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Weddings by White Design

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hank you for considering White Design & Photography for your professional

wedding photography.

In your search for the perfect wedding photographer to fit your needs, during the interview process be sure to request to see full weddings from the beginning of the day to the end - getting dressed, formal shots, candids, ceremony and the reception. Due to the technological advances in recent years, many have decided too enter the photography industry. Be sure you choose a professional that can produce a full day of wonderful photography in any condition and situation rather than just a few shots they choose to show in their portfolio. Thanks again and congratulations!


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White Design Weddings

4........... Wedding Photography 8........... Getting Ready for your Special Day 10......... What We Offer Our Products 12......... Bridal, Engagement & Boudoir 14........ Uniquely Yours Coffee table Storybooks 16.........Wedding Packages The Investment

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he food will be eaten, the cake will be gone, the flowers will have wilted, but the memories are forever.

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s your photographer, I recognize that this is your special wedding day, and that all attention should be centered on you and your future husband. Your wedding day is where dreams and memories come together. I want to capture your true radiance and the groom’s nervousness. I want to snap the photograph of you leaning into your husband’s shoulder while you twirl your first steps as a married couple. These captured moments can be remembered year after year as you pull out your wedding book and relive those memories all over again.

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n your one-year anniversary, you and your love will sit back on your couch. Hand in hand, you will pull out the photo’s of your wedding day. As the special memories flood your eyes, will you see that most important day of your life as beautiful art created for a lifetime of remembrance?


Our Experience

professional photography

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We bring to the table 19 years of experience, not only in photography, but also national advertising, professional retouching and design. We begin with sharp, professionally lit and properly exposed photographs from the beginning. If your portraits aren’t amazing straight out of the camera, they won’t be amazing with a lot of post processing. You can depend on White Design to find that defining quality that makes your wedding unique and special.


Getting Ready for

your special day Between choosing the exact shade of roses and tasting everything from cake to hordorerves, you’ve got your hands full! Meeting caterers, florists, and musicians is tough enough, never mind negotiating the photographer scene. I strive to make your experience as stress free and memorable as is could possibly be. I begin by going over the time frame you are thinking about, and together we decide which package is the best fit for you. On the day of the wedding one of the most important things to having your wedding portrait experience be as stress free as possible is to be sure everyone that is to be in the photographs is READY at the agreed photography time. I usually tell brides to tell everyone to be there 30 minutes before the actual scheduled time. If you are having your hair/makeup done professionally, the day of the wedding, allow an extra half hour or so above and beyond what your stylist/makeup artist actually tell you. One of the biggest dilemmas that our couple face is when to take the formal photographs. Ideally, all formals would be completed prior to the wedding, allowing the couple to proceed directly to the reception. One way to reduce the amount of time the waiting guests need to endure is to do both sides of the wedding party separately prior to the ceremony and then the combined group following the service. Typically, I start with the groom and his groomsman, followed by groom and parents and groom and family. This allows the bride a few moments more to get ready. Then after the groom has hidden himself away, we will shoot the bride and bridal party with bride and parents and bride and family. Then following the ceremony all we need to do is entire wedding party, bride and groom, and family shots. One thing I try to do for my clients is to arrange a place for the groom to see the bride for the first time if they are doing all of the photography before the wedding. Many brides choose to empty out the venue - or just have the bridal party and immediate family - and have the bride walk down the isle to meet her groom just as she will do during the ceremony. This is a more intimate moment for the bride and groom as they get to see each other for the first time without the stress of everyone watching.

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If you choose to have your photographs done after the ceremony please have checked with your ceremony venue to be certain they don’t mind staying open later. It will take at least 30-45 minutes for a small wedding party, for example a wedding party of 3 groomsmen and 3 bridesmaids. We try to take all photographs that do not include the bride and groom together before the ceremony, greatly reducing the time spent on formal photographs between the ceremony and the reception and allowing you to spend more time with your guest and enjoy your special day. Regardless of when you choose to have your portraits taken, you will need full cooperation of your wedding party. Make sure that everyone knows when the photographs will be taken and that are completely ready. Once the

photography has started we would like to ask that everyone involved stay in the venue until released. A great deal of time is wasted searching for people who are needing for photographs. “What about the type of photography you see in the magazines?” These are bridal photos. If you choose a package that includes a bridal shoot this will greatly reduce the stress the day of the wedding in addition to giving you many more and creative photographs. We try to have these done a month or so before the wedding and many brides choose to have a framed canvas displayed at the wedding reception. Candids are by far my favorite part of wedding photography. I love capturing a moment that you may not have even realized I was watching. I tend to hang back, watch, and wait.

