Pauline & Collin
Georgetown Prep School & Chevy Chase Club
It was great meeting you (Jacqueline :) ) and chatting about Pauline and Collin's wedding day! You all have a really sweet family, I can already tell! As I mentioned, I am going to try my best to see if I can find a workaround in order to be there for the wedding day, however if due to my commitment to my other 9/23 couple, I will do my best to find the best associate photographer and second shooter team that I absolutely trust and can carry out the same vision I would if I were to be there! As a reminder, you would still be working with me up to the wedding day in terms of planning, logistics, wedding questionnaire, etc. I will also be the one who edits the entire wedding gallery and working with you through the album design process. I hope we get to work together! This proposal includes information about me as your photographer, collection details & other FAQ we may not have touched on during our consult call. Enjoy!
Meet your photographer, Adela
My photography journey started when my college roommate asked me photograph her wedding in 2018- at that point, I had 0 knowledge of anything related to professional photography, or what it takes to capture an entire wedding day! To give you some context... I studied Public Relations and Business Administration in college...so I did know a thing or two about what looks good & how to market it. I was always a bit more picky than the average person when taking photos, and maintaining a perfect Instagram aesthetic before it was cool to do so, ha! I said 'yes!' to her wedding and before I knew it, I had booked 10+ weddings in one year!
My principles & priorities as your wedding photographer are-
- Cultivate & foster a relationship to gain trust
- Communicate to ensure I understand how to best serve you
- Educate you as my clients on the importance of lighting as it relates to photography & the decisions I make when posing and choosing locations
- Join alongside you, your families, and friends on one of the most important days of your lives!!!
Editorial & Fine Art Photography
Capturing light, feelings & moments and all the things in between people and life
10 hours of consecutive coverage
High resolution edited digital images
Complementary Engagement Session
This is MY process:
I. Book your date
The booking process is simple! Once you've decided to go ahead and book with me, I will send over an online contract - one or two people can be included on it. The deposit is due when contract is signed, and the rest one month ahead of the wedding day! Payment plans are an option, and we can work together to create one that works best for you. Payments can be made online or with a check- check is preferred!
II. Schedule engagement session
Once we've gotten the paperwork out of the way, we can go ahead and begin scheduling your engagement session! This is a time for us to get to know each other, teach you the way I photograph, pose, and just have fun! As I mentioned on the call, I've photographed engagement sessions at all of the classic D.C. locations + local parks around the DMV area if a D.C. look is not what you are interested in! I am including a link at the bottom of the proposal page to previous Lincoln Memorial engagement session since that's a popular location most of my couples choose! If we go anywhere near the National Mall/monuments we would start the session pretty early in the morning, around sunrise for the best light and to avoid the crowds! Your engagement session can last anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on location, and how many outfits you bring. Ahead of the engagement session, I will send over a Portrait Questionnaire that asks a few questions about you two as a couple, your favorite features, and your must have photos!
III. The Wedding Day
A month out from the wedding, I will send over a questionnaire that goes over info. about your day such as, colors, themes, finalized timeline, list of family portraits, other wedding vendor contact information & any final details you need to relay to me!
At this point, you will have met my associate photographer either in person or on Zoom, and I will also send over the portfolio/social media accounts of the second shooter that will be accompanying her for your wedding. On your wedding day, the team will be there ready to create and tell your love story through photos! We will be using the timeline we agreed on to coordinate the wedding day, as well as work with the venue coordinator to ensure a smooth transition to different parts of the day.
You will receive 10-15 high resolution highlight images from the wedding within 2 days, and the full gallery within 4-6 weeks. All images will be edited and delivered in an online format through Pixieset- from there you can download, favorite, and share your photos with family & friends! You will also be able to order prints directly through the online gallery & select from various options of finishes, sizes and framing- all in one stop! Through it all, I will be here to walk alongside you, answer questions & provide input whenever needed!
10 hours of consecutive coverage
-Begin at Chevy Chase Club
1pm- Photographer arrives & begins detail photos (invitations, dress, florals) + finishing touches (getting ready candids + makeup/hair finishing touches)
2:00pm- Pauline puts dress on w/ Jackie's helps & begins bridal portraits // Collin is dressed & ready for individual portraits + getting ready photos with best man// groom's mom should be ready to pin boutonniere on
2:45pm-First look & B&G initial portraits
3:20pm- B&G portraits w/ entire bridal party + different groupings
3:30pm- B&G portraits w/ immediate family (parents + siblings)
3:45pm- Depart for ceremony at Georgetown Prep Chapel
4:15pm- Arrive & hide away before ceremony
-Taking place at Georgetown Prep Chapel
5:30pm- Ceremony ends & extended family portraits begin (I recommend these to take place at church)
6:00pm- Depart for Chevy Chase Club
-Taking place at Chevy Chase Club
6:35pm- Arrive & walk around club for sunset portraits
7:00pm- Cocktail hour ends & guests are ushered into reception space
7:15pm- Introductions of B&G and Bridal Party at Reception
7:20pm- Reception events begin // flexible on timing main events outline below
10:50pm- Sparkler exit // B&G portraits as they drive away in car
11pm- Photography coverage ends
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 6 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 10 hours coverage wedding, you will receive between 1,300-1,500 images.
Do you have business insurance?
Yes I do! If your venue requires it, I am happy to provide them with the proper documentation.
We are ready to book! What's next?
If you're ready to move forward simply respond to the follow up email I sent you- I will immediately open your email, probably super excited !!! I will follow up within 1-2 business days with the online contract and the steps to schedule your engagement session! :)