What is your photography style?
I'd describe my style as both fresh as well as classic with a "light, bright, and airy" feel. To achieve this look, I rely on natural light to give my images that romantic, ethereal feel. Because of that, we'll work closely on your wedding timeline to ensure we have a lot of daylight to take beautiful portraits. For your engagement session, we'll always try to schedule it 90 minutes prior to sunset to take advantage of the best light of the day!
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
When are we leaving? No, seriously...!?
I'm based out of sacramento but regularly photograph weddings all over northern and southern california. I've also photographed weddings in rhode island, vermont, chicago, and new orleans, so i'm no stranger to traveling across the U.s. with my camera equipment. I haven't photographed an international wedding yet, but i'd love to!
HOW LONG does it take for you to edit my photos?
2 weeks for engagements and 6-8 weeks for weddings.
what's included in your "editing"?
I have trained for YEARS to get the photo nearly perfect right when it's shot, but do spend time after your engagement session and wedding culling through to ELIMINATE the images that didn't turn out so well (ah, hem...blinking eyes), color correct for exposure and tone, do minimal retouching for only the most glaring imperfections (oh hey zit you woke up with on your wedding day!), as well as a few other image correction tweaks as needed. I do not believe in altering people's bodies or adding on special effects. That being said, I'm happy to discuss additional fees for major retouching should it be absolutely necessary.
I'm interested in having you be my wedding photographer, now what?
STEP ONE - Complete my inquiry form so I have all the info I need like your names, your wedding date, and the location of your wedding.
STEP TWO - If I have your wedding date available, we'll do a free consultation so that I can go over what it's like to work with me and you can ask any questions you'd like.
STEP Three -If we're a match made in heaven, you'll officially become a Lauren Alisse photography Bride! You'll sign a contract and put down a 25% retainer to make it really official.
STEP Four - We'll have a blast during your Complimentary engagement session. You'll get your engagement photos about 2 weeks after your session.
STEP FIVE - I'll be there as you approach your final wedding countdown to help build your timeline and provide helpful tips like a family photo list template and styling your wedding dress for the perfect photo.
STEP six - On your wedding day, I will be by your side as your photographer and your support team.
STEP Seven - You will receive timeless, light-bright-and-airy images about a month after your wedding, giving you a lifetime together as a married couple to enjoy them.
how long have you been a wedding photographer?
I photographed my first wedding on New Years Eve 2008, which means I've been a wedding photographer for over 10 years!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY WEDDING PACKAGE?
To make it simple, I offer one package with a few optional add-ons. My package includes 9 hours of wedding coverage, two photographers, a personalized online gallery, a complimentary engagement session, digital download and print rights to final, enhanced photos, and print & Album add-on options from a professional photo lab.
why do I need 9 hours of wedding coverage?
I believe it's my job as your photographer to tell your wedding day story...the whole story. I arrive about 3-4 hours before your ceremony to capture sweet moments of you and your bridesmaids as you get ready for your big day. I also take a lot of time to get photos of details, details, details - your dress hanging up, your bouquet, your jewelry, and the shoes you'll wear as you stand in front of him to say "I do".
Then, i'll be there from ceremony start, to a few songs in to your dance party to capture every moment, including candid moments as well as formal portraits!
If you do a grand exit and want that photographed, we can discuss adding on additional hours to your package.