the EXPERIENCE

I believe in community. Teamwork really does make the dreamwork. It should go without saying that the photos are beautiful. After all, I’m a photographer. Everything that surrounds the actual act of taking a photo is where the fun – and unique RMP Experience – begins. I am passionate about surprising you with an experience far beyond the expected.

Above all else, I believe in taking care of each other.

step 01.

CONNECTING

It’s probably an obvious statement to say that you want to be comfortable with your photographer. I literally spend more time with you on the wedding day than your fiancé.

It’s through comfort with each other we create photos that exude your personality.

Between now and the big day, I want to get to know the two of you as much as possible so that when I’m deciding whether to point my camera to the left or to the right, whichever decision I make is based upon what you want and not what I like. Afterall, this is your wedding, not mine.

step 02.

CREATING

You want your photos to be timeless yet unique to the two of you. Romantic, joyful, emotional and often with a touch of humor. Most of all, you want to feel what that moment was like when you look back at all we create together. This can all only be done with a lot of preparation and communication.

I am a big believer in systems and a touch neurotic about being organized. I am happiest when I know all the i’s have been dotted and t’s have been crossed. I will have questionnaires for you to be able to use as worksheets and to help with brainstorming new ideas. We will always work to keep you one step ahead of the game so that as the wedding day draws closer, you can simply break open the bubbly and celebrate rather than worry about the logistics.

Starting things out with an engagement session gives you the opportunity to actually experience what it’s like to be photographed by me before the big day. When it comes to the wedding day, we obviously don’t get a second chance at capturing that perfect moment, so why not be as prepared as possible? With an engagement session, together, we can learn what makes you comfortable in front of the camera, what angles you prefer, and a myriad of other nuances. All of that will then inform my approach to your wedding.

First and foremost, I will seamlessly blend in with your guests. Not only in clothing (a neutral colored cocktail dress or floor length if you are having a black-tie affair. And I love black-tie weddings!), but also in attitude. Weddings are a team sport and it’s all hands on deck. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your bridesmaids will be uncomfortable sharing an elevator with me. By the time you are in your dress, we’ll all be fast friends.

Throughout the day, the focus is on keeping the two of you and your loved ones present to the moment – actually slowing down to soak it all in and remember. It just so happens that by focusing on what’s most important, spending quality time together, we also are able to create authentic, gorgeous, one-of-a-kind photos that especially reflect your personalities.

There are no grey areas when it comes to knowing when your photos will be ready. We set the exact date for you to see everything before the wedding even happens. This way, when all of your aunts ask you at breakfast the next morning when the photos will be ready, you can put the date in their calendar and never be asked again. It takes approximately 6 weeks for all of the photos to be edited. Of course, there’s sneak peeks in between the wedding and full completion, but I’m not going to give away all the surprises now!

When the photos are ready, we’ll have a party together so that you can relive the day on our 115″ projector screen. No tiny thumbnail galleries here! Of course, after the two of you see everything, your online gallery is released to be shared with loved ones near and far. 

During your party, we’ll also walk you through our customized album process. It’s so easy, you’ll have your perfect Heirloom Album in your hands 12 weeks after your wedding day – the time when most couples are seeing their photos for the very first time!

step 03.

CHERISHING

Underlying every decision we make together, I will be thinking about 20, 30 and 50 years from now. Just as the wedding day is the beginning of your marriage, taking the photos is only the beginning of the experience. 

LET’S GET STARTED

As much or as little information you know about your wedding day right now, I want to know! I’m looking forward to getting to know the two of you as you prepare for this next phase of life.

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