We believe the perfect wedding day is made in the in-between. In a toast with your closest friends between makeup and slipping into your gown. In a quiet vow practice between your first look and that trip down the aisle. In a few tender moments away from guests’ eyes between “I now pronounce you…” and the reception. There’s so much to look forward to and enjoy on your wedding day, and we don’t want you to miss (or ever forget!) a single moment.
So, enjoy peace of mind as my team and I turn your romantic celebration into artwork you’ll cherish for a lifetime! I’ll craft your timeline while you finalize your florist. I’ll build your photo list while you search for the perfect gown. I’ll corral the bridal party while you trade decade-old inside jokes. I’ll fix the lipstick smudges, straighten boutonnieres, and bustle your gown while you enter fully into the best day of your life. I’ll be interactive when required and discrete when necessary. And when it’s all said and done? Our one-of-a-kind gallery reveal includes design guidance to help you turn your favorite moments into heirlooms and art. That’s what we mean by top-shelf! And we can’t wait to bring it to you.
First, share some details with me about the fabulous party you’re planning through my contact page! I’ll be in touch within 48 hours to share more information on the collections I offer so you can decide if my experience is the one for you.
I know wedding planning is time-consuming, so I prefer to make things as effortless as possible by giving you access to my detailed online Experience Guide. This guide will answer all of your questions and bring even more clarity to what’s coming next! You can then let me know you’re ready to book or come to the studio to see our albums in person and we’ll get your date on the calendar!
As a former teacher, education is extremely important to me, and I never want my couples to feel out of the loop. So, after you book I’ll send a comprehensive client guide your way. You’ll also receive access to an online client portal which will be your home for all things wedding photography! Now, the fun begins…
I’m not a fan of waiting until the last minute or keeping my clients in the dark. So, why delay in laying out the initial timeline of your day? As soon as you book, I’ll send you a questionnaire to help me craft the preliminary timeline for your day, giving us plenty of time to adjust it before crunch time.
Your engagement is a brief but beautiful chapter in your love story that deserves to be documented! For your engagement session, we’ll meet for photos in a place special to you. Within the month, your images will be ready and your album will be pre-designed, all presented to you during your very first gallery reveal with my design team!
Three months before your wedding date, I’ll send a questionnaire to gather any additional information needed to document your celebration. Meanwhile, feel free to send any final questions—or even nerves, excitements, and photos from your gown fitting—my way! I love when my couples keep in touch.
I’ll arrive on the morning of your wedding day just as the final touches are being put on your hair and makeup to capture the details and photos of your bridal party in their matching robes and slippers. Then, my team and I will be there throughout the day to document all the moving parts of your wedding day and we’ll stay until you’ve cut your wedding cake.
The day you’ve been waiting for will arrive before you know it: gallery reveal day! We believe your wedding photos deserve a little more fanfare than an unceremonious email containing a digital gallery. So, as soon as your images are ready, you’ll hop on your pre-scheduled Reveal & Ordering appointment to see your entire set of images for the first time, presented in a breathtaking album slideshow! Then, my design team will help you customize your bespoke, museum-quality heirlooms so you can treasure them forever.
The adventure with Idalia doesn’t end with a heartwarming wedding album on your coffee table. Your wedding is just the beginning of a new adventure, and I want to help you preserve every special milestone still to come. As a member of the Idalia family, you now have access to my lifestyle and studio portrait collections! That means I’m just an email away when you’re ready to celebrate an anniversary, newborn, or just another year with your growing family. I can’t wait to catch up with you time and time again as we fill your home with art!
Our wedding photos came out STUNNING! Not only were the photos incredible, but the professionalism and kindness they showed to us that day made us and our families so happy and comfortable. I would recommend Alex and her team without hesitation to anyone, and I hope every bride is as lucky as I was to get to work with such amazing people!
SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST CLICKS OF A CAMERA
I believe luxury is about more than crystal-clear, tasteful imagery. It’s about perfection in the smallest details, beginning from the moment you book. While the final product will take your breath away, I want to ensure you breathe easy every step of the way. This is why I’ve refined collections that will bring you joy before, during, and long after your wedding day.
Collections starting at $7,500 with most clients investing between $9,000 - $12,000
If there’s one thing we have in common with our clients, it’s a passion for turning moments into art. For decorating our lives with moments frozen in time. I hope your favorite wedding image is the last thing you see on the night of your first anniversary and the first thing you see the morning of your 50th. That’s why we put a unique emphasis on heirloom design at Idalia Photography. So, whether it’s a framed print hanging over your fireplace or an album covered in the fingerprints of your future children and grandchildren, let’s turn your wedding day into art.
When we first met her at our engagement photos, she was so kind and a joy to work with, and she made the nervous, awkward feelings of being in front of a camera disappear. She followed up with us multiple times before our wedding day to make sure everything was perfect. The moment I saw her on my wedding day, I felt a huge sigh of relief knowing she was there and she and her team were going to capture the most special day for us perfectly.
Q: How many hours of coverage should we book?
A: With us, you never have to worry over whether you need eight hours of photography or ten. Unless you’re planning a 50-guest-or-fewer micro wedding, ALL of our collections include a full day of photography from prep to cake!
Q: What do you mean when you say you offer a full-service experience?
A: I believe your photography experience should not end with a link to a gallery or a review request. No, thank you! Our experience begins before your step in front of the camera with impeccable planning and continues afterward, with an art design-oriented gallery reveal. I want your images—your love story—to get out of your inbox and into your hands.
Q: Can we print images on our own?
A: Absolutely! You can continue to print images from your gallery store long after your design session. I’ll simply give you a head start with your album the day you see your photos! No stressing over design or searching for a reliable lab necessary!
Q: How would you describe your editing style?
A: My primary concern is to give you images that will stand the test of time while still delighting you today. By blending the light and airy look so popular today with true-to-life tones, your gallery will look as tasteful on your golden anniversary as it does on your first!
BOOK YOUR TRI-STATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE TODAY!
Forget worrying over how many hours of coverage you need to book or if you’ll make it to your cocktail hour! Enter into a luxury wedding photography experience unlike any other. From the prep-to-cake coverage we include in every collection to our signature heirloom design process, we’ve crafted a journey that is as luxurious and delightful as the day you say, “I do.”