Custom Wedding Proposal

August 15th, 2025 - The Henry Ford Museum: Dearborn

Known for my photojournalistic approach with editorial flair, my passion lies in capturing gorgeous events candidly and artfully directed. Even on the biggest days of our lives, I believe that the small details tell the best stories. The beginning of your legacy will be preserved forever in the art of photographs for generations to come.

I want you to be so completely immersed in your day that when you receive your final gallery, there are moments and details captured that you didn't even notice happening. I want you to look and feel like a million bucks without worry while you're actually present on your wedding day.

My approach to wedding days is candid and artfully directed as needed which truly creates a memorable experience. I carefully curate a blend of timeless editorial-inspired images and candid moments to showcase your whole story. I believe in having the best of both worlds.

WELCOME

Lindsey, it was lovely getting to know you on our call today! I enjoyed everything you shared with me about your wedding day vision and the plans you’ve made so far. I’m honored to be considered in your wedding planning!

We spoke about your August 15th, 2025 wedding at The Henry Ford Museum.

We’re looking at around 8-10 hours of wedding day coverage with a first-look and most of the portraits done before the ceremony. I mentioned it today, but I truly find such value in couples being able to ease into the day with photo in the morning. The magic of those special in between moments are made possible when there’s enough buffer time. It’s also important to you that you feel relaxed, so you can comfortably celebrate with your closest friends and family. Conversation was flowing on our call so well, I didn’t even mention how I would be able to use my new drone for some awesome aerial photos of your outdoor ceremony or photos with the historic vehicles. I love when there’s an opportunity for me to capture the tone of a wedding day with different tools and perspectives and the museum is the perfect setting for this.

KIND WORDS

—T he Brewers

Collection One

this collection Includes:

8 Hours of Coverage

High Resolution Image Files

Printing License

Second Photographer and Assistant

Online Proofing Gallery

Gallery will include a hybrid of film and digital images

Engagement Session

Collection Two

THIS COLLECTION Includes:

10 Hours of Coverage

High Resolution Image Files

Printing License

Second Photographer and Assistant

Online Proofing Gallery

Gallery will include a hybrid of film and digital images

Engagement Session

always included

Unlimited email communication

Online gallery with professionally edited images

Printing, download, and sharing rights with your gallery

Wedding day questionnaire

Collaboration with other chosen vendors

Photo timeline support

Posing that's a mix of candid and art-directed

Support through the whole process

Client portal with access to contracts and invoices anytime

KIND WORDS

—Jessica & Tony

a few extra perks not listed above:

ala carte and information:

While I do not require an engagement session with me before your wedding, I highly recommend one! I believe it’s done best when couples have a relationship with their photographer and fully trust them. When I arrive on a wedding day, we need to feel like old friends and not like strangers. These sessions ensure that you will go into your wedding day feeling comfortable and confident in front of the camera and we'll get to know each other better! We can chat about what your dream engagement session looks like and add one on at any time. They're up to two hours to give us enough buffer time between locations.

ala cartE:

aDDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER(S):

SAMPLE TIMELINE

Below, I've created a 8 hour timeline based on our call including a first look. With ten hours of coverage, we would be adding more time to the beginning and end of the day. I looked and the sunset for your specific date, it is projected around 8:33pm. Other than that, the core of your wedding day would be the same, although this is only a sample and we will finalize exact times and details one month before your wedding date.

8 hours

12:30pm: Photographer arrival time for scouting + organization

1:00pm: EF official contractual start time // Detail styling  // Getting ready // Second Photographer to Groom

2:30pm: Getting dressed and portraits

3:00: First-look followed by couples portraits

3:45pm: Wedding Party photos

4:30pm: Immediate Family photos // Second Photographer to ceremony details

5:15: Portraits wrap // Wedding party refresh // Photographers set up

5:30pm: Ceremony call time // Guests arrival candids

6:00pm: Ceremony begins

6:30pm: Ceremony ends // Cocktail hour begins // Candids // Photographs Reception space

7:30pm: Cocktail hour ends // Grand Entrance + toasts/speeches

7:45pm: Dinner service begins

8:30pm: Dinner ends // First and formal dances

8:40: Open dancefloor

9:00pm: Photography wraps

NEXT STEPS

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TIME TO REVIEW

WE'RE BOOKED!

SAVE YOUR DATE

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I'm available for collaboration throughout your planning process to ensure your day runs smoothly. I'll offer my experience every step of the way so that you feel confident and comfortable! I cannot wait to see all the little details that mean the most to you unfold on your wedding day.

Once everything looks great and we move forward, I'll send instructions for accessing your client portal along with the contract and invoice. A signed contract and non-refundable flat rate deposit of $1800 will effectively “Save Your Date”.

It's time to choose your personalized collection! Let me know which option feels most aligned with what you are envisioning for your wedding day. Have more questions? Feel free to contact me, I'm here and happy to answer any questions you may have.

THANKS SO MUCH

You're the best! Thank you for allowing me to put this proposal together for you.

For the 2025 wedding season, I am only taking 12-15 total weddings. I want each and every one of my couples to have the best experience possible from beginning to end. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me.

I can't wait to capture the beginning of your legacy together surrounded by your loved ones!

"You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life." -Joan Miro

xx Elise

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