You’re engaged! Congrats Bride-to-be! I really, truly couldn’t be more excited for you during this time because I know from experience what it feels like to be engaged!! It’s overwhelming to know where to begin with planning a wedding and which vendors are the ones for you! Since I’ve been through this exact process before, I’ve broken down my photography experience below to help guide you along the way. One way I ensure that my brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with my couples. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them!
After booking, I love getting to know my clients through an engagement session that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography. Now that you know a little bit about my approach to the wedding day, continue reading to find more detailed information about THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE!
I absolutely love getting to know my clients on a personal level and love hearing all of the details about how you first met, the proposal and the details for how you're making your wedding day a dream come TRUE!
That being said, because it is so important to me that I feel like I truly connect with each of my couples and want you to have the very best fit for you and your wedding, I don't accept every wedding that comes my way! I'll send you a “get to know you” questionnaire to make sure we're the perfect fit for each other before moving to the booking process.
YAY!! You’re going to a #kelseyreneecouple!
Wedding days are often booked in advance so it’s best to make sure your date is booked a.s.a.p.! You will receive a contract and invoice that you can complete online. Once the contract is filled out, signed by both bride and groom, and the 40% non- refundable retainer is collected, your date is officially booked!!
Let’s get this party started!! Engagement
sessions are KEY to having a great experience! During the engagement session I will direct you the whole time; allowing you to focus on just having fun and snuggling with your fiancé. Engagements sessions are scheduled 4 weeks out to give you time to go shopping for the perfect outfits that fit the outfit guidelines! Don’t worry; I’ll be sending you tips for outfits, accessories and colors that look best on camera!
Right around 2 months prior to your wedding day, I will send you an online questionnaire that will have all the questions that I need to know for your wedding timeline. Once the timeline is submitted, I will take your questionnaire answers and enter them into my standard timeline layout that I use, and which works best for having a low-stress wedding day! We will get a phone call scheduled to go over the timeline from start to finish, talking over any questions that you may have. I will send you an updated copy of the timeline that we’ve discussed so that everyone is on the same page for your wedding day.
It’s your wedding day!! The day you’ve been dreaming and planning of is finally here! You get to twirl in your wedding gown, see your groom in his suit and tie, eat your wedding cake and dance on the dance floor with your friends and family! My goal on wedding days is to make sure the bride and groom can soak it in, enjoy themselves and have fun along the way. I can’t WAIT to see all of your hard work and planning come to LIFE! After the wedding day, your images will be featured on the blog as a sneak peak of the full gallery that is to come!
Congrats! You’re officially husband and wife and you’ve chosen to preserve your wedding day memories in a beautiful way! If you’ve ordered an album, I will get started on the album design process and select the best images that tell your wedding day story. Didn’t order a wedding album but are interested in more details? You can head to the album page to learn more about how you can preserve your memories!
What makes me different?
I genuinely love cultivating friendships with each of my clients, which typically turns into double dates and becoming more like family than friends.
You’ve invested thousands of dollars in your wedding day memories so that they last a lifetime. They deserve to have a special place in your home, like an album or prints on the wall. Wouldn’t you agree?
You have one chance to plan the wedding of your dreams and I want to make sure that your experience with Kelsey Renee Photography is positive, relaxed and that you can look back on after your wedding day with a smile on your face.
Chances are this is your first time planning a wedding and believe me; it can be overwhelming to know where to start. I’ve been through this exact process before, so helping my brides through the planning process is my favorite! I’m here to give you tips and tricks, answer your questions and help you plan a stress-free day!
My goal during our time together is that you feel relaxed and confident; ready to take on anything that wedding planning throws your way. I like to keep things light-hearted and will always show up with a smile and a hug! I love to make people laugh and I could probably talk your ear off (#extrovert), so if that’s what it takes, then count me in!
Kelsey Renee Photography was the perfect photographer to document the most joyful day of my life. From the initial email inquiry to the last photo taken of my husband and I, Kelsey has made it easy for me to get the photos that I will cherish forever. Not only are her photos captured in beautiful natural light, but her easy-going, fun- loving personality made it easier for my husband and I to relax and have fun during our portraits.
From the very beginning, Kelsey’s love for photography AND people shined through her camera lens but more importantly her heart. The moment I spoke with Kelsey I knew she would be perfect for me and my husband’s goofy personalities. When wedding day arrived, Kelsey was AMAZING!! She truly went above and beyond for our day by giving us every opportunity for additional pictures. I’m usually a critical person, but every single picture was my favorite. I couldn’t pick out one picture that I didn't like.
Kelsey was EASILY the best decision we made for our wedding! She didn't just do our photography, she helped make the timeline and orchestrate the wedding day. Whenever I'd talk with her during the planning process all of my stresses would melt away! All of our friends and family loved her; she was so friendly and has such a great personality. From the moment we met her she felt like an old friend. Do yourself a favor and book her as your wedding photographer!!
Kelsey was absolutely amazing! I knew I wanted Kelsey to do our wedding pictures from the very start after seeing her amazing work through other couples. When we first met Kelsey we were overjoyed by how excited she was to capture our wedding day. I would highly without a doubt recommend Kelsey as your wedding photographer! She went above and beyond!
