About 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding, we require a couple hours of your time to sit down and talk about your wedding. We call it our Logistics Meeting. It’s absolutely essential, in our opinion, to being fully prepared for your wedding day. We easily could e-mail you sheet to fill out with important information, but we believe there is such value in that relationship-building, face-to-face time. And for our out-of-state couples, rather than a meeting over dinner, we just meet over Skype and it’s still just as wonderful.
We just received this email from one of our brides after her logistics meeting and it makes me smile so big! :-)
I just wanted to write you a quick note and let you know that after last nights call was the first time I’m truly beyond excited for the wedding day!
Not that I wasn’t before, it just wasn’t real and part of me (the logistical planner) was worried it may turn out like my bachelorette party where I had a great time but was working the whole time to make it all “work out” :) I got off our Skype call 100% carefree and can finally feel just elated about the day without a care in the world!
I can’t articulate enough how grateful I am to have someone so grounded, peaceful, religious, and assertive all in the same brilliant woman as my photographer. Thank you for being apart of our day and helping me trust it will all be so special.
Have a great day and good luck enduring the long weekend ahead!
We have the best couples.
At your logistics meeting, we’ll talk about three sections:
1. The Abstract – what you’re looking forward to most, family dynamics, unique pieces to your ceremony & reception, your expectations, your must-have shots, etc.
2. The Schedule – this is huge. Many couples, if not working with a wedding planner, walk away from this time being able to fully visualize their day and feel such peace. We work out all the drive time, locations, where to be and when, etc. etc.
3. Family Portraits – we’ll talk about expectations here, who’s included, and how long it’ll all take.
At the end of our meeting I’ll email you the schedule we discussed as well as a family portrait template to fill out. :-)
Thank goodness for our logistics meeting with Sarah and Kevin. During that meeting, we learned Sarah was getting ready at the gorgeous Magnolia Hotel in Denver, but putting on her dress at the church. Because we’ve shots at the Magnolia before, we encourage Sarah to put her dress on there and do bridal portraits because of the killer natural light and pretty blue walls. The church room was small, crowded, and filled with lots of knick-knacky items, folding chairs, tables, etc. So glad we were able to learn more about her the amazing portraits she deserves!