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Investment

Investment

 

on my wedding day, my grandpa chuck was in the thick of fighting alzheimer's. he didn't know who i was, but when he saw me in my dress, he ran over to me and held my hands. he didn't say much, but i knew he knew. our photographer kelly captured this moment as it unfolded. although the lighting wasn’t ideal, and he slowed down her portrait time with us, she captured this moment anyway, valuing it just as if it were those perfectly posed photos. she cared about us. she cared about the real stuff. and it's one of my most cherished photos we have. that is the type of photographer i strive to be for my clients. that is the type of photographer i want to be for you.

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for oregon and western washington weddings ~ 8 hours of coverage begins at $3,900
for out of state / destination weddings ~ 8 hours of coverage begins at $4,200
for elopement or intimate ~ 4 hours of coverage begins at $2,000
all other sessions begin at $400

each package includes a complimentary local engagement shoot, hundreds of high resolution images, printing rights, and so much more. inquire with me to see a full guide that maps out everything in detail!

please note travel fees are not included in these packages.


 

 
 

Faq

 

why do you charge what you charge?

 

a wedding photographer does so much more than just show up to your day and click a button! we plan with you those months leading up to your big day, we create timelines + answer questions, we show up + put our very best creative foot forward. we spend the entire week before your wedding thinking about you, talking with your coordinator and preparing for it. we buy expensive gear to make sure your photos are high quality + beautiful and purchase software to make your booking process + downloading experience a cinch. we see things that the common folk wouldn't see on your day and capture it well. we are the coordinator the first half of your wedding day to make sure we are on time + get all those photos you're excited about having. we use our skill to determine what light will make you look most beautiful, we stay up late with you + travel home at late hours in the night. we sort through thousands of images and edit each one by hand, putting our heart into each edit. we love you and support you and put our everything into your experience. 


how many weddings do you shoot a year?

for the upcoming year, my goal is to book 20 weddings. for me, shooting less and having the ability to focus more on each couple is important.


if we don’t need the complimentary engagement shoot, does this lower the package investment price?

unfortunately no. the complimentary engagement session is simply an added freebie, and not added into the cost!

 

do you bring back up equipment? 

 

absolutely yes. in case of an equipment malfunction, i always keep extra camera gear in my bag!

 

what kind of deposit do you require? 

 

a 50% retainer fee deposit is required to book your wedding with me. once you've sent me your deposit - i'm all yours and your date is secured!

 

how many images do we receive? 

 

the amount of images you receive for a typical 8 hour wedding day ranges from 600-800 depending on the amount of time we have for portraits and how things run, and if you hired a second shooter. for example, if you are 45 minutes late coming from your hair and makeup, we won't have much time for bride and groom portraits, so the amount of photos you receive would lessen. for intimate weddings and elopements, between 400-500. and for engagements - 100-150+ images.

 

what are travel fees?

for engagement shoots outside of portland ~ 60 cents per mile  

for seattle area weddings ~ 60 cents per mile (your first 30 miles are free when you book!)

for out of state weddings ~ 2 nights of lodging, organized transportation to and from airport as well as other important locations (venue, etc.) as well as roundtrip plane tickets. easy peasy.

 

what if i want an engagement session? 

 

your engagement session is included in your package! shoot locations that are outside of portland do require a mileage fee, which i will calculate for ya. these complimentary engagement sessions are 1 hour long, include 2 outfit changes and are edited and delivered within 3 weeks.

 

why are oregon and washington weddings priced the same? 

 

i love serving both the portland + seattle areas equally throughout the year! my heart is in both cities and i always have my bags packed ready to scoot up to seattle. a mileage fee is required for seattle area weddings, but no hotel accommodations are necessary! 

 

do i need a second shooter? 

 

a second photographer can be added to your package for a fee of $200. it's always nice to have another person capturing different angles of your day and things i cannot physically get on my own. so, i do advise adding this on!

 

is 8 hours of coverage enough? 

 

absolutely. i have a system down that not only allows for a calm, fun and stress-free day, but also gives you all the photos you want in an efficient manner. i work quickly + shoot fast. i always capture enough in 8 hours. if you have multiple venues - an extra hour might be valuable to account for the travel time in between spots. extra hours can be added for $250/hour. 

 

i want to have a destination wedding, do you travel far?

 

i do! however i only book a select number of destination a year - so let's get chattin'! let's talk about your day + dream up something magical.