OH MY GOSH! I am obsessed with all of them!! I am so happy to have found such a fun photographer! She has such a bubbly personality and amazing talent! We could not be happier with all the photos! I want to stay in touch for years to come, as Kelsey has become such an important part of our life! God has blessed her with an amazing talent; She shares her fun loving personality to everyone and makes the world a better place!
Kelsey was amazing - we couldn't be happier with her! She does a great job finding the perfect pose and getting the right lighting. She spent time with me getting the timeline done and going over the details a few days before our wedding, which put my mind at ease. She is so sweet, down to earth, and friendly. I would recommend her for anyone!
I absolutely loved working with Kelsey Renee Photography! She made everything so much more fun; I was never stressed or worried when she was around. She even helped me with my wedding timeline when I was clueless with what was doing. I highly recommend her, she's so compassionate about her job and the individuals she is working with. Kelsey Renee Photography went above and beyond to make us feel special and that our love was all that mattered.
Kelsey! What can we say!!! We're so thankful for all the attention and time you put into our pictures, making them so unique!! And for just having fun with us, we had a blast and felt so comfortable with every shot! We loved every minute of it! She got some amazing pictures!!! We've had A LOT of people comment and say what an incredible photographer we have and they were amazed at how QUICKLY you got pictures back to us! SUPER impressed!!!
You're my ideal client if...
Classic and elegant is your style and dressing up for special occasions is one of your hobbies (looking at you, Nordstrom, Loft, Lulus, or J. Crew).
You’re not afraid to be yourselves in front of the camera.
You’re someone who is outgoing, super friendly, professional but laid back and lives life to the fullest.
You get excited over the little things and love to be organized.
Big fluffy bouquets and a man in a well-tailored suit makes
your heart skip a beat, too.
You’re head over heels for your fiancé and value marriage more than a wedding.
If you’re saying “YES!” to all of these, then you’re my kind of couple! Get in touch and let’s make it official!
Help secure your corset back on your wedding dress.
Keep you laughing.
Become BFF’s with your bridesmaids.
Capture you wearing your dream wedding dress and looking like a princess.
Borrow your veil to make some romantic bride and groom photos.
Play “where’s Kelsey” during family photos.
Anxiously wait for you to walk down the aisle.
Politely ask that you save me some cake or teach you how to cut it. You can decide.
Fluff your train.
Become your new lifetime friend.
Wedding photography is so much more than pretty photos of you twirling in your dream dress and kissing your soon-to-be husband. This is your best way to preserve those moments that are gone in a blink of an eye but will last for generations to come. Are you ready to invest in your legacy?
All packages include an online gallery of high-resolution images and a second photographer.
Please get in touch on the contact page for more details and availability.
You will have access to an online gallery that is download accessible. Simply save all of your images directly to a desired folder on your computer, or you can download your gallery as an app on your phone. You can also order prints directly from your online gallery to hang on your wall!
Thankfully, this isn’t a very common problem! However, if you are the first inquiring bride for a specific date, you will have first chance to sign the contract and pay the 40% non-refundable retainer (needs to be within one week from your verbal agreement), to work with KRP. If another bride inquires for that exact same date, you will then have 24 hours to sign paperwork and send your payment. Otherwise, your date will be released to the second inquiring bride.
If you’re thinking of having an outdoor ceremony but are concerned with the weather, don’t worry! Rainy wedding days are just as magical as a sunny day! One way that you can plan accordingly is to select a venue that have a large indoor area with great natural light or a front porch or overhang area! I also always bring multiple clear umbrellas to a wedding day, enough for the people in your bridal party! Engagement sessions are rescheduled if there is a 60% or higher change of rain. This is determined the day of, 3-4 hours prior of the session. I want my clients to enjoy their sessions and not have to worry about dodging the rain or having to re-do their professional hair and makeup!
I know and understand the anticipation of seeing your engagement and wedding day images so that you can relive all the emotions over and over again. I do my best to get my client’s galleries in their hands sooner rather than later! Engagement session galleries are delivered within 3 weeks of the session and full wedding galleries are within 6 weeks of the wedding day.
I suggest getting them scheduled as soon as you can (if you have a short engagement). This ensures that you have plenty of time to find a common date with me and get your save the dates out the door on time! If you have a longer engagement (8-10 months), I suggest getting your session scheduled for 4-6 months before your wedding date.
As far as location goes, I LOVE photographing at new locations! Various clients may already bring an idea to me of where they would like to shoot (YAY!). If not, I will ask you questions that would relate to who you and your fiancé are. (Your favorite hobbies to do together, a special location that is significant to you both, etc.)
Since I love to gift an engagement session to my clients, it adds no monetary value to the package, therefore allowing no discount. On the flip side, it’s super important that I get to work with my clients before their wedding day. Think of your engagement session as “practice” for your wedding day. It’s the best way to learn how I work as a photographer, what you can expect of me on a wedding day, and to make sure you/my clients understand my posing techniques. Engagement sessions are the perfect time to work through various poses so that everyone is on the same page on the wedding day, and precious photo time can run as smoothly as possible!