The 'Mémoires en Or' Experience
I am absolutely delighted that you are interested in us artfully capturing your very special day! As your wedding photographer(s), we want to provide a wonderful, seamless experience for you. We understand that planning a wedding can be stressful and nerve-wracking - so we want to put you at ease and help you prepare in every way we can so that you feel confident, relaxed, and able to fully enjoy every moment of your wedding.
My couples and clients are the reason I took the first steps down this road. I consider it an honor to be trusted to capture such a special day in your lives. Your photographer is there from the very beginning - from adjusting your veil to capturing your carefully planned exit. I take a hands-on approach, learning all the quirks and details of my couples so that we may remain friends for life.
BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Following our initial contact, we will schedule a meeting over coffee/tea, skype, or phone where we will have the time to further discuss your vision and learn more about each other. Booking with us is all done online! You can review and choose one of our packages, sign, and pay the deposit all in the comfort of your home. After booking and confirming, we will schedule to shoot your engagement session around 5-3 months before your wedding. Engagement sessions are a fun and relaxed way to get comfortable in front of the camera and document your love story for the first time!
Before the wedding, we also send you the Mémoires en Or Bridal Magazine which is filled with tips, tricks, and info regarding your special day! Afterwards, we will create a photography timeline ensuring we seamlessly get all the necessary images for your wedding.
YOUR WEDDING DAY
We arrive early and greet you as friends! We have previously scouted your location/venue and taken time studying the day's lighting and weather. As you get ready, I will be styling your favorite pieces - the invitations, rings, bouquet, details, and gown. Afterwards, we will move on to the getting ready portraits. From the finishing touches to putting on the gown, I capture the authentic moments with your wedding party and help you, your friends, and family position themselves in the best possible lighting and natural poses when needs be.
Afterwards, we move on to your first look, couple portraits, and bridal party photos! This is one of the most fun parts of the day as everyone is filled with love, joy, and excitement. We will help guide you to produce the most beautiful, natural photographs in line with your personalities and our photography style.
Finally, we shoot your beautiful venue and details before anyone has touched them, so that you can cherish all the beautiful elements for years to come. During the ceremony and reception, we will be capturing various moments, angles, and people so that your gallery is filled with authentic memories of you and your guests.
AFTER THE WEDDING
As you jet off on your lovely honeymoon, you can expect to receive a sneak-peek of your special day just a few days after your wedding! Online galleries are usually uploaded within 3-4 weeks of your event. During the wedding season, it may take up to 6-8 weeks (however, this is usually not the case). Your online gallery is organized into various folders for you and your guests' convenience. There, you can download the high-res images, favorite pictures, and share with friends and family.
You will have the option to order various heirlooms with us! We provide and create beautiful flush-mount albums, books, luxury photo boxes, wall art, and fine art prints - both matted and unmatted. We will have you proof and select your favorite images in order to create the most perfect album or photo box for you. Our heirlooms are handmade in New Zealand and shipped either to our studio to give to you, or directly to your front door.