The Penny Ralene Photography Wedding Experience

Don't you just melt when you bite into a caramel-filled square of dark chocolate? Isn't savoring a juicy burger over deep conversation with close friends the best? The moments we step outside of the hustle to truly enjoy an experience—even one as simple as snacking on chocolate—are the moments that make life, well, sweet!

This is how I want you to feel when you step in front of my lens. Like time just stops and the rest of the world falls away as you’re free to be totally yourself, interacting naturally with the people you love most in the whole universe. I’m totally convinced your photography experience should make you feel as joyful as you are when you discover a vintage leather skirt after flipping through every rack at that downtown thrift store! And I’ll stand by that from now until the day I hang up my camera! 

I intend to give you so much more than a one-size-fits-all approach, and I look forward to showing you how. So, let’s dive in!

The Process

01 | Say "Hello"

The journey begins at my Inquiry Form. Just share a bit about yourselves, your celebration, and your wedding photography dreams, and I’ll be in touch to book your consultation!

02 | Customize Your Experience

During our 45-minute consultation (either in person or over Zoom), we’ll have our “first date” as photographer and couple! We’ll discuss your wedding plans and imagine how you’d like to see it documented. Bring all your questions, and we’ll create your custom collection together.

03 | Save Your Date

After our consultation, I’ll send a proposal your way. If you decide we are a perfect fit, I’ll send you a contract and retainer invoice. Once I receive both back from you, you’ll have officially booked your wedding photographer! Congratulations!

04 | Document Your Love Story

Immediately after booking, we’ll begin planning your engagement session! This is where I’ll learn how you interact uniquely as a couple, giving me a window into what to keep an eye out for and how best to direct you on the big day. It’s also an opportunity to get to know each other a bit, so I show up on your wedding day feeling like a friend instead of a random stranger with a giant camera and a bag full of lenses!

05 | Settle the Details

A month before the big day, I’ll send you a pre-wedding questionnaire covering everything from your vendors to the flow of your day. This information will help me reach out to the appropriate vendors to introduce myself, and it will also give me what I need to create your wedding day timeline.

06 | Plan Your Day

Laying out a smoothly-flowing wedding day is as difficult as it is vital, but don’t worry! You don’t have to do it alone. In fact, you don’t really have to do it at all! I’ll take all the information you share with me to create a custom timeline just for you that gives you plenty of time to enjoy every aspect of your big day and get all the photos you want!

07 | Say "I do"

I know it feels like forever away, but your wedding day will be here before you know it! And I’ll be there with my camera to ensure not a single magical moment or delicate detail is missed. Just enjoy every bit of this celebration honoring the love you’ve found. Your incredible vendor team and I will do the rest!

08 | Relive Your Day

Just 48 hours after your big day, while you’re still on your way to your honeymoon destination, you’ll receive a small sneak peek of your wedding gallery! And just 4-6 weeks later, you’ll be able to snuggle up close with the love of your life and relive the day your marriage began. I can’t wait to share these first heirlooms of your new family with you!

The Investment

Your sensational wedding day is going to be as unique as the personality you share as a couple. I believe your wedding photography collection should be just as custom-fitted. We’ll work together to create the perfect photography package for your wedding day, but, all of the collections I offer include at least:

  • A minimum of 8 hours of photography
  • Two photographers, capturing every angle of your day
  • A secure, digital gallery of 800+ images
  • Access to a photo lab to order prints
  • One and a half hour engagement session
  • Engagement session styling assistance 
  • Wedding day timeline planning
  • Sneak peek within 48 hours
  • Full gallery delivery in 4-6 weeks

Starting at $5,000*

*I also offer micro-wedding collections perfect for intimate celebrations and non-traditional weddings starting at $2,200.

"Penny is truly one of a kind. She captured our wedding day absolutely perfectly. She got every single detail and went above and beyond our expectations. Her photos came out PHENOMENAL!"

—Melissa & Colton