An ideal getting ready timeline for photography would be to have us arrive as the bride is having her makeup done. During this time we would begin photographing the gown, bridal details, photojournalistic candids for the bridal party, and the tail end of the bride's makeup.
Bridesmaids and Mother-of-the-Bride should ideally be fully dressed for when the bride is ready to have help getting in to her gown.
It is helpful to have the bridal details that you would like photographed laid out for when we arrive; the following are items to consider:
- Gown steamed and already hanging
- Veil steamed and hanging
- Engagement ring
- Additional bridal jewelry
- Hair adornment
- Invitation suite
- Special heirlooms
- Corsages and boutonnieres
- Gift from the Groom
- Bridal shoes
- Loose florals for styling
- Extra styling items
"NOT ONLY ARE HER PHOTOS BREATHTAKING, BUT SHE ALSO BROUGHT A MYRIAD OF EXPERTISE, RESOURCES, AND CREATIVITY. SHE SCOUTED LOCATIONS FOR US, SENT US A THOROUGH STYLING GUIDE, AND HELPED US NAIL DOWN OUR TIMELINE FOR THE DAY. LISA HAS AN IMMENSE ABILITY TO CAPTURE BEAUTY, WHILE ADDING DEPTH, DETAIL, AND DIMENSION. HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER."
- Lisa Catherine Photography Wedding Client
A FINE ART WEDDING
What is a fine art wedding?
A fine art wedding is an event that has come together full of harmony and balance. Nature often plays a role in the overall aesthetic bringing gin the colours and textures of the outdoor landscape and involves artictisc attention to quality details. A fine art wedding is often a collaboration of artists working together to realize their clients vision with the appearance of effortlessness yet involve a tremendous amount of time, heart, and effort.
How can I include fine art elements on my wedding day?
Attention to detail and ensuring the style of your wedding day is recognized in every elemont of your wedding is important when curating a fine art wedding. A few elements to consider but are not limited to would include beautifully styled "undone" organic florals, dewy and rest makeup accompanied by loose windswept hair enhancing your own natural beauty, and invitation suite brought to life by the talent of a calligrapher, beautifully styled tables capes, tailored attire, and a venue with impact, originality, and an abundance of natural light. Overall the main goal is to create a cohesice experience that is both organically beauotfl and timeless.
Who would you recommend for local fine art vendors?
We have been sifting through the community both locally and throughout the country to put together a list of vendors who we feel can help you reach your fine art wedding vision. I have had the pleasure of working with a number of vendors and have selected that I am happy to share with you to help aid your wedding plans.
an ideal timeline
A TRADITIONAL TIMELINE PHOTOGRAPHY SAMPLE
This wedding day timeline allows ample time to document the main events of the wedding day, while making the best use of time and lighting. Lisa Catherine wedding clients receive help in arranging their timelines as well as a detailed photography timeline for their wedding day to ensure the day runs seamlessly.
1:00 pm - Lisa Catherine Photography arrives and begins capturing bridal details, photojournalistic coverage of bride and bridesmaid's getting ready, and bride getting into her gown.
3:30 pm - Ceremony coverage based on a thirty minute ceremony.
4:15 pm - Family Portaits immediately following the ceremony.
4:45 pm - Bridal party and bride and groom portraits
7:00 pm - Reception Supper
8:00 pm - Reception coverage of speeches, first dance, and cake cutting
real client questions
Are you available for travel?
Yes, in fact the majority of our weddings and portrait sessions require us to travel. We love destination weddings and intimate elopements as well as the growth and challenge involved with working in new and beautiful locations. We are available for travel within province, Country, and Worldwide.
What are your booking procedures?
Once you contact us, we will arrange a complementary consultation with you to discuss the style, location, and pricing details for your photography services. When you are ready to reserve your date, a retainer as well as a signed contract are required to secure your date. We accept bookings and payments online through a secure invoice via Paypal, Credit Card, Interac Email transfer, or in person.
Do you offer custom wedding packages?
Absolutely. Our wedding collections include structured package options varying from basic coverage to an all-inclusive option. In addition, I offer a variety of à la carte options that allow you to customize any package. I always welcome custom requests and would be pleased to create a collection tailored to your specific needs.
Do you offer albums?
Yes, we offer beautiful fine art albums and believe in turning your images into heirlooms. To view a list of our products, simply contact us to receive more detailed information, or your may schedule a meeting to see samples in person.
What is your approach on the wedding day?
Our main goal is to make you feel comfortable and to capture your authentic selves in the season of life you are currently in. We offer guidance and direction with everything from wardrobe styling to posing. Having learned from some of the industry's top photographers and stylists worldwide, I put those teachings to practice with every new client and project I take on.
How far in advance do we need to book?
Summer weddings should ideally be booked 6-12 months or more in advance to secure your date, however, please inquire to see if a date is still available. We offer flexibility in our calendar for portrait sessions and weddings so please inquire at any time to see if we are available on a specific date or to schedule a portrait session.
May we make our own prints with the digital images that are included in our wedding package?
Yes, but please let us guide you where to go to have your prints made. You may also purchase prints directly through your Lisa Catherine Portrait gallery to ensure your images are being printed by professional standards, and for ease and convenience in ordering. I use the best Canadian labs for all of my print products and albums.
LISA CATHERINE CHRISTOFFEL
Available across Canada & Worldwide
Based in Saskatchewan