What to Expect

 
STEP ONE

Let's meet!

The first step is getting in touch! You can contact me through telephone 256-454-1621 or email amanda@awilliamsphotography.com or directly through my contact form here

I love talking with potential clients in person or on the phone. It helps us connect in a way emails can't. This is when I'm able to answer any immediate questions you have and let you know what all my services entail. 

 

If you're a wedding client, I will send you the full Wedding Information Guide and we'll schedule a time to meet together in person, if you're able. We'll go into greater depth about your wedding plans and get to know each other better. If you are a lifestyle client, I would love to sit down and get to know you better before our session as well! This is also when you will have the opportunity to discuss and receive my product guide so that you will be able to start planning what items you'd like have. All of this helps in creating the perfect photography experience for you. 

 

STEP TWO
 

Secure your date.

The next step is to secure your date. This is done by signing a contract and paying the non-refundable retainer. Wedding clients are responsible for a $500 retainer and lifestyle clients are responsible for the entire session fee of $150. All contracts are completed online. Invoices and payments are also completed online, although other payment options are available. 

If you are a wedding client, you will secure your date at our initial consultation meeting. I will email you the information right then and there, so be sure to bring along your smartphone or tablet. This allows me to answer any additional questions you might have regarding your contract and be sure we're on the same page and everything is squared away. 

 

STEP THREE

Your session.

The third step is the fun part, your session!  We'll meet at a mutually agreed upon location. You can suggest a place that is sentimental to you or we can collaborate ideas. If your session is an engagement session, this is the perfect time to be able to put all the planning aside and just be in the moment with your best friend, your future spouse. 

Sessions typically last 1-2 hours. You may bring along 1-3 outfits to your session, although I cannot always guarantee a private location to change. (Often clients change in their car or a public restroom if one is nearby). I am happy to help you select your outfits and any other incorporating items. You can email me any ideas that you have! 

 

 
STEP FOUR

Your wedding.

Okay, so if you're not a lifestyle client, this might arguably be an even more fun part, your wedding! And if you are a lifestyle client, well, you can just skip this step. :)

A few weeks leading up to your wedding date, I will send you a draft itinerary for review and confirmation. There are a few things to factor in when creating your itinerary. Examples are, when you can get into your venue, whether or not you'll have a first look, your ceremony time, your reception departure time, to name a few. All of these questions can be answered in my Wedding Day Questionnaire. You will receive the online quetsionnaire after booking. 

On your wedding date, I will arrive early to scout out your venue in case I haven't had the opportunity to do so already. The next thing I'll do is come find you and meet all of your wedding party! From then on out, I'll be with you every step of the way. This is why is so important to me that we get to know each other early on. 

 

 
STEP FIVE
 

The Reveal.

This is when you get to see your gallery! Hooray! 

Once your gallery is ready, I will send you an email with a link to view your gallery online. From there, you are welcome to share your link with anyone you'd like. You and your guests can also purchase products directly from the site. I highly recommend investing in tangible portraits from your wedding day. 

I  realize that we are living in an era of digital and social media and I respect your desire to have images for sharing, but why stop there? Why put them away to never be seen again? This is why I offer a variety of products such as beautiful framed and matted prints, glass heirloom boxes for print proofs, and gorgeous custom albums. You can see a full list of the products offered here.