We strive to help make your wedding experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible from the moment you book All the way to you're special day and beyond... Take a peek into the Photography by Christian James wedding experience below:
You’re engaged?! Well you’re in the right place! Make yourself at home.
THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE
Whatever category you may fall into, you won’t be disappointed! You’re in the right place and we are so glad you’re here!!
After being a professional photography team for over 5 years, you would think that we would grow weary of weddings, right?! The reality is, We have seen and photographed it all and the more that we shoot, the more that we fall in love with this job! The joy, the excitement, the gorgeous details, the tears, the dances with daddy, the portraits that take your breath away.... We love it all. Even after 5 years, We still can’t get over the fact that I have been trusted with preserving over hundreds of weddings!!
Before every wedding day begins and we leave to head to the venu Lisa and I sit in the car together and she re-checks my checklist to make sure we are super ready and that she has her comfy formal shoes and I remind her I need coffee on the way from Starbucks and before we leave we take a moment to think about how our couples are feeling and say a little prayer for them, their families and for the ability to capture our couple’s celebration with excellence and creativity! Besides raising our son, Logan, photographing weddings is truly one of the most rewarding parts of our life! The friendships and experiences that we’ve created with our CJ Couples lasts far beyond the wedding day and we believe that’s how it should be! We’re excited for you to keep scrolling to learn more about how being a CJ Bride isn’t your typical photography experience; it’s so much more!
begin at $3500
MICRO WEDDING (TINY WEDDING)
Complimentary Engagement Session
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing
We don’t believe that photography for your wedding is one-size-fits-all! We know that CJ Brides are special and unique, and we work VERY hard to find them! At Photography by Christian James we serve a specific type of bride who recognizes that if she wants joyful, genuine portraits of herself & her new groom, then she needs more than just good pictures. She needs an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with us is determining if we are the perfect fit for you! After getting to know you online, we’ll decide if we’re a match made to be and then we’ll move on to the booking process! ...
EXCITING!! You were made to be a CJ Couple! Now let’s make sure your date is safe and locked in so that we can make this of dream of yours a reality!!! We’ll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Now that you’re an official CJ Bride & Groom, it’s time to get started!! .... We can now begin planning all of the fun details for your engagement shoot! You will also receive the one-of-a-kind Christian James Engagement & Bridal Guide with 70+ pages of helpful information: what to wear, how to structure your timeline, how to prep for your big day and more!
Let the fun begin! After you book, we’ll schedule your engagement session. And don’t worry... we’ll teach you EVERYTHING! We thrive at helping our couples get comfortable and feel like themselves. Even if you think you’re not photogenic or if your fiancé “hates having pictures taken”, you will be killing it after 20 minutes have gone by! That’s all the time we need to get rid of nerves and start capturing the joy of this new chapter of your life together! Your only job during our session is to love each other - We will coach you through posing for the entire shoot. After your engagement session you’ll be featured on the CJ Blog and will also be sent your online gallery of images to download and share however you wish.
Once we’re 8 weeks out from your big day, we’ll start making sure that we’re completely prepared and ready for your wedding! We love creating custom timelines for our couples to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos! You know all of those beautiful portraits, fun friend shots, and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine??? We work with our CJ Couples to plan their day so that they can actually have images like that of their OWN!
It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let us get to work! We believe in telling the full story of our couples' wedding day and so we never shoot less than 6 hours. 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 while also capturing the moments in between in a creative & unique way. One of our favorite parts of the wedding day is our portrait time with the newlyweds and getting to meet our couple’s families and best friends!!
After your wedding day is over, you will receive an online gallery full of all of your wedding memories! HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of them! We encourage our CJ Couples to sit down with a glass of wine or their favorite beverage the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving their wedding day through their images! Soon after your gallery is delivered, you will receive your album design (if you ordered an album!) and you can begin the customization process!