PROCESS + FAQ
MY WEDDING PROCESS
Get in touch with me through filling out my contact form + sending me an email. You can tell me all about the two of you + your beautiful, crazy + unique love story. Let me know your event date, location + any other things you think I should know! This is a space where you can ask me all the questions you want as well, but be sure to check out my FAQ first to see the answers to my most commonly asked questions. I’ll get back to you within in 48 hours to say hey, answer all your questions + ask you a few questions to get to know you even better. After this initial contact we can set up a time to talk on the phone before booking if you would like.
Once you guys pick out the wedding collection you think best fits your wedding day needs + decide to book, I’ll send over a contract for you both to read over + sign. Then once it’s signed I’ll send over a retainer invoice for you to pay within 3 days. Once the contract is signed + retainer invoice is paid, you’ll officially be on board with Kortni Maria, LLC!!!
Once you’re all booked, we’ll set up a day + time to schedule your complimentary engagement on! You will tell me which month or season you’d like your engagement photos in + I’ll give you a handful of dates I have free. Then you’ll choose the one that aligns best with both of your schedules! I usually allot 2 hours for engagement sessions + like to shoot about 2 hours before sunset (that varies depending on location + time of year). I’m open to any location idea + want you to give me an idea of what you both like. Here’s some ideas to get you started choosing a location…
1. Are you both adventurous + want to hike to the top of a mountain?
2. Do you want something a little less sweaty (haha) + want to stick to some pretty scenery that’s easy to get to like a national or state park?
3. Are you guys coffee lovers + want to shoot in your favorite coffee shop + walk around your city?
4. Or do you have a super cute home with dreamy natural light + want to stay there + shoot?
The possibilities are endless! I want the shoot location to be totally you two + not force anything on you guys. After the engagement session, I’ll send over a sneak peek of the images within 3 days of the shoot + then the full gallery in 4 - 6 weeks.
When I say I'm all yours, I mean it! You're not just another client to me + I hope you don't view me as just another vendor. I truly want your wedding day to be as perfect as possible! Need recommendations for other awesome local vendors? I'm are here to help. Feel free to email me at any time with questions. That said, since you're booking me in advance, there may be periods of time when we don't chat regularly - and that's okay! I have a few check-ins planned to help with the planning, and I'm always just an email or text away! When your wedding day finally rolls around, you deserve to relax + enjoy yourselves. Marry your best friend + party hard with all your closest friends + family! So about 2 months before the wedding, I'll be in touch with a questionnaire. This will help me get an idea of all the special touches you're planning to make sure I don't miss anything important. I'll also use this to help craft your customized wedding day timeline in a way that gives me plenty of time for photos. And last, your final payment will be due a month prior to your wedding date. I'll send you an invoice so that you can easily pay it. I'm really looking forward to working with you both!
The day is finally here!!! We’ll already have a wedding day timeline made up + I’ll know right where to be at each specific time – ready to capture all the big + little moments of your special day. I take my job as your photographer seriously (and let’s face it, hire me and you’ll have an extra bridesmaid who happens to be holding a camera!). I'm there to get you drinks + snacks when we are taking your couple portraits, hold your bouquet + dress when you're walking around, wrangle your family + bridal party for all their groups portraits – you name it + I'm on it. I'm not only there to document your day, but I'm also there to make your day more relaxed + get to know your family + friends. You can expect me to show up 15 - 30 minutes early + check in with you guys to give you hug + make sure I’m good to leave (sadly) when the time comes! After the wedding day, I’ll send over a high-quality sneak peek of the images within 3 days of the wedding + then the full gallery in 6 - 8 weeks.