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The months prior to & directly following your wedding planning are busy times. At Alders Photography, I honor your harried schedule by working hard to avoid any unnecessary surprises. Here’s a peek into my process:

Booking your wedding: After your inquiry, I check my availability, we meet over coffee, chat about your wedding & go over any questions you may have. You pick out the goodies you want in your contract, I will email it to you, you sign it online & pay your 50% retainer fee. Then you are officially booked.

Six to eight months before your wedding: We’ll set up a time to shoot your engagement session. If you’re getting a guest book, or using the photos for save-the-dates or invitations, you’ll want to do it sooner rather than later. We’ll pick a location, talk about outfits (see pages 4-7) & shoot the session. Two to four weeks after the session the photos will be blogged & uploaded onto your PASS gallery.

Three months before your wedding: We send you a pre wedding questionnaire to fill out all the details such as timeline, family formals, special things you’d like captured, vendors, etc. This is due one month before your wedding.

One month before your wedding: Your final balance is due & a reminder email will be sent regarding your pre-wedding questionnaire & timeline.

One week before your wedding: I give you a quick check-in call to confirm all the details from your pre-wedding questionnaire. We’ll chat a little bit about your day & discuss any last minute specifications.

The day of your wedding: I arrive at the scheduled time & quickly scout the venue. Then we have fun & shoot, shoot, shoot!

A few days after your wedding: I want to give you images as soon as possible! So I post a little sneak peek on the blog for you to enjoy on your honeymoon.

A week after your wedding: I collect all of your wedding images which will then be edited, retouched, archived & prepared for your PASS gallery, hard drive, & book.

Six weeks after your wedding: I mail your hard drive of images & release your PASS gallery to you. I also post a longer blog with many photos telling the story of your day.

Four months after your wedding: I mail your Standard Book or the design process for your Deluxe Book begins & rounds of changes follow.

Six to ten months after your wedding: Your rounds of changes have been made on your Deluxe Book & you have chosen your cover material & color. After it has come back from the binder, it will be mailed to you & the process is complete!

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