First things first..
Congrats on your engagement! Ive been married 9 years, but I still remember the overwhelming joy I felt when my best friend asked me to be his wife. Saying yes to him was easy, but the rest of the wedding planning process, not so much. I plan to make the photography part a breeze for you, and I can help with the rest as well! Right now i’m just some girl you dont really know anything about, but if you are going to trust me with the most important day of your life, if i’m going to be your wedding photographer/new best friend, there are a few things you should know about me…
-I want to get to know you and I want you to get to know me. That way, when I show up to literally follow you around all day on your wedding day, were cool!
-Im the exact middle child of 7 kids. Im used to large groups and learning how to get along with people. I love meeting new people and connecting with them. My family is everything to me and I understand the importance of photos that capture relationships.
-Im all about that self love, and keepin it real. Im a kind and positive person. This melts into the way I run my business as well. You won’t see me stressin or gettin grumpy with people. Kindness matters always.
-I LOVE traveling, but I also love coming home to my people at the end of the day. I think the world is too beautiful to go unseen, but the people by your side when you see it is the most important thing.
-I don’t really get embarrassed because I just see the humor in everything and when awkward stuff happens to me I just think its hilarious.
Ok, here is the real thing you want to know about me - Why should you book me as your wedding photographer over someone else?
My photos speak for themselves, but let me tell you the rest anyways. I am dedicated to giving my clients the best possible experience and the best possible photos. The photos will capture YOU and the experience will be unbeatable. Simple as that.
I have over 9 years experience photographing weddings. This is my full time, big girl career path, not a hobby or a side hustle. That means you get the benefit of my full professional attention being on how to be the best. Ive got the experience, the equipment, the education and the heart to make sure these photos capture you perfectly and that you love every second of your experience with me. Don’t settle for anything less than that.
Are group and family photos a necessity on the wedding day?
Is it anyones favorite part of the day?
This is probably why people are always so pleasantly surprised at how quickly and efficiently I can take care of this part of the day. Has anyone ever told me that I turned group photos into a magical party that they dont want to end? No, but I am continually told “Hey, that wasn’t too bad!” and when it comes to family photos on the wedding day, that’s the same thing as a 5 star review.
This is why experience is important. I know how to do my job efficiently and pleasantly. Ive got you taken care of, I promise. Not just for group photos, but for the entire day, and your engagement and formal sessions too.
The Kristi Alyse Wedding Experience
not only will I provide beautiful, meaningful images, ill also provide an amazing photographic experience! When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images!
Here is what some of the many Kristi Alyse brides had to say about their experience...
Kristi is an amazing photographer! She made our wedding day so amazing! I am so happy with the outcome of our photos, she was very helpful, fun and became part of the wedding and a friend. She takes time to get to know you and what you are envisioning your big day to be, she makes sure to get all your wanted shots and then took so many more that I didn't even think about that we will cherish. We highly recommend Kristi to capture and shoot any event that you may have, she is a truly gifted and wonderful photographer. - Chrissy L.
Kristi is so amazing! She was so efficient that I literally didn't have to worry about anything the day of our wedding. She got the pictures back to us so quickly and we're in love with every single image. She even smiled through taking pictures of our 2 huge families in 98 degree weather- we were just blown away by how awesome she is! - Lizzy M.
Getting ready and all your gorgeous details - This is seriously my FAVORITE part of the day! The nerves and excitement leading up to I do always make for stunning, photographs. And the love that can be seen beaming from your bridal party is unreal! I recommend 1-2 hours to capture all of this, depending mostly on how many details you want captured. While you and your girls are still getting ready, ill get candids (a maybe a few set up shots), and Ill take all your pretty details, like your dress, shoes, flowers, ect. and capture all the detail shots. Then when its time to slip the dress on, ill be there to capture your mom helping with the bottons and your best friend helping with your jewelry and shoes. Then when you are all ready, lets grab a few bridal portraits while your hair and make up is still fresh! For brides getting married in an LDS temple who cant have coverage of them getting ready inside the temple but still cherish these moments and want the memories captured - Lets reserve some time in your day before your reception to capture all of these moments. We will capture you getting back into your dress, touching up the hair and make up, and getting detail shots of it all.
Reception Details - I have seen some truly stunning reception set ups that have clearly had dozens of hours of planning put into them. They need to be captured before any of your guests arrive. Depending on the size and scale of your reception, ill need about an hour to capture all of the untouched details before your guests arrive.
