Hiring a Wedding Photographer: What Can You Expect?

Here in South Carolina, we’re ALL about that down home, warm and fuzzy true true love.

All you have to do is let your beautiful love shine through. We’ll do the rest!

From those perfect pink roses you painstakingly chased down to match your lipstick, your walk down the aisle, and all those surprises in between, we’d love to partner with you to capture all those sweet, tender and playful moments.

The JS Bride Experience

We’re more than just a wedding photographer. We’re your partner in creating memories!

And with a little planning, we’ll be sure to capture all those special moments as they are, naturally. Because no bride should have to worry about pictures on her wedding day! Right?!

Engagement photos? Check! Pictures of your dress, rings, and shoes? Check! Pictures of you dunking a basketball in your tux? Sure, we’ll get that too! Bring your quirky personality, your love and your creativity. We’ll be there to capture it all!

As a JS Bride, you’re our top priority! In fact, we pulled back on the number of weddings we book to ensure all our couples get the full treatment. Not only will the entire weekend belong to you, but we’ll also deliver your perfected pictures quicker than any other photographer. Yeah, we said it!

When Should I Book My Photographer?

We intentionally book fewer weddings to make sure we have LOTS of time to dedicate to our couples. If you like our work and even think you might want to hire us for your wedding, drop us a note and let us know when your big day is. We’ll let you know right away if we’re available.

Your date will be locked in once you sign the contract and send a 25% deposit (we do it all online!). Because we only book one wedding per weekend, it’s best to book a year in advance, or as soon as you set a date.

We Love Destination Weddings!

While most of our weddings take place here, in beautiful Spartanburg, South Carolina, we’re happy to travel with you and your sweetie to capture your special day wherever in this great big world you choose. Want to get married in the mountains? On a private beach? In the middle of a basketball court? We’re in!

For destination weddings, we request you provide airfare, hotel and a rental car. We’ll manage the rest!

Your Complimentary Engagement Shoot

Your love stretches far beyond just one day. That’s why we do a free engagement shoot for all our couples!

We’ll schedule your engagement shoot right away so you can use all those sweet and silly images for your save the dates, your wedding website, and your wedding day.

We shoot engagement photos outdoors about an hour and half before sundown, when the lighting casts a natural, romantic glow. Since this will be the first time we meet in person, we’ll take the first 10 minutes or so to get to know each other.

We’ll share a sneak peek of your engagement shoot the very next day and you’ll receive digital copies of all your engagement photos within 2 weeks!

Don’t want engagement photos? No problem! We’ll shoot an extra hour on your wedding day instead!

Natural Light, Natural Love Photography

There is nothing quite so pure and full of love as you and your sweetheart. Our photography style focuses on capturing your passion as it is, naturally.

We use all natural light and simple direction to guide you and your sweetie into poses that are natural for you. Cues like “Give her a big bear hug” and “Whisper a funny secret in his ear” help our couples forget about the camera and let their unique personalities shine through.

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We believe natural light makes for the best photos, but we do carry flashes for pictures that must be taken indoors.

Your Wedding Day

Together, we’ll put together a timeline for your wedding day to make sure we capture all those special moments, and then some.

Are you planning to do a first look? Do you want pictures of your wedding party getting ready? Maybe you want a few photos with your dogs or a silly one to use in your thank you cards. You’ll share all this and more in a questionnaire that’ll help us schedule time in the day to capture every single picture.

We’ll send you a suggested schedule based on the details your share, giving you plenty of time to make any adjustments and coordinate with other vendors. Your photography timeline will be nailed down 6-8 weeks before the big day. We’ll handle it all from there!

As the day gets closer, we’ll meet one more time to go over any last minute details. The full balance is due one week before your wedding day.

When Will I Get My Pictures?

Because we take on fewer weddings, we’re able to deliver all 400 pictures within 4-6 weeks. That’s a whole month sooner than most photographers!

We’ll also give you a sneak peek of the highlights within a week of your wedding day. Because who can wait a whole month before changing your profile picture to that “I do” moment?!

Make it even more special! We’ll put your pictures together in a gorgeous, leather bound album to showcase your wedding day. Albums are delivered in 2-3 months.

Let's Start Planning Your Wedding Day!

We can’t wait to meet you and start planning the pictures of your wedding day!

Send us the details of your wedding and we’ll be in touch shortly >>

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