The Wedding Experience
Welcome! All the details and answers to common questions about booking your wedding are right below. I'm excited to connect with you during a discovery call to discuss your special day in more detail! Let's chat soon!
Meet your photographer,
LAUREN N. SCHLESSELMAN
As I approach my eighth year as a wedding photographer, I'm grateful for the love stories and celebrations I've captured. Every wedding is unique and holds a special place in my heart. My journey into wedding photography began two years into my photography career when I fell in love with the art of capturing beautiful moments.
For me, wedding photography is all about storytelling and preserving the authenticity of your love story. I believe it's an essential investment to capture your special day and the unique moments you'll share.
I've had the privilege of photographing a wide range of events, from adventurous elopements to grand ceremonies. With a background in the arts and a commitment to staying updated with technology, I bring creativity and professionalism to every wedding. I take pride in keeping your day organized and ensuring you enjoy every moment.
Anticipating your wedding photos can be exciting, so I provide sneak peeks within 48 hours to share with loved ones. My goal is to create not just stunning photographs but also a seamless and enjoyable wedding day experience. I'm excited to capture your unique love story and create lasting memories. Learn more about the entire experience below...
01. Discovery Call
I'm thrilled to join you on this exciting wedding journey, capturing the amazing story of your special day. The discovery call is a crucial part of this process, where we connect, discuss your vision, and lay the foundation for your wedding experience.
Let's Connect. Fill out my contact form to ensure I have your date available and can ensure we will be a good fit. Schedule a 30-minute call to chat, exchange ideas, and address your questions. It's your chance to share your dreams and preferences, helping me tailor my services to your unique needs.
Meet Your Photographer. Get to know ME... your dedicated photographer, Lauren. I'm here to listen, guide, and make your vision a reality.
Crafting Your Timeline. Together, we'll outline a sample wedding day timeline so you will have an idea of what your wedding day could look like. This helps you understand how our photography packages align with your vision, whether it's a grand celebration or an intimate affair.
Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I'm committed to beautifully capturing every moment. The discovery call sets the stage for a seamless, stress-free, and memorable experience. It's a chance for us to connect personally and build trust as we start on this exciting journey together.
02. Customize Your Coverage
10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
1000+ Digital Images
Gallery Wall Art
8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
600+ Digital Images
Keepsake Print Collection
6 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
400+ Digital Images
03. Create Your Experience
I want your wedding photography experience to be hassle-free and transparent.
Here's what you need to know about Lauren's proposal and contract, and officially securing your date on her calendar.
Secure your date with a 30% deposit upon booking.
The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding.
Lauren offers flexible payment plans to accommodate your budget.
Review & Sign:
Lauren will send you a secure link to review and sign the documents.
Take your time to understand the details.
Contact us with any questions.
Sign the contract and submit your deposit online.
Our goal is to make your journey from booking to your big day as easy as possible. Lauren provides clear guidelines to ensure your photography experience is seamless.
04. Engagement Session
Engagement sessions play a pivotal role in ensuring you're comfortable in front of the camera and building a deep connection. These sessions result in genuine, heartfelt photos that beautifully tell your love story on your wedding day.
Lauren will assist you in selecting the ideal date and location for your engagement session. Consider places that hold personal significance for you or locations that showcase your shared interests, as these can add a special touch to your photos.
Upon booking your wedding package, you will be provided with a scheduling link for your engagement session. Along with that, you'll receive a comprehensive guide filled with valuable tips on locations and wardrobe choices. This guide is designed to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable session, where your unique love story takes center stage.
Lauren is committed to creating an engaging and memorable photography experience from the very beginning. Our goal is to capture your love story authentically, celebrating your journey towards your wedding day.
05. Planning All of Your Details
One month before your wedding day, we'll dive into the nitty-gritty details. During this meeting, we'll discuss the specific timeline for your ceremony and reception, ensuring that every key moment is seamlessly captured.
We'll find the perfect time slots for essential shots, and all portraits that you would like captured. By planning ahead, we ensure there's ample wiggle room in case of any unexpected delays or changes. Our goal is to keep your day stress-free and ensure that no matter what, I'm well-prepared to capture every beautiful moment.
06. Capturing + Re-Living Your Perfect Day
On your special day, my goal is to make your wedding everything you've dreamed of and more.
I'll arrive prepared with all your notes, inspiration images, and family group lists to capture your vision perfectly.
My ultimate aim is to ensure you feel at ease and let the day flow naturally. While dedicated to capturing breathtaking images, I understand the importance of letting you savor every moment without feeling overwhelmed. Working seamlessly with your vendors, I provide a high-quality experience, leaving you with no regrets.
This approach guarantees not just the best images but also the best experience on your wedding day.
After your amazing day, I'll create a sneak peek within 48 hours and deliver your full collection within a month. Share the joy through our online store, download high-res images easily, and, if you have print credits, take up to 60 days to pick your favorites. I'll use them to craft a beautiful wedding album, which you can review in your gallery's shopping cart. The checkout process is simple, and we'll ship your printed memories with standard rates.
I can't wait for you to enjoy your wedding photos in a whole new way!