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IVORY + BLISS

WELCOME

hey there! you’re probably overwhelmed with all the wedding information out there, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. we are here to help make your lives a little easier!

 the information in this planning guide is meant to help you through (almost) all of your photography-related questions, so you can be relaxed and excited for your big day.

 if you still have questions afterwards, don’t hesitate to get in touch! we are here for you every step of the way and would love to set up a time to meet with you to discuss more about your big day!

 W E   A R E   B L E S S E D   T O   H A V E   S U C H   
W O N D E R F U L   C L I E N T S   &   C A N ’ T
 W A I T   T O   G E T   T O   K N O W   Y O U   B E T T E R !

XOXO

MEET LINDSAY

i’m lindsay, the owner, wedding photographer, and designer of ivory+bliss. i love being able to share in the love of two individuals and feel blessed to get to work with such wonderful people each day!

based out of cedar rapids, ia, i’ve been shooting weddings for over eight years now. it is crazy to think of where we started and how far we’ve grown!

everything i do comes down to one simple goal-to make the lives of my clients easier. if that means coming up with achievable decor and floral ideas, creating your invitations, bustling your dress on your wedding day, or coordinating timelines, i am here to help you make the wedding of your dreams become a reality!

 when im not photographing weddings, you can find me either cuddled in bed with my hubby nate, and our little guy, mason brooks or probably at target! i love to travel, instagram my face off, and couldn’t live without coffee, donuts, oreos, or avocado! my all time celebrity crush is jason bateman and i don’t care who knows it, and i am embarassingly, still afraid of the dark! 

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MEET karlee

i’m karlee! the editor of ivory+bliss and main lifestyle + wedding associate wedding photographer!

i started with ivory+bliss back in 2016 while i was an ivory+bliss bride! i have always had a passion for all things creative, and went to school for graphic design! when ivory+bliss posted a job listing for editor, i knew right away i wanted to join the crew!

 whether it’s editing a gorgeous wedding, creating custom calligraphy signs for our clients, or photographing my newest couple, i love that my job allows me to be apart of so many different aspects of their wedding journey.

 when im not working, you can find me hanging at home obsessing over all of my fixer upper dreams, chasing our wild child gannon, and baby rowen, online shopping, or pinning my face off. i need a diet mt. dew everyday to function, im obsessed with tacos+queso and i have never flown in my life-who wants to send me to mexico?!

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“A PORTRAIT IS NOT MADE IN THE CAMERA BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT.”

-EDWARD STEICHEN

COLLECTIONS

DETAILS 

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8 hours of coverage online gallery of all images
print rights
free travel within 1 hour
free stationary design 

8 hours of coverage online gallery of all images
print rights
free travel within 1 hour
free stationary design 
engagement session

10 hours of coverage online gallery of all images
print rights
free travel within 1 hour
free stationary design 
engagement session

$3,500

$3,875

$4,250

Still don’t see a package that best fits your needs? Let us know, and we would be happy to create you a custom package!

 All wedding collections include high-res digital edited images and a single photographer. Check out our A La Carte section for more products & services. All services are subject to sales tax.



 OFF SEASON Weddings between December-March will receive $500 off any package

OFF SEASON

“EVERYTHING HAS BEAUTY, BUT NOT EVERYONE SEES IT.”

CONFUCIUS

stationary design

save the dates
invitations
rsvp cards
detail cards
rehearsal dinner invitations bridal shower invitations bachelorette invitations thank you cards

WEDDING PAPER

reception paper

programs
menu cards
place cards
welcome signs
seating charts
bar menus
food menus
 dessert menus

AS A THANK YOU FOR BOOKING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY WITH US,
WE OFFER FREE STATIONARY DESIGN.
 HERE ARE SOME COMMON SIZES + ITEMS WE DESIGN:

$1/each
press printed card
double sided printing
comes in quantities of 25
white envelopes included

 *save the dates
*rsvp cards *detail cards *thank you cards

4 x 5.5

5 x 7

$2 /each
press printed card
double sided printing
comes in quantities of 25 white envelopes included

 *invitations
*rehearsal dinner invitations
*bridal shower invitations *bachelorette invitations

4 X 8  |. 5.5 X 11

$2.25 /each
press printed card
double sided printing
comes in quantities of 25


 *programs
*menu cards

DON’T SEE THE ITEM OR SIZE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
 EMAIL US FOR A CUSTOM PRICING!

A LA CARTE

ALL PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO SALES TAX SHIPPING AVAILABLE FOR $10 PER ITEM

4x6 - $4
5x7 - $7
8x10 - $15
11x14 - $30
set of 8 wallets - $10

16x20 - $100
20x30 - $125
24x30 - $150
24x36 - $175
30x40 - $2000

16x20 - $200
20x30 - $250
24x30 - $300
24x36 - $350
30x40 - $400

LOOSE PRINTS

foam mount

canvas wrap

ASK ABOUT ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PUT TOGETHER A CUSTOM COLLECTION.

add ons

albums

additional hours: $385 / hour
additional photographer: $750
a la carte engagement session: $750
additional album spreads: $20 / spread custom 4x2 inch album debossing: $65 custom 7x3 inch album debossing: $90

8x8 custom album: $750
10x10 custom album: $1,000
12x12 custom album: $1,250
*all albums are from Red Tree Albums, includes 15 spreads, 30 pages and your choice of linen or leather cover

THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

IF THERE’S A SPECIAL LOCATION YOU’D LIKE TO USE FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, LET US KNOW! WE ARE ALWAYS UP FOR EXPANDING OUR PORTFOLIO!

let’s face it, when we are feeling ourselves, you can read it on our faces, am i right ladies?! we want you feeling confident and beautiful during your session! if you want to get glammed up for your engagement session check out our beauty vendor list!



add more personality to your photos by choosing the location of your session! whether it’s the local coffee shop or a local park where you first met your soon-to-be spouse, let us know if there is a place that is sentimental to you!

we typically like to do your engagement session 9-12 months before your wedding date so that you can get your save the dates out in time. we typically photograph engagement sessions monday - thursday, around 1.5 hours before sunset!




 wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident! patterns, bold colors, and accessories photograph really well. feel free to get creative with your wardrobe! we highly recommend rocking just one outfit so you can spend your time having fun, and not changing a lot.

