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Everything you need to know to get the most out of your wedding photos, from the moment you get engaged to the day you say "I do."

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  • www.danielleelizabethinc.com

    planning guide

    danielleelizabeth

  • 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

    help.

    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

    info@danielleelizabethinc.cominfo@danielleelizabethinc.com

    WELCOME

  • 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

    engagement sessions

  • wardrobe 101:

    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.)

    outfit ideas:

    www.pinterest.comwww.pinterest.com

    www.urbanoutfitters.com

    www.jcrew.com

    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.

    scheduling:scheduling:

    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

    BRIDAL sessions

  • 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,

    sister).

    scheduling:

    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

    sunlight possible.

  • 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.

    portraits

  • crowd management:

    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.

    more recommendations:

    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

    a first-look

    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.

  • the 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