What can we expect?
When you book your photographer, you're booking their editing style, their shooting style, and a whole experience with them from beginning to end. Here's what that looks like with me.
Southern Utah wedding & elopement photographer
Based in St. george, ut
"We absolutely loved working with Emily for our wedding and our bridals in Zion!! First, Emily is super sweet, professional, paid great attention to details, and was flexible and open to our vision. Emily was there every step of the way from the beginning with her beautiful guides and fun questionnaires to being responsive to questions along the way. On the day before our bridals session, one of the locations in Zion we had planned to shoot at was closed and Emily was quick to provide a solution and our bridals turned out even better than we could have hoped for!!
"And for the actual day-of wedding, words can’t even begin to describe how incredible she was at capturing our love, joy, and our happiness at being surrounded by family and friends. It was all the little touches, and going above and beyond (bringing us a wedding gift, running across our venue and back to capture certain shots, etc) that we appreciated so so so much. You can tell she’s done this multiple times before, is super experienced, and on top of that really great at capturing photos in a variety of backgrounds and lighting (classic wedding photos, photos of us exploring Zion and in vast open spaces with the red rocks behind us, photos in a beautiful villa, etc). She will be there to hype you up, and we never once felt awkward in front of the camera. Everything was super seamless!!
"We highly recommend working with Emily. You will not regret it and it’s so worth the investment!!! We have all these photos from the wedding weekend that we get to cherish forever and we’d love to be able to work with/adventure with Emily again sometime soon in the future!!"
- Janet and Nick
Your wedding is one of
the biggest days of your life
AND I TREAT IT AS SUCH
the things that make your love story YOURS. I've also put together 4 different guides that I share with my clients completely for their benefit. The first is a Style Guide for couples and engagement sessions to help you pick your outfits. The second is a Location Guide with all my favorite spots in Southern Utah so you can find the best spot for your ceremony or session. The third is a Wedding Guide with tons of wedding tips, inspo, and it explains what my process looks like. And finally, I offer a Zion Wedding Guide for my Zion brides that goes over things like permits, shuttle info, location ideas, and other tips for having a stress-free Zion wedding.
And then a few weeks before your wedding, I'll send you what I call my Final Details Form where you can let me know the final plan and answer some questions so I can give you the best coverage possible.
But it doesn't even end there. I love treating my wedding/elopement couples with a lil appreciation gift on their wedding day. It's the LEAST I can do after you've just shared your intimate day with me. Be-cause YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. And I love what I do BECAUSE OF MY AMAZING COUPLES. So thank you so much for being here and for considering me.
I’ve planned my own wedding and I’ve photographed over 100, so it’s safe to say I know a thing or 2 about weddings.
When you book with me, you're getting SO MUCH MORE than just beautiful photographs. You're getting a whole EXPERIENCE. I'm going to be there along the way and help point your planning in the right direction.
While I don’t double as a wedding planner, I have tons of experience and knowledge in weddings (specifically in Southern Utah) and have put together various resources for my couples to answer their basic questions, provide inspo, and educate them about the area.
I’ve written blogs to share with you that cover everything from session tips to wedding send-off ideas. I’m going to be your guide so you get the most authentic photos possible -- and have an awesome time in the process.
But I don’t just provide you with blogs. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. After you book, you’ll receive a few things from me. You'll get a questionnaire so I can really get to know you and your love story. I want to know how you two met, if you have any pets, and all
Does it cost to have you travel to our wedding ? How much ?
How much is due to reserve our date ?
Any session or wedding more than 1 hour outside of St. George, UT requires a travel fee. Travel fees must cover gas, wear/tear, flights, Airbnb, rental car, convenience, etc. Travel costs are determined by many factors, so inquire for an exact quote.
For weddings, the retainer is 1/3 of the total cost. For regular sessions, the retainer is 50%. The retainer is non-refundable.
Do you double as a wedding planner?
What is the turnaround time for our photos ?
Short answer: no, I am not a wedding planner or coordinator. My sole job is that of a photographer, however I do have lots of knowledge and experience in weddings after being in the industry for so many years and I like to share that knowledge with my couples through blogs and guides. I'm happy to help you with your itinerary and give advice based on past weddings, but ultimately I am not a planner. I have wedding planner recommendations that I can send your way who will do an incredible job, allowing me to focus on mine.
The turnaround time is 3 - 4 weeks for a typical 1 hour session and 6 - 8 weeks for elopements and weddings. You will get sneaks 1 - 2 weeks after your wedding/elopement. For proposals, you will receive photo sneak peeks within 24 hours and the rest of the gallery in 1 week. If you need your photos sooner than that, I offer expedited delivery.
Shooting and Delivery.
Once you guys decide we're a great fit and you pick your package, I'll send you the contract. After you sign and pay the retainer, I'll send you the Wedding Guide, Style Guide, and Questionnaire. We'll keep in touch leading up to your session. I'll send you helpful blogs to aide in your planning. And finally, I'll send you a Final Details Form a few weeks before your wedding where you can let me know the final plan!
Click here to fill out my inquiry form. I will email you back, send you my pricing guide, and answer all of your questions! I also like to chat with you on the phone so I can learn more about your vision and get to know your personalities!
We shoot! I love giving my couples a personalized gift on their wedding day, along with some fun coupons for you and a friend! Delivery time is between 3 - 8 weeks depending on if it's a session or wedding. I'll email you links to your photos that you can download and share with friends and family. But that's not all. You now have a lifelong friend and a forever hype-woman on Instagram.
3 Tips for Getting the Most
Out of Your Session
One of the biggest roots of my business is making sure my couples have an amazinggg experience with me! Everything from the first email, to the session, to the gallery delivery, I want you to love. Here's some things you can do to help me help you.