The Process

I want Susan to photograph my wedding! Now what?

The first step when considering using Susan Michal PortraitStudio to photograph your wedding is giving us a call or sending an email with your date and event location to see if we are available for your wedding day. Since many of the most popular dates always book well in advance call as soon as you can to check our availability. If we are open for your wedding date the next step make an appointment for you to come in to meet with Susan and go over your wedding plans. An in person consultation is the very best way to get all of your questions answered and to spend some time discussing your wedding day plans. If you are out of town and will not be in Jacksonville in the near future we will be happy to arrange a phone consultation. Jacksonville is a popular destination wedding location and we understand that some couples will need to consult and book by phone. It is always best to visit the studio at least once if at all possible when coming in from out of town, so that you can personally see at all of the beautiful book options for your wedding photography.

Making sure your wedding day goes perfect.

We are happy top chat with you in person or by phone anytime before your wedding to answer any questions that you may have. Normally we would like to construct a preliminary time line for your wedding day 4-5 months in advance so that you can schedule hair and make up accordingly. A few weeks before the wedding we will want to confirm our schedule for your day so that everything will run smoothly. If you are working with a wedding coordinator it is very important that we are able to communicate with them to make sure we are all on the same schedule.


When do I get to see my images?

You will be able to view your wedding images approximately 3 weeks after your wedding. There are a few options when viewing your wedding day images. All of our brides will receive a work book with all wedding day images printed to help in the selection process. You have the option of viewing your images online. When images are placed online it is up to the couple who they decide to share the password with. Guest viewing the site may order images from the site directly from the studio.Best of all,the bride and groom  will not have to be involved with any orders placed by friends on the viewing site. Some couples prefer personal help in selecting the images for their book. We are happy to do this by appointment in the studio. Some of our collections include the option of media images on electronic tablet. This is a popular option for many brides and grooms.

What happens now?

The next step is choosing the images for your weeding book and prints for your home. Parents can always make appointments independent of the bride and groom so that they can choose as they wish. We know how excited you are about your images. The sooner you can make your final selections the sooner we can get to work completing all of the artwork on your images and designing your wedding book. We will usually have a viewing with you either online or in person within four weeks, to get your final approval before we send your book to the bookmaker in Italy. In about ten weeks your book will arrive ready for to share with your family and friends.