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OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
With Carina Photographics' fine art wedding photography, your photos will be cherished forever, helping you relive your wedding day again and again. We want you to not only remember what your wedding looked like, but what it felt like. We capture the smallest details to the grandest moments for a comprehensive, authentic view of your wedding day. We allow your true spirit to shine through each intentionally crafted image.
We’ve been through this before — many times! We are wedding photographers who help organize your timeline, streamline the process, and keep things running smoothly so you can soak in every moment of your long-awaited wedding day. That even includes sneaking away at sunset for glowing portraits before you get back on the dance floor. Let us lend our expertise so you aren’t bogged down planning for your big day.
OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS
Working with a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task. I want to make the process easy for you and will help you every step of the way. Following is a brief "what to expect" to working with Carina Photographics:
STEP 1: First we connect over email and/or a phone call. Afterward, we can also schedule to meet at my St. Paul studio. We’ll talk about your wedding vision and ideas for your big day. Once you decide to book, I’ll send a contract and deposit invoice that will lock your wedding date into my calendar.
STEP 2: Now that you are officially a Carina Photographics client, we’ll begin planning your wedding day timeline with photography in mind. I’ll send you an in-depth questionnaire and additional resources to help you finalize all the details of your wedding day.
STEP 3 (Optional): Now comes some fun: planning your engagement session! We will decide together on locations, timing, wardrobe selections, and any other elements. This will give us a chance to get to know each other better and give you practice in front of the camera.
STEP 4: Prior to your wedding day, we’ll have a final walk-through meeting at your wedding or reception venue to review the location and wedding day timeline. I’ll make a note of every event, activity, and formal portrait needed on your big day so you can relax and enjoy the festivities.
STEP 5: The big day has finally arrived, and I’ll be there early to prepare my gear and review our photo locations to make sure everything is ready. As we move through the day, I’ll help us stick to the timeline and keep you updated on how things progress while capturing the spontaneous moments in between.
STEP 6: After your wedding, I’ll professionally edit your images before presenting them to you at my St. Paul studio as we relive your wedding day. We’ll also discuss heirloom album and artwork options at this time, giving you a wide variety to choose from so you can remember your wedding day forever.
I can’t wait to document the personal story of your big day — from the intricate details to the most ecstatic moments; from the biggest laughs to the joyful tears. The day you’ve been dreaming of will live on through artistic, dramatic, storytelling imagery.
OUR VENUE FAVORITES
Also make sure to visit our blog to see the wide variety of photographs each couple receives when they work with us for their wedding photography. You will see gorgeous photographs from a wide variety of venues such Day Block Event Center, Minnesota History Center, Paikka, Van Dusen Mansion, Minneapolis Depot, Saint Paul Hotel, Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies, Rum River Barn & Vineyard, Cedarhurst Mansion, Kellerman's Event Center, Cottage Winery & Vineyard, Olympic Hills Golf Club, and Mendakota Country Club. We are extremely versatile and can work in a wide variety of venues. We love working in exciting new venues as well as old favorites.
Our wedding photography has been published in numerous publications, both online and in magazines. A few examples include Minnesota Bride, The Knot, Rustic Wedding Chic, Glamour and Grace, Gay Weddings & Marriage Magazine, and Modern Weddings.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Contact me soon to discuss working together for your big day!