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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Lauren and it’s so great to meet you. Photography has always been a key part of my life and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share it with you. I believe photography is one of the best ways to relive a moment or to spark a faint memory into strong one. My apartment is an outward expression of who I am – it’s full of furniture from antique stores, old books, mismatched frames, and touches of my photography. Inspiration comes to me in the form of crisp weather, hot hazelnut coffee, antiques, the smell of pine trees, and colorful winter scarves. I find beauty in rare things and attempt to hold on to it with one click of my camera. I dabble in guitar and singing. If I could be a full-time traveling photographer, I would. I’m a romantic, lover of love, creative soul, a joyful girl and it would make me so happy if I could tell part of your love story.

How long have you been shooting weddings?

Photography has been a passion and hobby of mine since I took my first step into a darkroom my freshman year of high school. About two years ago I took a giant step and decided to turn my passion into a business. It’s been an exciting two years full of unique engagement sessions and creative weddings and I’m looking forward so many more!

What do you shoot with?

I’m a Canon shooter and Canon lover! They make an impeccable product.

Will you bring a second shooter?

Yes! If your wedding is going to be over 100 people, then I recommend one of my packages that include a second shooter.

How much will you be involved before the wedding?

My wedding package prices include one on-site consultation prior to your wedding, unlimited email and photo communication, and an extra hour of comp time where I scout out the venue on my own to find the best places for your photos to be taken. One of the best parts of wedding photography is becoming friends with my brides, hearing their creative ideas, and sharing in this journey together.

How long will it take to get my photos?

You will get all digital images on a CD within 2 weeks for engagement photos and with in 6 weeks for wedding photos. Those digital images are all yours!

Do you have wedding albums I can buy?

Absolutely! I have album options ranging from smaller guest-books to big, beautiful leather bound wedding albums.

Do you travel for weddings or other shoots?

When are we leaving? Traveling is second on my list of favorite things to do, after photography. Contact me for travel fees outside of the Sacramento area.

What should I wear for my engagement shoot?

First – wear something you’re comfortable in. If you aren’t a jeans and t-shirt girl, don’t wear jeans and a t-shirt. If you would never wear a statement necklace {or are asking yourself now, “What’s a statement necklace?”}, don’t raid Anthropologie’s clearance section just for this shoot. Be you!

Couple more recommendations:
Yes to bright, vibrant blues and purples or muted, pastel colors. {Avoid bright reds and lime greens.}
No to distracting logos, slogans, or patterns. The focus should be on YOU, not your shirt.
No to “matchy-matchy” {couples in matching white button-ups is soooo out}. T
Yes to accessories! Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Throwing on a scarf, a coat {for the men}, or a chunky necklace can change your outfit without doing a whole wardrobe change.

What's the deal with props?

Many couples love to style their engagement photos by bringing props to jazz it up. Feel free to bring any props you’d like. Some couples have even had their wedding coordinator style their engagement shoot for them, which is always super fun.

More questions?

Please ask! weddings@laurenalissephotography.com or 858-349-4898