Congrats on your engagement! Here's everything you need to know about how we can work together to make sure the moments of your big day are captured for years to come.
I know how surreal it feels to be searching for wedding vendors, calling someone your fiancé, and looking down to stare at the new bling on your finger. First off, can I tell you how excited I am for you? Take a deep breath, soak in these moments with your fiancé, and cherish it. This time is fleeting and I know you're excited to become husband and wife, but this season is important, too.
I know how all this works because I went through it myself when I was planning my wedding last year. Now that I've given you a little advice, let's dive in! I'm going to show you around a bit and tell you exactly what my process as a PHP Bride and Groom looks like.
I'm payton, the girl behind the camera!
My goal is to serve you like you're my best friend. If I'm going to do this, I should probably get to know you a little more! This is my favorite part of the process because it's where we get to chat about YOU. First, I'll send over a questionnaire that will give me the basics and then we'll hop on a call. We'll talk about all the fun things like how he proposed, what date you picked, and of course, your dog!
Let's get started, friend!
YAY, you're almost officially official and I'm doing a happy dance right about now! I'm so excited to welcome you with open arms. I'll send over information as we start the process. The first thing I'll need to know is the package you decided to go with. If you're unsure which one fits your needs best, we can chat to see what makes the most sense for your budget and dreams. Then I'll send over my Bridal Guide, which has so much goodness to walk you through this season.
The Booking Process
I know you have a Pinterest board full of all the visions you have for this session. I'm here to make them come to life! The best part is my Bridal Guide will walk you through this entire process step by step. It includes things like how to pick a location, decide what to wear, what month to do your photo shoot, and the list goes on and on!
Planning your engagement session
We're getting so close to the BIG day! You have your dress alterations made, bling accessories bought, and now we need to schedule your bridals! This is a southern bride's dream, right? These are perfect for a trial run for the wedding day. You get to be pampered and it is all about YOU, without the stress of an actual wedding. The best part about it is, you'll have a beautiful framed heirloom to sit out at the reception and then hang on your wall for a lifetime.
We're ONE month away from you marrying your best friend in front of your friends and family. Excitement is settling in and I can hear it in your voice. We'll hop on a call and design your timeline together. That's right... I have the schedule of your big day in my back pocket. I make sure we utilize all our time in all the right places. We'll walk through this together to ensure the best results. This timeline can be shared with all the vendors, so the day runs smoothly!
How did this day get here so quickly? We were just on our first call together yesterday. right? Time flies when you're having fun! I can finally work my magic and you get to sit back and enjoy the day surrounded by the most important people in your life. This day flies by, but I ensure you can look back at your gallery 10 years from now and still get all the butterflies. Alright, let's do this! It's time to marry the love of your life and then dance the night away!
The big day
I know you're ready to change your profile picture to one of you and your hubby! I also know you're DYING to see the magic we created. I value my quick turn around time for my bride and grooms and promise a 48 hour sneak peek and their FULL wedding gallery within TWO weeks! I hold myself accountable to this, as it is VERY important to me!
48 Hour Sneak Peek
I'm so excited to share your entire wedding story with you! You get to watch your wedding unfold moment by moment. Don't be surprised if there's a few happy tears! I once took a photo of a bride as she looked through her wedding album; she had mascara stained cheeks and her exact words to me were, "I'm crying tears of joy. I feel like I'm watching a fairytale lifetime movie". This warmed my heart and reminded me why I do what I do!
Gallery Delivery / Printing Options
Now is the time to order tangible prints and photo albums of the most important day of your life. If you keep your photos in an online gallery, before you know it a year has passed and you wonder why you don't have any of them hanging on the wall. Life gets busy, so I'm here to make the process easy. I'll send over a print guide one month after your wedding day. This will walk you step by step on how we can get you those tangible prints you've been dreaming of!
Placing print/album orders
This package covers everything you need to remember your wedding. 8 hours coverage. Includes engagement session AND bridals, bridal consultation, getting ready shots for bride & groom, ceremony, bride & groom shots, family formals, reception, exit of bride & groom, online gallery, print release, and an option for a flash drive.
