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In the whirlwind of congratulations, idea boards floating around, and lots of advice coming your way, you’ve begun to solidify what your wedding will look like. The end result that you’re planning for will be a precious day of memories that must be handled with great care. There’s a lot of family history to be documented, months of making each and every detail perfect, and spontaneous special moments that need to be captured in that 24-hour period. Twenty years from now, those sweet moments will be forever framed on your walls and shared with your friends and loved ones. As you plan how to get from here to that day, remember to have fun and enjoy the creative process as you put together this most singular reflection of you!
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WELCOME I couldn’t be happier for you! I live to make your special day timeless — capturing your most precious memories so they can live on for generations to come. I am so excited to get to know you! I can’t wait to learn all about you and the love story you have written together. I use your background as inspiration to capture images that truely represent your unique love. Thank you for considering me — I couldn’t be more honored to step into your world and capture one of the most emotional and irreplaceable days of your life.
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Contents Maria Crisafulli Photography || Welcome
pg. 2 Meet the photographer
pg. 4 What Couples are Saying
pg. 6 What to Expect
pg. 7 Frequently Asked Questions
pg. 8 All About Timeline
pg. 10 Wedding Day Tips
pg. 12 The Collections
pg. 14 A La Carte Prints
Hi, Iâ€™m Maria Ever since I can remember, I just knew that creating photographs was my one true love. I started at a young age, and was undeniably hooked after I got my first taste of film photography and darkroom processing over 7 years ago. My love for love goes hand in hand with my love for creating images. My hopeless romantic roots fuel a deep devotion to capture each one of my couples in a way that words fail to describe. My background in fine art results in story-telling photographs that have a unique and artistic perspective . I capture raw, fleeting, in-beetween moments that would otherwise go unnoticed. Capturing genuine and irreplaceable moments that will be passed around for generations is what fills my soul with love and light. xoxo M
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - JUDY GARLAND 3| Maria Crisafulli Photography
Miss Maria, We want to thank you a BILLION times for making our wedding completely amazing. You captured every magical moment and we will forever be so grateful for you. We were so lucky having you as our photographer. We are 100% happy with every single photo, and are in love with them all! Your fun and bubbly personality made the day even more amazing for us, and the rain didnâ€™t stop us one bit from loving every second of our photoshoot! Because of you, we will always have incredible, magical memories from our special day. We canâ€™t wait to use you again in the future! We even gained a friend in the process. You are amazing.
Kaila & P J 4 | Maria Crisafulli Photography
Maria was absolutely fantastic to work with. She made sure to ask all of the right questions to insure our photos were exactly what we wanted. Our wedding day was captured perfectly and our photos turned out to be absolutely beautiful. Maria is extremely talented and such a pleasure to be around. We 100% recommend her services to anyone in need of a professional photographer.
Alyssa & Benji
Heâ€™s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. - EMILY BRONTE
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WHAT TO EXPECT I’ve been photographing all things life and love since 2013 and have had the privilege of working with fantastic couples. Part of my strategy to deliver quality images is to get to know you before the big day. The best way to do this is to add an engagement session to your wedding package. This has proven to be an essential element in giving you the highest level of service on your wedding day.
The day of the wedding, I want you to be able to relax! I work with you and your wedding coordinator on a rough timeline for the day, handle any last minute adjustments to the schedule, and help you remain in the moment. I’ve got your back during this most precious and honored day. Whether it’s a romantic elopement or sweet and stunning barn wedding, I focus every ounce of my time and attention on you!
FAQâ€™S HOW FAR SHOULD WE BOOK IN ADVANCE? The sooner the better in reserving the weekend you have selected. Ideally, at least 9-12 months in advance. DO YOU SHOOT WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER? Yes! A second shooter can be added to any wedding package. DO YOU DELIVER EVERY IMAGE YOU CAPTURE? No, simply because not every picture tells the story of the day. I may have 10 shots of one thing as part of the creative process. I reserve the right to only deliver the images that best represent you as well as my photographic style. If there is an image that you were specifically looking for though, and did not receive, I would gladly work with you to get the details and deliver particular images of sentimental value!
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WHEN WILL WE SEE THE WEDDING PHOTOS? A sneak peek will be given 1 week after your wedding. The remainder of your gallery will take between 1-2 months to be delivered. I choose to take the time to perfect your images instead of rushing through them. I spend countless hours on post processing for every wedding.
