Wedding Photography Timeline

When it comes to your planning sometimes it is easy to forget all the details that we discuss when we are at the office. That is why we want to offer you this comprehensive timeline that will better help you understand how we do business.

We will explain how long it takes to get your images , how we deliver albums and many other small things that sometimes get forgotten on the mist of wedding planning.

Before the wedding day

1. Initial meeting with our photography team

We suggest you meet with us 6 months in advance of your wedding day ideally. We are always booking new events so the earlier you come to meet us the easier will it be to get a chance to have your wedding captured by Montclair Studio.

2. Contracting Montclair Studio for your wedding day

Most couples usually need a few days to see all their options and see who is a good fit for them . If you decide on booking Montclair Studio, we ask you to send us an email via our CONTACT form on our website with your name and package that you have decided to go for. Within 24 hours, we will get back to you and present you with your online contract. For each one of our clients, we offer an individual CLIENT PAGE where we store all the paperwork for your wedding.

Once you receive your contract, please sign it. Once so , we will follow up with an invoice for your deposit. Once the contract is signed and the deposit payed, you are officially booked for your photography and/or cinematography with Montclair Studio ! Congratulations !

For paying your invoice, we offer the option of paying with check , credit, debit or cash. For the check and cash options, please visit our store.

3. Your wedding questionnaire

Now that your wedding contract and deposit are taken cared of, the next step is your wedding questionnaire. The form that is provided for you on your CLIENT AREA is what we have with us on your wedding day. We try to gather as much information as possible and find out all the images that you would like to have and all the moments that you would like to have captured on video before the day . In this way, we hope that on the wedding day you will only enjoy your day and not have to worry if everything you expected and wanted was captured.

The questionnaire is open for editing up to 1 week to your wedding day.

4. Engagement session

If your wedding package includes an engagement session, then here are the steps that we take:

  1. Booking the session – to book a engagement session, please go to www.montclairstudio.com and click on the BOOK YOUR SESSION. Then click on ENGAGEMENT SESSION. A calendar will appear with all the dates and times that we have available as of now, so you can pick a time that would work best with your schedule. On the NOTES part please let us know of your desired location. We offer free of charge engagement sessions within 25 miles of our Montclair store.
  2. On the week of the engagement session, your photographer will contact you to make sure we are all set and ready for your session. All the last minute details will be discussed at that time .
  3. On the engagement day, just bring your smile  Our engagements are 60 minutes long and in average we capture 100 to 150 images that you will receive.
  4. Two to three weeks after your engagement session , your DVD will be ready. Once your DVD is ready we will email you so you can pick it up from the store. Alternatively, you can also have your DVD shipped to you for a modest fee.

5. Check up call

Two weeks before your wedding, we will call you to go over all the details of your questionnaire. Any questions you might have can be addressed at that time. Once we discuss all this details we are all set and ready to capture your Big Day. Please feel free to call us if this time doesn’t work for you or if you would like the check up call to happen sooner.

For your check up call, we will use the number that we have on our CLIENT AREA so please make sure is updated and correct .

On the wedding day

On the Big Day there is nothing really that needs to be done on your side. We will have your client questionnaire with us and all the photos and video that you would like to have captured is already there. We want you to enjoy your day !

After the wedding day

1. Image delivery

After your wedding , your images are the first ones to be ready . In average it takes us 30 to 45 days to finish your online gallery and your Wedding DVD`s . The images that we upload online to share with your family and friends are watermarked but all the images that are on your DVD are free of any markings and come with copyright release. Once your images are ready we post them on our website at www.montclairstudio.com under our PORTFOLIO – CLIENT AREA. All our images are stored online for 12 months.

The password to access your wedding images is your wedding day as MMDDYYYY. For example May 5, 2013 is 05032013 . You and your friends are more than welcomed to share, comment  and buy prints from our online gallery. The images will get delivered to their house and payment can be done online. The images are printed by Mpix Pro, one of our nations most comprehensive photo labs.

For your wedding DVD with all your images , we will have it ready at our store. You can pick it up at any time or have it shipped for a modest fee.

2. Album design

Once you have received your wedding DVD, the design process of your album can begin. We have included a detailed description on how to design your albums here: http://clients.montclairstudio.com/after-the-wedding/wedding-albums/ and also we included all the available options here: http://clients.montclairstudio.com/after-the-wedding/album-options/

Once you have submitted your images for the album, it takes us 10 days to create the first draft of your wedding album. Once received you can review it and let us know your thoughts on it. We offer three complimentary reviews to your wedding book. The editing time is dependent on the time, you take to review your books. Our albums are being proofed via ALBUM PROOFER by FUNDY

For all the books our printing time since you approve your album and select your cover is 30 days. Shipping can be done either at our store or at your home.

3. Cinematography packages

For all our cinematography packages, the turnaround time is 90 days. For our videos, we use the songs and the information that you have provided us with on your CLIENT PAGE to create your video. Once we have all that informations, we start working on it.

For all our cinematography packages, we offer 2 videos. One of them is the highlight video, which is based of a song that you choose and a full length video that includes all the important moments fully. The highlight video is 3 to 5 minutes long and the full length video is 45 to 60 minutes long.  Being that every wedding is different, all our videos are different and try to be a representation of your day as we see capture it.

Once your video is edited , we will send you a DROPBOX link to approve it. Unlike other studios, we want you to be happy with your product so we offer you a complimentary review. In that way if something needs to be changed we can do that for you. Additional reviews are $300 and can be made at the clients request. Once you approve your video, we will create a custom menu for it and transfer it into a DVD or BLURAY format. Same like your DVD`s with images, we will have it ready at our Montclair Store. Shipping is available to you at a modest fee.

For the RAW footage, we ask you to provide us with a external hard drive to transfer to . There is no upcharge on receiving the raw footage.

If there are any other questions we can help you with , please do not hesitate to call us or email us. We are here to make sure you have a wonderful experience.