Serving couples and families | Charlotte, NC and beyond

If you are a laid back bride looking to have your wedding day documented in a bright and dreamy way, you have come to the right place. I want to help you in any way I can to have the wedding day you have envisioned. From providing you with a list of recommended vendors to helping you with a wedding day timeline, I am here for you through it all. 

I just want you to know that I am glad you are here. I am honored that you are considering me to photograph your wedding. It is a job that I look so forward to, enjoy more than you know and take very seriously. 

You might be a Lavender Bride if...
{You build extra portrait time into your timeline because Bride & Groom portraits are the most important}
{You invite me to ride on the party bus on the way to your reception}
{You send me a picture of your wedding dress when you finally pick THE one}
{You trust me to find the best light and locations for your photos}
{You pinky promise me to enjoy your wedding day and leave the details to your team of vendors because we. got. this.}
{You are excited to marry your best friend and are ready to have a memorable day surrounded by family and friends}

These are just a few of the things I have found in common with my previous brides. If you want all of these things too, I would love to welcome you to the #LandLphotographyfamily.

The first thing you need to do is fill out the inquiry form. This gives me a few details about your wedding day that I HAVE to know, but would also love for you to tell me all the little details that you WANT me to know. Hopefully, I will be available for your date! If so, I will send you over information about wedding day coverage and pricing. You don't have to know exactly what you want/ need right away. We can figure that out when we meet!

So you think you want Lavender & Light to photograph your wedding... what now?

1. Let's Get Started

So I'm available for your wedding date. The wedding day coverage package you think you want is in your price range. There is nothing left to do except meet up! This meeting is for us to meet each other to make sure we like each other. That is so important considering I will be documenting some very precious moments of your life. We will also talk a lot. About wedding plans, timeline, at your engagement and bridal session. I walk away from weddings feeling like I just spent the day with friends and that is the way I want it to be. So let's get to know each other better over two scoops of Cookies & Cream. 

if i am going to be with you all day on one of the best days of your life, we have to be friends...

2. Ice Cream Date

The ice cream date went well. YAY! You are going to trust Lavender & Light to take care of capturing precious moments during this exciting season of your life. And trust me, I am thrilled! And honored, and super happy about it! All the good feelings. I will send you over an electronic contract and invoice for you to sign. A $500 retainer is required at the time of signing your contract just to get your date locked down. You know what is exciting?! You just checked "Book a Wedding Photographer" off your long Wedding To-Do list. 

this part is super easy. all online. piece of cake

3. Making it official

Being your wedding photographer is about more than the pictures. I want to help make this entire experience as stress free as possible. The idea of a wedding is so fun and exciting, but I hear so many brides saying they are ready for it to be over because of the planning. I will send you a list of vendors I have worked with and recommend so that you have a place to start. My advice is make a list of what all you need and take it one step at a time. We can talk about what you want and how to make your vision happen. I am no wedding planner, but after being behind the scenes at quite a few weddings, I am more than happy to help you any way I can. 

there are a lot of little details to think about

4. Time To Plan

Your engagement session will be so much fun and it is the perfect time for you to get comfortable in front of the camera. I recommend taking engagement photos 6-10 months before your wedding. If you want to use the images on your "Save-the-date", this gives you plenty of time. So let's find a location that represents the two of you as a couple, wear something that makes you feel beautiful and you are comfortable in. We will spend between one and two hours talking, taking photos, and getting used to each other. On your wedding day, the nervousness in front of the camera will be gone and we can knock out bride and groom portraits in record time. 

this is the fun part! 

