The Wedding Guide
A step-by-step guide about the approach, process, experience and collections offered
I want my couples to understand the process before, during and after your wedding day.
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~
How The Process Unfolds
THE EMAIL EXCHANGE
Congratulations-you're getting married! Once I receive your email inquiry, I'll get in touch to learn all about your wedding and tell you how I can help-so very exciting! I LOVE hearing everything wedding-related~
Linda Jae Photography is based out of Jacksonville, FL in the Avondale area. If you are local-let's meet in person. If not, I'd be happy to set up a video conference call. This gives us a chance to hear each other's voices and get a feel for our personalities-something that just cannot be done through emails. We'll go over all the details of your special day.
A GIFT TO YOU
As a gift for meeting in person, you'll receive a complimentary mini engagement session without signing any contract. If you're nervous about being in front of the camera, this is your chance to see how relaxed and fun the session can be! I guarantee it will be a lot easier than you thought it would be.
MINI ENGAGEMENT SESSION
This 30 minute complimentary session is done in Jacksonville in the pretty Avondale historical area. You'll get an online gallery and your choice of 5 free images to download with printing rights. You can take this opportunity to decide if I would be right as your wedding photographer without any obligation to sign a contract.
FULL ENGAGMENT SESSION
If 30 minutes will not be enough, you are free to book a full engagement session without any obligation to book me for your wedding. You'll have more images to choose from for things like save the date cards and guest books. We'll go over the details and see which session is right for you.
If you feel that we are a great match, it is time to book! I will send out a contract to you with everything we discussed during our initial consultation, along with some notes about our meeting. You'll sign it and send it back to me with $1000- retainer and your date is officially booked!
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. You'll also send me some picture ideas from your Pinterest board. We'll meet one more time before your big day to go over every detail , assuring that you'll have the best photography wedding day experience. At this time, your final payment will be due.
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. Enjoy every moment because it goes by so quickly!
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! Also-look for highlights from your wedding to be featured on my blog.
Within a month of your wedding, you'll receive your full online wedding gallery of stunning images, perfectly edited and retouched. Time to download (with printing rights) and think about any other heirlooms.
PRINTS, ALBUMS & UNIQUE KEEPSAKES
We'll get the process started with designing your album and other goodies (if ordered) 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.
"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
A short and sweet affair
2 hours of coverage with Linda | Sneak peeks within 48 hours | Your gift of either a $50- print credit or 11×14 canvas wrap
SMALL & INTIMATE WEDDINGS
Perfect for smaller venues, someone’s home, or a favorite restaurant
5 hours of coverage with Linda | Sneak peeks within 48 hours | Your gift of either a $100 print credit or 11×14 canvas wrap
FULL-DAY WEDDING COVERAGE
A must for large weddings with intricate timelines
Collections are completely customized to suit your needs.
**Complimentary 30 min “Mini” Engagement Sessions are offered with any in-person meeting and without signing a contract~
Please get in touch for detailed pricing and info:
Frequently Asked Questions
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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 online slideshow and download. 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 15+ 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 that suits your style and wedding venue. I am also happy to provide referrals from my former brides, if need be.
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 or virtual meeting. 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
On Your Engagement!
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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…