OUTFITS

LOCATION

scheduling

hair + makeup

“I’VE NEVER FELT VERY COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, BUT AFTER GETTING OUR PHOTOS BACK, IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING. I CAN’T WAIT TO FIND AN EXCUSE TO BOOK ANOTHER SESSION WITH IVORY+BLISS”

- HANNAH BENDER

+ WHAT IS REQUIRED TO OFFICIALLY BOOK MY DATE?

FAQ

+ CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR TEAM?

+ WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE VENDORS TO WORK WITH?

a 50% retainer and signed contract is required in order to get your wedding day on the calendar and officially book with us. a month prior to your wedding, the remainder of the balance is due.

Everything you see on our website + instagram is a complete mix of all of our shooters on our team. We have two main photographers who share most of the dates, as well as a group of associate photographers who shoot weddings for us as well. Everyone shares the same style, is trained by us and is the best of the best. We have one editor who edits everything for us so our editing stays cohesive, We are proud to be able to give you an amazing experience, from everyone on our team!

almost all 40+weddings that we shoot a year, we do solo. we have back up equipment for everything, and lots of experience making us more than capable of getting all of the great shots you could possibly need. if you are someone who likes the peace of mind as a second shooter as insurance, you are more than welcome to contract one in for an additional cost if one is available.

+ DO I NEED A SECOND SHOOTER? 

+ HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECIEVE?

for an 8-10 hour wedding, we typically deliver at least 750 images or more, and for engagements, typically around 150 images or more. all images we deliver are edited and in high resolution.

+ WHAT IS THE FREE STATIONARY DESIGN YOU OFFER?

As a thank you for booking your photography with us, we offer free stationary design! We're essentially a hidden graphic design business in a photography business, haha. That means anything you need help with, such as save the dates, invites, place cards for your reception, etc, we design, free of charge. You just have to pay for printing through us! Common sizes, things we design, and pricing can be found in our pricing guide.

if you are looking for a graphic designer for your wedding stationary we got you covered there! otherwise, we would love to send you to our favorite florist, coordinator, dj, decor place, and caterer! we have worked with some of the best companies in the industry and would love to share their information with you! we have a list of preferred vendors in our pricing guide we can send to you after you inquire.

"WHILE WE OBSESSED OVER HAVING THE PERFECT WEDDING, AFTER EVERYTHING WAS SAID AND DONE, OUR FAVORITE MEMORIES WERE THE ONES THAT DIDN'T GO EXACTLY AS PLANNED"

- AUDREY + REESE THOMPSON

CEREMONY TIPS

everyone loves an outdoor ceremony, and we sure do too! from the beautiful natural lighting, a scenic backdrop, a relaxed more intimate vibe, theres lots of reasons why couples choose this over getting married inside a church.

but the one most common mistake that couples make, that result in not so great photos, is the time of day and placement of the ceremony in comparison to the sun. having your ceremony too early can result in sun shining directly in your face while saying your i do’s or blinding your guests as well. this results in sun spots in your photos, and squinting faces.

placing your ceremony in shade, or even lighting is the best way to ensure that your photos will be free of sun spots, squinty faces, or bad lighting. choose a spot that has gorgeous backdrops, and the sun is shining from behind the alter. this will back light the couple and all of your important photos such as the kiss will be gorgeous!

WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP DETERMINE THE BEST START TIME, AND TIMELINE FOR YOUR CEREMONY, AND EVENTS BEFORE AND AFTER, AS WELL AS LOCATION OF THE CEREMONY FOR BEST LIGHTING SO THAT YOUR PHOTOS ARE AS GORGEOUS AS EVER

PREFFERRED VENDORS

 E V E N T   D E S I G N E R :
unique events of iowa
white willow events
honey + joy events
soiree events

 D A Y  O F  C O O R D I N A T O R :
white willow events
soiree events

F L O R I S T :
studio bloom
unique events of iowa
hydrangea bloom
shelly sarver

D E C O R :
borrow my vintage
unique events of iowa

  S T A T I O N A R Y :
us, duh! 
allegra iowa city

 C A L L I G R A P H E R :
painting for cheese
emelyn letters

E V E N T D J :
unique events iowa 
center stage productions
riley mullane

 D E S S E R T S :
take the cake
sprinkled confections by amy
candle ready cakes
little blackbird bakery
scratch cupcakes

 C A T E R E R :
maggies woodfire pizza
perrin catering
local burrito
peppercorn food company

 V I D E O G R A P H Y :
olson films
travis + joni films
madisen lynn videography
d barrett studios
graphic formation films

 H A I R + M A K E U P :
the pretty lane
house of beauty by bekah
white house salon
banes beauty 
moods salon + spa