5. Your Engagement Session

Bridal portraits are absolutely a southern thing. And that makes me love them even more. I remember taking my bridal portraits and it was my favorite part of the wedding planning process. My mom was there and I got to wear my dress for a few hours. I also adored our wedding photographers, so getting to spend time with them was special too! Your bridal portrait session can be scheduled anytime at least 1 month before your wedding. Pick a pretty place, it doesn't have to be your wedding venue. Bring along a few of your favorite girls and you will enjoy it so much. I promise. You deserve to treat yourself and be the center of attention for a few hours. 

this isn't required.
but i sure do recommend it

6. Bridal Portraits

Your wedding day timeline can be made by you, me, or your wedding planner. It is just the day broken up into time slots, telling the family and bridal party where to be and when. When vendors and the bridal party are all on the same page, the day goes by so smoothly. It might seem extreme setting a time frame for putting your dress on, or making sure that your mom knows to have her dress on before you get ready. But this is where we save time, and end up having extra time. Time for those slow, in between moments. Time for genuine emotion and reactions to happen. This "extra" time will produce your most treasured memories and precious images. A timeline allows no rushing or panic. Just security that it is all already figured out. 

STICKING TO YOUR TIMELINE ON THE WEDDING DAY GIVES US SO MUCH FREEDOM

7. The Timeline

Oh my goodness. Wedding days are my favorite! All of the excitement and happiness. Everything is done, we know what the rest of the day will look like, and if something doesn't go quite as planned, your vendor team will take care of it and your day will keep going. I can't emphasize enough that there is no need to be stressed on this day. You have an entire team of people who you have hired to help with your day, and even though us vendors might meet on your day, we all have a common goal. And that is to help make your day beautiful, run smoothly, and serve you well. My goal is to capture everything, document the day as it unfolds and fade into the background during special moments so that the focus is on you.

this is it. all of the planning, anticipation and waiting is finally over

8. Your Wedding Day

All of your images will be delivered to you through an online gallery. I will have a handful of my favorites edited for you within a few days so that you have some to look at while I finish the rest. I hand edit each image so that they are ready to be printed and shared. The nice thing about online delivery is that you can access it from your phone or computer, share the full gallery with family and friends, and easily order prints right from the gallery website. 

the most exciting email you will ever receive "your photos are ready!"

9. Image Delivery

So your wedding day has come and gone. You have all of your images downloaded and shared with friends. Is this it? Are we done? NO. Absolutely not. Why did you work so hard on all the planning, details, and invest to have it all captured for the images to be tucked away in a file on your computer. Just the thought of it makes me sad. You will without a doubt have favorite images, and those should be printed and kept close-by to look at easily in your day to day life. This is the day you promised everything to each other. When your family and friends showed up to celebrate your love and commitment. A wedding album is the perfect way to display everything you loved most about your special day. Once you pick your favorite images, I will create your album for you to enjoy for years to come.

All of your favorite images, printed and in one place

10. The Wedding Album

Emily was unbelievably awesome. Almost a month later I still have people talking about my photos! She is the absolute sweetest thing ever too. She really caters to you on your wedding day and makes you feel so special. Also, during the ceremony, you didn't even know she was there. She wasn't all in the aisle trying to get in our space, but yet she captured the best pictures wherever she was (because I didn't even notice her). The ceremony pictures were some of my favorites. If I could recommend her 100 times I would. Saying Emily is the best is an understatement. 

- Sydney & JR -

We love Emily. She is so sweet and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! We have used her for multiple life events and she never disappoints. Best photographer, hands down!

- Katie & TY

I could not have asked for anything better. Emily made my wedding day incredibly special! She captured every single moment and I can't stop looking at my wedding photos! She listened to everything that was important to me and made sure she got every photo I could think of. Not only is she one of the sweetest people I've ever known, but she is also super professional, talented and genuinely cares about your special occasion. I will definitely be using her again to capture other special moments!

- Maggie & cody -

Emily is genuine and sweet. We communicated clearly about what we envisioned for the pictures and she went above and beyond what I imagined. We will definitely be using her in the future and are proud to support her local business. 

- madison & Jackson -

Emily, Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I couldn't be happier with having you as my photographer for life. I am in love with all of these pictures. Everything about them is absolutely perfect. Everyone (family and bridal party) are obsessing over the pictures! Everyone just keeps saying how amazing you are. I can't wait to share these with the world!

- sarah & mike -

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