We’re passionate about making things easy and comfortable for our brides, all while preserving memories to cherish for a lifetime.
We got married on a cold, rainy day in October of 2015. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, we don’t have any photographs from the day to look back on. We were robbed of the opportunity to have our memories of one of the happiest days of our lives preserved in any way. When we tell our daughter about our wedding day, words will have to suffice in lieu of photos. There will be no album for us to flip through with our grandchildren during our last days, and no prints for our great-grandchildren to discover in the bottom of a box in the attic after we’re long gone.
This is why we’ve dedicated our lives to preserving these memories for the brides and grooms we’re lucky enough to serve. While the memories of our day will fade with time, it’s our goal to tell the story of their wedding through our photographs, and ensure that the memories that day stretch over and past the course of a lifetime. We provide our clients with the best hand-crafted heirloom albums we could find, guaranteed to last long enough for your grandchildren to turn its pages.
It's not every day someone gets married. It's okay to feel nervous or like you're not sure what you're doing! We're wedding professionals who work more than 20 weddings each year. Let's walk through the wedding photography experience together, step by step!
FIRST UP: LET'S CHAT!↠
So you've decided – you HAVE to have Chelsey & Jordan photograph your wedding. We're so excited you're here! The first step is to schedule either a virtual or in-person meeting with us so that we can all get to know each other a little better! We'll talk about your wedding plans, walk you through a day in the dress of a Chelsey & Jordan bride, and discuss all of our different wedding collections.
NEXT: BOOK & CELEBRATE!↠
After the consultation, select the wedding collection that's perfect for you and let us know you're ready to book. It's that simple! Congratulations on becoming the next members of our little family! Over the next few weeks we'll get you all set up for being perfectly prepared for your wedding, including starting work on your timeline, getting all of your details nailed down, and sending you our 80-page bridal guide!
NEXT: ENGAGEMENT SESSION↠
BOOK & CELEBRATE
Let's face it: no one likes being in front of the camera. That is, until you've had your engagement session with us! Our main mission during this session is to get you guys warmed up, looking good, and completely comfortable with us before your big day. You get to see how we work behind the camera, we get to see how you work together in front of the camera, and to top it all off, you get some BEAUTIFUL portraits of the two of you!
NEXT: FINAL WEDDING PREP↠
We're serial over-preparers. You really should see us pack for vacations. For your wedding, this is a good thing! We'll send you questionnaires, check-ins, and can even hop on a zoom call to make sure we have every little detail nailed down BEFORE we arrive on your wedding day. Preparation is key to our main goal on the actual wedding day: to make sure you enjoy every. single. second.
NEXT: THE WEDDING DAY↠
FINAL WEDDING PREP
It's finally here! The day you've always been waiting for will come (and go!) much faster than you can imagine. As soon as we arrive on the day of, we become the biggest members of your fan club. Not only will we be taking photos, but we'll be pinning veils, bustling dresses, stacking chairs, and helping you dance the night away. We'll make sure you don't have an ounce of stress for the entire day, all while capturing beautiful photos.
NEXT: PHOTO DELIVERY & ALBUM CREATION↠
THE WEDDING DAY
We get started culling, editing, and preparing your images the second we get home from your wedding. We guarantee that you'll have access to your final digital gallery in under four weeks – much faster than industry standard! We'll also get started crafting your heirloom album – the one true keepsake you'll have to remember your big day. It's kind of a big deal.
BACK TO THE BEGINNING↠
DELIVERY & ALBUM CREATION
We use both a medium format film camera and a digital camera to capture the wedding day as it organically unfolds. When we take a photo on our film camera, we are forced to slow down and photograph the moments that truly matter. The ones that make us FEEL something in that moment. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s timeless. It’s a hands-on process with loading and unloading film, measuring the light, and ensuring the composition is perfect, but it's worth it to provide
tangible photographs that will stand the test of a lifetime. Film isn’t about being trendy. It’s about providing our clients with a luxury experience all while creating a timeless heirloom wedding album that will be passed down for generations. When supplemented with digital photography, you'll get the timeless look of film without sacrificing the number of photos delivered to you. Be sure to ask us more about this during your consultation – we love talking film!
Hunter & McKena stopped by our home for dinner, drinks, and to recount their C&J Experience!
Planning a wedding somewhere other than Ohio? We'd LOVE to be your photographers! Our destination wedding collections feature included travel costs, full weekend coverage, and a complimentary destination engagement session!
Your investment in wedding photography is not one that we take lightly. Having funded our own wedding, we know that they can be expensive. It’s our mission to make your investment in Chelsey & Jordan the best decision you can make for your wedding. Your experience with us will be about way more than just pretty pictures. You’ll get two people who listen, and truly understand you and your partner. We’ll craft your experience to perfectly fit your needs, wants and vision for your day. We’ll make sure you don’t lift a finger on your wedding day by working with vendors, venues, and family members, taking care of everything behind the scenes so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the happiest day of your life.
Your investment in us won’t end after the last dance. We’ll work together to create the finest hand-crafted heirloom album, which will allow you to tell the story of your wedding day for the rest of your lives. We’ll work with best-of-class printers to bring your memories to life in the form of prints and wall art to decorate your new home. We’ll be there to capture new memories as your family grows and gets older, documenting the many exciting twists and turns that life brings. When you invest in Chelsey & Jordan, you’re investing in yourselves, your family, and your future. Welcome to the C&J Family – we’re glad you’re here!
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