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Admit it, wedding planning is stressful.
Budgets, vendors, cake or no cake, don't even get me started on the guest list. 
I don't want your photography to be one of the million things stressing you out. That's why I created this page (and your client portal). Use these tools to keep everything together and organized. 
If you don't find what you need here, shoot me an email or text and we'll work it out. 
I'm here for you during this process, so if you need anything at all, photography related or not, you just let me know. 

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My goal as a photographer is to capture a classic and realistic view of how you remember the day. I don't add many color treatments or effects. Instead, I play with light and shadows to create the mood of the image. 
Want soft and romantic? We'll focus on natural light and intimate poses. 
Looking for fun and vibrant? Let's add some dimension with off camera lights and act like dorks to show off your "real" smile! 

My style

WMP checklist

So, you are engaged. You have booked Caley to document your wedding. What's next?
Take a look at our checklist to organize what is needed from you.
We'll organize timelines, vendors, family formal lists, meetings, details and more. 
How many times do we need to meet? 
When is your final payment due? 
It's all here. 

planning

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-30 days before event.
-Completed questionnaires. 
-Balance payment due here.
-Final timeline.
-Vendor contact list. 
-Family formal list (NAMES). 

final consult

-At least 3 months before event.
-At least two outfits, we'll narrow it down. 
-Layers! 
-Dress for the weather.
-Props for save the dates.
-Yes, please bring your doggo!

e-session

-ALL decision makers!
-Retainer payment.
-Complete contract.
-Info for what you have planned so far.
-An idea of what you are interested in.
-Chat about e-session location and date. 
-Weird family dynamics? We can chat about that now.

consult

easy check lists

Need help? Email me.

**12-18 months before**
-Choose date
-Book venue
-Book photographer/video

**9-12 months before**
-Engagement photos
-Say yes to the dress
-Pick wedding party
-Choose florist
-Draft guest list
-Wedding party attire
-Book DJ
-Send save the dates if out of town guests

**6-9 months before**
-Block hotel rooms
-Register for gifts
-Book transportation
-Make wedding website
-Book honeymoon

**4-6 months before**
-Order invites
-Send invites
-Order cake/dessert
-Plan rehearsal dinner
-Hair/makeup trials and book

**3 months before**
-Finalize menu
-Choose readings/readers
-Gifts for wedding party/parents/each other

**1-2 months before**
-Final appointments with vendors
-Final payments
-Make place cards
-Final gown fitting
-Confirm headcount
-Seating chart

**1 week before**
-Last hair cut/color/nails
-Confirm with vendors
-Confirm timeline and relay
-Complete favors

**Day Before**
-Pack wedding bag
-Pack hotel bag
-Rehearsal dinner

9-10AM: GET READY
11AM: DON'T FORGET TO EAT

NOON: PHOTOGRAPHER ARRIVES
-Details (have ready)
-Get dressed (both sides)
-First look? 

2PM: CEREMONY

3PM: FAMILY PHOTOS

3:30PM WEDDING PARTY AND COUPLE'S PHOTOS

5:30PM SUNSET PHOTOS (FALL)
-Check in with venue and DJ

5:45PM GRAND ENTERANCE

6PM: DINNER
-Speeches
-Cut cake? 

7:30PM: RANDOM PHOTOS
-Rings
-Group photos/candid

8PM: FIRST DANCES

8:30PM: GRAND MARCH
-Garter/bouquet

9PM: SUNSET PHOTOS (SUMMER)
*Say good-bye to photographer

wedding timeline

wedding day timeline

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Have a fun idea or new location? Let's do it! Don't feel locked in to the standard engagement session look. Yes, we'll get those standard photos for parents, grand parents, and your save the dates, but let's get creative and have some fun with it! 

custom

Not loving the idea of an old school guest book? WMP can build a custom guest book album with your engagement photos with room for your guests to write. My couples love looking back at these albums throughout the years! 

Albums

Rights to engagement photos are not included in the wedding collection. Every couple is so incredibly different so we chose to make all engagement session product a la carte. 

Rights

Engagements

final consult

engagement session

consultation

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INtimate weddings

Have you ever considered what it would be like to skip the church wedding that everyone expects? Does family STRESS-YOU-OUT?Imagine spending the day with ONLY the most important people to you. That could be just your spouse or your closest friends and family. Now imagine your dream destination. Where do you want the backdrop of your wedding photos to be? The gorgeous architecture of Spain? The amazing mountains of Switzerland? The crashing waves of the Caribbean? Fly, cruise, and hike your way to your dream destination with us. 
Don't stress, we'll help with the planning and logistics. 

is traditional wedding planning too much for you? 

