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.
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! Once I receive your email inquiry and have your date available, I'll get in touch to learn all about your wedding and tell you how I can help. Keep in mind that I have recently moved to Florida, however, I am still going to be working with these three venues in Central, MA (where I am a preferred vendor): Chocksett Inn, Worcester Art Museum and Colonial Hotel.
We'll chat briefly over the phone or set up a virtual meeting. This gives us a chance to hear each others voices and get a feel for our personalities-something that just cannot be done through emails.
During our virtual meeting, 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
I will send out a contract to you with everything we discussed, 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!
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.
Engagement Sessions are optional. They are a fun way to get warmed up for the big day. Together, 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 have a virtual meeting 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 at the start of 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! 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 also view your fabulous online slideshow set to music!
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
$3200 Full Service Wedding Day Coverage
7 hours of wedding day coverage
Online proofing for viewing and ordering
Online wedding slideshow set to music
Approximately 35 hours of post production work
High-resolution digital files with printing rights
Your choice between: an 8th hour of coverage, or a $300- album credit
Note: If you do not need the “choice” option, pricing starts at $3000-
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Frequently Asked Questions
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YOU'VE RECENTLY MOVED TO FLORIDA. HOW DOES IT WORK IF MY WEDDING IS IN MA?
Even though I now live in Florida, there are three Central, MA venues that I am still working with as I am on their preferred vendors list. They are: Chocksett Inn in Sterling; Worcester Art Museum in Worcester; and Colonial Hotel in Gardner. Now this is also a great excuse to come up to visit family! We'll discuss all the details either on the phone or through a virtual meeting, so you'll feel comfortable with the process. A small travel fee will apply and will be given back to you as a credit towards custom prints.
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 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 included in my wedding collection.
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 | 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…