ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Of all of the many details involved in planning a wedding, choosing a photographer is one of the most important. We are so honored you have considered Forever Young Photography. The day you’ve waited for will be over before you know it, and you’ll have the memories to enjoy forever.
From the grand moments to the subtle details, we give each element equal attention and care. If it matters to you, it’s important to us, and that commitment will shine through in each frame. We want to know what matters to you, and make that come through in your photos.
This is the most exciting time in your life and we love capturing every moment with photos that will transport you back to each special moment of your wedding day so you can relive your happiness again and again.
The day you’ve waited for will be over before you know it and your wedding photographs will be all you have to remember one of the most important days of your life. These special moments will only happen once, by investing in a professional photographer, you will have the memories to enjoy forever.
We realize that every wedding is different and we’re happy to customize a collection for you. Please contact us if you need a collection customized.
"The Full Love Story"
or (4) easy payments of $700
10 hours of coverage, 1 photographer with assistant, * complementary engagement session included, professional image editing, online gallery, photo moments app, download all of your hi-resolution JPEG files, print release, 60 mile location credit. We do travel, so ask for a custom quote outside our normal radius.
or (4) easy payments of $600
8 hours of coverage, 1 photographer with assistant, * complementary engagement session included, professional image editing, online gallery, photo moments app, download all of your hi-resolution JPEG files, print release, 60 mile location credit. We do travel, so ask for a custom quote outside our normal radius.
or (4) easy payments of $500.
6 hours of coverage, 1 photographer with assistant, professional image editing, online gallery, photo moments app, download all of your hi-resolution JPEG files, print release, 60 mile location credit. We do travel, so ask for a custom quote outside our normal radius.
* Our complementary engagement sessions included with our packages, must take place within a 30 mile radius of Brown City, MI.
(Photo taken at Solitude Links - Kimball, Mi.)
THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
You’ve imaged this day since you were a child - how you would look, how you would feel, how every detail would come together in celebration of you and your love. Share your vision with us, and then let us capture it in photographs that you and your family will cherish for generations. Each wedding is unique, just as each couple is unique. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your dreams, your passions, your special sense of style. Your wedding is a reflection of you, and your photographs should show the authentic moments of love and happiness that you experience on your day.
Your wedding will be full of big moments, but we want to capture the small moments, too – the subtle expressions of intimacy and commitment that you, as a couple, share; the details that make this day distinctly yours; the family, the fun, the laughter, the tears of joy. Your photographs should be personal, classic and beautiful – like you.
CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER
|“The day you’ve waited for will be over before you know it, and you’ll have the memories to enjoy forever."|
Choosing a photographer is one of the most important wedding details. The day you’ve waited for will be over before you know it, and you’ll have the memories to enjoy forever. The perfect photographs will transport you back to each special moment of your wedding day so you can relive your happiness again and again. Selecting the right photographer can be overwhelming, though, so how can you choose?
We want to know you as a couple so we can produce images that reflect you, your goals and your dreams. We want to know what matters to you, and make that come through in your photos. Authenticity is the key to memorable photographs, and we are committed to portraying the true you.
During our consultation, you will be able to view our portfolio and printed work, so you can see that quality and professionalism come through in every image. From the grand moments to the subtle details, we give each element equal attention and care. If it matters to you, it’s important to us, and that commitment will shine through in each frame. Settle for no less than a professional with a proven track record to produce your heirloom photographs. Our work with all different kinds of lighting, environments and wedding themes will ensure that no matter what your vision may be, we will capture it beautifully. It’s important to us that you are thrilled not only with the photographs, but also with your entire experience, and so we strive for the highest level of service and responsiveness throughout our interactions with you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS
At our initial consultation, we’ll spend some time getting to know each other. We can discuss your plans, your wedding date, and your vision for your perfect photographs. We’ll guide you through the process of selecting a package that is right for you. Once you have signed a contract and paid a retainer fee, you can check “book photographer” off your to-do list!
CAPTURE THE START OF YOUR JOURNEY TOGETHER
|“Every romance has to begin somewhere, and your engagement photos will show your family and friends the first chapter in your love story.”|
An engagement photo session can be a wonderful addition to your wedding album. Every romance has to begin somewhere, and your engagement photos will show your family and friends the first chapter in your love story.
