We had such a great time for our first couple photoshoot! We immediately felt comfortable with Melista. She is very nice and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to get natural pictures full of emotions :) Thanks again Melista for the beautiful pictures, you even managed to make me feel pretty :)
Frequently asked questions
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
I would say at least 8-12 months before your wedding date!! I typically book weddings around a year out so I always say the sooner the better!!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
This is a common question! My delivery time for your full Wedding Gallery is 4-8 weeks.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED FOR WEDDING PHOTOS?
It can be so overwhelming creating a time line for your wedding day. One important thing to remember is photography plays a HUGE roll when it comes to timing, so if you've got that covered the rest should fall into place!! Here are some guidelines when thinking about how much time is needed.
Bride and Groom getting ready - 1.5 hours for the Bride and 1 hour for the Groom.
Family Formals and Bridal Party - 45 minutes. (Depending on size of family)
Bride and Groom Shots - 1 - 1.5 hours.
All weddings are different so please take this as a rough estimate. If you have booked me, I've got you covered. ;) All of my packages include guidance with scheduling and creating a seamless timeline.
WE WOULD LOVE TO BOOK YOU!!!!! WHAT NOW?!
I am SO happy you chose me and trust me to document this special moment in your life! Let's get to planning!!
First things first.
I will send you a proposal with your contract and package you have chosen. to secure your date I ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit, your date will be held for one week after your proposal has been sent. An additional 25% payment is due on the day of your engagement shoot, followed by the remaining 50% 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.
Depending on your wedding date, I suggest booking in an engagement session so we have the date secure and lets talk locations!! I will give you a list of locations I absolutely love and I am open to your suggestions too. Exploring new locations is just as exciting for me. :) Once an engagement session is booked it is smooth sailing and we will be in touch throughout the planning process of your wedding. I am here for you through all of the "silly" questions and would love to help you with any questions you have about your wedding. Doesn't have to be photography related!!!
For other sessions, I require a $150 non-refundable deposit to hold the date, which must be paid within a week of sending the proposal. The remaining balance is due one week before the session.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Absolutely!! I am a traveller at heart and I always have my passport handy.
If you've come across my bio and researched me enough to find my travel page, you already knew the answer. :) I started as a Travel Photographer and later discovered my love for documenting love stories, with these two combined I feel like I have the best job I could have ever asked for!
Send me a message and tell me all the deets. I can likely give you some general travel advice while we're at it. ;)