MAKING A WEDDING DAY TIMELINE Wedding timelines are a guideline. Like anything, don’t let your desire to be organized overwhelm the natural flow of the day. Rather, plan for the best and allow room for variations when needed! Guarantee on having some minor unforeseen changes so that it doesn’t take you by surprise when it happens. Most ceremonies last approximately 30 minutes. Factor in the readings, music, vows, rituals, etc. to get an estimate for your reception venue. Build your timeline backward and forward from the main event. Allow time for bridal party and family portraits before the wedding ceremony if at all possible. It’s best to have those pictures done prior to ensure lots of time after the ceremony--this is where the photo magic happens!
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Sample Timeline 11am Bride’s hair and make up Bridesmaids’ hair and makeup Groom and groomsmen getting ready 2pm First look pictures 2:30-3pm Bridal party pictures 3:30pm Groom and groomsmen arrive Bride and bridesmaids arrive Freshen up 4:30pm Ceremony 4:30-5:00pm Family pictures and group pictures in wedding venueReceiving line 5:00-6:00pm Bride and Groom portraits 6:00pm Reception begins — First Dance — Daddy/Daughter Dance — Mother/Son Dance — Welcome Toast (a Parent) — Toast (Best Man and Maid of Honor) — Main Course — Guests invited to dance — Cake — Bouquet toss 10:00pm Farewell
Maria, We canâ€™t begin to thank you enough for capturing our wedding day! From the very first meeting, you made us feel so comfortable and at ease. You were truly such a pleasure to work with. Our photographs turned out so beautiful...we are so obsessed! Love,
Penny & Derek
WEDDING DAY TIPS 1. Fueling up can be one of the last things on your mind. Pack care packages for you and each of your bridemaids with snacks and water to nibble on throughout the day.
2.Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. When your hairstylist arrives, have her start on the bridesmaids first. That way, you can get your makeup done before your hair, and I can get shots of you getting ready. This is also the time that I will get detail shots of the shoes, gown, and sentimental pieces.
3. I am a huge fan of unplugged wedding ceremonies. Guests leaning into the aisles to take photographs of their own can really ruin an otherwise perfect shot!
4. Great pictures take a good amount of time. If you would like an off-location photoshoot with the bridal party and/or immediate family members, plan on allotting 1-2 hours and taking travel time into account.
5. I am an advocate for first look photographs! This way you can take your time as a couple and fit your bridal party and family pictures in before the ceremony. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event...allow yourself to enjoy and relax by having key parts photographed sooner rather than later!
6. Encourage your family to be punctual to keep the day flowing well. If you plan to take wedding party pictures off site, look for a place to do family pictures on the grounds of the wedding venue to eliminate family members getting lost!
7. If you have children attending your wedding who will be in pictures, plan to take their pictures first so that they are happy and alert. The same goes for elderly guests who may not be able to stand for long periods of time. Put these guests first so that they can move on and relax.
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8. Not having a first look? Allow at least 1 hour post-ceremony for photos of you and your groom. If you did have a first look, you’ll still want at least 30 minutes post-ceremony for just the two of you.
9. Bring little details along to be photographed! This includes wedding invitations and programs, perfume, jewelry, and perhaps something borrowed and something blue.
10. Make sure you and your significant other have special moments with your parents and take pictures with each one individually. It’s easy to forget in all the joyful moments that this can be an emotional day for them as well.
11. And finally, don’t sweat the small stuff! Remember that your wedding day only happens once in a lifetime. Take everything in while you can and emerse yourself in the love and emotion of the day. The best photographs come from couples who are able to cherish the moments and enjoy themselves.
2019 Collections ELOPEMENTS · 4 hours coverage · professional image editing · flash drive of images · online gallery · print release
THE ESSENTIAL · 6 hours coverage · professional image editing · flash drive of images · online gallery · print release
THE KEEPSAKE · 8 hours coverage · professional image editing · flash drive of images · online gallery · print release
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THE HIERLOOM all day coverage · professional image editing · flash drive of images · online gallery handcrafted hierloom photo box · artisan quality prints · complimentary engagement session ·print release
Add a second photographer to any package for $40/hr
I love her and that â€™s the beginning and end of everything. - F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars. - E.E. Cummings
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