Reception Time - I recommend having me present for the entirety of your reception in most cases. If you don't have a specific end time and plan on dancing into the wee hours of the night, you can send me packing after about 30 minutes of dancing because the dance moves all look the same after that long. But if you are planning a cake cutting, first dances, bouquet toss, and a grand exit, you will want it photographed, pinky promise. Some of the most joy soaked images I have ever captured have been during my couples exits. Imagine being surrounded by and soaking up all the love and support from the people who care about you and are celebrating with you? Doesn’t that just make you feel warm and cozy reading that sentence? How can you not have that joy captured? You want me there for your reception, start to finish.
Ready to book?
Step 1. Email me letting me know you want to become a Kristi Alyse Bride!
Step 2. We will set up a consult either in person or over FaceTime. Whatever works best for you.
3. Sign the contract and pay the $150 retainer.
4. Celebrate that you made an awesome choice and feel good knowing you are in the best possible hands.
At the consult - We can meet in person or chat over a FaceTime call to discuss your vision for you wedding day as well as go over contract information. My contracts are simple and help to provide clear expectations for both of us! We will also go over the details to ensure I show up at the right place at the right time.
At the shoot - I understand that you and your fiancé aren't professional models. I will guide and direct you while still giving you space to be yourselves! We will get you a good mix of posed, elegant shots, and the fun candid shots that really show off your personality! You don't have to stress about your photo shoots because I will be there helping you every step of the way!
All clients receive access to our Bonus Materials!
We love to spoil our brides and want to make the wedding planning process as easy and as simple as possible! We’ve created partnerships with some amazing wedding vendors to offer you exclusive freebies and discounts on some of the wedding essentials!
-30% discount on all products from invitation company basic invite! www.basicinvite.com
-Access to all of our bride and wedding tips as well as wedding vendor recommendations!
-Free silicone mens ring from www.ever-rings.com when you mention you are a Kristi Alyse Bride!
-Our posing crash course that will have you feeling prepared and confident before we start shooting!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
-Turn Around Time-
I give every image the time and care it needs and never rush through this processes, but with years of experience photographing weddings, I have become very efficient in processing images! Im thrilled to be able to offer an incredibly fast turn around time of under 1 week for your engagement and formal sessions, and 2-3 weeks for your wedding day images!
-How many images are delivered-
Unlike some other wedding photographers, I don’t limit how many images you will receive. I deliver every image that is worthy of being seen. I will take PLENTY of photos, but part of my job is to curate what you receive. You wont get the 15 photos I take all in a row of you cutting your cake, you don’t need that many! But you will receive every image that I think you will LOVE and that will tell the story story of your day. Engagement and Formal sessions average 75-100 images and 50-75 images per hour of shooting time on the wedding day.
To officially book your wedding date I require a $150 non-refundable retainer. $300 will be due at the time of your engagement and formal shoots, and the remaining balance is due 1 week before the wedding day. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, paypal or venmo. Do you have a product or service that you offer? Let me know, I might be interested in a full or partial trade!
All images will have basic post processing done with our signature editing style. This includes basic color and exposure corrections. We don’t believe in editing your photos to the point of being unrecognizable. We think you should remember your wedding day EXACTLY the way it was. Of course we will be happy to edit away a pimple or two that popped up unexpectedly, but extensive cosmetic touch ups are not included, and honestly, aren’t usually necessary because you will be GLOWING!
After I have processed your images, I will deliver high resolution digital files to you via an emailed link to your online gallery where you can download your images! My clients prefer the digital delivery over waiting for a cd or jump drive to be delivered. You don't have to worry about loosing or damaging a cd, or forgetting to take the thumb drive to your moms house to show her the photos! You can share your link with whoever you want!
My work has been described as being a joyful and intimate spin on fine art wedding photography. Sometimes fine art photography can feel a little stiff, so I like to make sure my photos have personality! I put work in before your shoot to make sure we have the perfect location and that you feel comfortable and prepped for your shoot! This way, you can relax, be yourself, and just enjoy the shoot! Ill send you my posing crash course to teach you what we are going to be doing, review it with you before we start shooting, and take time to get to know you as a couple so I can really capture YOU. And on the wedding day I will take charge and direct when I need to, and at other times throughout your day ill stay out of the way and simply capture things as they unfold!