June 7, 2023
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7 Steps For Booking A Luxury Wedding Photo Experience with Lauren E. Bliss

Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important vendor decisions you’ll make. After your wedding day is over, the only things you’ll have left are the rings, the memories, and your cherished moments captured on camera! I am so passionate about maintaining an unbeatable team of associates, second shooters, and vendor partners so your wedding day is as seamless and stress-free as possible. In this post, I’m sharing 7 steps to booking our luxury wedding photo experience and details on how you can lock in your wedding photography package with the Lauren E. Bliss team! 

Black and white photo of bride and groom sitting at sweetheart table and kissing at wedding reception

1. Submit Your Wedding Photography Inquiry

After submitting an inquiry on my site, you’ll receive an immediate reply with my collections guide including wedding photography packages and pricing info. You’ll also get the 4-1-1 on my full luxury wedding photo experience (AKA what you’re reading right now!). Afterward, I will be in touch with you within 24-48 hours to confirm if my team is available on your date.

2. Select Your Wedding Photography Package

When it comes to selecting your wedding photo package, you have options! You can choose from the following coverage options:

  • 10 hour all-inclusive package
  • 8-hour standard package
  • Associate 8-hour standard package

I also have several add-ons available like a photo booth & backdrop setup, a guestbook photo album, or an heirloom wedding album.

Bride and groom hold hands through doorway during their first touch

3. Reserve Your Wedding Date

To get your wedding date locked in our calendar, we require a 40% upfront retainer. There are several reasons for this, but the primary one is that once you’re booked, my team turns away all other inquiries on your date. We’re 100% there on your wedding day from start to finish and our time is never split elsewhere. Keep in mind that our calendar typically books 12-24 months in advance!

Man and woman kiss in the backseat of a yellow NYC taxi with the date August 30, 2024 written on the rear windshield

Once you’ve signed a contract and submitted your deposit, you’re officially part of the Lauren E. Bliss Photography family. Yay!

4. Get Your Wedding Welcome Gift

Our luxury wedding photo experience wouldn’t be complete without a special gift. Keep your eyes peeled for a delivery as soon as you’re locked in! This customized welcome gift is my way of saying ‘Thank You’ for choosing the Lauren E. Bliss Photography team! 

Wedding Photographer bridal client welcome gift with Yeti cup, nail polish, and welcome letter
Wedding Photographer bridal welcome gift box with Yeti cup, nail polish, and welcome letter
Wedding Photographer bridal welcome gift box with Yeti cup, nail polish, and welcome letter

 5. Schedule Your First Photo Session

I recommend booking your engagement photo session 9-12 months prior to your wedding day. Once your session is complete and your final gallery is delivered, you’ll have time to choose your favorite photos for save the dates or other wedding stationery you’d like to order in advance. My engagement session gallery turnaround time is just 2 weeks! 

Bride and groom stand under a stone archway covered with fall leaves and ivy
Black and white photo of bride and groom holding cocktail glasses
Man and woman sit in a yellow taxi holding a box and slices of NYC pizza as they kiss

For advice on planning your session dates, locations, and outfits, you can reference the 20-page comprehensive bridal planning guide I send after you book with my team. It has all the juicy deets you need to make sure you have the best session possible!

Lauren is truly one of the best in the business. Beyond just being an amazing photographer and a true professional, she is just an amazing human being! She actually photographed my sisters wedding and as soon as I met her I knew that I had to book her for my future wedding.

Wedding planning can be a very overwhelming task, but I literally didn’t have to worry about the photography piece for one second. From the very beginning Lauren laid out what the entire process would look like and what she needed from us.

We were able to book an engagement shoot before our wedding with her. She gave us a very detailed and helpful guide to get ready for the engagement day shoot and even suggested 10 to 15 different locations that we could have our session at. This totally took the stress off of my husband and I because she was so experienced and made us feel so comfortable…Everything felt so natural and easy during the photo shoot, which was a direct result of her experience and guidance. The pictures from the shoot were absolutely stunning and perfect and the turnaround time was so fast.

From there Lauren sent me an entire outline to organize our big day. She literally thinks of every detail and plans all of this ahead of time so that on the actual day you know what to expect … I would go so far as to say she is more than a photographer she really was my wedding coordinator throughout the day keeping everyone on track…

Desiree Proffitt
Bride and groom under pergola for their wedding day first look session at Greystone Hall | Lauren E. Bliss Photography

6. Communicate Prior To Your Wedding Day

As your big day approaches, I’ll send several email touch points to remind you of specific items like planning your wedding photography shot list for the day. You will receive a detailed questionnaire so I can start crafting a wedding photo checklist and timeline based on your answers. Questions I’ll ask you to think about are:

Bride and groom stand on black rocks at the edge of the water during their Hawaii destination wedding

Would you like to have a “first look” before the ceremony?

Do you have a specific location you want to use for the family formal photographs?

Would you like photos while you are getting ready?

Will you be doing a formal exit? If so, what time?

Is there any significance or story behind the wedding venue or location you chose?

7. After the Big Day

Phew. We made it! Now that you’re far away from the chaos of planning, vendor communication, and bridal party wrangling, you finally get the chance to relax and soak it all in on your honeymoon. And I promise not to bother you… except to send over a wedding gallery sneak peek! I love sending preview galleries within 24-48 hours so you get to relive all the amazing moments together during your private getaway. 

…I was floored when I saw the photos!!!

They were absolutely stunning. Clear colorful vibrant just perfect! she even went so far as to create an entire website for our photos that was easily shareable. The website is organized by different activities throughout the day and made it so easy to navigate and view all of them. And most recently she sent us a flash drive with all our photos. I literally couldn’t ask for anything more.

-Desiree Proffitt

Between 6-8 weeks later, you’ll receive the full wedding gallery with 1,000+ photos including details, getting ready shots, your first look, family portraits, ceremony and reception photos, photo booth shots, and every incredible moment we captured in between. 

Book A PA-based Luxury Wedding Photography Team

My team is dedicated to building and maintaining an extraordinary PA-based luxury wedding photo experience from start to finish. Our seamless booking process, personalized approach, and attention to detail ensure that your wedding day will be forever preserved in exquisite imagery. By choosing Lauren E. Bliss Photography, you can trust that every cherished moment will be captured with artistry, leaving you with timeless memories to treasure for a lifetime!

Meet    artist

If there’s one thing we have in common, it’s our unwavering commitment to the details -

- the lush cascading bouquet, the elegant wax seal on your invitations, and the seemingly small moments that become dear reminders of your big day. But, most importantly, it’s how we thrive on connection.

I believe the best wedding photography experience happens when we’re connected. That means trusting your photographer, a level of faith I treat earnestly.   

You deserve a custom experience as breathtaking as your final gallery, and that’s what I’ll deliver.

and I can’t wait to capture it.
of a lifetime,
Your wedding day is the

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