learn about the process

We want to celebrate with you when you get engaged, support you and cheer you on when wedding planning doesn't always go as planned, offer our experience to help you create your dream wedding day, and show up as a friend on your wedding day. Your photographer will spend so much time with you, make sure you choose someone you click with and will make the process as easy as possible!

Our goal is to be more than vendors that show up on your wedding day....

why choose us?

the details

After you decide that we would be a good fit for your style and budget, we want to meet you and learn more about you and your wedding! Our preference is to meet face to face and support a local coffee shop, but sometimes distance or pandemics make an online meeting a better choice.

At this meeting we also go through our contract and policies. It's a great time to answer any questions you have about us and how wedding photography works!

initial meeting

Our booking process is entirely online - you can sign your contract, pay your deposit, and answer any questionnaires we send your way easily. Once we have your signed contract and deposit, your date is officially booked!

Then we send out our wedding welcome guide to get you started with preparing for the photography aspect of your wedding. This includes a list of our favorite vendors in Central Wisconsin! This is also a great time to get your engagement session scheduled.

ready to book

For families, we help you prepare for your session with an outfit planning guide and provide all the information you will need to know for where to be and what to expect.

A few months before the wedding, we schedule a time to go through all the details of the day and discuss how to best fit everything in to make the day go as smoothly as possible. We stay in contact leading up to the day to make sure we have everything covered and have you complete questionnaires to help us have all the information that we need for your big day.

prepping for your shoot

The day is here! Now is the time when everything you've worked for is put into action and for you to sit back and enjoy the day! We will do everything we can to cover any gaps whether it's helping put on the boutonnières, helping carry decorations from the car, transportation, you name it...we're there to serve you even beyond photography.

your Wedding day

It will take 4-6 weeks for your wedding gallery to be ready after your wedding day. All portrait sessions take about 3 weeks until they will be ready to be delivered.

At that point, we will send you a link to your online gallery and you will get the first look at your photos. You can download them and start using them right away! If you have ordered an album, you can favorite the images for your album right in the gallery. Pass along the link to family and friends for an easy way for them to enjoy your new photos too!

presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the process

+ 1-2 photographers
+ 20-30 minutes
+ Location and dates chosen by photographer
+ Digital download of 20-30 professionally edited photos
+ Online gallery to share with family and friends and order professionally printed products

package includes:

investment starts at $175

mini

+ 2 photographers
+ Up to 1 hour
+ Location and date planned by client and photographer
+ Online gallery to share with family and friends and order professionally printed products
+ 100+ professionally edited photos delivered on a flash drive and print release
+ Outfit planning guide and photographer assistance in planning custom session

packages includes:

investment starts at $400

families

+ 2 Photographers
+ Complimentary engagement session
+ All professionally edited photos on a flash drive with a print release
+ Digital gallery to share with family and friends

package includes:

investment starts at $2800

weddings

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Photography can be done in many different environments, but we specialize in photographing our clients in a natural setting. We use natural light and try not to interfere as much as possible to capture our subjects as naturally as possible.
 
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

We have a guide for that! And once you're booked, we send it to you to make sure you look your best at your session! It will tell you the dos and don'ts of choosing outfits and we are also willing to help you with any specific questions that may come up.

WHY DON’T YOU RELEASE ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?

We take hundreds and thousands of photos and while we are more likely to overshare because we want our clients to choose the expression they like the best instead of us choosing, we still only choose the best of the best to deliver.

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
All of the images we deliver to our have been professionally edited. This includes straightening, cropping, color correction, and light retouching. Anything additional requested by the client is subject to an editing fee.

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

Due to the nature of lifestyle photography, we do not have a studio. If you are looking for a studio-look session, we would be happy to refer you to some of our favorite studio photogs.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

The turn around time for weddings is 4-6 weeks while all portrait sessions are around 3 weeks.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

We shoot with the latest Canon gear: Canon R6 and a 5DMkiv, 50mm 1.2 L, 35mm 1.4 L, 85mm 1.4 L, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, and 100mm 2.8 Macro. 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

Mini sessions cannot be rescheduled and any cancelled mini sessions will not be refunded. All other sessions are rescheduled based on the photographer availability. 

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

Each session is different, but on average weddings receive 700-1000 photos, engagement and full portrait sessions are typically 100-150, and mini sessions are around 30 images.

DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

Yes!! If you just invested money into a photography session, the best thing you can do for yourself is to invest in professionally printed products. There is no comparison in quality between a 1 hour photo and a professional print lab. Need help? We would be happy to point you in a direction to get the best possible products without breaking the bank!

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

We recommend that all sessions are scheduled 1-2 hours before sunset.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

We love when our clients take us somewhere that is personal to them, but we have lots of local spots that we have discovered over the years so we offer suggestions to our clients and do research to find the best spot for them and their session.

SHOULD I CHOOSE A MINI SESSION OR A FULL PORTRAIT SESSION?

Mini sessions are meant for the family that wants something quick to update the pictures on the wall or have something for Christmas cards. The full session is meant for families that really want to invest and customize their photography experience and have photos that will tell a story about this time in their life.

Frequently Asked Questions

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