The Wedding Experience

what I do differently

I want to start this out by very simply saying, this is not me telling you I’m the best wedding photographer in Tampa. A good rule of thumb in life is that if someone has to tell you they are the best, they are probably not the best. However, there are couples I am best fit to serve. If you’ve made it to this point either you have a lot of time on your hands or you’re probably one of those couples!

  1. I know wedding photography is so much more than photographs, it’s connection.

    I will spend time with you and learn why you value each other and apply it to photographs. I’ll even deep dive into what your looking forward most into your wedding day and find out why.
  2. I am a full-time wedding photographer, this is all I do.

    I have invested in my gear, but more importantly continuing education. I am always learning how I can improve my work, the process, or client experience.
  3. Experience comes first.

    That means above all else, I want you to be enjoying yourselves. I will keep you laughing, make you feel comfortable in front of my camera, and problem solve for you as needed. When I am your photographer, you will not have to worry about your photographs.
  4. There is absolutely no judgement.

    Literally, you are free and expected to be the true versions of yourselves. I don’t care if you both want to jump into a pool at the end of the wedding day, wear a black wedding dress, or have your tattoos showing. Its your day, and you should be free!

What to do next

step one

Reach Out

You value authentic emotion and having fun, you’ve learned a little about me, and you’re a fan of my images. In short, you are picking up what I’m putting down. Head on over to my contact page, fill out my form and I’ll be in touch as soon as humanly possible.

step two

The Consultation

We’ll meet in person or over video and deep dive into the thing you’re most looking forward to, what you love about each other, and make sure we’re a good fit for each other.

Once we’ve built out a custom package for your wedding day and you’re ready to make it official – We’ll celebrate! Then you’ll sign a digital contract and pay the non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

step three

Engagement Session

The engagement session is something you should both look forward to. It’s a casual guided experience that feels like a date you have always wanted to go on.

I’ll help you with outfit choices, talk over locations, and use this time to get you used to my posing style and prompts. You’ll leave feeling closer to each other. This will feel like a breathe of fresh air and relaxation in the middle of planning.

step four

Planning for the Best Photographs

Without plans weddings are stress but with careful planning and consideration of the things you value as a couple, the day feels easier and more free. The timeline will be custom to you, but will also take humanity into account. In other words, you’ll have enough time built into the day to reduce stress and account for things to go off schedule a bit here and there.

Just a few months before the wedding day, I’ll send you a questionnaire asking you for family groupings, vendor details, and about any special things you have planned. I’ll follow up with a phone call to catch up and review the flow of the day.

step five

The Wedding Day

The day is here, you’ve been planning and prepping for months. We’ve created a timeline that has an emphasis on the things you value. Today will be filled with laughs and experiences you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

The goal is to create natural looking relaxed images filled with authentic emotion. We’ll laugh together, and end the day with champagne.

step six

The Reveal Session

Ten weeks later, all your images will be color-graded and retouched. We will meet in person or over zoom to finalize the custom design of your wedding album and order it to be delivered directly to your door.

A hundred years from now when technology has changed, the prints and museum-grade heirloom album will still be around for everyone to see your story.

And here are the results: The Portfolio.

The type of Couples I LOVE working with

While I would love to be the perfect fit for every couple, I can’t be everyone’s wedding photographer. This is pretty generalized, but the couples I connect with the most are:

  • Committed to and obsessed with each other
  • Super friendly & laid back
  • Focused on caring for others
  • Love my photographs – the edit style, the funny group photos, and the focus on the authentic.
  • Usually have a few movie/tv references up their sleeves
  • Value having prints & heirloom albums (stuff you pass down)
  • Frequent travelers for work or for fun
  • Typically funny in some way or another
  • And finally time is usually their love language

My best photographs are created because of the relationship I form with those couples. Authentic emotion and natural looking photographs are only made possible by truly understanding how you value each other and what you look forward to most.

If you read any of this and really connected to it, reach out now and I’ll be with you within 48 hours!

Prints matter.

Your photographs are meant to be loved, preserved, experienced and passed on; photographs should be in more places than a hard drive, social feed or mysterious internet cloud. With that in mind I design museum-grade wedding albums, print on archival papers, and provide fine art wall collections for every couple.

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You can rely on me to capture the awe-inspiring and fiercely authentic moments between you and your partner, without sacrificing the experience of your wedding day. I will tell your story through bold and exciting photography filled with raw emotion and bring your memories back home to you. When I am your photographer, all you need to do is be yourselves.

219.405.0385 | INFO@ROYSERAFIN.COM