My name is Jason Guy and I am a wedding photographer serving Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. The wedding photos shown here are the kinds of images you can expect should you decide to book me for your wedding. I use a combination of posed portraiture, planned candid’s and pure photojournalism to capture a good mix of photos. I hope you enjoy!
Get Better Wedding Photos With Less Stress
Get Better Wedding Photos With Less Stress
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with where to start when planning your wedding, check out the following posts. I created these articles with the intention of helping you get better wedding photos and making your day more enjoyable.
This guide will show you how to easily plan your wedding day schedule so everything runs smoothly and efficiently for your wedding day.
Pre-Wedding Sessions: Sonoma Wedding Photographer
The following options are for those that want pre-wedding portraits that go beyond standard wedding coverage. This includes events like engagement photos, bridal boudoir, and pre-wedding formal portraits.
Normally there is a booking fee which includes your photoshoot and makeover for each of these events, however I include this deposit at no charge when you book your wedding with me. There is no minimum order for any of these sessions and you are welcome to purchase only the images you absolutely love from one, or all of the pre-wedding sessions I offer.
Engagement Photos: Sonoma Wedding photographer
Having engagement photos taken with me is a perfect opportunity to become more familiar with how I’ll direct you without the stress of your wedding day. These sessions can be done outdoors or indoors and are ideal for save the date invitations and signature photos guests can sign at your wedding.
Remember that save the date invitations are commonly sent six to eight months before your wedding. Keep this in mind as you plan the timing of your engagement session as I will also need at least a few weeks to edit your photos after your session.
Signature photos are printed and then matted with extra space to allow an area for hand written well wishes from guests. For example an 8×10 photo in a 16×20 matt would be a good ratio to allow enough room for your guests to write their note around your photo without feeling cramped. Just make sure to remind guests to bias their notes toward the center of the matt to prevent the frame from cutting their message off!
Formal Wedding Portraits: Sonoma Wedding Photographer
Choosing to capture formal wedding portraits on a separate day from your wedding can significantly enhance the quality of your portraits and your overall experience. It’s a strategy that’s been embraced by many of my clients, and as a seasoned Sonoma wedding photographer, I can attest to the unique benefits of this approach.
Benefits of Pre-Wedding Portraits
Firstly, this approach presents a golden opportunity for a comfortable, no-pressure practice run in front of the camera. This can help you feel more prepared and relaxed when your wedding day arrives. Secondly, without the time constraints typical of a wedding day, we can dedicate the necessary time to achieve higher quality, exquisite portraits that truly reflect both of your personalities.
Most importantly, when the formal portraits are completed in advance, your wedding day is left entirely for celebration. You can immerse yourself fully in the joy of the event, creating precious memories with your guests, without worrying about fitting in portraits to an already busy day.
Bridal Boudoir Photos: Sonoma wedding photographer
A boudoir photo shoot with me is an all day event that I guarantee will boost your self confidence and showcase all of your hard work leading up to your wedding. If you don’t think there’s any way you could ever do a boudoir photo shoot, I encourage you check out these transformations I’ve done for some of my recent clients. Many of these women didn’t think they could do a session either, but did their photo shoots anyway despite their insecurities. My “transformations” page is a compilation of before and after images along with my clients experiences written in their own words.
Bridal boudoir photos are generally captured and designed into a boudoir album as a wedding gift for the bride. If the groom is lucky, we will make him a retro viewer. Kidding aside, if you’d like to have your boudoir album ready to give to your fiance on your wedding day, I’d highly encourage you to check out this post about my final artwork lead times to ensure that your album arrives on time.
On your wedding day I am more than happy to capture photos of you getting into your dress. However, to capture bridal boudoir photos like I show in my portfolio, your session will need to be photographed on a separate day from your wedding. Doing your photo shoot on a day independent of your wedding will give us the breathing room needed to get the best boudoir photos possible for you.
Sonoma Wedding Photographer Jason Guy
My name is Jason Guy and I am wedding photographer serving Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties.
While flattering lighting and pose are important, capturing the emotion and authenticity of your wedding day is my ultimate goal. My process for achieving this floats form a photo journalistic (candid) approach during segments such as the ceremony, to heavily directed for formal portraits, and something in between for couples portraits, first looks, etc.
I strongly believe this hybrid approach fosters an environment to get the best wedding photos possible from your day.