Yay, you're engaged! Now it's time to start planing your dream day, which includes building your dream team of wedding vendors. The couples I love to work with are fun, laid-back, love all the details and florals and taking photos, but aren't so focused on all that they can't relax and enjoy their day. They're present in the moment, love each other deeply, and are giddy with joy and excitement to commit their lives to one another! To make sure we're a great fit, we meet for coffee and get to know each other, chat wedding details, and start dreaming up some fun ideas! If you like what you see, then we move on to booking!
Nothing makes me happier than hearing that you want to work with me on your wedding day! I will send you an easy-to-use online booking system where you can build your custom wedding package, sign your contract, and pay your deposit all with the click of a few buttons. EASY PEASY! Your date is secured once your contract and deposit are received. Oh, and expect a friend request from me on facebook!
P.S. Be checking your mailbox for a fun little surprise from me after you book!
Now it's really getting real — engagement photos!! This is a great opportunity for us to work together before your big day and get all those pre-wedding jitters out of the way. Before your session, I will send you my engagement style guide, which covers choosing and coordinating outfits, finding meaningful locations, and prepping your man! Once you arrive for your session, I'll take care of the rest! I will make sure you are comfortable, direct you in flattering and beautiful poses, and most of all, make sure you laugh, connect with each other, and have fun together! Pro tip: make sure to take advantage of being all dressed up and go out for a fancy date night afterwards!
After you book, we'll start creating a custom timeline for your wedding day to make sure that we use your coverage time efficiently and have the best lighting for portraits. Then about 8 weeks before your big day, I'll send you my wedding questionnaire to get all the info I need from you about your day-of details. We will also work together to create a family portraits shot list so that we make sure to get every family picture you want! After the questionnaire and shot list are completed, sit back, relax, and get excited for the best day ever!
After all the planning and dreaming, your day is finally here!! Your ONLY job today is to enjoy yourself and SAY I DO!!! When my second shooter and I arrive, we'll come straight to you and greet you with a big hug and then get to work! I'll work with your wedding coordinator and other vendors to make sure we pull off your dream day! I'll tear up as you walk down the aisle, cheer as they announce you Mr. and Mrs. for the first time, and get down with you on the dance floor. When your night is over, we'll hug goodbye and I'll promise to post some sneak peeks while you're on your honeymoon!
WOOOHOOOOO GALLERY DELIVERY DAY!!! Is there anything better?! Once your photos are ready, you will receive an online gallery to view, share, and download your images. With just a few clicks of a button, you can send the gallery to your friends and family members, order professional prints, and download the entire gallery to your computer. I suggest making it a fun at-home date night by ordering your favorite take-out, popping some bubbly, and looking through all your images! It's SO fun to relive your day and experience the photos together for the first time! You also have the option to order a custom album designed by me!
Yay! I am so excited to meet you! Fill out my contact form and I will respond within 24 hours. If I am available on your date, we'll meet for coffee or set up a phone call to chat all things wedding! I'll then send you a contract and invoice through my easy-to-use online booking system. I require a $1,000 deposit to book weddings and a $100 deposit to book portrait sessions.
My style is bright, full of vibrant color, and natural. I edit my photos to match as true to the colors in real life as possible, with a little bit of extra POP! I pose and guide my clients into flattering angles, but I also love movement, candid moments, and lots of giggling!
I've been shooting portraits since 2016 and weddings since 2017. I never in a million years thought I would be a wedding photographer! I studied child development in college and was happily working in the world of foster care. I had always been interested in photography so I asked for a "big camera" for my birthday one year. I quickly realized I loved it too much to just be a hobby! Fast forward a few years and here I am! I've photographed hundreds of families and nearly 75 weddings.
I shoot Canon! I have an R6 body and a 5D Mark IV body, then a Canon 28-70 2.0, Canon 85mm1.4 (my BABY!!), Sigma 50mm1.4, Canon 35mm1.4, and Canon 100mm2.8 macro to get all those up close details. I also use an ExpoDisc to set my custom white balance so that I can get the images as perfect in camera as possible! I consider myself a natural light photographer, but I am also fully equipped with a flash setup for dark church sanctuaries, after-dark wedding receptions, and anytime our indoor location needs a little fill-light!
