the vanessa jordan wedding experience
Hey there friend! I'm so excited that you are interested in the Vanessa Jordan Wedding Experience! I'm so excited to capture this monumental moment in your life where you get to say "I Do" to your one and only. Below you will find recently asked questions, package information and all that you would need to know about booking your wedding package with Vanessa Jordan Photography!
1. Booking and planning
Upon booking, half of the package payment is due upon signing. This is to lock in your date for your big day. When booking is complete we can get the party started planning your engagement shoot! I will schedule a time for us all to meet, get to know each other a little bit and discuss ideas for your engagement session.
2. your engagement session
The day has arrived! It's time for your engagement session! We will start off the session by meeting at the location we decided on together. We will chat a bit and discuss what you outfits you brought and if there is any special prop you want included besides the ring. I will walk you through each pose so you and your family are comfortable and confident in front of the camera!
3. final skype call
The big day is almost here! As we get closer to your wedding day I will help you in any way I can such as recommending vendors that will make your day run smoothly. A week before we will meet or have a Skype call to go through the timeline, any last minute changes or questions. So then all you have to do is wake up and enjoy your big day! By this time all final payments are made for your wedding package. No worries on remembering when to pay, the software I use will remind you on the date you need to pay!
The day has finally come! The day you get to say "I Do" to your one and only. My job is to make this day run as smoothly and effortlessly as possible. I want you to enjoy this day and have fun! You will be able to look back on these photos that are full of memories that will last a lifetime.
4. wedding day
One month after your wedding your online gallery will be delivered! In this gallery you can easily download, share and print your fully edited, high-resolution photos. You will even have access to your gallery on your phone so you can share you photos wherever you go! Your gallery is backed up for THREE years online so you won't have to worry about loosing your images!
5. gallery delivery
If you chose a package that includes a custom designed wedding album you can expect to start designing after you have received your online gallery. Together we will pick the most perfect images to be displayed in your album. You will be able to review the final proof before it is printed and delivered straight to your door! We will be in close contact to make sure your album is absolutely perfect. This album will be a cherished piece full of memories of your special day.
6. Custom album design
This package includes 8 hours of shooting time for your wedding day, a complimentary engagement session and online galleries for both your engagement session photos and your wedding day photos. Perfect for you to download, print and share with all your friends and family!
the champagne package
This package includes 8 hours of shooting time for your wedding day, a second photographer, a complimentary engagement session, a 8x8 album custom designed with your wedding photos and online galleries for both your engagement session photos and your wedding day photos. Perfect for you to download, print and share with allyour friends and family!
the rose gold package
This package includes 10 hours of shooting time for your wedding day, a second photographer, a complimentary engagement session, a guest book full of your engagement session photos, a 12x12 album custom designed with your wedding photos and online galleries for both your engagement session photos and your wedding day photos. Perfect for you to download, print and share with all your friends and family!
the diamond package
1. how to I pay for my wedding package?
You are able to pay and sign the contract completely online. I will send you your proposal and you will be able to sign and pay all at once (if you so choose to pay at once or you can pay in payments).
2. Do you provide payment plans?
Yes I do, but only upon request. I split up payments for my wedding packages in half automatically, however if you need them split up more than that we can talk out the best way that would work for you.
3. When do you schedule your engagement sessions?
I schedule my engagement sessions Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. This is so we can capture these photos just as the sun is setting or so the sun isn't too high in the sky for those morning session to create some stunning images.
4. are engagement sessions included in all packages?
Yes! I love to have an engagement session with my couples to be able to get to know them better as well as getting to be more comfortable in front of the camera.
5. do i get a discount if i don’t want an engagement session?
Yes and no. Engagement sessions are a part of each package and I highly encourage keeping them as a part of your experience. This way we can get to knwo each other better and you two can get more comfortable in front of the camera. If it is a last minute booking and there is no time for an engagement session then there will be a slight decrease in price.
6. How does my online gallery work?
I will send you a link and password to access your gallery once it is ready. You will enter the password and will be able to view all the images. There will be an icon in the upper right hand corner that will let your download all of the images as well as an icon that will set you share individual photos on social media.
7. Do your packages include prints?
My packages do not include prints. However, I do schedule a meeting with you to go over the prints that I do offer that will be an extra cost to your package. That way I can help you order exactly what you would want without you struggling to figure it out on your own. This is completely optional but it is there if this is easiest for you. Otherwise you may get your images printed anywhere you please but I cannot guarantee the quality of the print if you get your photos printed other than from your online gallery.
8. What if I am late to my session?
If you are late you do not get extra time. When the sun goes down and there is no more light, we cannot keep shooting. For the morning sessions even though we will have more light, you are only allotted the exact time we agreed upon. Please afford an extra 10 minutes to arrive at our meeting location to ensure that you are on time.
9. When should I expect my online gallery?
You will receive your online gallery about two weeks after your engagement session and a month after your wedding.
10. How many images will I receive in my online gallery?
You will receive about 60-80 images in your gallery and about 250-300 for your wedding gallery.
11. How long does my online gallery last?
Your gallery will last three years. Please insure that you download your images and save them in a safe place because you will want to go back and look at them! You do have your gallery for three years but once that expires, the gallery will be gone.
12. who can i bring to my engagement session?
Just yourselves! I encourage all of my couples to only bring themselves to their engagement session. That way we are able to capture the love between the two of your much more naturally without an audience.
13. How many outfits can I bring?
I suggest having a second option to bring to your engagement session. Just so then you can change up your look and have a variety in your photos. Otherwise bring layering pieces like a jean jacket or a suit jacket, etc to change up your outfits a bit.
14. Can I post behind the scenes during the session?
Yes you may! I will doing so as well so feel free to post as much of your experience as you wish!
15. do you take a break during the day of the wedding?
No I do not. Once I arrive the 8 or 10 hours starts and I don't stop until those hours are up.
16. do i need to provide a meal?
Yes. It is clearly stated in my agreement that you must provide a meal for myself and any second photographers I have with me.
17. can i have the RAW files?
No. My RAW files are not for sale. It is my job to edit and cull together the best images for each gallery. The ones that are not included in any gallery or either duplicates, eyes were closed, out of focus, etc.
I'm ready to book! How do I get things started?
In order to secure your date, the full payment is due up front as a retainer along with a signed contract. All paperwork can be done online for your convenience! Please reply to the email that had this link to move forward in your booking process!