Nostalgic Photography Planning Guide

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IFTHEREISONE

THINGIKNOW,

ITISLOVEANDAL

ITSETERNITY.


WELCOME

coordinatingeverylastdetailofyourphotosessionsinthe

midstofplanningaweddingisnoeasyfeat.

don’twory;weareheretohelp!

theinformationinthisplanningguideismeanttohelpyou

throughalofyourphotographyrelatedquestions,soyou

canberelaxedandexcitedonyourbigday.

ifyouhavemorequestions,feelfreetosendoveranemail

tokevin@nostalgic.photography


everythingyouneed

toknowaboutgeting

themostoutofyour

photos,from theday

yougetengagedto

thedayyousay“ido.”


engagementsessions

natural,casual,romantic

choosingalocation:

addmorepersonalitytoyourphotosbychoosingthelocation

ofyourengagementsession!ilovewhenacouplesuggests

havingtheirphotostakeninaspotthatissentimentalto

them,asitmakeseveryonemorerelaxedandalowsthem to

focusoneachotherthroughouttheshoot.isthereaspotthat

youwentonforyourfirstdate?acutelocalcofeeshop

whereyourfirstkisswasexchanged?

ifyouneedsuggestions,iam heretohelp!whetheryouhave

picturedaserenefieldoranurbanenvironmentasabackdropforyourphotos,ihaveplentyofsuggestions!

Inordertokepthesesiongetthemostoutofyourtimeinfrontofthe

camera,thereisalimitofone-twolocationspersesion.


whattowear

wardrobe101:

wearwhateveryoufeelcomfortablein.someclientsdressupintheir

“sundaybest,”whileothersgravitatetowardboldpaterns&amorecasual

style.mygoalistocaptureyouinyourelement,sofeelfreetogetcreative

withyourwardrobe!(limit1-2outfitspersession.)

outfitideas:

www.pinterest.com

www.urbanoutfiters.com

www.jcrew.com

whattobring:

ifyouwanttobringafavoritebook,heirloom,orothermeaningfulprop,this

isagreatwaytomakeyoursessiontotalyunique!

scheduling:

alsessionsarescheduledtwohoursbeforesunsetinordertocapturethe

day’smostbeautiful,naturallighting.


styletips:

whileitisgreattocomplementyourfuturespousein

photos,bynomeansdo

thetwoofyouneedto

wearmatchingoutfits.

ifyourotherhalfismore

comfortableinsolidcolors,

trychoosingsomething

withalitletexture.

paternsareagreatwayto

addcontrasttoyour

images.becreative,and

letyouruniquepersonality

shinethrough!


"Happines

isanyoneand

anythingatal

that'sloved

byyou"


BRIDALsessions

modern,elegant,ethereal

setingthetone:

findingtherightlocationforyourbridalsessiondoesn’t

havetobedificult.whenthinkingaboutyourbridalsession,

herearesomethingstoconsider:

doyouwantyourbridalphotostobecohesivewithyourwedding

photos?ifso,thenyourweddingvenueisagreatoption.most

weddingvenuesalowa1-2hourbridalsessionduringtheweek.

doyouwanttogoforacompletelydiferentlookthanyourwedding

dayphotos?ifso,thentherearesomanyamazingplacesyoucan

doyourbridalsessionat.ifyouhaveasouthernorrusticvenue,

thenmaybeyouwanttoaddinamodernorurbanfeeltoyour

photosbygoingdowntown.ifyoulikemoreofanaturalseting,we

canalwaysfindalocalparkorfieldforyoursession.

tip:weddingmagazinesandpinterestaregreatsourcesforposing

inspiration.ofcourse,wewilguideyouthroughouttheshoot!


whattobring:

inadditiontoyourdress,hereare

someitemsyoumaywantto

include:veil,bouquet,hairpieces,

jewelry,andlastly,anextrasetof

eyes(friend,mother,sister).

scheduling:

theearlieryouthescheduleyour

session,themoredatesareavailable!thebesttimeforbridal

sessionsisduringtheweek,

monday-friday.mostbridesplan

tohavetheirsessionsrightwhen

theyreceivetheirdressfrom their

finalfitings,aboutone-two

monthsbeforeyourwedding.

bridalsessionsarescheduledtwo

hoursbeforesunsettoalowfor

beautifulnaturalsunlight!


