Your Special Day
Weddings are meant to be fun and a celebration of marriage so we focus on smiles, laughter, and real moments. We approach a wedding day in a photojournalistic style and our goal is to tell the story of your wedding day through our photos. There will be times throughout the day that we will pose you, your fiancé, your family, your wedding party, etc. The rest of the day we capture the big and small moments of the day as they happen.
Our award winning team will work with you one-on-one to make sure your vision for your wedding comes true. It’s the best in hand crafted photography and personal attention. Please contact us to inquire about availability for your wedding date and to receive more information regarding our wedding photography packages. We accept a limited number of wedding dates each year in order to give every one of our client our full attention and the best possible service from start to finish.
Your wedding may call for a second shooter to help in making sure every detail is captured on your special day. Two of the three wedding packages include an additional shooter to make sure every detail is captured.
Benefits of a second shooter:
- Photos & Videos from different perspectives.
- A greater volume of photos.
- Maximizing time management.
- Provide assistance with lighting & posing.
- Capturing detail shots of venues and prep.
- Capture events happening in different locations.
- If wedding is within 3 hrs of travel, room & board is not required.
- Room & Board should be for day before & day of wedding.
- Try to secure a room with 2 queen beds to maximize space.
- If possible, please book us at host hotel.
Do I need to hire a professional wedding photographer?
A good professional wedding photographer has a combination of extensive experience, updated equipment, and artistic ability. A wedding is a once in a lifetime event involving countless special moments that cannot be recreated. An experienced photographer will know how to be in the right place at the right time, how to effectively shoot images in varying light conditions, and most importantly will be able to anticipate those special moments and capture them in an artistic fashion.
In this age of digital cameras, we see amateurs venturing into wedding photography often. A hobbyist won’t have nearly the same caliber of equipment to capture images, especially in a dimly lit church or reception venue. The resulting photos will be poorly lit and unflattering (if they are even captured at all!). An amateur won’t usually have backup cameras or photographers in case something goes wrong. Also, an inexperienced photographer won’t have the skills to nicely pose people and to compose pictures in an artistic way. Just because someone can take a closeup photo of a flower doesn’t mean they are ready to be trusted to photograph a wedding. Novices also won’t be fully insured in case something goes wrong.
Do I need a 2nd photographer?
We highly recommend using a 2nd photographer for weddings over 50 people. Weddings involve a lot of special moments happening in a short amount of time so it is beneficial to have extra coverage. In our experience, two photographers will give you multiple angles during the ceremony, additional use of special lenses, cocktail hour photos while posed photos are being taken, and an additional set of eyes to capture candid photos. All of our packages except the smallest package include two photographers.
Can I give you a "must-take" list of photos?
We are glad to accept a list of family groups that you would like us to take. We are great photographers, but we do not know the people in your families. We even provide a planning tool that allows you to select which photos you would like and helps to give you a time estimate for your photography.
Do you offer physical prints?
Yes, but it’s not included in our packages. We want to allow our bride and groom the option to purchase physical prints when they are ready to. You would go to the link for your wedding day, select the images you want to be printed and sizes, then they are delivered right to your door!
When should I book a wedding photographer?
Most of our clients book at least a year in advance to help ensure that we have the date available. Also, by booking early you lock in the current year’s prices which may save you money. It is not unusual for us to book weddings two years in advance. We are occasionally able to accommodate weddings with less notice so feel free to contact us once you secure your wedding date.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, balances can be broken down into monthly payments. Our billing system can accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express, and PayPal.
Can we have the raw images?
We do not offer raw images. As we are ultimately judged by the product that we produce, we insist on having quality control over the finished product.
Can we share these prints online?
You have full print and share rights to the photos. Meaning you can do whatever you so choose to them as they are yours! The online gallery can be password protected, or we can leave it open. The online gallery allows you to share photos easily with friends and family.