Laura Lee Photography Wedding Guide 2015

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  • Welcome to Laura Lee Photography! I hope this guide will answer any questions you may have about who I am, what my process is, and how

    Im going to make your wedding day better. Let me tell you, I LOVE what I do. There is nothing that makes me happier than telling the

    story of someones wedding day; capturing love and memories that will last a lifetime. From the prep to the end of the reception I will be with

    you every step of the way to ensure we dont miss a thing!

    My style is very journalistic, relaxed, and fun (I hope!). When you receive your photos you will be able to relive the day from beginning to end; I believe in telling a story. I LOVE candid shots and capturing moments that you may have not even noticed I was there. Of course,

    we cover all the formal poses and Pinterest shots that you HAVE to have too ;) I will do everything in my power to make your day run as

    smooth as possible and make you at ease in front of the cameras. If we started as strangers, I guarantee we will leave as friends.

    Aside from photography, I am an Interior Architect/Designer, an adventurer, an avid traveler (32 countries and counting!), a skier, and a lover of sunflowers. Elephants are my favorite animal. Coral and aqua

    are my favorite colors. I could LIVE off of cheese and crackers, and I LOVEEE country music and cowboy boots. And that guy up there (Scott) is my other half; chances are hell be second shooting, and

    youll probably be best of friends by the end of the night.



  • Being engaged is a beautiful and exciting time in your life. Soon, you will be making plans for that amazing day when you and your fianc begin your married life. Your wedding day requires a lot of planning and preparation, and the story of this special day will forever be preserved through photographs. Because of the great importance wedding photographs hold, careful preparation is essential. Once you have set the wedding date, contact Laura Lee Photography and set an appointment to meet with us and discuss your wedding photography plans! It is so important to us to build a relationship with you to ensure everyone is comfortable on the big day!


  • Not only did Laura capture the important moments, but the moments we didnt even know were happening.- Catia K

  • In order to help you design the perfectphotography package for your wedding, I need to know several things, including the date, time of day, wedding and reception venues, the size of your wedding party, and the number of expected guests, among other things! If possible, Id love to visit the wedding venue ahead of time to see where we are going to make the magic happen! I look forward to meeting you soon! As Ive said before, getting to know you and your fianc is SO important to us, because its helpful in determining the style of photography that best

    suits your wedding.


  • Traditionally, engagment photos are published in the local newspapers of your hometowns and the hometowns of your parents if it is different. Save The Date and Thank You Cards are increasing in popularity, and our packages include a complimentary engagement session so we can all get to know each other, and have a great time!

    For most couples, the engagement session is their first professional photography shoot

    together. It provides an opportunity to work with us prior to the big day, and I cant stress the

    importance of that! Your engagement session is important, because it tells the story

    of your love and commitment to each other. If theres any places that are meaingful to you, this

    would be a great time to express that! Such as....

    The place where you met Where you became engaged

    Doing your favorite activity Your favorite restaurant

    YOUR ENGAGEMENT sessionon

  • When you make the decision to get married,your engagement photos will be your announcement to the world.

    Here are some tips for your session!

    Bring an alternative outfit with youWear dressy casual clothes that you feelcomfortable in.Bring along some props for a few fun orsentimental shots.(If you have something in mind.)Get a professional manicure before the sessionBe yourselves, relax and let yourpersonalities shine! I promise well have agood time!

    quick tips

    Engagement sessions are complimentary when you purchase a wedding package with Laura Lee Photography. They include:

    One and a half hour session. Additional time: $300/hrLocation of your choice (I can help with this!)Unlimited Outfit changesProfessional prints available through Laura Lee Photgraphys websiteWeb gallery to share with family and friendsof fully edited pictures.



  • Laura was the first and best wedding decision we made.

  • Once you set your wedding date it will be time to create a timeline with Laura Lee Photography. It will help you plan the steps needed to prepare for your wedding day! I want to make this as easy as possible for you! While no two wedding plans are the same, there are basic steps that

    apply to almost all weddings.

    Ten months, or possibly before, you will choose your wedding package and we will draw up your contract! After you carefully read the contract, we can discuss any changes you want to make. All changes should be put in writing for the protection of both parties. Once the contract is ready, sign it, date it and return it to me with a retainer. This will insure the date of your wedding is saved. The required retainer amount

    is 50% of your chosen package.

    We will make an appointment to discuss the specific photographs you want included. (Ill

    provide a check list to make this a bit easier!)This is especially important for family group shots. We need to know about any sticky situations so we make sure no one gets uncomfortable on your special day. We will go over in detail all the groupings of people we

    need to capture to tell your story right!

    This is also the time to provide us with a list of special photos that are important to you, such as wedding gown fitting, or bridesmaid lunch,

    (or anything you love from Pinterest!)

    two months before the wedding

    ten months before the wedding

    Wedding Photography Timeline

  • Call up Laura Lee Photography and confirm all the information regarding your big day, including the time of our arrival and the name of person to meet at the ceremony venue (officiant). Please notify us of any changes that may have occurred in reference to the family photo lineup to avoid any hold-ups on your wedding day.

