We’ve learned over the years that every celebration is different and comes with its own set of unique needs. Because of this, we quote every wedding, elopement, and portrait session on an individual basis. That said, our full service wedding collections begin at an investment of $23,000. Contact us and we can send you a more specific outline of your investment once we know more about your needs.
Once you’ve selected your date and we’ve determined your collection, we will prepare and send a photography contract for your review. We ask that you return your signed contract within about a week to ensure your date remains available. Once we receive your contract and the 50 percent photography retainer, your wedding date is officially booked! The final balance is due four weeks prior to your wedding date.
Travel is not included in the pricing for our collections. As each wedding is unique, we love to learn about your destination and celebration before we discuss travel plans. We then customize a quote based on the location and number of shooting days. The travel quote is added to your selected collection, and we handle all of our own travel arrangements unless otherwise specified.
The short answer—kind of. My husband, Chad, is my business partner and fellow adventurer, and we shoot all weddings as a team. Throughout the day, Chad serves as a foil to my skills, and is so much more than a second shooter. His background in architecture provides a unique perspective and eye for detail as he transitions from shooting portraits and the groom’s “getting ready” to pivotal moments like the ceremony, reception decor, first dance, cake cutting, etc. Depending on the scale of the event, we bring on additional shooters or assistants as needed.
Both. Attending photography school before the digital era gave me a solid education and love for the beauty of film. Being confident in both mediums means we bring digital and film cameras to all shoots and select the best option for each event based on a variety of factors. We use film about 95 percent of the time—switching to digital for late evening and low light moments. All film and digital images are processed and cohesively presented together.
We always plan to arrive on location at least the morning prior to the wedding or the first event we’re shooting, and often several days prior for international events. This time frame allows for any travel delays, and gives us time to get acclimated to the area, including scouting the wedding and shooting locations. During scouting, we often begin taking location and “scene” shots, which help narrate the complete story of your wedding. Once we arrive we also like to collect important details like a welcome bag, favor or other items we will be photographing in addition to the paper suite.
Having an emergency come up immediately before a wedding is a circumstance we have yet to encounter (knock on wood)—and an unpleasant thought for everyone involved. Leading up to a wedding, we plan our lives carefully to ensure our health is in top form and that we have ample travel time. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent us from attending your wedding, we will do our best to arrange a replacement photographer of equivalent caliber and style—we have a strong network to aid in such an unlikely circumstance. Alternatively, we would return your full investment and allow you to make your own arrangements if you so choose.
We will first photograph you with your immediate family members (parents and siblings) and grandparents (if applicable) during the allotted formal family time. If you have groupings outside of immediate family, we suggest you provide these details at least two weeks prior to your wedding so we can schedule our time accordingly. Additionally, please inform us of any special groupings due to family circumstances (i.e divorce, stepparents, etc) so that we can appropriately welcome and recognize all of the meaningful relationships in your life.
Typically, we curate 70-100 final images per hour of coverage.
The final images we send as proofs and post in the online gallery—typically 80-100 per hour of coverage—are a curated selection based on content and composition. We include only the highest quality images from each setup angle. Omitted images may include blinking, unflattering expressions, or blur. All final images receive color corrections and exposure adjustments before we present them in the online gallery and/or as 4.5x6” printed proofs according to your selected collection.
We love working with film because it is kind to our subjects’ skin and therefore we have little need for retouching. As mentioned above, the final set of images are corrected for color and adjusted for exposure.
Individual images that you order as prints from the online gallery or those you’ve selected to appear in an album layout will receive a final image inspection for individual color and exposure adjustments. These images also receive basic retouching, which includes blemish removal, small under-eye touch-up, distracting hair removal and/or slight cropping. Our preference is for all images to look natural and unretouched. Any adjustments we make are minimal, leaving your photographs looking clean, beautiful and representative of your celebration.
We also offer outsourced professional retouching for more extensive requests. These may include wardrobe, hair and makeup adjustments, head swapping, background alterations or any elements beyond basic retouching at a rate of $150/hour. For this, we will provide a quote for your approval before commissioning any additional work.
Our work is focused on creating exquisite art using the finest methods and quality products. With a passion for the details, we carefully curate and present each and every project we photograph. Shooting film is not the fastest method, but we recognize it as the most beautiful. Turnaround times for engagement and portrait sessions average 4 to 5 weeks. Turnaround times for wedding images is 8 weeks.
If an album is included in your collection, you will receive a first draft approximately 8 weeks after receiving your images. We custom design and lay out your album drafts to best narrate your wedding’s beautiful story. When you receive the first draft, you have the opportunity to make revisions. These may include swapping images, omitting spreads or adding spreads. Once you have approved your draft layout, we edit the images for the last time and send you a final PDF to approve before proceeding to production. You can learn more about the albums and handcrafted products we offer here.
Staying on schedule is one of the most important factors of our work. We plan carefully with your wedding planner or coordinator to create a custom minute-by-minute photo timeline for each event. Adhering to our photo timeline ensures that we are able to capture every incredible moment and detail of your celebration in optimal lighting conditions.
While rain on your wedding day is considered lucky—it's certainly not what we hope for. That said, we've navigated the challenges weather can pose time and time again, and some of our proudest work is from rainy celebrations. We work together with your wedding planner to come up with a strong Plan B—and even a Plan C. Ultimately, in these circumstances, this is when our experience, expertise and resourcefulness pay off in dividends. Should inclimate weather threaten your wedding day to the point of needing to reschedule—each wedding and each situation is unique, and that's how we handle them. But know this, we’re your partner and friend through it all.
You’ve got enough on your plate—our thorough and detail oriented approach ensures you’ll have more photos than you could ever need or want, but we do recommend bringing to our attention any special people, planned moments, or unique details you’d like to capture that we might not know to anticipate. On your wedding day, please have the rings, dress, shoes, jewelry and any other heirlooms you’d like in the photos in the bridal suite. We will spend the first hour of our coverage shooting your details and final hair/makeup.
We have a very hands-on approach to setting up a wedding day timeline—our goal is to ensure that you have the best natural light for every part of your celebration. We also prefer to help build the timeline together with your planner and designer to gives you plenty of time to capture all of your desired portraits and photographs throughout the day with buffers to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable experience. We balance art directing, styled detail shots and portraits, and capturing the moments that happen organically through photojournalistic coverage. The end result yields a beautiful balance of people, details and emotion.
We shoot with both film and digital Canon 35mm cameras, as well as Contax 645 medium format film cameras. We always bring camera, lens, and memory card backups, and all of our equipment is regularly serviced to ensure it’s in full working order.
Absolutely. We can happily tailor any collection to best suit your celebration. Please email us your wish list. We will follow up with a bespoke collection for your review.
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