WELCOME

We're excited to help you plan your wedding!

 
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Hello and welcome! We are so excited to work with you on your upcoming wedding. We know your planning can be overwhelming, and since it’s likely the only time you’ve planned a wedding- we want to do everything we can to help. Below you’ll find resources, advice, and additional links to further information to help as you start your planning. As always, feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions! When you finish going over this guide please shoot us an email, and we'd love to set up a FaceTime consultation to further discuss your big day. 


WEDDING DAY VENDORS

Our Preferred Vendors

Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life- it’s a huge event! And just like other events, it’s critical that your hired team know exactly what they’re doing to help bring your vision to life, as well as make sure the day goes smoothly. We’ve worked with dozens and dozens of vendors, and there are only a few we trust more than anything to help our couples with their big day. Not only will these vendors help execute what you’ve envisioned for your wedding day- but we all work together make sure everything flows seamlessly. Though choosing our preffered vendors is not necessary, we do strongly suggest consulting us in choosing your videographer as we will work together directly when assisting you throughout the day!

 

Video:
Emily Goodman www.emilyanngoodman.com/

Ryan Hinman www.ryanhinmanfilms.com/

Vow and Covenant (CA based) www.vowandcovenant.com/

Florals:
The Potted Pansy www.thepottedpansy.com/

Fox and Fern www.foxandfernflowers.com

Venues:
Salt Lake Hardware Building
The White Shanty
Studio Elevn
Red Butte Gardens

HMUA:
Simply Mindy K www.simplymindy.net/

Lesley Lind www.lesleylind.com/

Dresses:
Alta Moda Bridal www.altamodabridal.com/

Cakes:
Flour and Flourish
www.flourandflourishcake.com/

Annie Bee Cakery www.anniebeecakery.com/

Planning:
Belle and Boda's Events

Hoopes Events http://www.hoopesevents.com/


WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

Your wedding day timeline will play a huge roll not only in the flow of your wedding day, but with the images you receive as well! Your LDS coverage does allow for a break in time- if the Temple and Reception venue are further than 45 minutes apart, or if your break between finishing at the temple and reception is greater than three hours, fees may apply. Every wedding is different, so if you have unique ideas in mind don't worry! We're more than happy to help assist in structuring your timeline. These timelines are not set in stone, but to give you a sample of how much time will be reserved for individual events. 

LDS TEMPLE AND TWO HOUR RECEPTION

TIMELINE IS SAMPLED FOR TEMPLE AND THREE HOURS OF RECEPTION COVERAGE

Sealing Location

12:00 Sealing

12:45/1:00 Exit and Greet Guests

1:00 - 1:20 Group photo of Temple Attendees followed by Immediate Family Photos

1:20-1:30 Bridal Party Photos

1:30-2:00/2:15 Bride and Groom Portraits

Reception Location

6:15 - 7:00 Eden arrives for detail/decor photos. 15 minutes of time can be used for immediate family photos if schedule allows. 

7:00 - 8:50 Guests arrive and reception begins. 

8:50 - 9:00 Guests prep for (Sparkler) Exit photo, Bride and Groom get changed if exiting in other clothing .

9:00 - 9:15 (Sparkler) Exit, Bride and Groom leave venue. 

 

 

LDS TEMPLE, RING CEREMONY, AND TWO HOUR RECEPTION

TIMELINE IS SAMPLED FOR TEMPLE, RING CEREMONY PRIOR TO RECEPTION, AND THREE-FOUR HOURS OF RECEPTION COVERAGE

Sealing Location

12:00 Sealing

12:45/1:00 Exit and Greet Guests

1:00 - 1:20 Group photo of Temple Attendees followed by Immediate Family Photos

1:20-1:30 Bridal Party Photos

1:30-2:00/2:15 Bride and Groom Portraits

Reception Location

4:15 - 5:00 Eden arrives to photograph details and decor, prepare for ring ceremony. May allow for "getting ready photos" at venue if timing allows. 

5:00 - 5:30 Ring Ceremony

5:30 - 6:00 Additional family photos at venue

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 8:50 Guests arrive and reception begins. 

8:50 - 9:00 Guests prep for (Sparkler) Exit photo, Bride and Groom get changed if exiting in other clothing 

9:00 - 9:15 (Sparkler) Exit, Bride and Groom leave venue. 


STANDARD SHOT LIST

Following your Temple Sealing we'll take family, bridal party, and bride and groom portraits. Here's our standard shot list during that time! Prior to your wedding, we'll send you a wedding information form that will also ask for any additional images you'd like. We'll go over scheduling for those shots as well if you have several requests. Please keep in mind that we will be given a time limit on the steps at many temples- specifically Salt Lake, Payson, and Provo City Center Temple. 