If you are wanting your day captured beginning to end, with a second shooter, this is the way to go. 10 hours coverage. Includes bridal consultation, ceremony, bride & groom shots, family formals, an online gallery with every hand edited image and a print release.
Payton is hands on the most patient, detail oriented photographer that I have ever worked with. She made my special day even more special with her kindness and her spunk! She made sure every detail of my day was planned out from start to finish and documented every moment for me to admire for a lifetime! She made my day less stressful by understanding all of my needs and being supportive of all my photography wishes.
Payton made me feel so comfortable from the very beginning. I’m a very awkward person, and the fact that she was so close in age with me and that we actually had college chemistry together and our relationships seemed similar made me so comfortable, she was a friend I had always had! She tells you what to do and she knows exactly how to make you feel so comfortable and beautiful in your own skin. I can’t wait to watch her grow even more and hopefully continue to photograph my future family!
There are not enough nice words to say about Payton and how fantastic she is as a wedding photographer. From the very first contact I had with Payton, she was very prompt in responding to my emails/phone calls. Not to mention she is patient, understanding and very accommodating. She was such a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She took plenty of special candid shots while also ensuring we had photos of all of our families and friends to look back on. Every time we look at our images we are reminded of the emotion, the laughs and fun of our big day. We received many compliments about Payton on our wedding day (even to this day we get still compliments and people ask me about her) Everyone mentioned how personable, friendly, fun, and professional she was! I loved that she gives couples some sort of direction so she can get the most out of her shots, but we never felt overly posed and she didn’t make us feel awkward. She captured our wedding day perfectly and the photos will be treasured by us for years to come! I highly recommend Payton to anyone seeking out their wedding photographer and my husband and I wish her all the best in her continued successes!!
Payton was the best wedding photographer I could ask for. Saying she went above and beyond for us would be an understatement. She was like a best friend, event planner, and photographer all rolled into one! When I think back on our wedding day I always think about how grateful I am that she was a part of it.
Payton is absolutely phenomenal at what she does. Not only did I love her and her work, but so did our entire wedding party and family members! She took care of all the details leading up to the big day. I was able to enjoy every minute soaking up the love we were surrounded by from family and friends!
Having Payton as my photographer throughout my whole wedding process was great! For starters my engagement pictures were fabulous. I still find myself posting them to social media months after they were taken! I am known for being OCD at times and so I thought I had everything planned until it came time for me to take my bridals and I had no idea where to have them. Payton was great about telling me where to find some and even giving recommendations to ensure I got everything I wanted out of them which made a stressful bride have some relief! On the wedding day Payton was 100% on top of everything! She even beat me to my own wedding venue and started before I even arrived lol Throughout the whole wedding day I was so anxious about getting all the important memories from that day to ensure that I would have some pictures to look back on and relieve my day but I got more than what I was hoping for! After I received them at excellent timing I was so amazed at how well Payton does her job and it was more than I could have hoped for! I’m so thankful she was able to be a part of our wedding and capture memories for us that we will be able to share for years to come with family, friends, and little ones one day! I would 100% recommend her if you are looking for a stress free and beautiful wedding day!
I don’t even know where to begin with Payton. She made everything 10 times easier with me not having a clue what I needed or even wanted. I didn’t have to worry about a thing when it came to photos. She made sure everyone was positioned right and comfortable with every pose she offered. I didn’t feel like anyone was left out of the memories. She did wonderful on capturing every single moment. She arrived early to make sure everything was set and ready for her to work her magic which was a huge plus for me, and was fully prepared for any obstacle that was faced that day and turned it into something that felt like it was planned. Payton worked the whole entire night and didn’t stop until the reception was over and i couldn’t thank her enough for that! I’ve never been the one who was comfortable in front of a camera but she always makes me feel confident in my own skin! I will forever cherish these pictures and moments forever.
If you love love as much as I do, we're the perfect fit! If you've got any questions, feel free to reach out through my contact form below. I can't wait to meet you and hear your story. In the meantime, feel free to follow me on Instagram for promotions.