1. INQUIRY AND  BUILD
YOUR OWN COLLECTION 

The WEDDING Experience

Wedding photography is the longest lasting investment that you make for you wedding, and therefore choosing your photographer is the MOST important decision you will make when planning your wedding day.  Through this art, your perfect moments will be captured with beauty and creativity that will let you relive your wedding day for years to come. We strive to make your wedding experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible from the moment you book to the final delivery of your beautiful online gallery. 

Take a peek into The Bella Lumiere Wedding Experience below: 



Upon inquiry, you will receive our Wedding Brochure with a list of the services (and prices) that we offer for you to choose from as you build your own collection.  What does it mean to build your own collection? It’s super simple: 1. Choose the number of hours that you want photography coverage, 2. Choose your add-ons, like an engagement session, or a wedding film, or an after-wedding photo session, 3. Submit the brochure with the final pricing tabulated according to your choices, and 4. Be on the lookout for your custom online booking proposal where you can review your selections and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! YAY, we're booked and you are now a Bella Lumiere Couple!!

2. ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Welcome to the family!! We will begin sending you emails periodically that are full of helpful tips about how to get the most from your wedding photography purchase including topics like what to wear to your engagement session, how to structure your wedding day timeline, how to prep for your BIG day and much, much more! And when it’s time to begin planning all of the fun details for your engagement session, we will work together to choose the perfect locations and outfits. During your 2-hour session, the only thing you have to do is love each other… we take care of the rest! Riley-Payton will teach you the basics of posing and coach you through variations or modifications of those poses that are not only flattering to you as a couple but flattering to both of you individually. This time is perfect practice for your BIG day and allows us to get to know each other in an un-rushed, non-stressful way before your wedding. It will allow you time to get comfortable in front of our cameras, work through any nerves or the dreaded “hate to have my picture taken” feeling and address any areas of concern so they can be minimized or hidden through the use of creative posing. Believe me, we understand how intimidating it can be to have a camera pointed at you!  Soon after your engagement session, you will be featured on the Bella Lumiere Blog and be sent your online gallery of beautiful images to download and share however you wish.

3. PLANNING AND TIMELINE

As your wedding planning progresses, we are here to help with anything you need… anything from vendor recommendations, to timeline preparation, to planning suggestions, and lots more. When we are about 8 weeks out from your BIG day, we will send you a robust questionnaire and make plans to meet in person or chat over the phone to finalize details, answer last-minute questions, and put together your wedding day timeline with any must have photos. That way, when you wake up on the morning of your wedding, you will feel stress free and can focus on marrying the man of your dreams! 

4. WEDDING DAY

Woohoo, it’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax, and let us get to work! We believe in telling our couples’ personal love story in its entirety. That means that we will show up early on your wedding day and stay as long as you want us too, even it is longer than the number of hours you originally purchased. If you do ask us to stay longer than originally agreed upon, no biggie, we are already there and will just send over the invoice for the difference 24-48 hours after your wedding day. You can pay it online with the payment method of your choice. This day is going to be a blur to you and so we make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every Bride needs for her album or wall art while also capturing the candid moments in between in a creative & unique way. We pride ourselves in getting the shot while being non-obtrusive, so we don’t take away from your special moments throughout the day and during your ceremony. One of our favorite parts of the day is meeting our couple’s families and friends. It’s such an exciting time for all involved. As soon as your wedding is over, be sure to keep an eye on your email because we are known for sending over sneak peek photos from your wedding within the first 24 hours. And soon after your wedding day, you will be featured on the Bella Lumiere Blog and be sent your online gallery of beautiful images to download and share.

5. GALLERY DELIVERY +
 ALBUM DESIGN + WALL ART

You can expect to receive your finished gallery of images approximately three to four weeks following your wedding day. Your beautifully displayed online gallery is where you are able to download, share, and print all of the high-resolution digital files. They are backed up online, so your gallery won’t disappear on you! Your online gallery also comes with a very unique feature… the ability to curate, design, and print your very own custom wedding album and art for your wall. Most couples design their wedding album and at least one large piece of art for their wall within the first few months of being newlyweds. Your parents can order the same wedding album and wall art as you designed or create their own custom ones at their convenience.  

“Timeless, romantic, vibrant images that tell your personal love story”

It's all about the MOMENTS...

It's all about the MOMENTS...

It's all about the MOMENTS...

claysburg, pa

Riley-Payton and Matthew were a dream come true for our wedding this past October. I found them while in search of the best bargain photography I could find. I quickly learned of all the value I would get by hiring Riley-Payton and Matthew and decided to spend the extra money. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I did that. Riley-Payton was so personable, answering every single question and thought I had when planning our special day. She may have put as much time into reassuring me about my day as she did actually photographing it! Her kindness and skill went far beyond simply taking and editing photos. She made sure I felt comfortable in my own body, giving me a few posing tips and paying extra attention to certain areas during editing, recommended I get specific umbrellas when we thought we would be having a rainy wedding, helped create the day-of schedule including all details, even well before she arrived on scene. She and Matthew arrived the day before and were there for our rehearsal to see the venue and make a plan for how to best capture our memories the next day. We now have beautiful, creative, artistic images that provoke so many memories and emotion- all without feeling like our day was focused on Only photography. I know that my husband and I will keep in touch with these amazing people for years to come and will gladly hire them for all formal pictures in our life time!

-Jessica L.

"I know that my husband and I will keep in touch with these amazing people for years to come and will gladly hire them for all formal pictures in our lifetime!." 



KIND WORDS from lovely couples

We can't wait to learn more about you and your wedding!

Thank you for taking time to stop by and learn more about the Bella Lumiere Wedding Experience. We are so happy that you love our photos enough to request more information! Contact us below to see if we are available for your wedding date and to receive more information about the Bella Lumiere Wedding Experience and becoming a Bella Lumiere Bride!  

Fingers crossed!