Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer
Hey future bride or groom! Here you will discover the RJP Photography Wedding Experience! Scroll down for my process & style, engagement session, and wedding timeline details
So you got engaged! That’s great!! Now comes the planning and searching for the perfect vendors. Thankfully, you landed on our page and we would love to tell you about the experience with us! Once you contact us, we’ll have a conversation to walk through what we can offer for your wedding. We’ll go over our photography style, pricing, and timelines. We’ll also get a chance to hear about you and your fiance! We love to discover each personality because we’ll get to see how those come out during the engagement session and wedding. Then you get to decide if you would like to book your wedding with us!
Next, we get to have some fun!! The engagement session is one of the most important parts of the wedding experience. During the engagement session, you’ll get to see our photography style in how we give you little prompts to get the two of you to love on each other. We don’t get too many stiff/posed shots because I like to keep you moving around and making sure the two of are having fun! Our goal is for you to forget that we are even there. We’ll also get to see how the two of you respond to different prompts in order for me to better understand you for the wedding (We normally have limited time for couple portraits during the wedding.) Also, the engagement session comes complimentary with a wedding package! The photos will be available in an online gallery within 2 weeks.
Your wedding is in a couple of weeks!!! Now is the time we’ll lock down all the details. We’ll be in contact with you to discuss any more questions you may have before your big day. If you don’t have a planner, we will coordinate with you to set up a timeline for the day. During this time, you will send us a family shot list so that we don’t miss any family combinations during the wedding. It’s a lot easier to remember who you want to take a picture with before your wedding, rather than during it 🙂 You’ll also have an opportunity to add on more hours to your wedding day coverage!
It’s finally here!! Yay! Now you can relax since all the work has been done before this day. The day is going to go by incredibly fast so be sure to enjoy it by not worrying about anything. We will get to your wedding around 2 hours before the ceremony to start capturing the details and the bridal party getting ready. Depending on the amount of daylight and time, bridal party shots could be captured before or after the ceremony. Couple portraits also take place before the ceremony if they choose to do a first look – definitely recommend! We try to get all the traditional poses every couple and family needs, but we strive to capture emotion that you might not even realize is happening. And even the moments you do witness, you’ll be able relive those moments for the rest of your life. A sneak peek will be delivered to you within 24 hours after the wedding. Your gallery is delivered 5 weeks after your date.
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We realize every wedding timeline is going to different, which is why we can customize each package to fit your desired length! Please inquire for further pricing details.
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For weddings, our goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible. We want to capture the day exactly as it happened and we’ll look for those special and emotional moments between you and your family. When it’s time to get formal photos, we’ll for sure get all of the traditional wedding photos to make your parents happy 😉 We strive to capture details that you may miss during the day and also the moments you are fully immersed in so that you can remember those for a lifetime!
During the engagement shoot, I will keep you moving around as much as possible and tell you certain “prompts” to do to your significant other! One of my favorites is for one spouse to write something using their nose on the other’s face!! The goal is to get you laughing and interacting with your spouse like you would naturally without a photographer present. You will not look stiff/posed in my photos!
Our editing style is warm with earthy-tones. Please visit our Instagram to get a feel for what your photos will look like!
First off, congrats on getting engaged!! So, once you reach out to us, we like to have video consultations with you and your fiance to hear all about your wedding details! We also get to share with you everything we can offer you for your wedding! There will be absolutely no pressure to book us during the consultation. You can take the next couple days or weeks to talk it over with your fiance and family to determine if you would like to book your wedding photography with us. Once you decide, we’ll send over a contract to sign and we’ll need $500 to secure your wedding date. The rest of the payment can be paid in monthly installments or 1 month before the wedding. Then we can schedule your engagement session!
This one all depends on how much coverage you would like us to do on your wedding day. For full coverage – from getting ready to your grand sparkler exit – it will be at least 7 hours. If any of the locations require driving time, it could add a couple of hours to the time. When we have our consolation together, we’ll discuss your custom timeline in order to make sure we capture exactly what you want us to!
We do not take a limited number of photos during the session. The number of photos delivered depends on the type of session.
For weddings, there is no cap on the amount of photos you will get. Generally, you will receive 60-100 photos per hour.
I (Rodney) am the main photographer at RJP Photography. Sheena (my wife) is the main videographer. We are able to shoot hybrid coverage, meaning we can both capture photo or video when we need to be in seperate suites (groomsmen suite and bridesmaid suite).
If something unexpected comes up and we are unable to cover your wedding after you’ve signed the contract, we will hire someone just as adequate as us to capture your wedding (this is very rare and has never happened to us).
Yes!! You will be able to download the photos from your online gallery and have them printed wherever you want. You will be given a print release which allows you to print them. It is recommended that you buy prints directly from RJP Photography to ensure professional quality. Your gallery site will have an easy to use online store for any products you wish to purchase.
Delivery time for weddings is up to 5 weeks, while an engagement or portrait session is up to 2 weeks.
We’ll send a sneak peek from your wedding or portrait session within 24 hours of the shoot.
Yes!! Many venues require photographers to carry liability insurance, but even if your’s does not, rest assured, we are covered.
The quick answer – whatever you feel most comfortable in! It’s important to break an outfit in before you wear it to your photoshoot. We would recommend not wearing anything that is too restricting – we’ll be moving around a lot during the session! We recommend wearing complimentary colors and less bold patterns/colors. Muted, nuetral, or pastel colors are always a good choice!
If we had a dime for every time we heard this one… we’d have at least five dollars haha!! But really, a lot of couples feel like they don’t know how to pose. The good thing is that we aren’t going to be posing you! We like to have fun during the sessions with couples and hope you want to as well! We like to give couples “prompts” to get them loving on their spouse! As long as you work with us and trust the process, your photos will turn out great!!! Speaking of, have you seen our insta!?
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Fun Fact: Sheena used to be a Broadcast Meteorologist! If there is spotty rain during your wedding day, Sheena will get us outside for a few precious minutes to grab the photos and video we need before any rain hits us. For a torrential downpour, I’m afraid she can’t do too much for that 😬
Planning a wedding!? Here’s some helpful links :
How to Plan a Wedding – Brides
How to Plan a Wedding Step by Step
– Wedding Wire
The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist for All Engaged Couples – Real Simple
First Steps to Planning a Wedding – The Spruce
Newly Engaged? Here’s How To Start Planning A Wedding
– Here Comes The Guide
How to Plan a Wedding from Beginning to End – Love To Know