2017 Wedding Guide
You Did It! You made an exci1ng new step in your lives! The next few months you will be making diﬀerent decisions and plans to create an excellent ceremony celebra1on of your love for each other! One of those very important decisions is, “Who do I get to photograph our special day?” Well, allow us to introduce ourselves…
About the Owner/ Chief Photographer Passion is my drive, creativity is my tool, and perfection is my goal. From day one, this has been the mission statement of professional photographer, D. Jerome Smedley. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Smedley has a true love and respect for photography. He studied Photography 101 and 102 at John Carroll High School, where he is a graduate, and Fine Art Photography and Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been professional trained by the best photographers in the areas of portraiture, weddings, and special event coverage. He has managed portrait studios throughout the Birmingham area including Sears Portraits and the famous Olan Mills Portraits. He has received several recognitions for his color and black and white photographic art. He has worked for several major organizations and corporations including the SCLC, NAACP, Vibe magazine, The City of Birmingham, Alabama, Simply Fashion national campaign, Seagram’s Gin, Crown Royal, and countless others. His vision for his career is global, but his roots are still in the city and community that he loves and holds dear. “I was blessed to discover my dream and my talent at a young age. I have worked on locations and photographed people and things I could have never have dreamed of as a child. I love what I do and could not imagine doing any other profession that gives me the joy that being a photographer does. When you work with me, you are working with someone that has your best interest at heart. I will work diligently to bring your dream to reality. I will provide swift, professional service and always treat you in a courteous and professional manner. Your needs for your portraits, your wedding or your special event are as important to me as if it were my own, and I will not rest until you are happy. It would be my honor to serve you.”
About the Company
D Jerome Smedley Photography, formally known as Tru Knight Vision Photography, was founded on one simple principle: To provide quality, crea1ve, professional photography to wonderful people and to capture memories that will last for genera1ons. For over 15 years, we have specialized in portraits, weddings and special events. We have adapted a storybook style when it comes to our wedding photography. We strive to capture everything from beginning to end and to tell a story with our photos. We always live on the principle of the 3 D’s: Details, Details, Details. Big or small, we will capture it all. Your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye. When you look at our work, we want to make sure you see everything liVle detail that went into making your day picture perfect! Besides being trained and skilled in contemporary wedding photography, we are a very professional staﬀ. Whether it’s just the chief photographer or an en1re staﬀ covering every inch of your event, each person that bears the D Jerome Smedley Photography name is a courteous, friendly, competent professional. We strive to bring you wonderful las1ng memories from your wedding in a friendly, helpful and professional manner. That will be this way un1l our last day!
A Wedding Photographer
When you are choosing your photographer for your wedding, make sure they have THREE significant things:
1. Your Photographer wants to tell your story
Your photographer has to want to know your love story as well as their own. Knowing your story helps your photographer not only create a memorable engagement session for you, but also know what to capture on your special day and give it that extra personal touch.
2. Your Photographer knows & respect your vision /dream
You and your photographer have great communication & understanding of your ideas that you want. Your photographer will be able to capture your wedding the way you want it & create the poses that you had in mind if not better ones. Your photographer must also have the relationship with you that they can tell you if something you envisioned cannot be done exactly how you see it, but will work with you to create something similar if not better. Your photographer respects you too much to give you less than you deserve.
3. Your Photographer is a Seasoned Professional
It is very crucial that your photographer has experience in wedding photographer and shooting in any and all lighting situations. You trust your photographer to be courteous, professional, timely and skilled in their craft. If you wanted just photos, you would ask your “family photographer” to do your wedding & not a professional. IT WOULD BE OUR HONOR TO BE THE PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM FOR YOU!