Your engagement photo shoot will help us get to know you and help you to get comfortable being photographed. The resulting images can be used not only in your album, but also on your invitations, thank you notes or signing book.
FIRST LOOK VS. TRADITIONAL
|“Having a ‘first look’ does offer many benefits. The more time we have with the two of you together, the more opportunity we’ll have to create the special images you’ll love.”|
The schedule we’ll follow in photographing your wedding will depend largely on whether you and your intended choose to get a glimpse of each other before the ceremony or take a more traditional route of staying separate until the big moment. Having a “first look” does offer many benefits. The more time we have with the two of you together, the more opportunity we’ll have to create the special images you’ll love. You’ll enjoy a more low-key, leisurely time leading up to the ceremony, and seeing each other before the event can go a long way toward reducing those pre-wedding nerves. Some couples might be concerned that a first look will diminish that magic moment when the bride walks down the aisle, but in fact, that instant when your eyes meet will be just as special whether you’ve gotten a preview or not. If you’re together before the ceremony, it will allow us to get your formal portraits done beforehand so you can relax a bit and enjoy your day.
Whether you decide to have a first look or take the more traditional approach, keep in mind that in summer, the best light for romantic, beautiful portraits is after 5 p.m. Depending on the time of your wedding, you might want to wait to take your formal portraits until after the ceremony to coincide with that ideal time. We can still get a lot of great shots before the ceremony, even if you choose not to see each other beforehand. We’ll complete a session with the bride and her bridesmaids, and another with the groom and his attendants. That way, we can cut down on the amount of time set aside for portraits after the ceremony. We’ll photograph the women first, about an hour before the ceremony is scheduled to begin. Then, it’s the men’s turn. We’ll be sure to finish in time for everyone to get ready for the ceremony on time. We are happy to work with what ever you've decided!
THE LITTLE THINGS
|“The little things combine to make a big impression at your big event”|
You spent a lot of time selecting the cake, choosing the flowers, dreaming about the rings. These are the details that help make your wedding special; they are expressions of you. The little things combine to make a big impression at your big event, and we will represent them with the care and artistry they deserve.
The key to a wedding day schedule that runs smoothly is communicating with your photographer about the events of the day and your must-have shots. We know that every wedding is different, but it's ideal to provide the photographer with a timeline. Please keep in mind that every wedding is unique and your timeline may differ from others.
To keep the family photos as streamlined as possible, on your wedding day we try to work from this list below. We suggest you discuss this with your families beforehand to determine if there are any photos they would like done. Please keep in mind that the amount of formal photographs we can take is contingent upon the time block allotted. There are no limits to the groups except time, with each group taking anywhere between 5-7 minutes per photograph.
Below are the standard family group photos that we take. This standard set usually takes 45 minutes to complete, depending on the number of people in each family, how well organized the family is, etc. Of course every family is different, and these groupings are not mandatory. Please feel free to modify, add or delete any of the groups.
If you opt to have more than the standard groupings described below, we ask you to appoint a Family Portrait Monitor – someone to manage your list of extra shots and track down the necessary people, in order to keep things running efficiently.
For divorced and blended families we swap in and out people to make sure that you have one with everyone included in the same shot but that each parent also has a photo with just their relevant family members.
We recommend keeping the family groupings under 15 people. We’re happy to include extended family group poses if you (or your family members) wish, but like to warn you ahead of time that the quality suffers in very large group photos.
Your wedding reception should be a carefree time to bask in the joy of your new marriage with family and friends. A stress-free time right? It can be if you plan and layout your wedding reception timeline in advance with your coordinator and DJ/Band. It should be an hour-by-hour breakdown of the events, taking into account things like the first dance, dinner, cake cutting and bouquet toss. This way you can relax and enjoy yourself!
The average length of a wedding reception is between 3 and 5 hours long. Here is a list of events that typically happen at a traditional wedding reception:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Will you hold the date for me?
How much is the retainer fee?
When is the balance due?
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|“These professionals know how to play up your best features so you’ll look and feel fantastic in front of the lens.”|
Choosing your vendors is one of the most overwhelming tasks during the planning process. We know how important it is for everything to be perfect on your wedding day. For your convenience, we offer you a list of vendors we recommend with confidence. They are our partners as we have worked together many times to bring the weddings that our clients dream about to life.
HAIR & MAKEUP