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the process

Among all the options you have for wedding photography, I am truly honored you are interested in learning more about what I offer! I believe wedding photography is the most important investment you will make in the process of planning your wedding. Throughout this guide, I will take you through what you can expect throughout this process from the time you fill out an inquiry form to when you receive your images and we begin designing your album.

The Wedding Experience

Becoming a Svetlana Sauer Bride

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Investment begins at $5000

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Wedding Planning

Romantic, Personal, and FUN

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Investment begins at $2000

Carrot cake topping jelly beans tiramisu lemon drops jelly beans fruitcake gingerbread brownie. Jelly-o marshmallow gingerbread candy cookie cotton candy sugar plum powder. Gingerbread fruitcake cheesecake powder cotton candy donut. Caramels jujubes croissant halvah bear claw macaroon cheesecake apple pie cupcake. Cookie candy brownie tootsie roll pie chocolate cake cupcake halvah. Cookie candy brownie tootsie roll pie.

Corporate Event Planning

Personal, Detailed, and Memorable

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After submitting your inquiry form, you can expect a response within 1-2 business days. After confirming availability for your wedding date, we will schedule a time for an initial phone consultation.

This is a chance for you to ask any questions you would like and it gives me the opportunity to get to know you better and hear all about the vision you have for your beautiful day!

Initial Consultation

01.

After your consultation, I will send you a proposal to review. When you are ready to officially reserve your wedding date, you will need to complete the contract and make the 25% retainer payment. 

Once these two items have been completed, you will receive a confirmation email along with a planning guide to get you started. This is a guide designed to help you navigate everything from choosing wedding vendors, to structuring your timeline, to deciding what to what for your engagement session.

Reserving Your Wedding Date

02.

I typically work with couples for 12-18 months before their wedding day. During this time, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have and offer advice when needed.

This is also when we will design & schedule your engagement session. Your planning guide will walk you through every stop of this process from choosing the right outfits to deciding on which season and location is right for you. 

Pre-Wedding

03.

When we are 6 weeks away from the big day, I will send out a questionnaire to go over your shot list and verify wedding day details. Once that is completed, we will schedule a time to do a walk-through at your venue where we will discuss your timeline and photo opportunities.

Venue Walk-Through

04.

The big day is finally here and I am truly just as excited as you are to see everything come together! I typically arrive early to set-up so I can begin shooting as soon as our coverage time starts.

I tend to start out working with the bride, while my assistant photographer heads over to meet the groom & groomsmen. Throughout the day you will see both of us rotating around the property to make sure all the special moments are captured! 


Wedding Day

05.

I know how anxious couples are to see photos from their wedding day, so you can expect to see a sneak peek gallery delivered within just a few days! Full gallery are typically ready within 8-10 weeks of your wedding day. Once it is ready to view, you will receive an email with a link to your gallery.

This is where you will be able to download and share images, as well as order prints directly through your gallery. Family and friends have an option to purchase a digital gift card for you to use in the print shop.

Post-Processing

06.

Once you have received your online wedding gallery, we begin the album design process to bring your photos to life! You will select your favorite images that my team will incorporate into an album design and send to you for approval. Once you have approved the final design, you will have the opportunity to make customizations to the cover, size, etc. before being sent out for production.

The album design process typically takes about 2-3 months from image selection to delivery, depending on the number of drafts we work through during the design phase.

Album Design

07.

A bonus resource to help you plan your dream engagement session! Here you will find information on selecting the right location and season for you, tips on what to wear and where to shop,  and everything else you can expect going into your session!

• Vendor REcommendations
• Structuring your timeline
• SHOULD WE DO A FIRST LOOK?
• Wedding details checklist
• Inclement weather
• Additional tips & Advice

A guide to help you navigate this time in your life and make the wedding planning process as smooth as possible!

Bonus Resource

The Engagement Guide

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The Planning Guide

If your event is postponed, you will have the option to apply your deposit to a new date free of charge. If you are downsizing to a micro wedding, package adjustments are also available.

What is your COVID-19 rescheduling policy?

Yes! A 25% retainer is required to initially secure your wedding date, but the remainder may be split up into 3 installments upon request.

Do you offer payment plans?

I typically deliver between 50-100 images per hour of coverage, depending on the dynamics of the day. My goal is always to capture your wedding day seamlessly from start to finish.

How many images will we receive in our gallery?

If your wedding is in the Lake Chelan area, I mostly likely have shot there before (but not always). Regardless, I always try to schedule a time to walk-through the venue with my couples prior to the wedding day.

Have you photographed a wedding at my venue before?

You bet! Just send me an email and I'll be happy to share a few sample galleries with you. Be sure to let me know if there is a specific venue or season you would like to see photographed. 

Can we see a sample of a full wedding gallery?

Definitely! About 6-8 weeks before your wedding day, we will go over your final timeline and add more coverage on if necessary. 8 hours is pretty typical for most traditional weddings so I recommend starting there.

Are we able to add-on more coverage later on?

Frequently Asked questions:

Yes! While I encourage my couples to print through my partnered labs for the best results, you will receive a print release that will allow you to print through any third-party (Costco, etc.)

Will we receive the printing rights to our images?

Yes! My flat rate travel fee is $1200 for any domestic wedding outside of WA. Get in touch for more information on booking and availability.

Do you travel for weddings outside of Washington?

In over 7 years, I have never missed a wedding, but if an emergency were to come up, my assistant photographers are well-trained to capture your wedding day without missing a beat!

What would happen in an emergency where you can't be there?

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Begin the process by filling out an inquiry form and sharing all the exciting details about your upcoming wedding day!

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