When I first chat with a couple, I tell them something super controversial.
“Your photos are not my top priority.” People usually look at me like I’m crazy. I continue, “your experience is my top priority.” (Followed closely by your photos of course.) But yes, I value your experience over your wedding photos.
You might be asking yourself– Leah why?? We are hiring you to take photos of us.
To that I answer, absolutely. I want you to have the most gorgeous, stunning wedding photos that will transport you back to your day and you’ll want to hang all over your house. BUT. I want you to enjoy your wedding day even more. I don’t want your wedding day to feel like an 8 hour photoshoot. I don’t want you to be taking photos and hearing your guests laughing 30 feet away and feel like you’re missing out. I don’t want your photo time with me to feel forced, awkward or overwhelming.
So my solution? The 20 minute photo session.
This is me prioritizing your experience and your wedding day while still guaranteeing beautiful photos.
What it looks like is me literally setting a 20 minute timer on my watch and getting every single beautiful photo you could ever want– all in that 20 minute time frame. I’ve found this is the perfect amount of time where you and your partner can take a bit of alone time away from your guests, but not too much time that you start wishing you were back in the party. I play some music, coach you through a variety of poses and prompts and we just have some fun!
But 20 minutes is nothing, you might be asking. There’s absolutely no way we can get a variety of photos in that amount of time. Well, let me show you! Below are a some recent weddings, the total time of the session and the gorgeous images my couple received.
Emma & Eric
Session 1: 10 minutes
Session 2: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Total Portrait Images Delivered: 174 images
Caitlyn & Brian
Session 1: 12 minutes
Session 2: 6 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Total Portrait Images Delivered: 118 images
Katie & Will
Session 1: 15 minutes
Session 2: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Total Portrait Images Delivered: 146 images
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