’ll have to set an alarm!
So there you have it! Hopefully that leaves you with a clearer idea of what will work for you. You want your photos to be relaxing and fun. The most important decision you’ll make about your photo session is choosing a photographer who suits your style and personality. A good photographer can make you look good in almost any situation. If planning your timeline is stressing you out, it might be time to hire a wedding planner! Kirstin Patzer Three Strands Wedding Design 306.741.4601 www.threestrands.ca facebook.com/threestrandsweddingdesign
Wedding Day Tips We do our detail shots while everyone is moving around getting ready, so having all of your details gathered in one place makes these shots much more efficient. You will have better results, and we will have more time to photograph the fun!
Suggested items for details: Rings, flowers, jewelry, shoes, hair clips, letters, invitation, program, gifts, dresses, cuff links, borrowed & blue, perfume... anything that brings meaning to your day!
The little things pull it all together Think about having a bright and clear space to get ready in. A nice hanger for your wedding dress, and nice glasses for your juice. It is so many little things pulled together that make for clean, bright pictures.
Should we do a First Look? A first look is very common for today’s couple, and for good reason. It’s a few stolen moments right before the ceremony for just the two of you. Moments to say hello, steal a quick kiss, or steady your nerves for the ceremony ahead. It’s a personal decision, and one you should consider carefully. The only tidbit of advice I can give, is that the photos are always full of softness and emotion...
We always encourage a first look with parents as well
Bumble & Vine's wedding guide and package information for the 2019-2020 wedding season