DJS Wedding Collections
Sweet & Simple
1 Professional Photographer 1 Assistant Photographer Wedding Coverage Up to 6 hours Personalized USB Drive of All Images with print release A Beau1ful 8x8 Custom Coﬀee Table Book With Highlights From Your Special Day Bonus Tradi1onal Engagement Session Included Web Gallery for Viewing & Ordering for Family & Friends For Only $2000
Silver & Gold
2 Professional Photographers Wedding Coverage (Up to 8 hours) Personalized USB Drive of All Images with Print Release A Beau1ful 10x10 Custom Coﬀee Table Book 2 Bonus Sessions: A Deluxe Engagement Session Included & Your Choice of a Bridal Session or Boudoir Gif Session Web Gallery for Viewing & Ordering for Family & Friends For only $3000
Diamonds & Pearls
3 Professional Photographers En1re Wedding Coverage (Up to 10-‐12 hours) Personalized USB Drive of All Images with Copyright Release A Beau1ful 12x12 Custom Coﬀee Table Wedding Book With Highlights From Your Special Day 2 6x6 Parent Albums 2 Bonus Portrait Sessions: A Deluxe Engagement Session & Your Choice of a Bridal Session or Boudoir Gif Session Photo Booth with rofessional aVendant Web Gallery for Viewing & Ordering for Family & Friends Web Gallery for Downloading Photo Booth Pictures For only $4200
DJS Engagement Sessions
That deﬁni8ve portrait that announces to your loved ones and the world that you two are ready to take that next big step together in your lives. Your enagagement session should tell your love story, the things that make you fall in love with each other every day, and show that simple in8mate connec8on that will be 8meless for genera8ons! That’s what we strive to capture at DJS. Allow us to do that for you!
Traditional Portrait Session $150.00
1-‐Look Engagement Session at up to 2 Loca1ons 15 Retouched Images & a Proof Copy of All Images from the Session on USB/Download Link Web Gallery for Viewing/Ordering for Family & Friends
Deluxe Portrait Session $300.00
3-‐Look Engagement Session at up to 3 Loca1ons 30 Retouched Images & a Proof Copy of All Images from the Session on USB/Download Link Web Gallery for Viewing/Ordering for Family & Friends
Additional Sessions Simple liVle bonus sessions that seals the memories in from this special 1me! These are truly sweet and simple sessions that give you op1ons you may not have on your special day.
Bridal Dress Session
A One-‐Loca1on Exclusive Session In Your Beau1ful Wedding Dress Before or Afer the Wedding to Give You Posing and Loca1on Op1ons That Your Wedding Day May or May Not Give. Session Comes with a Bridal AVendant to Assist You During the Session. Makeup Ar1st is Included.
Boudoir Gift Session
$350+ Location Cost
Surprise your hubby-‐to-‐be with a private exclusive bridal boudoir session complete with makeup ar1st, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, and 20 retouched images in a beau1ful 5x7 album to present to your hubby before your special day to remind him what he has to look forward to!
A La Cart Gift Prints
5x7 Mantle Size $15 8x10 Classic Size $30 11x14 Wall Size $60 16x20 Wall Size $100 20x30 Master Size $175 30x40 Master Size $250 Addi1onal Sizes Available
11x14 Wall Size $200 16x20 Wall Size $300 20x30 Master Size $475 30x40 Master Size $600 Addi1onal Sizes Available
All prints are professionally edited and printed on premium paper to make sure your memories last a life1me
Our Signature Albums are custom designed, hard-‐page albums, with custom covers, and includes highlights from your engagement session and your wedding. A truly cherished keepsake. All albums come with a genuine leather gif box.
6x6 Parent Album 8x8 Tradi1onal Album 10x10 Signature Album 12x12 Deluxe Album
$250 $450 $600 $800
All canvas prints are professionally edited, printed on quality canvas, wrapped on a .75in wood frame and coated to ensure longevity.
Additional Products and Services
Addi1onal Hour $250 Add. Asst. Photographer $250 USB DrIve w/ Gif Box $200 Image Box w/ 4x6 Prints $350 Save the Dates 25 $50 50 $80
When it’s all said and done, D Jerome Smedley Photography wants to be the photography company that you use to capture every single special moment of your new life together. We would rather be of service to a few families, that we consider family, for a life1me than to a mul1tude of strangers who don’t even know us. Money cannot generate genuine love. Only knowing and truly caring for someone as much as we care for ourselves, can generate love. We wish you nothing but happiness, blessings, overﬂow, and joy for the rest of your lives. Be blessed and a blessing always! ALABAMA’S DEDICATED PORTRAIT & WEDDING SPECIALISTS
OFFICE: 300 6th Ave SW BIRMINGHAM, AL 35211 TEL: (205) 396-‐7964 EMAIL: DJEROMESMEDLEY@GMAIL.COM WEBSITE: WWW.DJEROMESMEDLEY.COM FACEBOOK: D JEROME SMEDLEY PHOTOGRAPHY TWITTER/INSTAGRAM: @DJEROMESMEDLEY
Published on Jan 2, 2017