    A quick phone call to Laura Lee Photography will assure you and us that all is going according to plan. Quickly reconfirm the time of our arrival, the prep locations, and the order of the pre-wedding photographs to be taken. Oh boy, the day is almost here!! You Ready? ;)

    one day before the wedding

    one week before the wedding

    The day of your wedding Laura Lee Photography will arrive well before your guests, prepared to capture perfect memories of your special moment in time. Well talk to guests, and take some impromptu images of the pre-ceremony activities prior to the ceremony and reception. Your special day will be preserved in all its beauty in a beautiful story.

    Upon arrival, Laura and team will meet with you for pre-ceremony photos (the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the rings), bride and groom prep, bride with mother, and all that good stuff! Any photos you have in mind can be added to this list and we will be sure to tell your story from beginning to end.

    Three hours before the ceremony

  • We will take the wedding party photographsaccording to the plans and arrangements we made together with you. In addition to the wedding party, photographs will be taken of family members and extended family. Remember to notify everyone of the time we have selected for this shoot.

    Two hourS before the ceremony

    Chances are well be running around taking all the pictures of the bride and groom getting dressed, getting make-up and hair done, lacing up the dress etc. This will also be the time where I (Laura) take the bridesmaids formal pictures and (Scott) takes the formal pictures of the groomsmen. Atfter the ceremony well get the whole gang together for the full bridal party formals.

    After the ceremony

  • $3350COLLECTION 1

    Eight Hour coverage

    Two photographers

    Complimentary Engagement Session

    Viewing gallery of edited images

    Download and Printing Rights to Hi Res Files

    $100 print credit

    Eight Hour Coverage

    Two photographers

    Complimentary Engagement Session

    Viewing gallery of edited images

    THE BASE $2800Start here:



    Eight Hour coverage

    Two photographers

    Complimentary Engagement Session

    Viewing gallery of edited images

    Download and Printing Rights to Hi Res Files

    $100 print credit

    10x10 Panoramic Album

    Two 6x6 Parent Albums

    Reception Guest Book

    $4500COLLECTION 3

    Additional Hour: $300

    Bridal Boudoir Session $350

    Trash the Dress Session $350

    Engagement Session $450

    Heirloom Box, Sizes Vary: $1100

    10x10 Panoramic Album: $1000

    6x6 Parent Album: $300

    Reception Guest Book: $350

    Eight Hour coverage

    Two photographers

    Complimentary Engagement Session

    Viewing gallery of edited images

    Download and Printing Rights to Hi Res Files

    $100 print credit

    10x10 Panoramic Album

    $3950COLLECTION 2

    $500 SAVINGS$900 SAVINGS

  • In my wildest dreams I couldnt think of anyone better to work with. -Maggie B

  • Is there an extra fee to purchase our wedding and engagement photos?Nope! I believe in the Shoot and Share model, you will get an online gallery to view your pictures, share them with friends and family

    and download them straight to your computer... All at once! However, please note there will be a 7% sales tax added to every


    When is payment due? All packages and sessions require a 50% non-refundable retainer to save your date and then have two remaining

    payments of 25%. Second payment due 60 days before wedding day. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your wedding


    What clothing should we wear for our engagement session?Wear comfortable clothing in solid colors. Be sure there are no color clashes. If youre having trouble deciding you can

    always send me outfit options. Im no fashionista but I might be able to help ;) Feel free to bring multiple outfit changes (I

    encourage it in fact!)

    What type of accessories will compliment our portraits?Scarves, hats, sweaters, belts, and jewelry can accessorize and change your look. They make a HUGE impact! You can also

    bring any special momentos such as a homemade gift, heirloom, or anything that is special to your relationship that will

    help tell your story.

    What is your photography style?I believe in telling a story. My style is journalistic, fun, relaxed and timeless. I guarantee Ill have you laughing at some

    point in the day and if we started as strangers, we will certainly leave as friends.

    WILL we GET TO SEE ALL our PHOTOS? As an artist, I hand select every image that I put into your gallery, and every one of those is edited. I promise you youre

    only getting the best ones. The only ones Im getting rid of are blinks and blurs!

    When will we recieve our photos?Please allow up to six weeks to view your entire gallery. I try to get all galleries out before that timeframe, but you will

    certainly get sneakpeaks while youre waiting!

    what is a first look?Many couples these days are doing something called a first look. You see each other before the ceremony to chat, flirt,

    and get the jitters out. This is something that is a beautiful time to capture because it is a non-interrupted time between

    the bride and groom where they dont have to cater to guests or worry about organizing the whole bridal party for

    formals. Its just you. And me, telling your love story.

    why get an album?Where is technology going to be in fifty years? DVDs? Computers? USBs? They dont even have DVD drives in MACs

    anymore! An album is the only way you can be sure to preserve your memories for generations to come. My albums lay

    flat, and are custom made by me, proofed by you, and printed from one of the top printing labs in the country!

  • 4x6 Print .............................$85x7 Print .............................$128x10 Print............................$1511x14 Print...........................$3016x20 Print..........................$6511x14 Canvas......................$10016x20 Canvas.....................$150


  • Mini accordion book..........$75HH Boogie Box... Custom, 1100*includes prints10x10 Album: $1000


  • CONTACT me & SAVE THE DATEI hope this guide has answered all your questions and prepared you for your upcoming session! If you have any questions at all you can email me at, call me at 862-268-2927 or check for the answer online at I cant wait to work with you and share all these special

    memories with you that will last you a lifetime.