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So what is it like to work with me?

Honestly, I'm goofy as hell with words and I walk the line between awkward and hilarious. Once I blurted out to my couple, while in a sweet, almost kiss moment to switch places with their faces as I was prompting them. Everyone laughed, I just photographed through the embarrassment, and a few years later they told me it was one of their favorite photos from the day! So at least it worked out.

During sessions, I want you flirty and silly with a tiny touch of serious (for those dramatic shots). I will throw some music on my phone and we will just start walking around and I'll stop you when I see that gorgeous light or a good backdrop.

For weddings, I stand back and photograph the day as it unfolds in an unobtrusive way, I catch all those tiny moments you don't see, like when the flower girl sneaks a peek at the wedding dress before it is put on, all the way to your friends "decorating" the getaway car at the end of the night. I'm pretty much your shadow throughout the day. But also if I go outside and see a gorgeous sunset or rainbow or something equally as awesome I will be sprinting toward you and convincing you to go out and get an epic portrait. So you get the best of both worlds.

Planning a wedding is hectic and there are a million things to do. I want to make it so easy for you! I don’t want you to have to worry about a thing! I want you to have amazing images and I will work my tail off to give that to you! I make the photography part of your day easy peasy, all you have to do is show up, live your best life on your wedding day while I capture it and wait for your BEAUTIFUL images to start rolling in!

 

So how does it all work?

1. We connect and talk details

Once I receive your inquiry I make sure I have the date available and get back to you right away! I want to hear all about your wedding plans and ideas and can’t wait to get to know you! I will send you my packages and pricing if you haven’t already viewed that HERE.  I can do that through email or phone call, in person or facetime. Whichever works best for you, I know how precious your time is and want to make it as efficient for you as possible.

 

2. Booking and making it official

Booking is super easy! Everything can be done online and will be accessed through your client portal which you can visit anytime to check status, view contract and pay invoices. To book your wedding date, you choose your package from your proposal, (which I will send to you when we connect after your initial inquiry,) sign the contract and pay the non-refundable 50% retainer with the final payment one month before the wedding day.

 

3. Ask me anything 

Once you are booked I am all yours, your day is officially secured and no one else is getting that sucker! I am always here for you, you get stuck trying to come up with an engagement session outfit, text me and I can help you out! Are you at the store and can’t figure out which outfit you like best or what would look better in photos? Message me with photos and I will totally tell you! I will even send you a questionnaire about each of your sessions with tips and links to Pinterest for ideas. Have a concept for a session or an idea for an amazing location, call me and we can figure out all the details! I am here to help you with all things photography, I will even help you with your wedding day timeline to ensure you have ample light for your portraits and family formals after the ceremony. You will get a couple questionnaires in between booking and your wedding but unless you have sessions with me as well there isn’t much to do between booking and a few weeks before the big day!

 

4. Wedding Day 

Your wedding day is here! Woot woot! Well, don’t worry about a thing because I’ve got your back! Before the wedding, I will send a questionnaire and a family formals list for you to fill out to help me know which family sets you will need after the ceremony. Once I arrive I capture everything from the moment I get there to the time I leave so you don’t have to worry about me missing anything! If you get a second shooter with your package or as an add on, even better, we can be at two places at once or get different angles throughout the day.

 

5. After the wedding

Once your wedding day has passed one of the only things you will have left, aside from your new hubby, are the photos! When I get home from your wedding day I upload your images and back them up to multiple locations just to be extra safe!! I will edit a few sneak peeks right away and will usually post them the following Monday and continue with sneak peeks until your full gallery is online! Your entire wedding gallery is uploaded 8-10 weeks after the wedding, (USUALLY SOONER) I definitely don’t want you waiting any longer then you have to, I’m an impatient person and I know all too well about not liking to wait!!  With that being said, I do hand edit every image from your wedding day and that does take a little bit of time. (If its a crazy busy wedding season it could take the full 8-10 weeks)

After I deliver the wedding gallery we will talk prints and albums. If you have an album in your package you will get a questionnaire to choose cover options and pick your favorites for me to design your album. Albums are super easy, I take the images you have marked as your favorite and I design it, I send it to you to approve, (you will get a couple rounds of changes if needed) once approved I send it off to the printers. It comes back to me so I can double check it and load your images on your USB. Then I send them off to you in my final package with a big giant thank you! It’s always a little bittersweet because I have probably grown pretty fond of you at this point lol! But most of my clients come back for anniversary sessions or maternity and newborn photos so chances are you aren’t rid of me yet. :P

Jessica and Bear

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Shyann is absolutely fantastic to work with! She is incredibly personal and has the incredible gift of taking the most beautiful photos. I found Shyann’s website and was stunned at every breathtaking photo in her portfolio. From beginning to end over the course of a year of planning, our communication efforts went smoothly, she provided all the details needed and answered all my questions. She also worked with me in customizing our photo package.

Shyann and her assistant Lauren went above and beyond and we are beyond the day of our wedding. They were such a joy to have around despite my nervous energy and uncomfortable weather. Their positive vibes paired with their energetic direction played a big part in the way our photos turned out. We aren’t exactly the most photogenic people but they brought out the best in us for our wedding – 110%.

For that, I am super super thankful, I wouldn’t have it any other way except I wish I included the engagement session! We are thrilled and beyond happy with the outcome of our wedding photos. She’s a hidden photographer gem in the Austin/San Antonio/New Braunfels area! Don’t waste time and book her now!!

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