Helping you walk into your wedding day stress-free and confident is our dream for you. Take a peek at the Odessa James process from start to finish and how we get you there.
Allow us to craft the flow of your day with a structured timeline. We'll also connect with your other hired vendors so we can all get on the same page.
PLANNING & PREP
Enjoy sneak peeks right away and receive your stunning full gallery within 6 - 8 weeks.
Relax and truly soak it all in, knowing that your vendor team is working seamlessly together to celebrate you.
We'll style your session as a date night to best reflect your relationship. Multiple locations and outfits make it a session that fits you to a tee.
Choose your photo package and gain insight on vendors, best practices and style guides for your sessions.
Begin with a simple meeting to discuss your day, your love and how we can best work together.
Enjoy the full experience with an engagement session, timeline planning, vendor connections and a luxurious wedding day experience. Choose from a collection or create a custom package to perfectly fit your day's needs.
For individuals or couples. Portrait sessions are centered around you and your story, brand or relationship. Commemorate your milestones with a curated and collaborative session.
An adventurous engagement session, private elopement or international wedding. Travel is a unique way to share your story with the world! Custom packages document your trip in a bespoke way perfectly crafted for the two of you.
"I'm still not entirely convinced she's not a magician"
"The care, professionalism, enthusiasm, and encouragement we experienced through every step of the process was more than we could have ever asked for from our wedding photographer. She was our biggest cheerleader throughout the whole process and after seeing her photos I'm still not entirely convinced she's not a magician. 100/10 and will always go the extra mile for you."
Joe & Jennifer
"Shelby was spectacular to work with. Her photography style is so classic and we loved the mix of candids and posed photos for our wedding. We genuinely love every picture we received back! She made us so comfortable in front of the camera and allowed us to be ourselves!"
Taylor & John
Yes! As an international wedding photographer, I've documented couples in New Zealand, Jamaica, Cabo San Lucas, and soon to be Italy and Paris. Whether engagement sessions, destination weddings, or adventure portraits, we can go anywhere! Traveling is such a stunning way to immerse myself into the photos with my couples on an even more intimate level.
6 - 8 weeks for wedding galleries
2 - 3 weeks for portrait sessions
We pride ourselves on our double pass editing process. After our initial edits to bring the Odessa James style to your images, we fully review each image a second time for finessed retouching. A final third check occurs upon uploading to make sure that the dreamy images we're seeing are precisely what you're getting.
Absolutely! Sharing your images is what brings us joy! You'll receive a high resolution gallery to download, share and print. While we love utilizing our print shop that is catered to us and guarantees lasting quality, we're simply eager to point you in the right direction for best quality prints that don't diminish what you see on screen. When it comes to albums, we're also able to create heirloom quality designs anytime.
I prioritize digital to ensure that your memories are saved securely. My aim is to help you feel as natural and confident in front of the camera as possible. In order to do that, I love to maintain a regular flow during our time together that isn't halted by the time spent prepping film. However, I adore the creamy beauty of this classic format. When requested, I'll eagerly incorporate it during meaningful moments where we all are craving a little bit of quiet and stillness to our session.
75-100 for engagement sessions
800+ for wedding days
Every session and wedding day is unique when it comes to the amount of documentation and time allocated specifically for photography. These variables play into the final image count. Rest assured that every usable and meaningful photo will be shared back with you.
It depends on the season, of course, but usually 10 - 18 months in advance.
Even if you don't have a venue and date set yet, starting the conversation is so helpful if you'd like to work together.
No. However, I highly recommend them for your benefit as well as mine. On your wedding day, the camera won't feel like an unknown guest, but instead an amazing friend who will bring you confidence, grace and encouraging words throughout your day. An engagement session also allows me time to see how you to relate and enjoy one another's company, thus allowing for more authentic candids throughout your wedding day.
Typically, the majority if not all of your images will be received in color.
Approximately 20% will be duplicated as additional black and white images.