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Wedding
Guide

Cayton Heath Photography

Love, Cayton

I'm so honored that you are considering trusting me with capturing your wedding day! My team and I would love to celebrate with you 

With over 12 years of experience in the wedding and portrait photography industries I have the expertise you desire and the calm understanding you didn't realized you needed. Hand the reigns to me and I will capture your beautiful special day and you can check something off your to-do list!

Feel free to reach out at any point during the planning process!

JUST A NOTE

WELCOME 

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NO.

Achievements & Features

Add-Ons

  • Additional hours of coverage - $300 each
  • Additional non-shooter assistant- $300 for the day
  • Heirloom Albums- $300+
  • Custom Wall Art & Prints- various
  • Keepsake linen boxes- $250
  • Engagement Session package- $400
  • Bridal Portrait Session package- $400

  • Cayton & her team's time and talent
  • 8 hours of coverage
  • 1 - 2 additional shooters
  • 8x8 Heirloom Album or 16x20 wall art piece
  • Full Gallery of Digital Images of your wedding day.
  • Private design and ordering appointment with Cayton for any desired  heirlooms (albums or art)

Included

What is included & what is considered an add-on?

Our wedding day coverage is an all inclusive collection without having to pick and choose. Everything is plain and simple.

  Wedding

the

$2900

Signature

Below you'll find some handy tips for nailing down the perfect style.

Engagement sessions are a great way for us to connect and get to know each other before your big day arrives! You'll learn all about our posing structure and you'll be a pro by the end of your session! This will make your wedding day pictures a piece of cake!

Engagement Session Wedding Package Add-On Pricing: $400

& why we love them!

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

2.
NO.

no way, jose

  • Being "matchy-matchy"
  • White Socks That Stick Out
  • Big Logos and Writing on Shirts
  • Anything Red, Pink, or Orange (competes with skin tone)
  • Something that just isn't YOU
  • Something uncomfortable that needs constantly adjusted

  • Professional Hair and Makeup
  • Complementary color schemes
  • Comfortable + easy to move in
  • Flowly skirts or tops that show movement
  • Something you feel AMAZING wearing - we want you to feel confident and look your best!

yes! yes! yes!

Engagement Photo Styling Tips

Engagement sessions are typically 60 minutes. If you won't be using Client Wardrobe I recommend you bring an extra outfit, as you may wish to have two different "looks". Below you'll find some general guidelines to narrow down your perfect outfit.

what to wear

See the list

THAT'LL MAKE FOR AN EPIC WEDDING DAY

VENDORS

Recommended

3.
NO.

FLORAL DESIGN

More Coming Soon

WEDDING PLANNER

*Coming Soon*
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VIDEOGRAPHY

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WEDDING DRESS

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RENTALS

CALLIGRAPHY

My second shooter Courtney does
calligraphy. Message me for details.

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DJ & BANDS

CATERING & BAR

CLOSE

DETAILS

BONUS: EXTRA FLOWERS 

I love getting to capture all the special details you've curated for your wedding day.

Details are one of the first things I'll photograph when I arrive on your wedding day so it's great if you have all these items in once place that morning. The list below is a great starting point if you're not sure what to include! 

ENGAGEMENT + WEDDING bands (& if you have a pretty ring box!)

I once had a bride bring her grandmother's handkerchief. This is completely optional - but if you have something sentimental you'd like styled with your details, I love including family heirlooms in your detail shots.

groom detail checklist

SENTIMENTAL KEEPSAKES

2 FULL SETS WITH ENVELOPES + STAMPS & ANY OTHER PAPER STATIONARY YOU MAY HAVE (LIKE PROGRAM CARDS, ETC)

SHOES
VEIL
BOUQUET
HAIR PIECES
JEWELRY
VOW BOOK

His shoes
Socks
Cuff Links
Tie or Bow Tie
Pocket Square
Boutonnière
Vows Book
Rings

ANYTHING ELSE SPECIAL OR SENTIMENTAL.

I'd LOVE TO HAVE A FEW CUTS OF THE FLORALS YOU'LL BE USING THROUGHOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY. IF YOUR FLORIST WILL SUPPLY A SMALL BUCKET OF EXTRA PIECES I CAN INCORPORATE THOSE IN YOUR DETAIL SHOTS.

bride detail checklist

Dress & Hanger
Rings & Ring Box

(IF THEY'RE SPECIAL)

wedding day

4.
NO.

INVITATION SUITE 

PRINT THIS CHECKLIST!

