YOUR WEDDING EXPERIENCE
We also help plan logistics of your wedding day schedule and educate each other on what would make your experience most memorable. In short, we want to be your guide for all things photography. And we want you to have the best experience you could ever imagine! Read more about "The 88 Experience" below.
88 Love Stories' couples have a wide range of personalities, and each couple takes on the enormous responsibility of preparing & planning their wedding day. We understand the great investment you will make for your special day. We will collaborate on ideas to find out what you're looking for most in your photographs.
PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING DAY
In the months leading up to the wedding day we have a small checklist of things to accomplish with each bride & groom. This includes couples sending us picture ideas that speak to them, working on the schedule of the wedding day, and scheduling engagement or bridal sessions before the wedding which gives us a chance to work together and get to know each other even better.
When we first meet with a bride & groom (whether it's in-person or through Skype) we take time to educate couples on what they can expect of us from the time they book to the wedding day. We like to be very thorough in our answers and provide a space for all questions to be asked. This is why when we meet you won't see a contract in our first meeting. Big decisions for your wedding day deserve time to think about.
"WILL YOU MARRY ME? Yes!"
The Engagement Session
THE WEDDING DAY
Just before the wedding day arrives, we will have worked together to create the perfect timeline for pictures on the wedding day. We want to be on the same page as you so that you have the assurance you need that we are on top of things. With our long wedding day coverage, you can be even more assured that we will capture the fullness of your wedding day story. Here are some photographs that help tell a full wedding day story...
BEFORE YOU SAY "I DO"
These are the moments where a couple transform into bride & groom. Traditionally, they are the moments when a couple do not see each other; thus, we can help you both see these moments before you said "I Do."
THE MOMENT YOU SAY "I DO"
It's been our experience that most grooms tear up when they see their bride walk down the aisle for the first time. It's that moment you've sought for such a long time: to be intertwined in marriage with the one you love so dearly. We even tear up sometimes (LOL). It's true! With two photographers and multiple cameras, you can feel assured we will capture every angle during your precious ceremony.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS YOU ADORE
Every couples' personality is different, and so we want to give you portraits that speak to who you are as a couple. You will be the ones looking back at these photographs for years. That is why we ask couples to send us your own picture ideas prior to the wedding so we can have a better understanding of what you are looking for in your wedding photographs.
JOYFUL CELEBRATION & DANCING
88 Love Stories is a team of party people. As your wedding photographers this means we acknowledge it's best to be inconspicuous, but not to the point that we can't interact with you and your friends & family! We want your guests to know they can approach us and ask for picture requests. Because we know everyone is enjoying your celebration and having a great time, we always feel comfortable being a part of your wedding in this way, too. (Oh, and if you play Michael Jackson you might see James bust out his Billie Jean dance moves...just saying!)
YOUR DECORATIONS & DETAILS
We could not imagine photographing a wedding and not including shots of all the details of your wedding day. These are some of the most time-consuming things you pieced together in your planning: the bride's dress, jewelry, invitations, flower arrangements, table decorations, signage...the list goes on! We pay close attention to capturing the details that decorate your wedding day.
AFTER THE WEDDING
Are you planning on going on a honeymoon? Whether you are at home or on a beach in the Caribbean, our timeline for providing a full wedding gallery is only TWO weeks or less! Because we're a wedding photography team we are able to provide images fast! We love the idea of a couple sitting together closely as they reminisce their wedding day in photographs, and you can feel better knowing it won't take you months to get your pictures back!
After you receive your Online Wedding Gallery, we will also give you a flash drive (disk) with all your hi-res images along with other goodies so that you can have a tangible way to remember your wedding photographs by.
If you've purchased an Album Collection, it will be the next item we work on together where you will be able to select the photographs you want to include in your album. Our team will custom design pages to fit comfortably within your wedding album, and nothing goes to print until your final say-so. There is nothing like flipping through your photographs, in hand, as you reminisce.