WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BOOK A SESSION WITH DGE PHOTOGRAPHY?
We begin with the end in mind. Before we shoot any images, we need a plan for how they will be displayed in your home. Creating a plan and shooting for that plan results in a session that makes magic. The entire portrait process takes place in several different meetings with us. The Pre-Session Consultation, the Shoot, the Preview & Ordering Appointment and Delivery.
"So, How Do You Want To Display Your Images?"
Knowing the answer helps us create a plan for your session, shoot it in the best possible way to reach our end-goal, and show you images that thrill you to no end. So let us show you how the Portrait Process works.
THE PORTRAIT PROCESS
THE ORDERING APPOINTMENT
YOUR LONG-TERM PLAN
THE PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION
First, let’s talk goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it? From what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be. Your shoot is NOT happenstance. It is carefully planned and fully designed. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone.
Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and we’ll add in our creativity to make it happen.
WEDDING SHOOTS and PORTRAIT SESSIONS AT THE STUDIO OR ON-LOCATION
Shoots can be somewhat stressful for both the couples and families. From wondering if the kids will behave, to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it won’t be “that bad,” it may have been challenging for you in the past. For the bride just wondering and anxiety over everything is probably just the truth about getting married.
Sessions with DGE Photography are anything but stressful. This is where you forget about the photographs and video and know that everything has been taken care of. We have assistants and extra photographers to make sure that we get every photograph you could think of. We are both professional and experienced to know what needs to be photographed and what no to stress about.
Fun-filled, happy and relaxed, Denzil doesn’t care about crazy kids! As a matter a fact, the crazier, the better for their real personality (the one you love most) will come out. In Denzil's 10 years of experience with kids, he's seen it all and can handle anything kids throw at her. On top of that, when you work with Denzil, proper planning, a solid goal and knowing exactly what will happen, you’ll feel confident with your photographer choice and just concern yourself about your dress, family and friends and you will marvel at how “easy” it really was.
Shoots take place in our studio in Rochester for all the portrait studio photography sessions as well as on-location for our outdoor sessions (weather permitting). We work with controlled studio lighting and a plethora of simple props and set designs. The studio offers a stylish and relaxed environment where we create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. When the weather is warmer, let’s take it outside! Sessions at one of Rochester's scenic spots make for some amazing and unique images, especially if the location is special to you. So consider carefully where you’d like to have your session, or we can recommend a spot for you. We focus the portrait experience around just that, an amazing experience. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a commitment to each family’s relationship and the creation of unique art for their home.
So what can you expect on your Wedding day?
As the bride puts on the most important dress of her life and prepares to walk down the aisle. We will capture all those special intimate moments with her mother, mother in-law (to be) and her bridesmaids.
We also offer a “Bride Alternative” session. Why not create a few intimate images just for your husband-to-be. A beautifully handcrafted album for just the two of you.
Capture the memories as you say "I do". This is where those words count. We cover every aspect of the ceremony. Whether you have a single photographer at your wedding or two photographers. We will make sure that we cover every angle.
We also offer video so make sure you speak to us whether you would like to add this to your wedding day as well.
If you are having an "unplugged" wedding we will make sure that all your friends and family are included on the mailing list so that they do not miss any of the beautiful photographs we know we will be capturing.
Make sure each member of the bridal party shows a good face! The hard part is over and now we will ensure that we lock down the family, aunt's, uncle's, nieces and nephews. Oh! And let's not forget distance relatives and friends.
Photograph the best dance party of your life. Let the party begin Mr & Mrs married couple. Just a few toasts and speeches, but that is what makes a beautiful wedding. We will not miss a moment.
Every part of your wedding day is customizable. We are here to work with you to ensure that you have one less thing to concern yourself with on your weddiing day.
This is a friendly meet and greet. We would like to get to know you without any pressure, and I am sure you would like to meet your photographer as well and verify credentials. Book your appointment TODAY!
We will also discuss your wedding day requirements and any special poses, videography, additional services or family photography sessions you would like to book in addition to booking your wedding day.
Engagement Session: $599
Your engagement photograph session is also a good opportunity to create some unique items for your wedding day.
We can create Guest signing Albums or you might even create a Portrait Signature board. All items in your Wedding collection is custom made so you know you are getting a unique item. Save the Date magnets or cards can also be added to your order tying in with your entire wedding day theme. Last but not least we also supply you with images for social media announcements and digital apps.
Don’t forget it is also a session to tell me exactly what type of photographs you do not like taken.
THE ORDERING APPOINTMENT
This is where the fun finishes! The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. Your images are projected onto our projection screen and we take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where both mom and dad can be there. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. We’ll show you actual size and pair images together fora stunning album or wall gallery. We can add textures and design elements, or just let the portraits shine on their own. Specializing in wall series and heirloom albums, some of the products we offer are one-of-a-kind. All of them are sure to get you excited about what lies ahead!
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION
About 3-4 weeks later, your art piece will be ready for pick up. We’ll call or email you to let you know it’s here and make arrangements for you to take home the final result. And if you need help with installation, we will gladly provide someone who can help. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. For these are your precious kids —the ones who are growing too fast and who you will cherish to the end of your days.
A LONG-TERM PLAN
And that’s not the end! Our families often come to us year after year. As your children grow and change, it will be time to update your portraits. So right from the start we plan, knowing that more may come. And we design around that! The next time you work with us, we’ll create art that coordinates with sessions past, so you can build on to what we’ve already created for you in a way that works and delights you year after year.