  • Everyone attending Temple 
  • Bride and Groom with Bride’s extended family
  • Bride and Groom with Bride’s immediate family
  • Bride and Groom with Bride’s Parents 
  • Bride with Mom, Bride with Dad
  • Bride and Groom with Bride’s Siblings
  • Bride and Groom with both immediate families
  • Bride and Groom with Groom’s extended family
  • Bride and Groom with Groom’s immediate family
  • Bride and Groom with Groom’s Parents
  • Groom with Mom, Groom with Dad
  • Bride and Groom with Groom’s Siblings
  • Bride and Groom with Bridal Party
  • Bride with Bridesmaids, Groom with Groomsmen

If time permits during bridal party photos we try to take individuals of the Bride with individual Bridesmaids, and Groom with individual Groomsmen. For extended family photos, we suggest including your Grandparents and any close Aunts/Uncles. Please keep in mind the more people included, the longer the photo will take to set up and can ultimately take time from other scheduled areas. With temples that have strict time limits on the steps, additional requests will likely be need to be done at reception. 

 

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EXITS

Let's end your wedding day in style.

Your wedding day will be perfect, and what better way to celebrate your nuptials with a romantic send off from your loved ones. Sparkler Exits are easily the most popular with current wedding trends- they are an incredible way to end the celebration. It's best to purchase sparklers that are 36" long. They'll create a bigger, brighter flame, as well as last long enough for you to take your time down the aisle and possibly go down twice! It isn't uncommon for most couples to do two rounds down their sparkler exit aisle- and in case something goes wrong, it's nice to have that extra burn time. Click HERE to purchase our suggested and favorite wedding sparklers!

SPARKLER EXITS NOT YOUR THING? That's okay! They're not for everyone. If you're unsure about walking through flames, or if your venue has fire restrictions we have some favorite alternate options. Confetti, Glitter, and Floral Petals are all gorgeous and incredibly fun to have for your exit!

When scheduling your exit in correspondence with your coverage, we do ask that 15 minutes of your coverage is reserved for the exit. If your exit is at 9, we will be scheduled until 9:15 as it typically takes 15 minutes to get everyone set up and you sent off!

FAQ

CAN WE HAVE A RING CEREMONY FIT INTO OUR THREE HOUR RECEPTION COVERAGE?

Due to the nature of our collections, three hour reception coverage is reserved for receptions that are 2-2.5 hours long. This gives us time to photograph both your details and your exit if you choose to have one. The last thing we want you to feel on your wedding day is rushed, which is why our packages are structured as such! 

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE YOU COME FOR GETTING READY PHOTOS?

Because LDS coverage only allows for one break in time, we do not often cover getting ready photos unless prior to a Ring Ceremony. If you'd like to have getting ready photos prior to your temple, we can discuss a split event fee. 

SHOULD WE HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER?

Though a second shooter isn't necessary, we strongly suggest having one! So many things are happening on your wedding day, it is so helpful to have another person there to capture all those individual moments! A second shooter is incredible helpful if you choose to have a ring ceremony. So many moments will happen as you walk down the aisle (the bride's face as she sees her groom, groom as he sees his bride, parents and guests reactions) etc. Each of these will happen simultaneously, and two shooters is essential for capturing them! 

WE WILL BE HAVING UNIQUE, CULTURAL EVENTS AT OUR WEDDING THAT WILL INCREASE THE TIMELINE- HOW DOES THAT WORK?

We love capturing unique events at weddings! If you have cultural events that will prolong the length of your wedding, don't worry! Additional coverage can always be added at $300/hr. WILL YOU BRING YOUR OWN LIGHTING?

Yes! Whether your wedding is taking place locally or out of state, we are prepared with out own lighting set ups for images after sunset.
 

CAN WE SEND YOU A SHOT LIST?

We love if you have inspiration! We'd love for you to send any images that you feel reflect the vibe of your session or wedding day. In regards to duplicating images, however, we do not copy other photographers work. We want to work with you to create our own vision together that will perfectly represent your unique wedding and relationship

WHEN IS OUR BALANCE DUE?

Your balance is due 10 days prior to your event date, after which late fees begin to accrue at $100/day. Invoices are automatically sent out at the beginning of each month, however if you'd like to pay earlier than the month of your even just send us an email! We'd be happy to send you the final invoice earlier. 

HOW MANY IMAGES SHOULD WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE ON OUR WEDDING DAY? WHEN AND HOW WILL WE RECEIVE THEM?

The amount of wedding photos you receive will be dependent on the events of your day, number of guests, etc. We guarantee 50+ images per hour we shoot- if you have a second shooter galleries typically end up being between 50-100 images per hour! Galleries are delivered via Online Gallery 6-8 weeks after your event. You can download web sized, high, and full resolution photos and share the gallery link with your family and friends! 

DO WE HAVE TO ORDER PRINTS THROUGH YOU? 

We strongly suggest printing through our services with a professional printer, although it is not necessary. Our pricing for prints is located within the pricing guide you received when you originally inquired! Your wedding package does come with a print release, so you are welcome to print on your own. We are happy to make suggestions of printing companies as well!

WILL YOU CRY AT OUR WEDDING?

Yes. Absolutely. 100%.

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THANK YOU

Thank you for trusting us to capture your incredible day. We absolutely cannot wait to work with you and be apart of such a special time.