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Congratulations on your engagement and your wedding! I’m looking forward to giving you one less thing to worry about!
It would be great to meet with you and your fiancé personally to discuss the plans for your big day and to get to know each other. We not only want to meet your expectations, but to exceed them, and to do this effectively we would love to meet you in person. This will also be a great opportunity to show you our stunning custom-made albums and understand your concerns and preferences when it comes to hiring your wedding photographer.
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What the couple should expect after booking our services
Dear Bride and Groom,
We would like to formally welcome you as a valued Vogiatzis Michael client. Our team is big enough to service your every need, while still small enough to offer the personal attention you deserve. Thank you for trusting us with the important responsibility of recording your special day. As you have not experienced our services before, we would like to take this opportunity to familiarise you with our procedures, so you can make the most of your experience with us.
We not only want to meet your expectations, but to exceed them, and to do this, it is important that you understand exactly what happens from this stage in our relationship onwards. Our wealth of experience has helped us create this process and give you the best experience possible.
I would be very happy to meet you in Rhodes at your accomodation before your wedding day to discuss your requirements, at your earliest convenience.
The photo shooting of your wedding day would be relaxed and informal. Our challenge is to make the most beautiful portraits you have ever seen of yourself. To not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them every time.
A few days after the wedding, you will receive a username and a password in order to gain access to our online ordering system.
From there you can place your order and as soon as I receive it, I will immediately process and deliver it, before your departure.
Thank you for the opportunity to showcase our work to you. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Wedding day timeline
If we have any chance of emulating the beautiful photography that is on our website and in our display albums (which is why you booked us), then we need to spend quality time to create these images together. We typically allow an hour and a half of photography time at the groom’s home. We need the groom and the groomsmen to be ready by the time we arrive, up to their shoes, pants and an open shirt. The vest, cufflinks and accessories can be done on camera. The groom’s family should also be dressed and ready by the time we arrive. From there, you must allow enough time to travel from the groom’s home to the bride’s home.
Once at the bride’s home, we typically spend two hours of photography time with the bride, bridesmaids and family. The girls, including the bride, should be dressed with no accessories by the time we arrive and we can do the rest on camera. If you are interested in boudoir photography, then the bride should be dressed in a robe with all hair and make-up completely done by the time we arrive. The bride’s family should also be completely ready when we arrive, so there are no delays for the family portraits. From there, you need to allow enough time to travel to the ceremony location.
It is also important to remind the florist that the flowers should be delivered to the groom’s home and the bride’s home by the time we arrive, so that we can include them in all of the photographs.
Please allow enough time for photography between the ceremony and the reception – keeping in mind that ceremonies usually take longer than you expect. You should also allow extra time for congratulations after the ceremony and time to coordinate a big group photograph with all of your guests. This group photo typically takes place at the front of the church. We then will take all of your family portraits immediately afterwards, there at the ceremony location, and this will take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on how many people will be in your family portraits. From there, we will use the remaining time to photograph you as a couple together, as well as additional portraits with your wedding party. Below you will find a typical wedding day schedule that you can adjust based on your own ceremony and reception times:
|11:30-12:00pm||Travel from groom to bride|
|2:00-2:30pm||Travel to ceremony|
|3:30-4:00pm||Congratulations and group photo outside the church|
|4:00-4:30pm||Family and bridal party photographs|
|6:00-6:30pm||Travel to reception|
If for any reason you believe that the timeline does not fit your needs, please feel free to let us know.
Bridal hair and make-up
Please be advised that we require your hair and make-up to be completed two hours before you have to leave for the ceremony. This will give you a half hour to get dressed before we arrive, to create some beautiful images of you, your bridesmaids and family. This is essential to ensure that we provide you with the best coverage possible.
Car hire and times
Please book your cars/limos to allow for a half hour after the intended start of your reception. This does not mean that we will plan to be late to the reception, but it gives us some breathing space to complete location photography without the pressure of you being charged more by the car company.
Special offer for family print orders
You will receive a 20% discount on all family orders and enlargement orders that are placed and paid for within four weeks of picking up your proofs.
Photography and album planning
If a married couple could only salvage one item while fleeing their burning home, most would choose their wedding album. Photos are priceless, celebrating a time in your life when you’ve never been happier, never looked better and are sharing the most precious moments of your life with the people you love most. We don’t take this responsibility lightly.
Our objective is to make you look the best you have ever looked in your life, while telling the story of your dream wedding. Of course, you can and should have confidence that we will capture the precious moments on your big day without direction from you. Our style of photography is glamorous and fashionable, yet classic and natural at the same time.
