Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!


The Obersinner Family at Willamette Mission Park


Hannah + Parker at
Smith Rock


Amy + Josiah at the 
Empress Estate


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Love Stories

The Wedding Process


STEP ONE: Let's Be Friends!

I believe that wedding photography shouldn't just be beautiful photos, but an incredible EXPERIENCE! Part of that experience includes getting to know my couples. I look for fun, outgoing couples who aren't afraid to be themselves, love to laugh and crack jokes, and enjoy life! After getting to know you and a little bit about your wedding day online, I love to schedule a meet up to see if we are a perfect fit for your wedding day! After all, we'll spend about 90% of that day together and you deserve someone you feel completely comfortable with! Then we move on to the booking process!...

Save The Date

The Wedding Process


Yay!! We found that we are a perfect fit and you are ready to become a Joni Loraine bride and groom! The next step is to make sure your date is secure and saved just for you! I'll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your collection package and pay your retainer to make everything official. Now that you're part of the Joni Loraine bride tribe, it's time to get started!...

STEP TWO: Save The Date


The Wedding Process


It's time to let the fun begin!! Once you're all booked and your date is saved, we'll schedule your engagement session! Don't worry if you think you might be awkward in front of the camera or not know any poses...I'll lead the way and walk you through it. I'll teach you EVERYTHING! I thrive at helping my couples relax and feel comfortable so they can let go and just be themselves. After the first 15 minutes, you'll be pros! That's all the time you'll need to get rid of the nerves and start to have fun, even if you think you aren't photogenic or if your fiance "hates having photos taken". You'll begin to feel like yourselves and we begin to capture the joy of this magical time in your lives! After the engagement session you'll have your images sent to you in a private online gallery that you can use and share however you wish.

STEP THREE: Engagements

Timeline Talk

The Wedding Process


Once we are 6-8 weeks out from your big day we will make sure that we are completely prepared and ready for your wedding! I love to meet with my couples to create a custom timeline to ensure we don't miss any of those special photos you've been dreaming of! You know all of those dreamy portraits, fun shots like popping a champagne bottle with your girls while in your cute matching robes, and the detail shots of all the special elements of your day?? I work with my couples to plan their day so they have images like that of their OWN! After photographing weddings with several very different timelines, I know how to create the perfect custom timeline for a photographer-friendly wedding day!

STEP FOUR: Timeline Talk

Your Wedding Day!

The Wedding Process


It's your wedding day!! It's finally here! Now it's time to relax, have fun, and let me get to work! I believe in telling the full story of a wedding day, from all the bridal details to the centerpieces you spent so much time planning and putting together. Because of this reason, I never shoot less than 8 hours. for most couples, the day goes by in a blur so I make it a priority to capture all the traditional shots that every bride needs while also capturing the sweet moments in between in a unique and creative way. One of my favorite parts of the day is the romantic portrait time with my couples and meeting their friends and family! After the wedding you'll be getting a sneak peek within 24-48 hours while you're still on cloud nine from the big day! Then once your whole gallery is finished it will be sent to you in a new private online gallery that you can share with friends and family!

STEP FIVE: Your Wedding Day!

Gallery + Album Design

The Wedding Process


After your wedding day is all said and done, you'll receive HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of images in your own private online gallery that will be emailed to you. I recommend for my couples to sit down together with a glass of wine or a drink and relieve their wedding day memories together through their images when they receive their gallery. Soon after your gallery is delivered you'll receive your album design (if you ordered an album) and you can begin the customization process!

STEP SIX: Gallery + Albums Design

The Wedding Process