It took me years to figure out why I loved being a photographer so much. Many people assume it's because I love photography and creating art, but the truth of the matter is this: it is 100% about the humans. I have traveled the world for the sake of love stories, documented countless magazine-worthy weddings, and been part of some of the most nauseatingly beautiful events that a past version of me could only dream of. But NOTHING has ever left me as fulfilled as knowing, loving, & serving the people behind these images.
Why the heck Do I do this?
it's all about people
My couples tend to be joyful, genuine, & stupidly in love-- their personalities SHINE in images because we work so very hard to build a friendship that makes them feel comfortable in front of my camera. A photographer should be someone you trust: a dear confidant to document the most precious, intimate moments of your life. This privilege is something I will never take lightly. I value the lifelong friendships this career brings me more than I can articulate; my clients truly are some of my favorite people in the world!
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Hannah Bryerton Couples are overwhelmingly joyful, kindhearted and (stupidly) in love. They desire a genuine friendship with their wedding photographer in order to feel comfortable being photographed, and long for someone they can trust whole-heartedly to make their wedding photography dreams come to life! Sound like you?! Then we should definitely chat about officially making you part of the HBP fam!
The average Hannah Bryerton Couple invests $5,500 on their wedding photography collection
For starters, my couples are some of my FAVORITE people in the entire world! I always joke that if adulthood were like high school, I would probably be voted most likely to become everyone's bff. The truth is, I just LOVE getting to know my clients and being involved in your love story is an honor I do not take lightly. So if you're looking for a new wedding planning BFF-- keep on reading! Crossing all my fingers that this helps you better envision yourself being part of the HBP family!
1. You inquire about booking.
You have your ring, you've decided on a wedding date, and you've locked in your perfect venue! Being a Hannah Bryerton Couple sounds like a dream come true, so you're ready to move forward on working together. The first step is to fill out the client inquiry form! This will get catch me up to speed on all your planning, plus give me allllll the details about you and your future husband! I want to know everything about your love story and the amazing day you're dreaming up, so please don't skip ANY details!
2. I send you all the details, back!
I read all about how amazing you two are, looked over your wedding plan details and am still available for your date! From here, I respond with my client experience information, wedding package breakdown, FAQs, and a personal response to ANY questions you may have had in your initial inquiry! If we both determine we'd make a great fit for each other... we move forward with the booking process! (Pro Tip: in order to have the BEST wedding images possible, you should resonate with your photographer's shooting and editing style, personality, and overall client experience! Don't stop searching until you find someone who meets ALL of those criteria!)
3. Proposal. Contract. Invoice.
We've determined which package is right for you! Next comes the official wedding photography proposal, followed by your signed contract and invoice! A retainer fee of $1500 is due upon signing the contract in order to lock in your wedding date on my calendar! Thankfully, all of this can easily be done online through the client portal. Once these steps are completed, you are officially part of the #HannahBryertonFamily! (Welcome to the party, it's so good to have you!)
4. Let the planning begin!
We hit the ground running with planning and, in true Hannah fashion, I share all the information your heart could desire! Hannah Bryerton Brides receive helpful little tips, vendor recommendations, and fun little surprises along the way! We will begin planning for your engagement session almost immediately after you sign your contract. The sooner I can get y'all in front of my camera, THE BETTER! I can't wait to see what magic we create in our first session together!
5. Your engagement session
Arguably one of my FAVORITE parts of the entire wedding planning process. This is our chance to get to know one another, learn some poses, create inside jokes and just have some FUN in front of the camera!! I will walk you through choosing a location, coordinating outfits, how to look and feel natural while being photographed together, and everything in between! Don't stress one bit... you're going to love it! You can expect your images to be edited and ready for viewing within 2-3 weeks after your session.
6. Final planning meeting
After filling out a few photography-related questionnaires, we will schedule a video or in-person meeting (depending on your location) to discuss all the details together! I will create a photography timeline specific to your wedding day's logistics, and we will spend 30 minutes to an hour walking through it together. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, review important information, and discuss any last minute reminders!
7. It's your WEDDING day!!!
It's here! It's here! The best day ever!!! I can't wait to document every moment of this incredible day! There is absolutely no need to stress over photography, because we've been preparing and planning for this for months. Your only job is to soak in every single moment and simply enjoy the day! I will be your voice of reason, game-time decision maker, and number one hype woman. We will laugh together, cry all the happy tears, and hopefully even wrap up the night singing & dancing together to some Taylor Swift at the reception!!
8. Wedding Wednesday Blog
The Wednesday following your wedding, you will receive a full recap on the Hannah Bryerton Blog! I refer to this day as "Wedding Wednesday" and it's a fan favorite for EVERY Hannah Bryerton Bride. You and your wedding guests get to relive the highlights from the weekend and cry alllllll the tears again! I share the link to the blog on social media, so feel free to change your profile picture AND last name at the same time! (I get giddy just thinking about you two scrolling through your wedding blog post while sipping fruity drinks poolside on your honeymoon!)
9. Final Gallery Delivery
I always tell my couples they can expect the full gallery to be ready 6-8 weeks following the event! Your images will be delivered as quickly as possible via online gallery, so there's no waiting around eagerly by your mailbox for days on end. You can share your gallery link with family and friends so you can ALL relive the day over and over again. Print those beauties out and hang them on the walls of your home, this love story deserves to be celebrated every single day!
After your online gallery is delivered, we will officially begin the album design process! You'll have the opportunity to hand select all your favorite images to include in your custom design, and I will then curate the images for each page in order to tell your entire wedding story! After approving each page's design, we will then choose cover options and place the order for your hand-assembled luxury album! I can't wait for you to get this precious heirloom in your hands so you can relive your day over and over again for decades! To think that your future grandchildren may flip through these very pages one day is enough to make my whole heart burst!