Don't you just melt when you bite into a caramel-filled square of dark chocolate? Isn't savoring a juicy burger over deep conversation with close friends the best? The moments we step outside of the hustle to truly enjoy an experience—even one as simple as snacking on chocolate—are the moments that make life, well, sweet!

This is how I want you to feel when you step in front of my lens. Like time just stops and the rest of the world falls away as you’re free to be totally yourself, interacting naturally with the people you love most in the whole universe. I’m totally convinced your photography experience should make you feel as joyful as you are when you discover a vintage leather skirt after flipping through every rack at that downtown thrift store! And I’ll stand by that from now until the day I hang up my camera! 

THE PENNY RALENE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING EXPERIENCE

I intend to give you so much more than a one-size-fits-all approach, and I look forward to showing you how. So, let’s dive in! 

I feel so lucky to have found her!

"Penny is literally the best. She made my fiancé and me so comfortable during our engagement session, and every single picture she took came out above my standards. I can’t choose a favorite! ”

-Melissa & Colton

THE PROCESS

Just 48 hours after your big day, while you’re still on your way to your honeymoon destination, you’ll receive a small sneak peek of your wedding gallery! And just 4-6 weeks later, you’ll be able to snuggle up close with the love of your life and relive the day your marriage began. I can’t wait to share these first heirlooms of your new family with you!



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RELIVE YOUR DAY

I know it feels like forever away, but your wedding day will be here before you know it! And I’ll be there with my camera to ensure not a single magical moment or delicate detail is missed. Just enjoy every bit of this celebration honoring the love you’ve found. Your incredible vendor team and I will do the rest!

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SAY “I DO”

The journey begins at my inquiry form. Just share a bit about yourselves, your celebration, and your wedding photography dreams, and I’ll be in touch to book your consultation!

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SAY HELLO

During our 45-minute consultation (either in person or over Zoom), we’ll have our “first date” as photographer and couple! We’ll discuss your wedding plans and imagine how you’d like to see it documented. Bring all your questions, and we’ll create your custom collection together. 

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

After our consultation, I’ll send a proposal your way. If you decide we are a perfect fit, I’ll send you a contract and retainer invoice. Once I receive both back from you, you’ll have officially booked your wedding photographer! Congratulations!

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SAVE YOUR DATE

Immediately after booking, we’ll begin planning your engagement session! This is where I’ll learn how you interact uniquely as a couple, giving me a window into what to keep an eye out for and how best to direct you on the big day. It’s also an opportunity to get to know each other a bit, so I show up on your wedding day feeling like a friend instead of a random stranger with a giant camera and a bag full of lenses!

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DOCUMENT YOUR LOVE STORY

A month before the big day, I’ll send you a pre-wedding questionnaire covering everything from your vendors to the flow of your day. This information will help me reach out to the appropriate vendors to introduce myself, and it will also give me what I need to create your wedding day timeline. 

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SETTLE THE DETAILS

Laying out a smoothly-flowing wedding day is as difficult as it is vital, but don’t worry! You don’t have to do it alone. In fact, you don’t really have to do it at all! I’ll take all the information you share with me to create a custom timeline just for you that gives you plenty of time to enjoy every aspect of your big day and get all the photos you want!

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PLAN YOUR DAY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:Will your second photographer be someone you’ve worked with before?
A: Absolutely! Because I choose my second photographers very carefully, I tend to work repeatedly with the same few. This means your second photographer and I will have a similar philosophy on style and approach. And I still edit all the images, ensuring a beautifully cohesive final gallery. 

Q: We don’t really need an engagement session, so can we remove it from our collection?
A: No, I ask that all of my couples step in front of my camera at least once before the wedding day. This is partly because it will help you become more comfortable in front of my lens before the big day, but it is also how I gather the information I need to deliver the best possible photos. Watching the two of you interact naturally helps me to capture you with authenticity, even in the middle of the wedding day whirlwind! Not to mention, engagement photos look beautiful on save the dates and bridal shower decorations!

Q: We’re shy and awkward and terrible at posing. Can you help us? 
A: I’m so glad you asked! I love helping bashful beauties feel like models! While it’s completely normal to feel uncomfy in front of a camera, you won’t feel that way for long when you work with me. I have a toolbox full of tips, tricks, and prompts to help you look your best and feel confident when the camera is clicking!

Q: How many images will we receive in our final gallery?
A: Because my wedding collections aren’t one size fits all, I can’t guarantee a single set number for every wedding gallery. Many factors, including how many hours of coverage you book and how long travel between locations takes, will affect your final photo count. However, you can generally expect between 45 and 60 images per hour of photography. 

Q: How will we receive our final gallery?
A: You’ll receive a link to a secure, digital gallery that allows you to share your images, create lists of your favorites, order prints, and download high-resolution files.

Q: This all sounds great! What forms of payment do you accept so we can book now?
A: Wonderful! I can’t wait to meet you during our consultation, plan your collection, and book your date! I accept all forms of electronic payment via my Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool, where I’ll set you up with your very own client portal. There, you’ll be able to view your proposal, sign your contract, and submit your payment. 


READY TO BOOK YOUR DATE?

and I can’t wait to give it to you. All you have to do is share a bit about yourselves, your upcoming celebration, and your hopes for your wedding photography. Then, I’ll be in touch to keep the conversation going! 

You deserve the wedding photography experience of your dreams