THE RINGS

Soak your ring in warm water with dishwashing soap for 20 to 40 minutes. Then gently brush the stone with a soft toothbrush, rinse and repeat if needed.

I love capturing the detail of your rings up close. If possible, try to have your engagement ring cleaned or clean it yourself.

To clean at home:

01. A FIRST LOOK GIVES YOU QUIET MOMENT ALONE

Wedding days go by in a blur. As soon as the day begins there is so much to do and so many people to see. Doing a first look will give the two of you a moment alone (with a camera shooting from afar) to soak it all in and think through what the day means to you.

02. MORE TIME FOR PICTURES & YOUR RECEPTION

When you have a first look, we can take pictures of the two of you, the bridal party, and some family pictures before the ceremony even begins. This makes the day less rushed and allows us to take more pictures too!
Once you're married, we won't need as much time set aside for photos and you can get to your cocktail hour and reception sooner!

03. POSSIBLY AVOID bad WEATHER

If there's bad weather on the forecast, a first look gives you the option to get pictures done earlier in the day and possibly avoid being stuck in the rain!

First look

WONDERING IF A FIRST LOOK IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

5.
NO.

First look or not, the first time you see each other on your wedding day will be special.

04. get out all your tears without the audience

A first look give both of you a moment to cry without the audience of all your wedding guests. You can get all your tears out knowing you'll have time to freshen up before pictures too.

It's a special moment when you see your other half for the first time on your wedding day. It'a a moment worth remembering whether you do or a first look or wait for an epic reveal as you walk down the aisle.

If you're wondering whether or not to do a first look on your wedding day, here are some ideas to consider.

"I love her. and that's the beginning and the end of everything."

- F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

6.
NO.

VIEW TIMELINE

VIEW TIMELINE

EXAMPLE TIMELINE

EXAMPLE TIMELINE

BUILDING THE PERFECT

with a 

first look

no first look

traditional

Whether you choose to do a first look or the traditional (not seeing each other until the bride walks down the aisle), we'll work with you to create the perfect wedding day schedule. Take a look at the examples below to get a general idea of when to plan for photos on your wedding day.

12:00 pm

COVERAGE BEGINS & DETAIL SHOTS

12:45 pm

BRIDE GETS DRESSED + FIRST LOOK WITH DAD

1:00 pm

BRIDAL PORTRAITS + BRIDES AND BRIDESMAID PORTRAITS

1:30 pm

GROOM'S FINAL PREPARATIONS & DETAILS

2:00 pm

GROOM + GROOMSMEN PORTRAITS

2:30 pm

FIRST LOOK PORTRAITS

3:15 pm

BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOS

4:00 pm

HIDE BRIDE AWAY

4:30 pm

ceremony detail shots

5:00 pm

ceremony begins

5:30 pm

family photos + cocktail hour

6:00 pm

candid cocktail hour photos

6:15 pm

photograph reception area + details

6:30 pm

reception begins

6:40 pm

grand entrance + first dance

6:45 pm

dinner is served

7:15 pm

toasts

7:30 pm

special dances + dancing

7:45 pm

cake cutting, bouquet + garter toss

8:00 pm

exit photos + coverage ends

with a 

first look timeline example

CLOSE TIMELINE

FIRST LOOK

1:00 PM

COVERAGE BEGINS & DETAIL SHOTS

2:00 PM

BRIDE GETS DRESSED + FIRST LOOK WITH DAD

2:30 PM

BRIDAL PORTRAITS + BRIDES AND BRIDESMAID PORTRAITS

3:00 PM

GROOM'S FINAL PREPARATIONS & DETAILS

3:30 PM

GROOM + GROOMSMEN PORTRAITS

4:30 pm

PHOTOGRAPH GUESTS ENTERING CEREMONY

5:00 pm

ceremony begins

5:30 pm

family photos + cocktail hour

5:45 PM

BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOS

6:10 pm

BRIDE + GROOM PORTRAITS

6:45 pm

PHOTOGRAPH RECEPTION AREA

7:00 PM

RECEPTION BEGINS

7:10 PM

GRAND ENTRANCE + FIRST DANCE

7:15 pm

DINNER IS SERVED

8:00 PM

CAKE CUTTING, BOUQUET + GARTER TOSS

8:30 PM

DANCING

9:00 PM

exit photos + coverage ends

without a first look

traditional timeline example

CLOSE TIMELINE

Traditional

4:00 PM

PHOTOGRAPH CEREMONY SITE

"You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known - and even that is an understatement."