Hey, there's more...

Choose locations within WMP's travel schedule to eliminate travel costs! 
Have a new idea? Let's chat! 
We'll plan your timeline and excursions together to get the most out of your adventure! 

custom

Have something tangible to show off your special day. 
Throw a party after your elopement to include everyone. Share slideshows and albums so you can tell your love story! 

Albums

All collections include rights to the wedding images on a USB. Print albums, paper prints, canvases etc. yourself with print release. Photos will also be available online for family and friends to view and order. Share the experience!  

Rights

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How much is the retainer: $1000 FOR TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS AND 1/2 DOWN FOR ELOPEMENTS.

When is the balance due? 30 DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING FOR TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS

Can I book online? YOU CAN SIGN THE CONTRACT AND PAY THE RETAINER ONLINE, BUT WE NEED TO MEET IN PERSON OR ONLINE BEFORE MAKING IT OFFICIAL. 

Who needs to sign the contract? EVEN IF YOU ARE GETTING HELP PAYING FOR WMP SERVICES, THE COUPLE (BOTH PARTIES) SHOULD BE SIGNING THE CONTRACT. 


Can I bring my doggo? YES PLEASE! JUST ARRANGE SOMEONE TO BRING THEM ALONG AND BRING THEM HOME. 

Can I bring my kiddos? YES! AGAIN, JUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS BECAUSE YOU WON'T WANT THEM THERE FOR THE WHOLE SESSION. THIS IS ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU. 

How many outfits can/should we bring? MOST COUPLES USE TWO OUTFITS FOR THEIR ENGAGEMENT SESSION (ONE CASUAL, ONE DRESSY). FEEL FREE TO BRING ALONG EXTRA LAYERS AND ACCESSORIES AS WELL AS EXTRA HIKING SHOES ETC. IF NEEDED. 

When will we see our photos? KEEP AN EYE ONLINE FOR A QUICK PREVIEW, BUT THE GALLERY WILL BE READY IN ABOUT ONE WEEK. WE CAN MEET AND GO OVER THE IMAGES OR CALEY CAN SEND YOU A GALLERY ONLINE TO REVIEW TOGETHER. ORDERS CAN BE PLACED ONLINE AND SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU. 


What can we expect for turn around times on products? REGULAR PRINTS TAKE ABOUT 2 WEEKS, CANVASES AND ALBUMS 6-8 WEEKS AFTER APPROVAL.



Should we (the couple) arrange food for the photographers? YES PLEASE. IT'S A VERY LONG DAY AND YOU SHOULD BE ADDING THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO THE PLANNED MEALS FOR THE DAY. WE WILL PROVIDE OUR OWN SNACKS AND WATER, BUT PLEASE INCLUDE US FOR DINNER. ALSO**BONUS POINTS FOR VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTIONS FOR CALEY. 

When will we get our photos? KEEP AN EYE ONLINE FOR A QUICK PREVIEW TO SHOW OFF, BUT YOUR GALLERY WILL TAKE LONGER. DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR, YOUR GALLERY WILL BE READY IN 4-6 WEEKS. YOUR GALLERY WILL BE SHAREABLE FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. 

How many photos will we get from our wedding? EACH WEDDING IS UNIQUE. TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS WILL RECEIVE 300-700 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS. ELOPEMENTS ARE EVEN MORE UNIQUE. MORE HIKING EQUATES TO LESS IMAGES, BUT USUALLY BETTER, MORE INTERESTING IMAGES AS WELL. ELOPEMENTS AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS WILL RECEIVE AT LEAST 200 IMAGES DEPENDING ON YOUR TIMELINE OF EVENTS. 

MORE QUESTIONS? EMAIL ME! 

How it works

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Engagement Session

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Wedding Day

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My goal as a photographer is to capture a classic and realistic view of how you remember the day. I don't add many color treatments or effects. Instead, I play with light and shadows to create the mood of the image. 
Want soft and romantic? We'll focus on natural light and intimate poses. 
Looking for fun and vibrant? Let's add some dimension with off camera lights and act like dorks to show off your "real" smile! 

My style

Can't wait to meet you!