The Wedding Experience
I am so glad you're here. There is nothing on earth quite like marriage, and I would be honored to capture the first moments of the rest of your life as husband and wife!
I can't wait to hear all about your love story: what brought you together, what makes you two great, and what most excites you about your marriage.
If you're interested in learning more about working together, please contact me below. Otherwise, scroll down to get more of an idea of what it's like to be a Sami Renee Bride!
There is nothing on this earth quite like marriage, and I would be honored to capture the first moments of the rest of your life as husband and wife! I can't wait to hear all about your love story: what brought you together, what makes you two great, and, most importantly, what excites you about your marriage.
As an Indianapolis wedding photographer, my goal is to capture the whole story of your wedding with a variety of images. The smile you give your bridesmaids as you slip into your dress, the way your mother watches as your hair and makeup come together, the moment you first become husband and wife for life, the laughter you share with those you love most, the quick hug you squeeze in with your very best friend, the kisses you sneak with your other half on the dance floor — every moment matters, and it is my JOY to capture them big or small.
If you’re interested in booking me for your wedding, please contact me below so I can learn a little more about you. In the meantime, scroll down to get more of an idea of what it's like to be a Sami Renee Bride!
Love love love,
Hey there, gorgeous bride!
After you get in touch, I will send a detailed Investment Guide your way with all you need to know about the booking process. Next up is a phone chat or Skype date to get to know each other more. A retainer and contract will make your date official, and then the real fun begins!
Engagement sessions are my favorite: not only do we get to know each other more, but we'll have a blast while doing so! Your only job is to love on each other as I direct you just enough to keep things authentic - you'll be pros before you know it! The session includes a print release to all edited images online.
As your big day gets closer, we will plan another Skype session or phone date to catch up, discuss any day-of logistics, and create an ideal timeline for your wedding day. I love helping my brides piece together the schedule of their day!
The day has finally arrived, and I'll be there to document it all: bridal details, getting ready, your first look and portraits, family formals, the ceremony & reception, and more! It's time for you to sit back and enjoy the day with all the people you love the most!
I want you to be able to re-live your day outside of just a screen on your phone. Wedding Albums are personally crafted by me to tell your whole story and are the perfect addition to your wedding package. Parent Albums are also available upon request.
The Wedding Experience
Joy-filled occasions celebrating the promise of forever.
Joy-filled occasions for happily ever afters.
"Sami is an absolute joy to work with! She truly cares about making the day special for you, and because of that she really helps make the day as stress-free as possible. She was responsive, sweet, and really excited to work with my husband and me. She really captured every single moment for us and I feel so lucky to be able to relive the day through her gorgeous photos whenever I want."
- Holly & Robbie
[Sami] is so much more than just a photographer. We hired Sami about a year before our wedding, and throughout the year, she stayed in touch to see how we were doing and to see if we had any questions. Planning a wedding can be quite stressful, and Sami was so helpful in answering any questions we had and making suggestions. It truly felt like we were working with friends rather than someone we hired to photograph our special day. Sami captured so many special moments before and during our ceremony and reception, and all of our family, bridal party, and bride and groom portraits are wonderful!
- Allison & Mike
"Sami has an incredible talent for capturing genuine smiles, the sweetest looks, and beautiful details! Beyond doing amazing work, she is so easy to work with and makes the whole experience exciting and fun. We were so happy to have her be a part of our wedding experience and can not recommend her more!"
- Kelsey & Dean
Not only are Sami's photos amazing, but she is so great to work with!! Her photos are exactly the style I was looking for...light and natural. With a million things to worry about when planning a wedding, it has been such a relief to not have to worry about our photography because I know Sami's got it covered!! She is so on top of everything and genuinely cares about getting the best photos and making you feel comfortable. I couldn't ask for anything else in a wedding photographer!
- Bekah & Brad
We are very thankful to have had Sami photograph our wedding day! She was professional and organized throughout the entire wedding planning process. She helped create a timeline for the day of, which was very helpful to keep the day running smoothly. She was so fun and relaxed, but also prepared. We always felt like we were in good hands with Sami. She did such a great job of capturing all of the special moments and we are very thankful to have so many great pictures from our wedding day.
- Brandi & Adam
I couldn't be happier with the pictures that Sami Renee Photography took for me! Sami is very talented at making her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and makes the whole process very fun and smooth. She is very easy to communicate with throughout the planning process, and I would recommend her to anyone!
- Christina & Scott
1) I love your work and want to book! When should I reach out to you?
Once you've set a date, the sooner the better! You definitely want to inquire with your wedding date as soon as you find a photographer you love in order to make sure you're on their calendar! Most of my brides book 9-12+ months in advance.
4) When is the best time to schedule our engagement photos?
Whenever works best for you! If you'd like to use images for your Save the Dates, then we'll want to get your session on the calendar sooner as opposed to later. Once we're official, we'll discuss more details -- what season you'd like, outfits, and more! I love to schedule engagement sessions during golden hour (near sunrise or sunset) for a romantic glow.
3) How would you describe your photography style?
I use a combination of an editorial and lifestyle photojournalist approach to wedding day! I love to capture your relationship and story as it is, but don't worry, I will provide plenty of direction to ensure that you and your man feel comfortable and confident. I am a very natural editor, and I love images that are bright and airy with lots of color! I am a natural editor and love light and clean images that look real.
2) Your package comes with 8 hour of coverage. Will that be enough time?
For most weddings, absolutely yes! In my experience, eight hours is the perfect amount of time to capture your day: from the getting ready hours in the morning until the dancing begins! I typically need 45 minutes before the bride gets into her dress to capture detail photos and getting ready pictures, and I love to stay about 30 minutes past the last formal event of the reception. Of course, if your ceremony and reception are very spread out, you can always add hourly coverage when we put together your custom timeline!
5) How long will our session last?
Engagement sessions are around one hour, depending on the number of outfit changes or locations we visit.
6) What about props?
That's completely up to you! I've had couples bring along soccer balls or football jerseys to express a common hobby or interest in the past. I love photographing natural moments and focusing on your interactions and relationship, but we can definitely include any meaningful items you'd like. And, for the record, I am ALL for pets, too!! :)
7) Will our package include the digital files for printing and downloading?
YES! You will receive all of the edited, high-resolution photos within three to four weeks from your engagement session and two months from your wedding date via a stunning online gallery. From there, you will be able to download, share, and print whichever images you choose! I love to share a sneak peek or two along the way, too. :)
WEDDING DAY INVESTMENT