This definitely depends on a few different factors, but most couples typically need 8 hours of coverage. If you are having a very detail-heavy wedding, multiple locations, a longer reception or you have a very large wedding party, you may need more coverage! I will make you a custom timeline at the beginning of this process which will help guide you in those decisions along the way!
Absolutely. It's my job to make you look and feel your best. I've taken posing courses to teach me how to guide and direct my clients in ways that flatter their bodies (I've got alllll the tips and tricks!) and I also incorporate prompts to make you laugh, get those genuine smiles, and feel natural-not stiff. I love showing my clients the back of my camera during our session and seeing their faces light up with confidence!
The short answer is no, it cannot be exchanged for any monetary value or any other sessions. It's so important for the three of us to work together before the big day for a few reasons. First of all, it gets you two comfortable in front of my camera! You'll see how I guide you, the initial awkwardness of taking photos melts away, and you can learn some of my posing directions so that on the wedding day, you'll be a pro! For me, it helps to see how you two interact together and what your best poses are. If you've already had engagement photos done, I say, why not do more? You might as well take advantage of this complimentary gift!
First of all, my second shooter and I only shoot with cameras that have a dual-card slot. This means that every picture I take is recorded to two memory cards, so that if one malfunctions, I still have the images on the other card. During your wedding, I keep the filled-up memory cards on my body at all times so that they are safe and sound! Once I get home, I immediately upload the cards to my computer and back them up to two hard drives AND a cloud-based backup service. As one final protective measure, I never clear off your memory cards until I have edited, exported, and delivered your gallery to you! The cards stay in a fireproof safe until they are ready to be cleared. Remember in my About Me section when I told you I was an enneagram type 1? Now you have proof!
stephanie and blake
"Choosing Terri to shoot our wedding was the easiest decision we made for our big day! She was so kind, full of smiles and encouragement, made all my dreams come to life, and always made me feel like a million bucks. There is so much love, emotion, and joy in every shot she took and I'm forever grateful for her time and talents."
mckenzie and richard
"You literally won't find anyone better than Terri! She captured our engagement and wedding photos better than I ever could have imagined! Everything was so natural and she captured our personalities and love in a way that felt so special and true to us. Her professionalism and talent are second to none!"
"Terri is absolutely incredible to work with. She is organized, efficient, has an incredible eye for detail, and serves her couples so well. Her photos are timeless and true to color. She made all of my wedding photography dreams come true!"
"Terri is so much fun to work with and extremely talented. She made the entire process easy and smooth. Her attention to detail is top notch and she provides the highest quality of pictures."
kynzi and taber
"Terri truly made our wedding! She was so organized and helped us make planning decisions from a photographer's perspective. On the wedding day she worked so hard to capture every moment. We had so much fun, she made us feel comfortable and confident, and her natural and vibrant photos captured our day perfectly!"
annmarie and drew
"Terri was the absolute BEST photographer and I could not love her more! I'm still in awe of how she captured our day and she was amazing to work with!"
lauren and ben
"Terri is the absolute BEST! Her photos are breathtaking and she makes the process so fun and easy! She will put you at ease and make you feel confident in front of her camera. Her talented eye for angles and lighting is just incredible. I was blown away by our galleries and I'll cherish the photos forever."
allison and ryan
"Terri is amazing!! I couldn't have asked for a better experience with a wedding photographer. We love both our engagement and wedding photos. She captured every moment of our day such a beautiful, natural manner. There's not a single photo we don't love! I can't say enough great things about Terri!"
Your wedding day will come and go, but your photos will last you forever. You deserve joyful, timeless photos that tell the story of your day to pass down to your future children, their children, and even their children! These images are more than just your wedding photos — they are part of your legacy. I would be honored to be part of creating that legacy for you. Think we'd be a great match?