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wedding planning guide

Planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed?

We've seen our fair share of weddings over the years, and we want to do what we can to help you plan your dream wedding, along with a wedding that will photograph beautifully.

this guide is for you if...

You just got engaged

You want to know what to expect when we work together

You're not sure how to make a wedding timeline

You want tips on how to stay organized

You've never hired a photographer before

in this guide you get:

we want to put our knowledge to use

let US HELP YOU

This guide is full of tips and tricks to help plan a wedding full of personality, a wedding that photographs well, and the wedding of your dreams.

We don't believe our role is *just* that of your photographer. We do, however, believe that you can never start planning too early -- and we want to assist in any way we can.

Wedding planning is different for every couple depending on what your priorities are. The goal with this guide is to help you nail down those priorities.

some topics we cover

Here's a look into what we help you with.

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creating a budget

reception ideas

how to create a timeline

the portrait session

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"Beautiful candids/documentary work, easygoing & professional photographers"

I felt a little apprehensive about wedding photographers in general because I've seen a lot of cheesy work out there and didn't want to be told to do hammy, old-school poses. But Melissa has a way of putting people totally at ease and capturing you in your element. She let me and my husband just do our thing, and the photos came out looking so natural and sweet and real.

Shumita & Michael

Melissa from Sava Studio did a gorgeous job capturing the best moments of my intimate backyard wedding. I couldn't be happier with the photos and I would recommend this photography company to anyone. Melissa was non intrusive while taking the photographs, yet the pictures capture all the action, details and magic of the day! I am already looking forward to the next major event to hire Sava again!

"Couldn't be happier with our wedding pictures!"

Rachel & Juan

Sava Studio photographed our City Hall wedding and celebratory backyard party — and what gems we got back! We are so happy with our photos, which brought out the best moments from our two events. We're transported back to that day every time we look at the photos. Melissa put us at ease immediately and moved through the party like a pro. She and others at Sava have a fine arts background and you can tell, because there's such a strong sense of place and character in every photo. 

"Lively, wonderful photos by professional small studio"

Ariyan & Yen

"Great service!"

Doing an engagement shoot with Sava was an incredibly comfortable experience and it is something I would want to do again. Melissa, the photographer takes incredible photos and makes the shoots easy and fun. The quality of the photographs my partner and I received back were some of the most gorgeous photos I have seen, and we would want nothing less for our engagement photos. If you are getting any sort of wedding shoot done, PLEASE use Sava. You won’t regret it!

Julia & Mark

"Absolutely amazing!"

My experience with Sava Studio, and in particular Melissa, completely exceeded my expectations. The quality of the work and thought by Melissa that went into shooting my engagement photos were beyond what I was hoping for. Melissa was extremely professional and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!

Katie & Michael

Beautiful candids/documentary work, easygoing & professional photographers

I felt a little apprehensive about wedding photographers in general because I've seen a lot of cheesy work out there and didn't want to be told to do hammy, old-school poses. But Melissa has a way of putting people totally at ease and capturing you in your element. She let me and my husband just do our thing, and the photos came out looking so natural and sweet and real.

Shumita & Michael

Beautiful candids/documentary work, easygoing & professional photographers

Melissa from Sava Studio did a gorgeous job capturing the best moments of my intimate backyard wedding. I couldn't be happier with the photos and I would recommend this photography company to anyone. Melissa was non intrusive while taking the photographs, yet the pictures capture all the action, details and magic of the day! I am already looking forward to the next major event to hire Sava again!

Rachel & JUan

Beautiful candids/documentary work, easygoing & professional photographers

Sava Studio photographed our City Hall wedding and celebratory backyard party — and what gems we got back! We are so happy with our photos, which brought out the best moments from our two events. We're transported back to that day every time we look at the photos. Melissa put us at ease immediately and moved through the party like a pro. She and others at Sava have a fine arts background and you can tell, because there's such a strong sense of place and character in every photo. 

Ariyan & Yen

Beautiful candids/documentary work, easygoing & professional photographers

Doing an engagement shoot with Sava was an incredibly comfortable experience and it is something I would want to do again. Melissa, the photographer takes incredible photos and makes the shoots easy and fun. The quality of the photographs my partner and I received back were some of the most gorgeous photos I have seen, and we would want nothing less for our engagement photos. If you are getting any sort of wedding shoot done, PLEASE use Sava. You won’t regret it!

Julia & mark

Beautiful candids/documentary work, easygoing & professional photographers

My experience with Sava Studio, and in particular Melissa, completely exceeded my expectations. The quality of the work and thought by Melissa that went into shooting my engagement photos were beyond what I was hoping for. Melissa was extremely professional and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!

Katie & Michael

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