A note about budgets + pricing - I'm certainly biased, and having photos to remember my life is something that's important to me (makes sense given the profession) but it's also why I got into photography. To remember all the pieces that fall out of my head, so that I can take those moments with me through the years, to the very end. And someday, I'll leave those pieces for my children. Before you draw that final line, think about all the things that will be left at the end of your wedding day. After the bar has closed up shop, the DJ has played the last song, and the final sparkler has gone out - you'll forever have your photos to remember every bit of this amazing day.
Weddings start at $3,400
All collections include full day coverage
+All photos professionally edited
+Digital high resolution images on USB
+Print release rights
Elopements start at $900
At least 2 hours of coverage
+All photos edited (150-250)
+Digital download of digital files
+Print release rights
One last totally crazy thing - although I do need to pay the tax man and keep the lights on and maintain the magical devices that make the shutter go click - the device that captures your awesome once in a lifetime moments - I get that sometimes our eyes can be bigger than our stomachs. Or our desires bigger than our wallets. Whatever the saying is. If anything that I've said resonates with you and really speaks to your heart - get in touch with me. Maybe there was a moment that you just knew that no other photographer would do - that tells me that you're probably my people.
I believe in taking care of my people. You and your family do not represent dollar signs to me. Be transparent - tell me what your budget is and just maybe we can try to find a way to work together. It's worth a shot.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
Do you travel for weddings + elopements? YES. In fact, 50% of my weddings aren't local and 40% are outside of Virginia. I offer reduced travel for elopements and intimate weddings in the mountains because of the amount of good that it does my soul.
Is an engagement session included in your packages? No, although I do offer an engagement session as an a la carte add-on at a significantly reduced price when booked with your wedding. Since many of my weddings are out of the area, logistically I can't offer an engagement session for every wedding booked.
Do we get our digital files? Of course! You will receive an online gallery to make it easy to order prints and share with family and friends. With most of the wedding coverage offered you will also receive a custom wood USB with all of your full size images. All images are edited and high resolution quality.
Do we get printing rights? Definitely. Although you won't have access to a professional lab on your own, I do include recommendations for consumer labs that you have access to.
Do you offer prints and albums? Yes. I feel so strongly that every couple should have a wedding album. There's something so wonderful about your children flipping through a tangible book that they can hold on their laps and touch the day their family officially began.
What equipment do you use? I photograph using Canon professional cameras and lenses.
Do you have back up equipment and insurance? Yes. And yes.
How do you back up our files after the wedding? My cameras write the digital files onto two cards all day. At the end of your wedding day, I immediately transfer all of your images from my cards onto a hard drive. Afterwards, I copy those images to a duplicate hard drive and upload to cloud storage.
How many images will we receive? For an engagement session I deliver between 75-100 images. For a typical 8 hour wedding day, I deliver between 400-650 images, depending on the events of the day. I never limit the number of photos that I give. If it was a meaningful moment, I would never hold out on you just because your gallery was getting too large.
How quickly will we get our photos back? Turnaround time for your wedding during peak season is 6-8 weeks. I know that sounds like an eternity, but I send 10-12 sneak peek preview images from your wedding day in the wee hours of the morning while I'm backing up all of your files. So, the first morning that you wake up married, you'll get the first glimpse at what your day looked like!
Can we see a full wedding gallery? Of course. I think it's so important to see a full day from any photographer that you are considering.
Do your packages include a second photographer? No. I am 100% comfortable photographing weddings alone. If you'd like to discuss whether or not having a second photographer is right for your day, mention it and we can go over the timeline of your day and find a solution that is right for you.
Do you take photos of details and family portraits? Yes. Although details and posed formal portraits aren't showcased on the website, I believe in telling the full story of your wedding day. You'll see those images in the full galleries after you've inquired.
Will you shoot LGBTQ, Catholic, Indian, JW, LDS, etc. weddings? So much yes. I have not had the pleasure to photograph a ceremony from every faith, but it's certainly a goal. If you don't see something on my website that looks like the wedding you have in mind, don't let that stop you from reaching out to me.
How can we book you for our wedding or elopement? First, fill out the contact form which you can find HERE. We will set up a time to meet or chat over the phone/skype to discuss your expectations and needs for your day. Also - I just really love to get to know my couples so that I can serve them the best way possible. To reserve your date, I require a retainer of $1,000 and a signed digital contract. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before your wedding. Easy!