THE WEDDING DAY
If you have enough coverage for your photographers to be able to shoot your details, here are some ideas of things to have together for them when they arrive!
| Dress | Rings | Invitations | Jewelry | Shoes | Vows | Flowers |
We highly recommend getting ready in a room with lots of windows and natural light for the best photos. If the area you're getting ready is dark, consider moving somewhere brighter for photos.
Who do you want to help you button up your dress, put on your shoes, etc?
Do you want to have a first look with anyone significant in your life, such as one of your parents?
Do you want to exchange notes with your fiancé , whether at the first look or during a "first touch"?
The First Look
Before you read this we just want you to take a moment and think about what you and your fiancé want. This is your day and it should be completely and utterly about what you want it to be. We do not want to sway you from what you want to do, we just are here to educate you on the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.
First Look Pros
Family + Wedding Party Photos
You'll create your shot list and submit it via our online questionnaire. We'll use this to direct your family on the wedding day. It's important that you let everyone know exactly where and when they need to be for formals. If you're not sure, ask us!
Your photographers will shoot exactly what's on the list you provide. If there's anything you missed just let them know and they can add the shot(s) in.
-Couple with both immediate families
-Couple with both sets of parents
-Couple with partner a’s parents, siblings and grandparents
-Couple with partner a’s parents and siblings
-Couple with partner a’s parents
-Partner a with parents
-Couple with partner b’s parents, siblings and grandparents
-Couple with partner b’s parents and siblings
-Couple with partner b’s parents
-Partner b with parents
-Entire bridal party
-Partner a with their bridal party
-Parter a with maid of honor or best man
-Partner b with their bridal party
-Partner b with best man or maid of honor
This day is about you coming together as one. With that said, you both should be in almost every photo together. We highly recommend against doing shots together and separate, such as the couple with partner a's family and then the partner separately with his/her family.
We understand if you'd like one photo of just you and your parents or something, but duplicating shots without your new life partner in them doesn't make a lot of sense on your wedding day and takes up a lot of unnecessary time. We recommend most of your combinations starting with "couple with.." not just "partner a with.." or "partner b with..".
We also recommend only including immediate family or very important people in these shots. We know you love your aunts, uncles and cousins- but having this many people being photographed can take quite a while and you will get tired of smiling, fast!
AFTER YOUR WEDDING
Your photos will be delivered via an online gallery within 2-3 months after the wedding date. You can expect about 30 images per hour of coverage. We individually edit each image for lighting and colors, however do not include extensive editing such as removing objects from the images. Please download all of your high-resolution gallery photos within 30 days of delivery and keep them in a safe place.
Your gallery is connected to our professional lab for seamless ordering of framed prints, canvases, etc. It's important to print your photos here to ensure accurate colors and crisp printing so the quality of the photos you paid for doesn't get diminished.
To access your store simply go to your online gallery and click "shop" at the top or in the bottom right of each photo there is a "buy" button. You'll want to click "view all products" to see all of your options.
Make sure to share your guest link to everyone incase they want to download or purchase anything too, since they will also have access to the online store!
You can purchase custom designed photo books or heirloom albums from us as well. To start this process, choose the photos you'd like included in your book by favoriting them within your online gallery. Then, submit the form to select your customizations.
Photo Books - http://saturdaysunphoto.com/photo-books/
Heirloom Albums - https://saturdaysunphoto.com/heirloom-albums/
If there’s anything else we can help with, please send us an email! We love to be apart of the planning process and are here to help you, whatever you need. Thank you again for choosing Saturday Sun!