Bella Sera

Bella Sera Brides & Grooms

This custom page was created to answer the most commonly asked questions from bride and grooms who book the Signature Saturday & Fabulous Friday packages.

Our services for Signature Saturdays & Fabulous Fridays

Starting service at Bella Sera up to 2 1/12 Hours prior to your ceremony start. Ending service at the original reception end time.
Additional locations before the ceremony may be added for an additional charge.

Delivery time on the images is up to 6 weeks after the wedding day. Images will be delivered via the internet. A link will be emailed to you along with a release form. The site will allow you to download all of your high resolution images directly to your computer.

Starting service up to 3 Hours prior to your ceremony start. Ending service at the original reception end time.
We will discuss where you would like me start my services during the phone consultation 1 week prior to your wedding.

Delivery time on the images is up to 6 weeks after the wedding day. Images will be delivered via the internet. A link will be emailed to you along with a release form. The site will allow you to download all of your high resolution images directly to your computer.

The day typically begins with candids of the Bride and girls getting ready.

*Photographing the Dress, Shoes & jewelry before the bride gets dressed.

*Taking the Brides Immediate Family photographs along with the Bride and each Girl individually.
(Group shots of the Brides bridal party will be taken beforehand if possible. We will be photographing the bridal party separate and together after the ceremony)

On occasion the groom needs to be photographed first. We will go over the details of your Itinerary one week prior to your wedding day. However please feel free to contact me anytime you have questions.

The Grooms family & groomsmen are normally photographed after the Bride before the ceremony.

*Getting ready shots of the groom will depend on the amount of time with the photographer and where the ceremony takes place.

*For Ceremony On-Site at Bella Sera.
The groom normally arrives dressed and ready to be photographed immediately after the brides family portraits.

*Ceremony off site
You may choose to have the photographer show up where the groom is getting ready or meet them at the Church to photograph the family.

When we discuss your timeline the week before your wedding you may choose to make time for your first look.
If you choose to have a first look at Bella Sera you will have multiple options available.The outdoor location and the Grand staircase offer wonderful options for that perfect moment.
The Ceremony is candid in nature. I will Capture all the special moments without interrupting the service or your guests. My positioning makes it very easy to photograph his expression the first time he sees you walk down the isle.
Average Time frame for Alter Group shots is 15-20 minutes.
On-Site Ceremony
Once you walk down the isle you will normally head upstairs to have cocktails. After 10 minutes I will bring you,the bridal party and family back up to the Alter area for Family and Bridal party group images.

Off-Site Ceremony
After your guests have left the ceremony area or whenever it is appropriate I will bring you,the bridal party and family back up to the Alter area for Family and Bridal party group images.

Some couples wish to have all the group shots done with the Bride & Groom before the ceremony. We will go over your time schedule at the phone consultation to determine where this fits well within your wedding day timeline.

Average time is 15-20 Minutes
Bella Sera On-Site Ceremony
After the alter groupings we will head outside (weather permitting) to photograph the Bridal party and the Bride & Groom.

Off-Site Ceremony
Once we leave we can head straight to Bella Sera for outdoors or to any locations on the way that we have discussed in the phone consultation.

Some Couples wish to get all outdoors done before the ceremony. This in a option we can discuss at the phone consultation.

After the dance floor opens for the night you may wish to head outside for a few quick night shots. In a matter of 10 minutes I will capture some beautiful timeless images.
My services for Signature Saturdays & Fabulous Fridays include staying until the original end time of your reception.
I know that some of the best candids come at the final hours. At the end of the night when the lights come on I will say goodnight and give you an approximate time that your images will be ready to be viewed.