Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
I am very happy that you want to work with me on the big day, and look forward to immortalizing the small and big moments.
As your wedding photographer, I will take a large part in the planning and will therefore share some tips and experiences from previous weddings.
Setting aside enough time for everything from driving, photography and speeches is a demanding job, but very important for the flow of the programme.
I look forward to getting to know you, and would appreciate it if you would answer a few short questions below so I can get an idea of who you are as lovers.
Who am I?
My name is Elena Ytrestøyl and I live in Vennesla with my boyfriend and our two children. We met on May 17, 2014, we love finding new exciting series to watch together, and spending time with family and friends. I am 26 years old, and have had a passion for photography since before I got my first SLR as a 15-year-old. I started Ytrestøyl Fotografi in 2015 and love all the challenges and the unique moments I get to experience.
How do we collaborate?
When your date is booked, we set up a planning session at a local café or over skype/telephone where we go over the contract, details of your wedding and get to know each other better.
After the wedding
Over the weekend after the wedding, I'll send a few sneak peeks from the shoot and then after 6-8 weeks the rest of the photos will be in a digital photo gallery where you can download, order prints or share the gallery on social media with friends and family.
When you book a full-day photography session with me , you get 50% off your girlfriend photo. I recommend all my clients to book this, so that we can get to know each other a little better and "test" a little how we work together.
When the online photo gallery has been delivered, it is ready to select your favourites (approx. 15 pcs) to be used in the photo album. I will then send you a review of the final design and order the album.
On the big day
2 weeks before the wedding, the remaining amount is paid. And finally the day is here! during the photo shoot, I am with you in the classes you have booked me for and follow you a little in the background.
Tips for the big day...
There are many things to think about when planning a wedding, and there are many pieces that have to fall into place. My most important tip is to take the day calmly, set aside enough time for breaks in between and do it exactly as it suits you.
It's their day!
Many people think that portrait photography after the wedding can be heavy and tiring, and after an hour, the smiles can be a bit tight.
That's why I think it's very good to split up the photography, into a slightly shorter shoot after the wedding and then take a trip out when the sun goes down and capture some nice sunset photos. This usually fits in nicely when you have a few breaks between speeches or after dinner. It is of course up to you if you want to do it, but I would recommend splitting it up a bit to have a relaxing day. Then you also have the opportunity to have a little break at the dinner table, and sneak away from the guests for a moment.
And personally, I think these pictures turn out so beautiful, with subdued light and slightly more atmospheric moments.
The group photos can take time and become boring in the long run, and it is not always easy to get the guests to follow who should be in the photos and who is not.
Therefore, it is wise to set up a list of which photos are to be taken and in which order, so that there is little confusion and we spend less time on this.
Then I would also recommend giving the responsibility of reading the list and getting the family members in, to a toastmaster or best man.
They check who is next, cross out those who have been photographed, and the group photos are taken in one go!
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Or attach documents such as timetables, programmes, etc
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