To look your best you need our help. We do not pose you on the wedding day; we prompt and direct you in a way that appears natural. The more you respond to our direction, the less we get involved. We will not interrupt natural magic, but we will help create it if the need arises.
You booked Vogiatzis Michael Photography because you wanted images that are timeless and synonymous with style and finesse. A team effort is required to achieve this style. We photograph your wedding with the end result of your album in mind. Although your initial investment includes a certain amount of sides/pages, we don’t take just enough photographs to fill the pages you have booked. We can never add more images later; on the other hand, if we take enough photographs to fill 100 pages and you only want or can only afford 30, then this is one of the best problems you can have. Our challenge is to take the best, most intriguing and evocative photographs on your wedding day. We always rise to this challenge and present you with the wonderful dilemma of having too many gorgeous photographs. Your challenge is to resist buying them all!
We usually schedule your album planning session within four to six weeks after you have collected your proofs. This will allow you plenty of time to review your beautiful pictures. It will also enable you to secure a 20% discount on your family photo orders before the special offer expires.
We would like to begin production of your album early, so you can enjoy sharing your gorgeous photos with your family and friends as soon as possible after your wedding. Please allow up to three hours for your album appointment. Planning a masterpiece takes time. During this appointment, you will be treated to a slideshow of your perfect wedding album – artist’s choice. Many couples would not know where to begin to choose or design their dream wedding album. You have booked and trusted us to create some beautiful images on your wedding day. Please trust us to create an album that you, your family and your friends will enjoy for years. We will design what we believe to be the best album possible with your photographs. The album we will propose to you is indicative of what our display albums look like. The proposal is offered to you as a guide only. With your taste and budget in mind, the album can be refined as you see fit.
Of course, you are not limited to purchasing a specific number of sides. You always have the option of adding additional sides in order to customise and complete your perfect wedding album. Each side includes unlimited images, effects and digital design.
We are pleased to offer you a 30% discount off of our standard side/page prices if you pre-purchase them before the wedding day.
We certainly can produce a beautiful album to fit your initial investment, but we encourage you to keep your options open and budget for some extra sides. Most couples will end up with a 40-60+ sided album. It is important at this stage in our relationship that we educate you as to all the financial possibilities.
Once we have agreed on your perfect wedding album, you are required to pay 100% upfront for any upgrades. Once this payment is made, we will then begin production. Your album will take up to 12 weeks to complete.
We ask for creative license when making the finer adjustments to your album. Our digital artists are very experienced and will treat the images with effects that will maximise their full potential. The most common effects we use, which are included in the price, are black and white, sepia and basic retouching. These effects are used only if they suit the image and not for the sake of it. Sometimes designs that have been agreed on can be improved even more so and to do this freely requires your support. Hindsight is a luxury that we would like to take advantage of.
Engagement portrait sessions
Many couples like to take advantage of our engagement portrait services. Not only will you be able to enjoy some beautiful images of yourselves before the big day, but it’s also an opportunity to get to know your photographer and to learn what to expect on the wedding day.
The engagement portraits are shot on location. The session lasts for approximately two hours and all shots are normally taken within a walk of one central location. Images may be ordered by viewing them on screen at our studio or at your private gallery on our website. Please note that portrait print orders are different to wedding print orders. Your gorgeous engagement portraits may be used in many different ways and also make the perfect gift. Some other ideas to use your engagement photos are:
Choose your favourite image from your session and we will enlarge, mat and frame it for display at your reception. It will be a beautiful welcome for your guests as they enter your reception.
We can enlarge your favourite picture, mount it and display it (without glass) at your wedding reception. Before your guests get seated at the reception, they sign and write a personal message to you on the mount. You are left with a timeless, personalised and framed image of yourselves that you will enjoy for many years to come. We invite you to return the picture to us after the wedding so that we may add glass to the frame.
As an alternative to the signature board, you can instead choose 10 of your favourite images from your engagement session and we will print them in a beautiful album. Each photo will be printed on the left side of the page and the right side will be blank so that your guests can sign and write a personal message to you. You will then be left with a beautiful personal keepsake from your wedding.
Vogiatzis Michael Photography offers honeymoon services. On your honeymoon you can have some gorgeous images of yourselves on the island from various locations. The uniqueness of these images will be priceless. The honeymoon portrait service lasts for approximately two to three hours. Images may be ordered by viewing them on screen at our studio or at your private gallery on our website.
If you need any advice with the remaining preparations of your wedding day or would like to clarify anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are happy to help you, every step of the way.
Thank you for choosing Vogiatzis Michael Photography.
We look forward to working together.