Session tips, engagement details,
wedding timeline & more!
When we were planning our wedding, we remember being a little overwhelmed. So many details, choices, and options! So we can completely relate to the anxious but excited feelings that go along with wedding planning.
Understanding that most of our clients have never planned a wedding, we wanted to create a resource that could assist you as you prepare, plan, and make decisions and hopefully make your planning process a bit easier!
This guide will not only give you tips about wedding planning, but it can help you plan your wedding day in a way that will allow us to give you an amazing photographic experience and gorgeous wedding images for you to treasure forever.
Welcome to the Dgp family!
This is such an exciting time for you as a future bride and groom, and we can hardly wait to start on this incredible journey with you both! It's such an honor to be your wedding photographers!
We always encourage our couples to consider a location that is near and dear to their hearts. Think about where you met, where the proposal happened, or your favorite spot to hang out. If you don’t have a special place, don’t worry; there are other options.
A lot of people suggest matching colors/ outfits, but I actually suggest wearing complimentary colors. Wearing the same color will actually make the lines of your individual bodies disappear. Wearing complimentary colors will set you apart as individuals but it will also make you look cohesive as a couple.
Wear outfits that represent you and your personality! I know it sounds simple, but this is a time to let your personalities as a couple shine through.
Feel free to bring two different outfits-one causal and one dressy!
We love animals and #WhiskeyTheKitty is a huge part of our family!
And we love it when couples choose to incorporate pets into their session. Keep in mind that bringing a pet along often means that we’ll need to choose a pet
Also, feel free to bring items to tell different aspects of your love story. Think about how you met, where he proposed or something special to you as a couple.
Bridal sessions are also a great time for a “practice run”. This is the perfect opportunity to schedule your hair, nail, and make-up appointments. It is also a great time to double-check that your dress and shoes fit properly. It's a perfect excuse to get glamored up and have some fun with your mom or your bridesmaids.
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Rainy or stormy day weddings may require a little more flexibility and creativity, but there isn't any reason why they can't be as beautiful and as joyful as sunny weddings!
If the forecast is calling for rain/snow/ or even a hurricane, fear not because we will be prepared to serve you and capture your Big Day!
We own many items to help us on rainy days, like 12 clear umbrellas (enough for a a bridal party!) and even a clear shower curtain. We know that sounds strange, but the shower curtain is for you the bride to stand on and for the train of your wedding dress not to touch the wet or muddy ground.
Worried about your portraits? We will discuss location options with you that will not only protect you from the weather but also capture your love beautifully.
While we can't guarantee what the weather might do on your wedding day, we
can put a plan in place to ensure that we capture your timeless love.
We want your day to be beautiful but also well planned. here is our recommended shot list for a complete wedding day.
*B = Bride
* G= Groom
Consider having an “unplugged wedding” and asking your guests to enjoy the special moments without their gadgets
We know it might seem like a strange request to ask your wedding guests to put down their electronic devices (phones and cameras), but it is for a good reason. As a couple, you made an investment in photography and we don't want your images to be filled with obtrusive iPhones, iPads, or other cameras. And we also want your family members to sit back, relax and enjoy your Big Day.
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Wedding albums are a tangible record of your love story and legacy. They provide a beautiful way to look at your wedding day from beginning to end. And they can remind you over and over again of the romantic and precious moments leading up to you becoming husband and wife!
Important information that will help you with your online gallery
Engagement images will be delivered 3-4 weeks after your engagement session. Wedding images will be delivered 6-8 weeks following your Big Day.
All of your images will be accessible through an online gallery. The gallery will never expire.
Absolutely! This link is designed for you to share with your family and friends.
Your online gallery is set up to be able to order prints. Those prints will be shipped directly to you.
Yes! Just send us an email and we will get your custom album started.
Of course! We want our clients to share their photos online. It not only lets us know that you love your images, but it is a HUGE help in marketing for our business.
Make sure to plan time for you and your bridal party to snack or to eat a lunch. Wedding days are long and everyone will need their energy.
If you are getting married in the summer months, think about having a cooler of cold waters and frozen washcloths available for your bridal party.
If you are planning a winter wedding, consider having extra coat racks for your guests' jackets and coats.
we can't wait to serve you!
feel free to email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org