Your wedding day is one of the happiest and most joyous days in your life thus far. There is so much planning, prepping, and details that go into a wedding day. And after the day is all said and done, you will walk away with your new spouse and your photos. That’s it! As time goes on, memories and all those details will fade, but the photos you have will live on for decades after. There is no re-doing the day. You can’t have that first kiss again or reenact that loving face the groom makes as he sees his bride walking toward him for the very first time. You want someone there who knows how to capture each and every precious moment and every detail you’ve worked so hard to put together.
It's so important to have someone there on your wedding day who you not only mesh well with, but that knows how to capture your real emotion and knows how to tell a story with your photos.
This is why I include a complimentary engagement session with my wedding collections. I believe it is so important to be able to meet and get to know each other before the wedding day and get you comfortable with me behind the camera. This helps to make the wedding day flow so much smoother and it’s like having a friend there with you. After all, we do spend quite a bit of time together on your wedding day! Read below for some pros of having an engagement session with me before your big day!
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Just send me a message to request my pricing guide that explains the wedding experience further and the total investment. Once you’ve looked it over let’s set up a time to get together or jump on a zoom call! It's essential that we fit well together so I require that we chat either over the phone, on a video call or in person! I’d LOVE to hear your story and all the plans and ideas for your special day!
One way I ensure my brides and grooms enjoy the BEST possible photographic experience is through forming a relationship with my couples. I try my best to make sure that all my couples are the PERFECT fit for me before officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer, and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! After booking, I love getting to know them through engagement sessions that helps them warm up to the camera so they are ready to rock and roll on their wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography!
I am more than willing to travel for weddings and engagement sessions! I love when my couples ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! I am available for travel anywhere in the United States and overseas. Up to one hour of travel one way is already included each for weddings and engagement sessions. Anything beyond that will be quoted depending on the location and travel accommodations needed.
The wedding experience is offered in a variety of collections, most of which include a complimentary engagement session, up to 7-9 hours of wedding day coverage, a timeline assistance meeting where I will help create a seamless timeline with plenty of cushion to accommodate for unexpected occurrences, all high-res edited digital images, and an online viewing/download gallery. There are also beautiful linen albums and fine art books included in some so that you can have a tangible way to cherish your images for years to come!
In addition to weddings, I also love working with families and high school seniors!
Reach out to request my portrait pricing guide!
"I'm crying. These are gorgeous. I never get any pictures with Zoe so this is really special. Thank you! I've never felt so comfortable having pictures done, you make posing so easy and I tell everyone that!"
~ Robin B.
"How on earth did you make us look so good? Those look stunning, we can not wait to see them all!! We loved you!! You're SO amazing!"
~ Meghan T.
"Joni. First and foremost THANK YOU!!! We are so in love with these memories. You captured us so well and were so great with our kiddos and family!"
~ Lisa N.
WOW! Just wow! We cannot thank you enough for being a huge part of our special day. Not only are the photos PERFECT, but all the sweet gifts and gestures from you have left us speechless. We are so dang lucky you were our photographer.
Thank you again for everything!
We love you."
~ Trevor and Gabrielle Peterson
"Joni was the heart of my vendor team and her talents speak for themselves. When she showed up on my wedding day, I almost cried with relief. She gave my husband and I breathing room to enjoy each other when the whole world wanted our attention and captured it beautifully.
Our photos will last a life time and I couldn't be more pleased.
Joni, I'll hike down to a waterfall in my wedding dress with you any day."
~ Rio May
"I cannot even begin to tell you all how amazing Joni is. My husband and I had never met her but drove 3 hours to do a photo shoot with her! I was so nervous! Beyond nervous! But Joni changed all that immediately the second we met her! She’s so fun and spunky!! She made us feel so relaxed, and our pictures make me cry! She perfectly captured our love and happiness and they are my favorite pictures we’ve ever had!"
~ Breanne Close
~ Shana Barker
"Joni's work is amazing, she knows how to get you to smile, laugh, and just be yourself at times when it would be so easy to be tense and worried. The tools she provides to her brides are beyond helpful - I took them and used them to help create our wedding day timeline, and she was amazing at helping us get all the shots we wanted, plus some we had no idea we'd end up loving!
If you want someone who will more than likely become a friend, Joni is your gal!"
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