- F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

FAMILY PORTRAITS

A FEW HELPFUL TIPS + TRICKS

crowd management

It's great if you can assign a friend or family member to help make sure we have everyone we need for family photos. This person should know who everyone on the photo list is but not be in too many photos themselves.

KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN THE LOOP

It makes the whole process of family photos faster when everyone in them knows what to expect. Let your family members (or anyone else who will be in a photo) to stick around as soon as the ceremony ends so that we don't have to take extra time finding everyone who's walked away.

short + sweet

Family photos aren't anyone's favorite part of a wedding day and we try to take them as efficiently as possible. With that said, keep in mind that every grouping typically takes 2-3 minutes to pose. We want to make sure we get all the family photos that need to be taken without cutting into your cocktail hour or reception too much!

create a list

We'll ask you for a list of family picture groupings a few weeks before the day of your wedding. Please make sure you list everyone's first name so that we know who to call for when we're grouping people together for a photo.
(There's a template below that's super easy to customize!)

7.
NO.

sample family photos list

BRIDE'S GRANDPARENTS

BRIDE'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY + GRANDPARENTS

BRIDE'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY

BRIDE'S SIBLINGS

BRIDE'S PARENTS

GROOM'S GRANDPARENTS

GROOM'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY + GRANDPARENTS

GROOM'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY

GROOM'S SIBLINGS

GROOM'S PARENTS

THE BRIDE + GROOM WITH...

PRINT & CUSTOMIZE THIS LIST!

RECEPTION + GRAND EXIT

8.
NO.

RECEPTION

During your reception, I will be taking photos of the speeches and dancing as well as candid shots of your guests. I will always be availabe to grab a photo of you with a group of guests that may have not been in a planned group photo. I love being your personal paparazzi!

Grand exits

Grand exits are such a fun bookend to your day! They typically consist of a human tunnel along with sparklers, bubbles, glow sticks or something else to celebrate with! 
It is helpful if you can designate a few people attending your reception to help organize people into two lines and distribute whatever they will holding.
If you're up for it, I like to have couples run through the tunnel twice to make sure we get that EPIC send off photo!

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

- Dr. suess

IMAGE DELIVERY

IN A CURATED ONLINE GALLERY

9.
NO.

view a sample gallery

Emily & JD

HOW IT WORKS

One of my favorite parts of the wedding experience is delivering your beautiful gallery of images! When your photos are edited and ready, you'll receive a link to your online gallery. This is a URL where you will have access to all of your images at high resolution. You can scroll through, view, shop, and download them at any time. You'll also be able to share this link with friends and family so they can relive your best day with you!

A design and ordering appointment is included
with every wedding package if you would like
my expertise in creating your heirlooms.

THE HIGHEST QUALITY AlbUMS FOR YOUR MOST TREASURED MOMENTS. THESE QUALITY BOOKS WILL LIVE ON FOR GENERATIONS.

WEDDING ALBUM

Heirloom

10.
NO.

ALBUM DESIGN

A few weeks after your wedding (once you've received your online gallery!) we can start designing your wedding album if that is the heirloom you chose. The process is super easy and you'll get to pick exactly how you want it, plus if you are the DIY type there is a super user friendly album designer within your gallery shop.

Link to album guide

PICK YOUR OPTIONS

You'll have the chance to pick out your album size, material and color. I have a page outlining all of the choices!

1.

Album Page Layout

Once your options are selected, I'll create the page layouts using the best of your wedding day photos. When I'm done I'll send a proof your way and we can make any changes you want.

2.

Enjoy your alubm

Once everything looks good to go and you like the layout, I will order your album and have it sent directly to you.

3.

Album design process

Feel free to shoot me an
email with any questions!
photos@caytonheathphotography

Happily Ever After

11.
NO.

A Photographer for all Seasons

I love being able to serve my wedding couples with portraits as they go throughout their lives. I am a photographer for all of life's seasons!

From maternity to newborn- to birthday to family. It would be my honor to capture every aspect of your life and provide you with cohesive portraits that become your families legacy of heirlooms.

The VIP Bridal bonus

If I have worked with you for your wedding and you are interested in having portrait work done you are in for a treat! All my past brides and grooms receive 10% off portrait sessions and products for life. My pricing may change over the years but your 10% off will never go away!

How exciting is that!

Guide DESIGN BY RACHEL KICK & website design by BT Creative

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The Team

We've Got Your WEdding Covered

Karli

    Cayton                                               Courtney