Danielle Elizabeth Photography Planning Guide
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IF THERE IS ONE THING I KNOW,IT IS LOVE AND ALLITS ETERNITY.
coordinating every last detail of your photo sessions in the midst
of planning a wedding is no easy feat. dont worry, i am here to
the information in this planning guide is meant to help you
through all of your photography related questions, so you can be
relaxed and care-free on your big day.
if you have more questions, feel free to send an email to
everything you need
to know about getting the
most out of your photos,
from the day you get
engaged to the day you
say i do.
In order to keep the session on schedule & get the most out of your time in front of the camera, there is a limit of two locations per session.
choosing a location:
add more personality to your photos by choosing the location of your add more personality to your photos by choosing the location of your
engagement session. i love when a couple suggests having their photos
taken in a spot that is sentimental to them, as it makes everyone more
relaxed and allows them to focus on each other throughout the shoot. is
there a spot that you went to for your first date? a cute local coffee
shop, park or landmark you frequently visit?
if you need suggestions, i am here to help. whether you have pictured if you need suggestions, i am here to help. whether you have pictured
the serenity of a park or field, or maybe a city skyline with tall buildings
as a backdrop for your photos, i have plenty of recommendations.
natural, artistic, romantic
wear whatever you feel comfortable in, but feel free to wear something slightly more bold
than usual. however, if youre the type that gravitates toward classic simplicity, thats ok
as well. my goal is to capture you as the best version of yourself, so dont be afraid to
branch out from the norm. (limit 2-3 outfits per session.)
what to bring:
if you want to bring a favorite book, heirloom, or other meaningful props, this is a great
way to make your session totally unique.
all sessions are scheduled two hours before sunset or after sunrise in order to capture the
days most beautiful, natural lighting.
what to wear
Happiness is anyone andanything at all that's lovedby you
i love to travel. If you have a unique vision for your photos that requires travel please contact me for details on traveling sessions.
setting the tone:
finding the right location for your bridal session doesnt
have to be difficult. when thinking about your bridal session,
here are some things to consider:
do you want your bridal photos to be cohesive with your wedding photos? if do you want your bridal photos to be cohesive with your wedding photos? if
so, then your wedding venue is a great option. most wedding venues allow a
1-2 hour bridal session during the week.
do you want to go for a completely different look than your wedding day do you want to go for a completely different look than your wedding day
photos? if so, then there are so many amazing places you can do your
bridal session at. if youre having an outdoor or garden wedding, then
maybe you would want to incorporate a modern or urban feel to your
photos by staying in the city. if you like more of a natural setting, we can
always find a local park or venture outside the city for your session.
modern, elegant, ethereal
what to bring:
in addition to your dress, here in addition to your dress, here are some items you may want to include: veil, bouquet, hair pieces, jewelry, shoes and cold weather accessories if needed. I also recommend bringing a wardrobe assistant to help you stay looking your best throughout stay looking your best throughout the session (friend, mother,
the earlier you the schedule your session, the more dates there are available. the best time for bridal sessions is during the week, monday - friday. most brides plan to have their sessions right when they receive their dress from their final fittings, dress from their final fittings, about two - three months before their wedding. bridal sessions are scheduled two hours before sunset or within sunrise to allow for the most beautiful natural
Danielle is not just a photographer
but a storyteller. She somehow
brings the unusual, beautiful and
humorous all together at once.
Her ease, vision and artful delivery Her ease, vision and artful delivery
is what makes her stand out from
the competition. By capturing
organic moments juxtaposed with
the artful modern backdrops at the
Hotel Bel Air is how she created and
delivered our story in pictures. Our
memories are 'brightly colored' memories are 'brightly colored'
because of her.
- Ara & Brett Patterson
TIP: include must-have detail photos on the wedding timeline before sending it to me. I love capturing the most sentimental special
touches in your wedding design.
wedding day tips:
gather all your details before the day starts so i can photograph them
quickly. this makes the getting-ready portion of the day go by much
more smoothly, and it allows me to spend more time focusing on the
spontaneous moments when everyone is together. this list is mainly for
the ladies, but same advice goes for the groomsmen.
here are a few ideas: ring, jewelry, hair pieces, flowers, shoes, socks, cuff here are a few ideas: ring, jewelry, hair pieces, flowers, shoes, socks, cuff
links, socks, letters, pictures, gifts, cultural items, invitations, programs,
printed pieces, and any unique items youve put thought into.
unique, sentimental, timeless
your wedding day
the best time to do these formal family portraits is typically right after the ceremo-
ny. this time can be extra chaotic if family members and friends are not all in the
same place. appoint someone to help with family formals after the ceremony.
family photos + group shots
along with the candid and natural portraits taken throughout the day, most couples
like to also include formal portraits with family & friends. these are a great
reminder of the beautiful people who surrounded you on your wedding day.
it helps to have a designated person (wedding coordinator or friend) who can proactively
gather the groups so i can focus on creating beautiful photos. usually this person knows the
groups pretty well, has a loud voice and assertive personality, and they can manage a
crowd with ease. sometimes it helps if there is one person for each side of the family.
be prepared. your wedding coordinator or appointed friend should have the list of family be prepared. your wedding coordinator or appointed friend should have the list of family
members you want photographed and this person should be gathering these groups either
with an extra loud voice or a handheld microphone.
time is of the essence. keep your list of groups short. please note that each group shot can
take 2-3 minutes. we would all love to have photos with every important person at the
wedding, but less is more in this type of situation. it is better to have a few photos of large
groups than many photos of smaller groups.
relax and enjoy. when you make preparations for a smooth family portrait session, you are relax and enjoy. when you make preparations for a smooth family portrait session, you are
destined for fun and relaxing wedding day. keeping family portrait time short and sweet
also allows more time for fun and creative wedding party photos, as well as romantic bride
& groom portraits with beautiful golden hour lighting!
when friendsand family come together as one.
where your treasure isthere your heart will be also
planning out a timeline:
plan ahead. create your wedding
timeline several weeks before the
wedding, and have your wedding
coordinator send it over at least
two weeks in advance.
consider doing consider doing
it used to be considered taboo, but it used to be considered taboo, but
seeing each other before the
ceremony allows you to get extra
photos in while there is still
daylight. it also helps to calm
nerves and gets your reception
started on time, as guests wont
have to wait long for the bride and have to wait long for the bride and
groom to finish their portraits
after the wedding.
while this is not required, it is
recommended for a relaxing day.
love is all you need.
it may not seem relevant in the digital age, but an album is a timeless treasure to share with your children
and grandchildren for years to come. it is entirely different to see, touch, and flip through pages filled with
hand-picked images from your wedding day. you can include your wedding, engagement sess