The Wedding Experience
I want you to take a moment and close your eyes. Envision your upcoming wedding day. Think of all the excitement that is going to be associated with your special day. Imagine being surrounded by all your close friends and family who are there to celebrate you. You deserve authentic photos that truly capture your unique wedding day for what it was and preserve your love for years and years to come. You deserve a wedding experience that allows you to truly enjoy your day while insuring every important moment and every beautiful in between moment is captured. I believe that out of all the choices you need to make concerning wedding vendors that choosing a wedding photographer that truly connects with you and your future husband or wife is the most important one. Preserve your love story the best way you possibly can.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
Step 1 | INQUIRY & BOOKING
Upon inquiring, you will be sent my pricing guide along with all of the details you will need to know about my wedding package options. Next, we will have a FaceTime call or meet in person if you are local to discuss your wedding day and all of your questions. To officially seal the deal, I will lastly send you a proposal and contract to sign and request a 50% non refundable deposit. Once you get those all back to me, then you are officially booked as a Brooke Silverman couple and we can get the party started!
Step 2 | ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Time to make your debut in front of my camera! Your engagement session is the perfect time for us to hang out and for you to be able to feel comfortable in front of my camera for when your wedding day comes! We can go on an adventure in you favorite city, go shoot in the great outdoors, or hang out in your home and have an intimate in home session! We will schedule to shoot for up to an 1.5 for up to two locations of your choice! I promise that if you are apprehensive about being in front of a camera all day on your wedding you won’t after this. Get ready for lots of fun and adventure!
Step 3 | FINE ART BOUDOIR SESSION
Looking for a gift for your fiancé? Maybe you are interested in doing something different than an engagement session? I got you covered! I offer fine art boudoir photography as an option instead of doing engagement photography or as an add on in addition to everything else in your wedding package. If that’s the case, holla at your girl! I have a special deal for brides that want to do a fine art boudoir session with me or couples looking for couple’s boudoir session as an alternative to an engagement session! Boudoir bridal sessions also make a great gift to your significant other and couples boudoir sessions are a unique and alternative option to engagement portraits. Click here to learn more about my fine art boudoir experience.
Step 4 | PLANNING
There is a TON to think about when planning weddings. I am very involved in planning weddings with my couples because I want to make sure they have the best and most stress free day possible and I am serving them to the best of my ability. 30 days out from your wedding day I will shoot you over my wedding questionnaire to fill out just to make sure I have everything I need from you to make sure I give you the best service possible on your wedding day. After I receive your timeline back, we will meet one last time via FaceTime or in person if you are local to create your final timeline with how I will fit into your day.
Step 5 | WEDDING DAY
After months, a year or sometimes years of planning the big day is FINALLY here! For your wedding day, your one and only priority is to be present. Take it all in, relax, enjoy the presence of your loved ones, party it up! No need to worry, I will be there to capture every moment and ensure you have the best day possible.
Step 6 | GALLERIES, ALBUMS & PROFESSIONAL PRINTS
Within 6 weeks from your wedding day you will receive your finished wedding gallery! Your wedding will be displayed on an online gallery where you will be able to download, share and print all of the high-resolution digital files for one year. Upon request, custom designed high quality heirloom albums, parent albums, professional prints and canvases are available for purchase for up to one year after your wedding! For albums we will work together to create a beautiful album that captures the essence of your day that is shipped to you.
FAQ's About the Wedding Experience
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
For weddings most couples book me out 6 months to a year in advance. I book on a first come, first serve basis. I recommend booking me as soon as you have a date and can pay my 50% non refundable retainer to insure you have me for the date you need.
DO YOU SHOOT SAME SEX WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
Oh heck yes! I believe that love is love and for weddings I hire second shooters with the same values as me. I am here and more than happy to capture each and every couple's special day and other special moments in their lives no matter who they are or what their story is.
WHO WILL BE THE SECOND SHOOTER AT MY WEDDING?
The second shooter for your wedding will be chosen from a list of strong second shooters that I have worked with in the past based off their experience, portfolio, style, personality and professionalism. Everyone on my second shooter list is someone I trust can will provide a stellar Brooke Silverman Photography Wedding Experience!
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD WE DEDICATE TO PORTRAITS ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
I recommend 100% doing a first look on your wedding day. Those take usually 10 - 15 minutes and you get some beautiful portraits from them. Plus added bonus, you also get to spend some intimate with your significant other before you are surrounded by friends and family the rest of the day. In addition to that, I also recommend 20 - 30 minutes for us to get some killer sunset photos! You will have a variety of portraits to look back on from your wedding day by doing both these things and you will be left with plenty of time to enjoy your wedding!
HOW MANY PHOTOS SHOULD I EXPECT TO RECEIVE FROM A WEDDING WITH YOU?
While I can't provide an exact number from a wedding I can promise that you will receive between 700 and 1,200 edited images from your wedding between what myself and my second shooter takes. On average, you will receive between 50-100 photos per hour. I believe in delivering quality photos over quantity. A smaller number of quality photos says more that a ton of average photos. I do promise you I will give you all the best photos from our time together!
IN ADDITION TO WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR STANDARD WEDDING PRICE, WHAT ALL IS A CLIENT CHARGED FOR FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING?
For destination weddings, in addition to my standard wedding packages I charge for 2 nights of accommodation (the night before and night after), my roundtrip plane ticket, luggage, a stipend for food and a rental car. If you choose to add a second shooter, I charge for their travel, luggage and a stipend for food for them as well. My second shooter and I will share a room for the night before and after.
My standard wedding package starts at $3,299 and it includes 8 hours of coverage, an engagement session, an online gallery of high resolution photos and an image release for sharing and printing photos. Elopement photography starts at $1,500 and includes 3 hours of coverage for no more than 20 guests, an online gallery of high resolution photos and an image release for sharing and printing images. Additional a la carte items including a second shooter, additional hours, custom made heirloom albums and other photo products are available and can be added to create a custom quote.
In additional to my standard wedding and elopement packages, I also offer customized photography services for destination elopements and weddings!
For my detailed pricing guide or for me to create you a custom quote for your destination wedding or elopement, please contact me here.