what to expect

When you hire me as your wedding photographer, you are investing not only in the photography coverage of your wedding day, but in the quality albums and products that your family will enjoy for generations.  From start to finish, you will be treated as a friend, so that I can capture the authentic love between you and your fiance and that love can radiate in your wedding album as your grandchildren flip through your photos 50 years from now.  But how does this all work?  Let me walk you through what you will experience with Danielson Photography.

The Pre-consultation

I meet with all of my couples before you even decide to book with me.  I want to make sure we are the perfect fit, so that you can truly enjoy your photography experience and plan your wedding stress free.  At this pre-booking consultation, we will discuss your vision of your wedding day, what your photography needs are and get to know each other a little better.  When you are ready to move ahead with booking, I send you all of your information in a handy online portal that you have access to throughout your planning process. ​

Planning Process

Many times, photography is one of the first things you get taken care of during your wedding planning, so you may not even have that much information yet to discuss at your consultation.  That’s ok!  I’m available throughout your planning via email and phone calls to help you.  In fact, I check in periodically to make sure you are doing alright.  Not sure what color bridesmaid dresses photograph best?  Have no idea where to start with your other vendors?  I can help point you in the right direction.  I can even connect you with some excellent wedding planners in the area if you are really overwhelmed by the planning process.   We meet again in person about a month before your wedding to finalize your timeline and go over any other pressing details.  

Album Ordering Appointment

Each of my collections include a custom wedding album.  About a month after your wedding, I’ll invite you to your album ordering appointment where you will get to see your wedding images for the first time and view the first draft of your album.  At this appointment, you will be able to make changes and upgrade the finishes or number of spreads in your album.  I can also guide you in wall gallery purchases or gifts for parents/grandparents.  Once your order is placed, your custom album will be ready in approximately 4 weeks. 

The Portrait Experience

Danielson Photography also photographs newborns, families and seniors!  I have an on location studio, which means my studio is wherever I make it!

For newborn sessions, I set up in your home to keep mom and baby comfortable.  For family, kids, and seniors, we meet at one of your favorite parks or even your home.  I love photographing in natural light for it’s warm and authentic qualities, but have a full portable light setup if necessary for your newborn images.  Before your session, I will send you an online questionnaire to gather information about your goals for your session and we can also consult ahead of time to plan the perfect session for your family!

Portrait images are viewed at your ordering appointment 1-2 weeks following your session.  This is where you will view your images and make your print and product order.  Session fees do not include digital files or prints, and most clients plan to invest $400-1000 in their custom artwork.