Hello there Darlings, my name is Crystal and I am the Owner of Crystal Nicole Studios. I am so excited to have you here as you begin your Wedding Planning journey! Let me tell you a little about my Studio Process…..
Lets Talk Details. Your Wedding Day will be one of the most important days of your lives… and one of the most personal. I am a believer in feeling the spark with your Photography team as you do with each other. We are with you as you prepare for your Ceremony, exchange vows, share your first dance and celebrate with your family and friends. Having a conversation early on (be it over the phone, via Skype/Online or in person) about your vision and preferences for the day is the key to making sure we serve you best.
Book Your Day. Once you are ready to officially become a Crystal Nicole Couple formal contract signing and deposit can be done online. Once booking items have been received you will be given access to our Client Lounge. This is the online system that my Studio Admins and I use to communicate with every Couple throughout the Wedding Planning months. Couples are encouraged to use this as a Wedding Planning interface... the more details we know about the day, the better we can capture your unique style and love story. Through the Client Lounge I request information that is needed in order for the Wedding Day to run smoothly- for example, your Family Member and Wedding Party names, your Vendor List, Venue Requirements, tips from me to you on the details that will make your day spectacular, etc. Questionnaires are sent to each Couple a few months prior and can easily be filled out online at any time. These details are then all put together to create a Master Timeline for the day (If you hire a coordinator, we work with them and merge our timelines).
The Engagement Session. The Engagement Session is typically 2-3 hours, depending on location selection. Couples arrive ready with 2 outfits (a dressy look and a casual look) to ensure variety in their gallery. A 50 mile Travel Range is included when adding the Engagement Session and gallery of photos is ready and delivered within 1 week from session. Although the Engagement Session is optional, I highly recommend for you to consider this as the “Practice Run” for getting in front of the camera before the big day. Also, getting to use your photos for all of your Wedding Events, Save the Date Cards, Guest Signing Book, etc, adds that sparkle to your Wedding Journey.
Final Meeting + Venue Visit. 3-4 Weeks before the Wedding Day we schedule a Final Meeting to run through the Final Timeline and visit the Venue to select photo locations and discuss timeline options (an invite to your Coordinator, DJ and Videographer is extended as these are the Vendors that will be with you for most of the day). My goal is for each of my Couple's to enjoy their day and the way to achieve that is for them to feel confident in their team. Knowing the Timeline, visiting the Venue and having a clear overview of the entire day a few weeks before helps put that ease into play.