Picking a wedding photographer is often a challenging thing to do. This is a person who oversees the capturing of all the special moments, so you can look back at them for years to come. 28 years ago, I hired a wedding photographer for my wedding. I certainly didn’t know much about photography and hired the parents of a friend of mine. I didn’t ask for references or to see their portfolio. I simply took for granted that they were professionals and would do a great job. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. They did a terrible job with photos out of focus, horrible composition and so late to the reception that they nearly missed it altogether. Afterwards, we found out that to get any of the photos we would have to purchase a huge print package that was out of our budget. We walked away paying for a photographer only to have no photos of the day. Luckily, family took snap shots. I made a promise to myself that I would never allow a client of mine to feel the way that I did! I became a licensed photographer in 2012 and have modeled my business practice with all of that in mind. I want to be more than your photographer, I want to be a part of your family for years to come.
It’s common for wedding photography to have two costs: the cost of the session and the cost of the prints. This means that you can pay as much or more than the session cost to get the prints. It’s very important to know the package you are getting and what it includes or excludes. For instance, you need to ask the photographer if you will receive the digital files or if you must purchase all the prints through them. If you do get the digitals, will you have the full print rights or only up to 5×7/8×10. Ask how many photos you will receive and how long they will be there shooting. How many photographers or assistants will be there? Are there penalty fees if the wedding runs late or goes over the purchased time?
I offer 3 different wedding packages that fit most people. I can alter packages to meet specific needs. All packages include two meetings (Consultation and Final Details), an engagement session, edited high resolution digital files with FULL print rights. I can assist you in ordering prints from a professional lab at cost or you can take your photos to print anywhere you choose.
Gold Package $1950 (plus tax) – Two photographers for 8 hrs. Adding a second photographer will give you the opportunity to capture additional moments and memories. Highly suggested for large weddings. An Online proof gallery featuring 300+ retouched images.
Platinum Package $2250 (plus tax) – Same as package 1 plus: 10 hours continuous coverage by two photographers. An Online proof gallery featuring 500+ retouched images.
Diamond Package $2750 (plus tax) – Same as package 2 plus: All day coverage by two photographers. An Online proof gallery featuring at least 500 + retouched images. 14 day rush processing
Our engagement sessions can be purchased as a stand alone service. This is a special time and we want to celebrate the essence of your love and relationship. Here are a few helpful hints for your session.
- Choose a meaningful place – where he proposed, where you went on your first date, where you love to go together.
- Schedule the session at least a month before your wedding, but the sooner the better!
- Choose complimentary, solid colors for your session attire – semi-formal is encouraged. Definitely no shorts, stripes, or plaids!
- Bring any special props that you wish to include in your photographs. They will add to the session!
- Look at photos ahead of time and come prepared with some ideas or shots that you want.
Standard package $200 (plus tax) Includes a 1 hr session with at least 30 fully edited images with full print rights. These are a great way to send save the dates about 6 months before the wedding.
Have fun! This will help prepare you for the wedding photographs and make you feel more comfortable
Family is one of the greatest gifts that we have – that’s why professional family photos or portraits reflect the love and memories that are shared between the members of the family.
We offer on location family photo sessions, which allow for unique landscapes to enhance your photos. We are happy to meet you at a favorite family location or we can suggest some of our preferred destinations for great photographs.
- Family Session: $300 for up to 6 people. -Includes a 1 hr session with 30 fully edited images with full print rights. We’ll do individual, couples and group posing. You will have an on-line gallery to share with friends and family. Have more in the family? No worries contact me for additional pricing.
- Additional Family members – $25 per person
Pregnancy is filled with excitement and joy about the arrival of the newest member of your family. We believe that we can help capture that excitement and create memorable maternity portraits that will evoke that feeling for years to come.
We are proud to be a part of your family’s beginning. We work very closely with you to ensure that we include each and every shot that makes you feel proud to be an expectant mother. We also encourage fathers and other children to participate as well!
Standard package – $200 (plus tax) – Congratulations! This package includes a 1 hr session and 30 fully edited images with full print rights. We’ll focus on individual, couple and group like a family session. You will have an on-line gallery to share with friends and family.
High School Senior/ Model
High school graduation is a huge milestone and senior portraits are a time to express each senior’s unique personality, talents, and achievements.
We make sure that the senior’s yearbook photos look nothing short of amazing, and although we capture everything in color, we can process duplicate versions of your favorite shots into different filters. This includes black and white, cyanotype, duotone, sepia and more!
Standard package $200 (plus tax) – Includes a 1 hr session with up to 3 clothing changes. 30 fully edited images with full print rights. You will also have an on-line gallery to share with friends and family.
Three session session $500 (plus tax) Incluses 3 hr sessions at different times of the year. This is a great choice for the student in multiple sports or someone who loves difference seasons.