You are lovely. You are in love.
Your love story deserves to be captured with authenticity and your wedding memories preserved for a lifetime.
Can I get a Cheers, babe?
You're engaged! YAAS! You're in the right place, babe.
Let's "I Do" This!
Here's how the whole shabang works.
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What to expect for the full Cheers Babe experience.
Cue, the Carly Rae — “Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me maybe!” I bet you’ve been doing A LOT of cold calling [or more likely emailing] just hoping that that little “Re: Wedding Inquiry” will pop back up in your inbox with the answers to all of your questions and the solution to your wedding hopes & dreams. Am I close? My hope is that we can begin that process together today. As a first step, you can inquire through the contact page and boom! Our friendship has begun!
From there I wanna see your cute, mushy-gushy faces! We’ll set up a meeting either at my studio in Oakland or via FaceTime. I’ll learn all about who made the first move, who makes who laugh and what you’re most excited for in your marriage.
OMG Yay! We’re a match made in Heaven! Now to make sure your date is “like a vault baby, locked down” (Hitch, anyone?) in my calendar, I’ll send you a customized proposal where you can review the collection you’ve chosen, the services included and pay your deposit to make everything official. Now that you’re officially a #CheersBabeBride, let’s get down to business.
Don’t freak out! It is normal for couples to feel nervous in front of the camera. I pride myself on making the experience a fun and painless one by fostering real connection between the two of you during photos.
Think of the engagement session, or e-sesh as I like to call them, as the perfect practice round for us - especially if you or your boo is feeling nervous about photos. This session will build our relationship and friendship and give you a clear idea of what to expect on wedding day.
Beyond just practice, I do my best to create unique engagement sessions that tell your love story, rather than just taking pretty pictures against a pretty location. That could mean we take a walk around your neighborhood, visit your first date spot, or even do an activity you love together! I love these sessions because they capture this extra special time in your lives as an engaged couple in a way that we just don’t have the time to do on wedding day.
About 6 weeks out from your wedding, I’ll craft a custom photography timeline for your wedding that you’ll be able to share with your planner or coordinator before they finalize the timeline for the day. This allows us to make sure that all the time that’s needed for photos has it’s place in the schedule and that you don’t feel rushed through photos. This will make for a stress-free environment on wedding day which, obvi — we all want!
It’s go time! Your wedding day arrives and I’ll be by your side to capture every cheers, every tear and of of course a photo of the two of you smiling at the camera so your mom has something to frame on her wall. But seriously! This day is about the two of you and you will always be my focus, but I also know that this day is about two families coming together and that unification is a special thing. That’s why I almost always have an additional shooter with me so we don’t miss a single thing. One fun fact is that you can expect a sneak peek of your photos as early as the next morning! I’m a millennial too babe, we need that insta!
What happens when your dress is hung, the donuts have been eaten & the confetti is all swept up? I get to work. Every image I deliver is hand selected and edited to look absolutely gorgeous. You can expect to receive a minimum of 900 images in your online gallery that will be available 4-6 weeks after your wedding. From there, you can purchase prints directly from that gallery and beyond that I can create a custom heirloom wedding album to you to flip through & relive the joy. These stunning books have a lifetime guarantee too!
Wedding photography is definitely an investment. After the dress is hung, the confetti is swept, the donuts have been eaten and the guests have uber-ed home, you want to be certain that you will never forget those precious memories.
Prior to my wedding day, I was anxious and thought that my wedding day would be the culmination of all of my fears. I cringed at the thought of being the center of attention. But Jess changed EVERYTHING the moment she walked in. We are so thankful for the stunning images Jess captured and will continue to treasure and share them for years to come!
Not only does she [Jess] have a great eye and knack for curating beautiful, candid moments but she makes the entire experience feel relaxed and FUN! Her personality was a total value add to the entire day, particularly while we were getting ready and nerves were starting to kick in. We are in love with our photos. They have a natural look and feel to them that we love.
-Annie Mcintee Pimentel
My husband and I are so awkward in front of a camera and weren't sure how wedding day photos would be. Jess made is such a fun and relaxing experience. Also, her light-filled aesthetic really captures the magic of such an important day. I would choose her again and again and again!
we're gonna feel awkward in front of the camera and not know what to do with our hands
i will coach you to feel confident and natural & tell you where to put those 🙌
the process of planning will be confusing and full of effort
nah, i’ll provide helpful steps along the journey to your dream day
professional photos always come out stiff looking and over-posed
girl, i’ll make you look as natural in your photos as bruno mars looks on the dance floor
photographers have been to so many weddings, like, do they even care?
OMG i care a ton! I’ll probably shed a few tears when they pronounce you husband & wife!
my photos might look silly in 10 years
you be you and i’ll deliver hundreds of timeless images that you’ll love for your whole life
I've got a spirit of adventure & I'm ready fly! I am always passport ready to capture your dream destination wedding and trip of a lifetime.