I’ve shot over 100 weddings…
i do NOT say that to brag. i only say it to tell you that i have seen it a lot. and i've learned a lot. about weddings, but also about who i am as a photographer and who i want to be for my clients.
i'm the behind the scenes, let moments unfold as they go kind of photographer. the one that lets emotions and laughs and inevitable hiccups roll but still manages to stick to the timeline kind of photographer. the one that cares more about moments than poses. the one that lets you be you instead of trying to fit your day into a mold of a static 'go through the motions' kind of day. the one that wants to know you, be your confidant and eye contact bud when your uncle joe won't stop bombarding you with his point and shoot camera all day. your relentless encourager when the anxiety creeps in.
i'm also the photographer that sees your ceremony as something incredibly sacred. a place that needs space to breathe and doesn't need a camera clad woman running around like a madman. i’ll never be that photographer during your ceremony giving your sweet grandma a face full of booty just to get “the shot". i respect your moments, and your people…i don't interrupt them. i can pick up on social and emotional cues when it's my time to chime in, and when it's my time to step back.
each package includes a complimentary local engagement shoot, hundreds of high resolution images, printing rights, and so much more.
please note travel fees are not yet included.
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oregon + western washington
begins at $3,200
out of state + destination
begins at $3,800
custom packages are available upon request!
all other sessions (stand-alone engagements, newborn, maternity, family, etc.) begin at $350
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 my package 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 on-time 8 hour wedding day ranges from 500-800 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 we 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! i will choose a skilled second to accompany me, and he/she will be contracted from the start of the day and will stay for the ceremony, toasts and first dances if your schedule allows (roughly ~6 hours).
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.