Standard Wedding Packages
All packages include full resolution digital copies that you are free to copy and print, see common questions below for more information. Package 1&2 include 6 Hours of wedding coverage, extra hours are $100/hour. Most weddings I will have my second shooter and assistant which is included in the price packaging . Depending on the time of year and my availability I sometimes can offer package discounts, feel free to ask.
Engagement or Bridal Session: These can be added on for $300 each to any package and include all the digital copies from the session. $100 additional charge if the photo session is in June, July or August.
What are Digital Copies and can I print from them?
I typically take 1000-1500 pictures at a 6 hour wedding, I typically narrow these down to around 1000 or maybe a little less that I will deliver to you. All the images provided will have been color corrected, with teeth whitened and blemishes removed.
I have a beautiful online gallery system as described at the introduction to this page. From here you can download all the digital files and order the prints included with your package. You are allowed to make as many prints from the digital files as you like wherever your prefer, there are no watermarks on the images. I will also send you a link to print a copyright release form, this is required at some locations such as Wal-Mart. These are very high resolution (typically 20-30 megapixel) jpeg picture files suitable for enlargement printing and any other use desired.
What is the process for scheduling a wedding?
Please send me an email or give me a call to find out if your desired date is available and the amount of time you need me for, as well as let me know any questions that you have. If you will be available locally we can meet for coffee to discuss details and I can show you more examples of my work. If you are from out of town and can’t meet locally we can discuss and set up the appointment through email or over the phone. After you decide to use me for your wedding photography, I will email or give you Terms of Service and an invoice for electronic signature that list the date of your wedding. I ask $300 deposit to hold the date of the wedding along with the signed contract.
Any suggestions for family group and special pictures?
I really recommend that you make a list of who you want to get in the family pictures. Having a designated family member there chosen to round up all the family and make sure strays don’t run away from the area until I’m entirely done would be super helpful! This person will also help with organizing the different group shots since I won’t know if all the aunts and uncles are in the picture or not.
At the reception I will be glad to take any pictures you would like. I’ll always be taking candid shots, but if you want a group shop that was missed before, please gather them together and let me know. I’m usually right nearby. That is why I highly recommend making a family group list, and giving it to someone that is good at gathering the family together and making sure no one important leaves. Also, I try to take detail shots, but if there is something special to you please let me know just to make sure I don’t miss it.
Any suggestions for sparkler pictures?
Shots with the bride and groom running through and kissing under sparklers can be very beautiful. Many years ago I had a wedding where the sparklers burned out in a really short time and just created a huge cloud of smoke. I found out there are special made sparklers for weddings that burn for a long time and don’t create smoke. Please make sure to spend the money on these no smoke wedding sparklers, and don’t just get normal sparklers. Otherwise I’ll just get shots of a huge smoke cloud.