Wedding FAQs


*Can we remove the engagement session or trade it for credit?

The engagement session is completely complimentary so removing it will not alter the cost of the package.  But I LOVE doing these engagement sessions with you because it gives us a chance to not only get to know one another and let you feel comfortable in front of the camera but also gives you tons more extra images for things like announcements, save-the-dates, and even a guest sign in book!

*What is a first look?

A first look is a soft moment between the two of you prior to the ceremony that we set up so you can see each other and have your bridal portraits taken without stress and as just the two of you. I work with you on creating this special moment and incorporating it into your timeline.  Of course, if you’d rather have the surprise I totally respect that as well.

*Have you shot at our venue?

There are many venues here, and although I may have shot at your location before, I also may not have and that’s ok!  I love doing a walkthrough of the venue prior to the big day because every wedding is different and it’s perfect for finding those beautiful portrait spots too!  You’ll still receive the same amazing experience and images.



*Engagement sessions

While I of course have a set list of locations I love around the area we can go to, I would love to hear locations that have special meaning to you whether it be a first date spot, where you first met, a hiking trail, or the local college campus.  The most important thing is having the location at a place you love!

I also get asked what to wear for these, and my response will vary based off your style and personalities cause I want you both to feel and look AH-MAZE-ING! HAve fun with it!  We can usually get in 1-2 outfits so you can go for a casual feel and mix it up and get fancy!

And I’m happy to help based off your style.  Accessorizing and layers bring a whole lot of fun to the session too.  I’m even happy to have your furbaby come along as well.  But let’s go to your favorite little coffee shop, hike a back trail, or even head to Disneyland! I’m down!

Sample Timeline

1pm – arrival and getting ready shots

1:30pm – detail shots

2pm – getting into gown

2:30pm – first look/ couples’ bridal portraits

3:30pm – bridal party portraits

4:30pm – relax before ceremony

5pm – ceremony

5:30pm – ceremony end

5:45pm – family formals (and any additional couple & bridal party portraits)

6:45pm – grand entrance into first dance

7pm – dinner/toasts

8pm – cake cutting/parent dances/garter & bouquet toss/shoe game/etc

8:45pm – opening dance

10pm – departure unless there is a formal exit planned

*Remember, this is just a sample timeline and will vary based off your coverage, start time, events, and if you are doing a first look.  This represents a sample full 10 hour wedding day of coverage.





The momentos to relive the nostalgia & pass along to future generations

Bound Albums

The classic look of a book style album with a hard cover in your choice of genuine Italian leather or linen with beautiful flush mounted pages all custom designed with your favorite images available in two sizes.  Choose the petite 5×5 version a parent gift as well.

Unbound Albums (think hope chest)

This Amish handcrafted walnut unbound album, much like a hope chest, allows you to relive each moment individually and add keepsakes for your own personal heirloom box that you can continue to add to over the years as your story together goes on to be written.  Available in two sizes as well.

Gallery Wrapped Canvases

The classic clean lines of your favorite portrait printed on archival stretched canvas ready to hang or be framed.  Gorgeous as a stand alone large art piece.

Lagniappe Canvases

Lagniappe is a Louisiana French word meaning “a little something extra” and that’s exactly what these beautiful canvas prints have! Printed on matte flat canvas, bordered with reclaimed wood and having accents of jute and copper it truly is it’s own art piece.  And since the lagniappe is made with reclaimed wood each one will be unique.

Fine Art Museum Prints

Above & beyond your average print these stunning museum quality prints are printed with a paper company that has been around for over 400 years with 80-200 year ink all individually inspected, hand cut and finished with a protectant from UV rays, dirt, fingerprints, and moisture.  They are truly a work of art with a portion of the proceeds from these going to

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  • Jae mastonFebruary 11, 2016 - 9:24 am

    Just wondering if your available for May 14,2016 and maybe some prices of you are. Thank youReplyCancel

    • zellmannphotography@gmail.comFebruary 11, 2016 - 11:26 am

      Good morning Jae!

      I just sent you off an email with all the information in it. Congratulations again and I can’t wait to talk with you more about it! 🙂