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Wedding Photography Process with Intrigue Photography
1. Book with Us
Booking with us is easy! Once you have chosen to have Intrigue Photography as your photographers, all we need is a signed contract and a 30% retainer to reserve your day!
The consultation is a huge step. We will review your wedding details and plan the artwork to be displayed in your home. We will also show you some sample products.
Because of the information we gathered in the Consultation, we will be able to document your love expertly. We will capture both candid and posed moments to give you a variety to choose from.
During your In Person Reveal & Ordering session, you will be able to select your favorite memories. Most clients choose family heirloom albums and a few wall art collections.
After you have ordered the memories you love the most, each will be sent to our professional print labs to be hand-crafted with love and care. They will be then sent to us for review.
Once your artwork arrives to our doorstep, we will look over every detail to ensure the quality meets our expectations. We then deliver the products to your home for your enjoyment!
A Quick View of the Wedding Day in Progress
Getting Ready for your Big Day!
At this stage of your big day, the excitement and anticipation tends to be at their highest! It is the photographer's job here to capture the little moments. These little moments pass by in a blur because of the heightened excitement, and sometimes these are the images you will cherish the most, as they bring back the moments you may not remember down the road.
The pictures we take while everyone is preparing, also give the bride and groom a unique insight into seeing what their "better half" was doing at the same time. We love being there to photograph these moments for you! It gives us an opportunity to get even more comfortable with each-other, and we thoroughly enjoy the fun aspects of seeing you with your friends and family in this great time of your day.
Bride & Groom Portraits
For more traditional minded couples who prefer not to see each-other prior to the ceremony, the bride and groom portraits are generally photographed directly after the ceremony. However, more and more these days, couples are wanting to spend a good amount of time and thought on their portraits together without worrying about needing to hurry off to the reception. Whichever best describes you, this is the photographers opportunity to shine and to capture you and your significant other at your best!
If you're thinking about having a "first look", you will find that some incredibly romantic ideas can be done with this concept. Or, if you are just wanting to have your photographer take some heartfelt portraits without the first look, we can do that too! Let us know some of your favorite locations. Perhaps these would make a beautiful venue for your bridal portraits. We'd be happy to share our input and ideas for locations as well.
Bridal Party Portraits
Your bridal party is comprised of your very closest friends and family. You are going to want us to get some great images of everyone together, and sometimes, we've found that couples like to also have images of each pairing separately. Whatever you desire for your bridal party portraits, it is completely our pleasure to accommodate your wishes!
In our experience, we've found some different factors which will shape just how we go about photographing you and your wedding party: Your group's collective personality and the location of where we'll be taking the photos will be the primary factors driving our artistic process here. If the photos are to be taken at the church, you will definitely find that the photographic end result will be quite traditional. If you're getting married at a location other than a church (which is also rather common these days), then we have a bit more creative latitude here. Outdoor locations are the most flexible, as we have just to change the orientation of the group in order to get a different "backdrop". We are happy to photograph you in any locale!
The Family Formals
Generally taken right after the ceremony, your family formals will include all of your closest family and friends. These are generally arranged in a more traditional format, and sometimes yield quite entertaining results... Because, you know, there's always at least one "clown" in the bunch. How you'd like us to shape your family portraits is entirely up to you! Tell us what you want, and we'll arrange the rest.
The formal portraits of your family are the memories for you and and for everyone who will be in them. There may be relatives there you don't see very often and they'll always be filled by loved ones, so you're going to want to be sure that these are captured efficiently and skillfully so that everyone gets a chance to pose with the new husband and wife. If you book with us, you'll see that we address the family formals specifically in our pre-wedding photography questionnaire. We do this because we know how important these are!
The Wedding Ceremony
We've seen ceremonies in a whole lot of different locations. Anywhere from the standard church, all the way to a state or city park. Whichever venue you choose, you're going to want to be confident that your photographer is adept at handling the rigorous challenges presented by whichever setting you choose. As photographers, we are experienced and knowledgeable in low light, and in bright "high-noon" sunlight. You can't always choose what light you are going to have, so you want an experienced professional there to be sure you have your precious wedding ceremony moments frozen in time.
The ceremony is a time of fleeting moments. The vows, the exchange of rings, the first kiss, and the presentation as husband and wife. It all goes by so fast! We will both be there to make sure not a single second is missed.
Time to PARTY!! Your Wedding Reception
Let the fun begin! Now is the time for you to eat, dance, mingle, and have a great time with your guests. It's our time to practice our expertise in candid documentary style photography. We'll be sure to get shots of all the finer details... The cake, the decorations, any special affects you may have brought in, and the entire layout.
Once the actual action gets started and everyone is in place, we'll be perusing around and getting shots of your guests. We'll also be sure that we're ready to catch your first dance together, the bride/father & groom/mother dances, the garter & bouquet toss, and just the general merriment that goes along with each and every reception. This is truly the time of having fun! Sometimes we have to wonder if we enjoy it more than you do!