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For me, a wedding is a natural event that should be photographed with as little interference as possible. I want to capture your true radiance and the groom’s nervousness. I want to snap the photograph of you leaning into your husband’s shoulder while you twirl your first steps as a married couple. Posed photographs will always be incorporated, but the little stolen moments are the ones I think you’ll truly cherish, and I strive to record your day with as many of those as I can catch. As a woman, I know how important those little details are. I always take time out to get to know my couples and to find out the things that are most important to THEM. So now, relax and enjoy your special day and thank you for considering White Design for your wedding photography.

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recognize that this is your special wedding day, and that all attention should be centered on you and your future husband. I firmly believe that your wedding day is where dreams and memories come together, and will provide you with memories of your special day to last a lifetime.


What we offer

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e offer many different carefully selected specialty products that you are sure to love. Our specialty products include invitations, custom story books, albums, guest books, photo jewelry, metallic prints, fine art metal portraits & canvas portraits, that you are sure to cherish for years to come.

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Individually designed custom 9x12 Premium canvas or leather cover coffee table storybook with your wedding pictures artfully designed on thick linen textured pages. The story of your day is displayed step by step from bridal photos, wedding, reception, friends and family through the reception. Smaller Parent upgrade is identical to couple’s album. (Diamond & Premium Platinum Packages) 10x10 Wedding coffee table storybook with your wedding pictures artfully designed magazine style. Your entire wedding day is featured from beginning to end in a hardcover coffee table book photo weight linen textured pages. 8x8 Parent upgrade is identical to couple’s album. (Premium Packages) Ivory library bound album with gilded edges displaying your favorite wedding day photos. Note: This is NOT a Storybook. Album contains 20 8x10 prints. 5x7 Parent upgrade is identical to couple’s album. (Gold Package) Hardcover photo book featuring each of the photos from your wedding day. Bride and Groom’s names engraved in silver foil on the cover. (All Packages) DVD slide show movie of your wedding photos set to music. (All Packages) A boxed set of 4x5 photo prints of each of your proofs from your wedding day. Also available in 5x7 (Diamond & Premium Platinum Packages and as an Add On to other Packages)

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he engagement session appears to be taking on a life of its own with today’s photography-savvy couples. While the purpose of the session remains the same, what can be done with the images afterwards is limitless.

In turn, you get a chance to work more intimately with the photographer who will be with you for the duration of your wedding day. For many people the only time they employ the services of a professional photographer is at their wedding. If their wedding photographs are important to Photographers and couples alike find that the them couples will spend a great deal of time engagement session is a great way to learn choosing who will shoot their wedding and are to work together. Most photographers have willing to spend large sums of money to make learned the hard way that some couples are sure it is done well. This is an important step to uncomfortable or freeze in front of the camera. establishing a relationship of trust that is integral Some couples are conditioned to smile every for photographers to best do their job. Openly time a lens is turned their way, while others blink. communicating about what helps you relax or This session helps photographers iron out those what makes you feel the most comfortable is very kinks—learning what the best way is to approach important at this stage. Your photographer wants each couple, how best to direct or guide, and to know how to best work with you to create the what kind of interaction works best. kinds of images you expect.

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bridal portrait session is the perfect way to have a ‘dress rehearsal’ of everything you’ve planned for your wedding day. The wedding gown, flowers, hair, make-up, and all the other little things you’ve worked so hard to plan for, can be ‘tested’ together to make sure that there are no surprises on that special day. A perfect opportunity to take great images that you will cherish forever. Bridal Portraits are popular for displaying at the wedding registry table, at the reception sign-in table, custom sign-in books or you can turn one into a signature print for everyone to ‘leave their mark’ at the reception. When your wedding guests walk into your reception facility, and they view your finished bridal portrait for the first time, I want you to hear your guests gasp in delight, see their eyes open wide, and watch their jaws hit the floor. I want the bridal portrait I create of you to put a smile on your face, and a tear in your mother’s eye. Bridal portraits are generally taken two to three months before the wedding, so that there is time to have a completed portrait on display at your reception. However, it’s never too late to have your bridal portrait made; formal sittings involving both the bride and the groom are common up to several months following your wedding.

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lright ladies, this one is just for you... kind of. We are now offering “Little Black Book” sessions with many of our wedding packages. For those of you who have been entertaining the idea of boudoir photography these sessions are for you. Classy and tasteful boudoir photography is something every woman should do at least once in her life. Imagine the look on your groom’s face when you hand him a gift from your Little Black Book Session on your wedding night! Be prepared to feel beautiful, feel sexy and look amazing. There is absolutely nothing to be nervous about so relax and enjoy your session. Feel free to bring a friend and make it a girls day or night. Whether you are bold and outgoing or shy and bashful, we’ll customize a session just for you. You will have a great time and you will love your photos! Don’t forget the most important thing… Relax. Remember that I have years of experience posing and working with lighting and camera angles to emphasize your best features and minimize anything less than perfect.

