The Wedding Guide
A step-by-step guide about the approach, process, experience and your investment
I want my couples to understand the process before, during and after your wedding day.
Here's a look at the experience you'll receive if I'm chosen as your wedding photographer ~
What To Expect
On your wedding day, I will go to the moon and back for you and your families-all to ensure that things run smoothly. I’ve been told over the years that I have a remarkable calmness and attention to detail, keeping everyone in check in a fun, professional, warm and friendly way.
A classic, sophisticated and candid style with gentle posing, along with a beautiful presentation is what I strive for. I have lots of experience with all different venues, styles, scenarios and personalities in the 17+ years as a professional wedding photographer. Emotional storytelling at its finest.
When you love what you do, it really does show!
How The Process Unfolds
THE EMAIL EXCHANGE
Congratulations! Once I receive your email inquiry and have your date available, I'll share more info with you and also get in touch to learn all about your wedding and tell you how I can help.
We'll chat briefly over the phone-this is so very important to hear each others voices and get a feel for our personalities-something that just cannot be done through emails. You'll tell me about your wedding day vision and other details. If we feel as though we'd be a great fit, we'll then make plans to meet in person!
MEETING IN PERSON
This is where I am beaming with joy at the chance to show you all of the beautiful heirlooms I have to offer! We'll go over your wedding timeline, expectations and pricing. I will walk you through the entire process, make suggestions and answer any questions. Together, we'll choose the perfect collection that fits your needs.
BOOKING YOUR DATE
Shortly after our in-person meeting, I will mail out a contract to you with everything we discussed, along with some notes about our meeting. You'll sign it and mail it back to me with $1000- retainer and your date is officially booked!
After booking, you'll get a detailed photography timeline and access to my VIP Vendor Referral List to help you find and book your wedding dream team.
Time to plan your fun engagement session! We'll pick the perfect outdoor location and remember-dogs are always included if you choose! Sessions take place as close to your wedding date as possible.
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
Four weeks before your wedding, I'll mail out an info packet for you to fill out regarding your timeline, contact info and formal family picture requests. We'll meet in person one more time before your big day to go over every detail , assuring that you'll have the best photography wedding day experience.
Here's to the new married couple! I will be there every step of the way, guiding you and your loved ones and capturing all the emotion and details beautifully-with style and grace. I will also bring a second photographer who will be with me from your ceremony, usually through your first dance.
SNEAK PEEKS & YOUR BLOG STORY
Just a few short days after your wedding, you'll get a dozen or so sneak peeks because I know the suspense is real and everyone wants to see on Instagram. One week later, your love story is featured on my blog with highlights of 20-30 of my favorites.
Within a month of your wedding, you'll receive your full online wedding gallery of stunning images, perfectly edited and retouched. Your photo flash drive of high resolution images will also be delivered to your home, un-watermarked with printing rights.
We'll get the process started with designing your album and other goodies as soon as a month after your wedding-while everything is still fresh. You can expect to receive these items within 3 months of your wedding date.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Most collections include a "Anniversary" session. This is a fun way for us to stay in touch and to document where you are in your lives a year after your wedding! Also, when you start to have a family-I'll be there. Take a peek at some adorable family portrait sessions by going to the galleries section on the homepage.
"Linda makes a stressful part of the wedding fun.
By the end of your time with Linda you will feel like you’ve known her for years, which is so important when someone is involved in such an intimate experience in your life.”
Carla and John- Publick House
Every wedding timeline is different and every couple has their own style and favorites for their custom collection.
Get in touch through the contact form and I will be happy to give you more details about your exciting day!
Frequently Asked Questions
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CAN MY COLLECTION BE CUSTOMIZED?
Oh-absolutely! Most of my couples choose full day wedding coverage (up to 9 hours). That being said, if you're having a smaller wedding where you don't need that much coverage, let's chat about how we can come up with something customized and tailored just for you!
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PICTURES?
Very quickly! A wedding "Sneek Peek" comes your way just a few short days after your wedding. 3 to 4 weeks later; your stunning online gallery and shortly after that, your photo flash drive. You'll have access to print and post to your heart's content! Engagement session images are online 10 days after the session. Albums and other goodies will be delivered within 3 months of your wedding date.
ARE THEY EDITED?
You bet! There is no limit to the amount pictures I take during a wedding. This is where the editing process is so very important. I look at every single image to see if there is necessary cropping and light retouching to be done. This process takes 12+ hours (in addition to your wedding day coverage day coverage) and is always included in my pricing. Everything is edited to the same standard you will see in my portfolio.
CAN WE VIEW A FULL WEDDING GALLERY?
Of course! Once I receive your inquiry, I'd be happy to send you over a full online gallery from your chosen wedding venue or something that matches your style. I am also happy to provide referrals from my former brides, if need be.
DO WE REALLY NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
If you don't feel comfortable in front of the camera, then I would encourage you to think about having an engagement session done. This fun and casual outdoor session is done as close to your wedding date as possible, so everything is fresh. I promise-you'll love it!
WHO IS YOUR SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I work closely with a handful of professional wedding photographers whose style, personality and work ethic matches mine. They'll cover your ceremony through your first dance. If you need them for longer, we can happily arrange that on your wedding day. A second photographer is required for most weddings.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE?
I've been photographing weddings professionally since 2003. I sincerely believe that weddings are all about personal connections. Fantastic quality, great attention to detail, a strong work ethic and level of professionalism are very valuable to me. I also LOVE a beautiful presentation. We'll be sure to have fun along the way, keeping things as simple and stress-free as possible. Your love story will be told with treasured emotion ~
WHERE DO I START?
By reaching out to me! Fill out the contact form so we can schedule a quick chat over the phone. Let's get that ball rolling with any questions you may have and my guiding you through this exciting journey!
"Linda has a warm personality and is easy to work with. I knew we were going to hire her after our initial meeting.
Linda is professional and gives great attention to detail. She captured moments of true happiness. She even caught my husband with a natural smile several times (which is a HUGE feat).
Lisa + Greg Gatsogiannis | Chocksett Inn
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If you think my style, approach, price point and work ethic would be a great fit ~ I would love to hear from you…