“becauseevery

momentcounts.”


yourweddingday

formal,sentimental,fun

weddingdaytips:

gatheralyourdetailsbeforethedaystartssoicanphotographthem

quickly!thismakesthegeting-readyportionof

thedaygobymuchmoresmoothly,anditalowsmetospend

moretimefocusingonthespontaneousmomentswhen

everyoneistogether.thislistismainlyfortheladies,but

sameadvicegoesforthegroomsmen.

hereareafewideas:ring,jewelry,hairpieces,flowers,

shoes,socks,cuflinks,socks,leters,pictures,gifts,cultural

items,invitations,programs,printedpieces,andanyunique

itemsyou’veputthoughtinto!

TIP:Woodenhangerslookmuchmoreappealinginphotosthanstandard,

plastichangers.considerswitchingthisoutbeforethebigday!


portraits

familyphotos+groupshots

appointsomeonetohelpwithfamilyformalsaftertheceremony.

alongwiththecandidandnaturalportraitstakenthroughouttheday,

mostcouplesliketoalsoincludeformalportraitswithfamily&friends.

thebesttimetodotheseformalfamilyportraitsistypicalyrightafter

theceremony.thistimecanbeextrachaoticiffamilymembersand

friendsarenotalinthesameplace.


crowdmanagement:

ithelpstohaveadesignatedfriendwhocanproactivelygatherthegroupssoi

canfocusoncreatingbeautifulphotos!usualythispersonknowsthegroups

pretywel,theyhavealoudvoice,andtheycanroundpeopleupwithease.

morerecommendations:

aftertheceremony,haveyouroficiantmakeanannouncementaskingfamily

tostayintheceremonylocation.haveanappointedfriendhelpfacilitatethe

diferentgroupsyouwouldliketohavephotographed.thismeansthatthey

havethelistoffamilymembersandtheyaregatheringpeopleeitherwithan

extraloudvoiceorahandheldmicrophone.

keepyourlistofgroupsshort.pleasenotethateachgroupshotcantake2-3

minutes.wewouldallovetohavephotoswitheveryimportantpersonatthe

wedding,buttimeisoftheessence.lessismoreinthistypeofsituation,and

youwilhavethereceptiontogetgroupshotsifnecessary.

whentheseareinplace,youaredestinedforfunandsmoothformalportraits!

thisalsoalowsforfunandcreativeweddingpartyphotosafterwards,aswel

asromanticbride&groom portraitswithbeautifulgoldenhourlighting!


“DOwhatyoulove,andit

willoveyouback.”


planningoutatimeline:

weliketodocumentcouples

astheygetready,sosend

overyourtimelineseveral

weeksbeforethewedding!

considerdoing

afirst-look!

itusedtobeconsidered

taboo,butseeingeachother

beforetheceremonyalows

youtogetextraphotosin

whilethereisstildaylight.it

alsohelpstocalm nervesand

getsyourreceptionstartedon

time,asguestswon’thaveto

waitlongforthebrideand

groom togettheirphotos

takenafterthewedding.

whilethisisnotrequired,itis

highlyrecommended!


whenfriends

+familycome

togetherasone.


aftersessions

whattowear:

mostcouplesliketoweartheirweddingatirefortheafter

sessiontoalowforacohesivestorywhencreatingtheweddingalbum,however,there’snowrongwaytodothis!

whattobring:

inadditiontoyourdress,herearesomeitemsyoumaywant

toinclude:veil,bouquet,hairaccessories,andjewelry.

scheduling:

foroptimallighting,alsessionsarebookedroughlytwohours

beforesunset.Keepinmind,thissessiondoesn’tliteraly

havetobescheduledforthe“dayafter”yourwedding!

yourweddingdaywilgobyquickly!bookanafter-sesiontogiveyouand

yournewspouseanintimatemomenttocelebrateeachother.


thankyoufrom NostalgicPhotography!

weknowyouhadunlimitedoptionswhenitcametochoosinga

weddingphotographer.itmeanstheworldthatyouhavechosenus

todocumentthemostimportantdayofyourlives.

kevin@ nostalgic.photography | 626.833.8932

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