I photograph weddings and elopements in an unobtrusive manner by blending into the day’s events. I’m there to capture the story of your special day as it naturally unfolds, which is why I shoot with a photo-journalistic style. As you begin planning, consider what you want documented during each portion of the day:
These shots can either be candid or staged, depending on how much time we have scheduled for this portion. This is a great time to document details like your bouquet, accessories and sentimental items. I will shadow the preparations and may ask you to pause now and then so that I can capture a moment. If possible, I will also photograph your venue decorations during this time, before guests arrive.
Before the ceremony, I will confirm with you and the officiant if I should remain on the periphery or if you prefer that I move about as needed for a variety of shots. Please discuss this with your venue as well in case they have any restrictions. It’s also important to keep me informed of any special elements such as readings, unity candles, etc. that you have planned so I’m prepared to capture them.
Although group shots of each side of the bridal party can be done prior to the ceremony if schedule permits, portraits with family and friends are typically captured between the ceremony and reception. To avoid delays, I recommend you notify the guests you want included in these photos before-hand that they should stick around and have someone who knows those involved at the ready to fetch anyone who may wander.
After all of the group shots are complete we will move away from the party so you and your beloved can have a relaxed break for those romantic couple portraits that showcase your love for each other.
I will capture the candid moments of the celebration, along with the traditional things like the first dance, Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances, cutting the cake, bouquet toss and the send-off. If you have something special planned during your reception be sure to let me know so I’m ready when it happens.
Each wedding is unique, so rather than have pre-set packages to choose from, I charge an hourly rate of $200 allowing you to decide what works best for your budget. Schedule as much or as little coverage as you need – from getting ready to the reception or just the ceremony and portraits. To keep stress at a minimum for everyone, I arrive on-site a little early free-of-charge and keep my schedule flexible afterwards so I can adapt to any unforeseen delays or changes.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date, and will be deducted from your final total. You can choose to make multiple payments prior to the wedding, with a final balance due at the conclusion of the event or pay in full the day of the wedding. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card.
Free Engagement Session
Rather than charge a second fee for an engagement session, I include a free half-hour session when we meet to discuss your vision for your wedding. We’ll create portraits of you and your beloved first – so you both need to be available for this half of the meeting – then we’ll sit down and talk logistics for about a half hour.
Within a day or two I’ll share 10-15 images from your engagement session in an online gallery. If you like what you see and decide to book me as your photographer I’ll provide each of those images at high resolution for free. If you choose not to book me for the wedding, the set of images is still available for purchase to use for save the dates or invitations at my standard mini-session rate of $100. Check out engagement sessions I’ve done in the past.
If you’re working with a wedding planner please share his or her contact information so that I can coordinate with them ahead of time. I will also introduce myself to the officiant on site so they are comfortable with me moving around during the ceremony.
Because I often meet with couples before all of the intricate details of their wedding are fine-tuned, I request that you keep me informed of any changes or additions you want captured so I can plan for them. Even if it seems like something small, drop me an email so the only ‘hitch’ in your big day is you tying the knot!
Ready to reserve your date?
Call 907-414-7661 or contact me to check availability. From there we will schedule a date to meet for your engagement session and discuss the details of what you’re planning.
A $50 fee will be charged for canceled events, which will be retained from your deposit. The client may be invoiced for additional costs incurred if the cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.
I’m happy to serve as a witness for your elopement ceremony and my husband is often able to join me as a secondary witness. My being a witness is included in my hourly rate, but if you would like my husband to serve as a secondary witness there is a $50 additional fee to cover his time away from other projects.
Looking for help with wedding stationary or want a slideshow for the rehearsal or reception? Ask me about my design services! I’ll prepare a quote based on your specific needs.