Jennifer Hayward Photography is relocating to Arizona! After serving the Midwest for over 7 years in the photography industry, we are now headed west! We will be relocating to Phoenix, AZ starting August 2017! I will be traveling back this fall for my wedding dates that are already booked, but am now focusing on serving Brides in Phoenix and the surrounding areas.
I love to be with Brides every step of the way and capture every moment of the big day! My style is both traditional and photo-journalistic. Throughout the whole day, I will be snapping candids of everything that is going on. I love to get all the unique details and capture the emotion of every moment! I also love to make sure we have plenty of time to set up some gorgeous posed shots of everyone looking their best that you will be able to proudly display on the wall for years to come!
While countless hours of planning and preparation for the venue, food, decorations, and music come beforehand, the only thing that will endure after the day finally comes and goes are the memories that you can treasure and display forever from your wedding photography. I believe that when planning your big day, this should be at the forefront of your mind. Jennifer Hayward Photography does free wedding consultations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, and Mesa, Arizona. In this wedding planning session, I want to hear about you and your vision for your wedding day. While I do not specialize in wedding planning, after photographing a countless number of weddings, I have tons of ideas to bounce off of you. I also know what works well and what doesn’t. The most important aspect that we will discuss is a tentative timeline. For this reason, I like to meet with brides in Springfield, AZ at the beginning stages of their wedding planning. Often brides may forget to factor in extra time for wedding photography. While I will be with you photographing every moment of your wedding day in candid and photojounalistic images, I want to be sure that we also have time for posed portraits that we can set up and make perfect.
As a bride in Phoenix, Arizona, when thinking about wedding photography it is important to think about your wedding timeline. Before the wedding, I love to capture all of the details–the decorations, the rings, the shoes, the dress, the special necklace that your grandma gave you. Often, brides want the preparation before the wedding captured as well– getting hair and makeup done, the time with your bridesmaids, putting on the dress, jewelry, and veil or jackets, ties, and cufflinks for the groom and groomsmen.
The next big decision is to decide if you and your fiance will see each other before you walk down the aisle on your wedding day. Many think that seeing each other before the bride walks down the aisle would make it less special. However, a new trend that I have come to love is the first look. There are many creative ways to do this, but usually it will be set up in a beautiful and intimate location with just the couple and of course the photographer to capture this special moment. Sometimes the groom will be blindfolded or with his back turned and the bride will sneak up or take the blind-fold off. As a wedding photographer in Phoenix, AZ, I have found that these moments are so special and fun to capture. I will be right there to capture the initial reaction and the emotions that follow.
If you choose this option for your wedding day, then afterwards, we can go ahead and take portraits of the bride and groom together while you look your best. We will get the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, family, etc. If you choose the more traditional approach for your Phoenix, Arizona wedding photography, I recommend still setting aside time before hand to take pictures. Often, I will take the bride and bridesmaids out separately while the groomsmen stay in their dressing room and vice versa. This way we can get some of the pictures done, so after the wedding we can just focus on the bride and groom together with the whole wedding party and family before going to the reception. Depending on the venue, all of the wedding photography may happen at one place. But sometime, there are two different locations for the wedding and reception and sometimes couples even choose to drive to another location for pictures. These are all things to think about as you plan your wedding in Phoenix, AZ. Contact Jennifer Hayward Photography today if you are planning a wedding in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler, or Mesa.