• Kim Villa

Do or Don't: Getting Ready Photos

The moments leading up to the Ceremony can go fast! Some couples don't care for photos of Getting Ready process while others really treasure it. I'm here to help give some insight on what can be expected during this time of the day.



I particularly enjoy taking photos of this time. It's one of the moments when the emotions are truly sincere. Watching the build up to the I do's is truly wonderful to see.



The care, precision, and mindfulness that goes into looking great for this day is incredible.



You get a snapshot of the details that matter to you and make you unique.



You get to relive the quiet moments that may have gone unoticed.



You see the deep inhales and exhales as you put on the final touches.



But the best part is the witnessing the raw, unfiltered, emotion from those who love you the most. Being able to share and capture these moments is what weddings are all about. The love, joy and pride in the eyes of those who love you is unmatched.


Can you tell I'm all for Getting Ready photos? What do you think? Let's talk about it!

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Coverage

How much coverage do I need?


This can vary but I have found the following timeframes to be pretty consistent. Pre-Ceremony: 1 hour + 30 minutes (Prep + First Look)
Ceremony + Formal Photos: 2-3 hours (Varies with Traditions) Reception: 3 hours (Entrance, Special Dances, Cake, Tosses, Toasts + Partial Party Time) Buffer: 30 minutes A full day like this would be most comfortable around 8 hours of coverage. That way your not being rushed through things. PRO TIP: If you are working with a shorter timeline/ budget try ommiting a few things. Such as the grand exit, shorter reception coverage and having the reception events back to back.




Do you work with a 2nd Photographer?


I do! The minimum coverage time is 2 hours. Weddings beyond the 8 freeway have a 4 hour minimum. PRO TIP: Having a 2nd photographer is great! Still over 98% of my weddings are solo. Its nice but can be done without a 2nd Photographer.




Do you have insurance?


Yes, I do! PRO TIP: Ask your venue if they require Vendor Liability Insurance. Most do, so its good to know ahead of time when hiring your vendors.





Deliverables

What is your turnaround time?


For both Photo I deliver within 6 weeks. I also provide Sneak Peaks within 48-72 hours. PRO TIP: If you are going to send out thank you cards, let me know and I can prioritize the photos you want for those cards. That way you can have them printed and mailed in time.




Do you provide RAW images?


The short answer is no. A donut without the glaze isn't complete right? Same goes for photos. They take some finess in post processing to make them special. I edit every photo and personalize it to be as I envisioned when capturing it. PRO TIP: Don't go for the unglazed donut, it's not as good.




How do you deliver the images?


I will deliver the images through an online gallery. It is password protected, so no randoms can find it. You can download the images right from there! PRO TIP: It does expire after a month, so be sure to download them to your computer and back them up to a cloud/ hardrive. Back up, back up, back up. Seriously. DO IT.




Are the images print ready?


Yes, all aimges are in High Resolution and ready for print. PRO TIP: Send the gallery link to your family so they can order prints right from there, one less thing for you to worry about.





Photobooth

How long should I book the booth?


Most events range from 2-4 hours. PRO TIP: Plan for the booth either during cocktail hour or after dinner. The coverage time is consecutive. No one will be using it during dinner, don't spend money you don't have to.




Do I need to hire an attendant?


No, but we will have someone from our team there regardless. To help set up and keep the line moving.




How do I get my content?


If WIFI is available, instantly! Using Email, Text, Airdrop + Gallery. No wifi? No problem! I have a hotspot n my phone the booth can connect to. No service? No worries! All the content will queue and send once the photobooth is connected to the internet again. The full event gallery is usually ready within 24-48 hrs.




Do we get prints?


Sadly no, since the Digital Features are so popular we can send you a high res. file for you print if you'd like.