Wedding Photography Investment Starts at $4499.
Wedding packages can vary greatly, depending on the needs of the couple and families involved. Because I know weddings are such a personal thing, I do like to talk with my potential brides to determine what type of services they are looking for on their special day, so that I can assist them in choosing a Wedding Collection that will meet up to their expectations and needs for their special day.
I carry many available beautiful add-ons to my collections, including Wedding Albums, Photo Books, Fine Art Prints, professional lab prints, and much more, as well as additional photo coverage such as the Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Sessions (included in some collections), Trash the Dress or Day After Sessions, and/or Formal Bridal Portraits.
I am also available for destination and "out of area" weddings. Most Collections can be customized to suit your particular wants and needs, as well. Please feel free to contact me so we can discuss your special day, make sure I am available on your date, get pricing on all of my collections, and create a wedding package that includes everything you desire to document it!
Pricing Your Wedding Photographer
Keep in mind, when pricing out a photographer, that shooting the pictures is only about 1/4 of the work involved in making your memories special. There is a lot of other "behind the scenes" work that a client never sees, such as culling through the many photographs that are taken, organizing the images, general processing and editing of each photo, special touch ups, processing, and special treatments of photographer or client picks, preparing images for transfer to CD or DVD for the client, and then preparing them to be uploaded into an online gallery that can be shared with family and friends.
Generally for every hour a photographer spends shooting your session or event, there are another three hours involved in post-processing and behind the scenes work. So, if your photographer is spending two hours on a shoot with you, they are really spending up to eight hours (or more) total on your job! If a photographer is shooting a wedding for a rock bottom, budget price, I would question how much time they are really putting in on the backend work that is involved in making your photographic memories from such an important day as beautiful as they can be!
How Much Time Do You Need For Your Photographer On Your Wedding Day?
When planning for your wedding and the amount of wedding day photography coverage you want, please take into account the shots that are important to you. Some brides want full coverage, including their preparation prior to the ceremony, as well as the reception afterwards, along with standard "formal" family and bridal party shots, while other brides simply care about the "formal" shots and not much about the rest. Some brides even prefer more coverage at the reception, or a totally photojournalistic type of coverage, and could care less about the formals. It is all in your personal taste and style, as to how you want your wedding shot.
However, when looking at the number of hours to schedule, keep in mind that wedding days do not run on a "perfect timeline." There are always things that can throw a wrench in the day, so be sure to allot extra time for such events. I have yet to see one wedding that runs totally on time! Contact me and I am sure I will be able to accommodate your expectations of the coverage you want on your special day.
Proofing Your Wedding Photographs
Proofs from your photo session will be made available in a private, password protected, online gallery for you to review within approximately 30 days of wedding. We will also post some "photographer's picks" as sneak peeks on our Blog, Facebook page, and website, so you can start to see, and share, some of your images, before the final gallery is ready to preview. You can give the password to family and friends who might like to see them as well. Galleries will be available for at least 90 days for review.
Wedding Retainer Fee
Wedding bookings require a non-refundable retainer of 1/3 at time of booking, to reserve your date and lock it in, 1/3 a month prior to wedding, and the final payment the week prior to the event. All weddings must be paid for in full, before the wedding day.
Your retainer can be prepaid by check, PayPal (for Visa or MasterCard), money order, or cash to reserve your date. Until the first payment has been made, and the wedding contract has been signed and returned, the date is open and available to potential clients. Once the contract and retainer are received, the date is no longer open, and is locked in specifically for your event.
Contact me to get a list of our Wedding Collection Packages and schedule a photography consultation today!