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Uniquely Yours...

coffee table storybooks

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ne of the few things that will remain after your special day is your wedding album, it’s the one thing that contains everything of the day and is something that you will want to show friends and family or even hand down to your own children.

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sums up you day and reflects your personal tastes. Your storybook is uniquely yours and will reflect who you are as a couple. They are available in a range of covers from personalized photo covers, leather and even metal, your images are printed directly onto the page on linen, pearl or canvas textured pages to produce a stunning magazine style wedding album that is certain to impress. Coffee table books are produced from the finest materials with durable pages which have a beautiful vibrancy to them, some manufacturers use very flimsy paper which not only looks lack lustre but will not stand the test of time – not something you want from a wedding album. One great advantage of the coffee table format is the exact replica copies that can be made which gives a more portable full record of the day. They come in a range of sizes starting from 5 inches up to 14”, these are very popular and make great presents for parents and the bridal party.

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White design storybook wedding albums are designed entirely by me based your style and the style of your wedding. Images are not sent off to be designed for you by somebody who wasn’t at your wedding and who doesn’t know the story of your day. You can relive your special day for years to come from getting dressed until you and your groom drive away to begin your new life together. I generally recommend people come into the studio to see the coffee table books in the flesh as they really do have to be seen for you to fully appreciate their high level of quality. There are a lot of wedding book manufacturers out there but not all of them are equal, some provide very poor quality products which you can’t discern just from looking at pictures on the web. Each picture that goes in the wedding album is retouched and then enhanced for maximum effect. With over seventeen years of professional design experience, I will design a contemporary album that really


wedding packages

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t White Design & Photography we have several packages for our brides to choose. Beginning with a basic day of shooting with a hardcover proof book and online proofing to our largest package with our premium storybooks, canvas portraits or fine art metal portraits, DVD of images with print release, hardcover proof book and even a bridal and engagement session. Whatever your needs we have a package for you or can custom design a package for your special day.

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Silver Package

Gold Package

Premium Package

Premium Platinum Package

Ultimate Diamond Package

• Wedding day coverage • Proof Book • DVD slide show movie of your wedding photos set to music • Online proof/order gallery $975 Add on.... Add a boxed set of 4x5 +$390 Add a disk of hires digital files with print release +$1000

• 2 Hour long bridal session • Wedding day coverage • Proof Book • DVD slide show movie of your wedding photos set to music • 10x10 Wedding Coffee table Storybook with your wedding pictures artfully designed magazine style • 11x14 portrait • $150 print credit • Online proof/order gallery $1900 Add on.... Parents Upgrade: 2 Parent’s Albums containing (20) 4x5 prints $2000 Add a boxed set of 4x5 prints +$390 Add a disk of hires digital files with print release +$1000

• 1 Hour long engagement session • 2 Hour long bridal session • Wedding day coverage • Proof Book • DVD slide show movie of your wedding photos set to music • 10x10 Wedding Coffee table Storybook with your wedding pictures artfully designed magazine style • 20x24 portrait • $250 print credit or boxed set of 4x5 prints • Online proof/order gallery $2425 Add on.... Parents Upgrade: Two 8x8 Parent’s Storybook albums included $2900 Add a boxed set of 4x5 prints +$390 Add a disk of hires digital files with print release +700

• 1 Hour long engagement session • 2 Hour long bridal session • Wedding day coverage • Proof Book • DVD slide show movie of your wedding photos set to music • Premium canvas or leather cover Coffee table Storybook with your wedding pictures artfully designed on thick linen textured pages • 20x24 portrait • $250 print credit or boxed set of 4x5 prints • Online proof/order gallery $2625 Add on.... Premium Platinum: Two 5x7 Parents Storybooks $3000 Add a boxed set of 4x5 prints +$390 Add a disk of hires digital files with print release +$700

• 1 Hour long engagement session • 2 Hour long bridal session • Wedding day coverage • Proof Book • DVD slide show movie of your wedding photos set to music • Boxed set of 4x5 prints • Disk of hires digital files with print release to package • Premium canvas or leather cover Coffee table Storybook with your wedding pictures artfully designed on thick linen textured pages • 20x24 portrait • $250 print credit • Online proof/order gallery $3400 Add on.... Parent Upgrade: Two 5x7 Parents Storybooks included $3600

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So now, relax and enjoy your special day and thank you for considering White Design for your wedding photography. View our photography www.white-designs.com www.facebook.com/whitedesign

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