Please contact me for a full pricing guide which will include more info about different packages, pricing, and general info about my approach to photography and working together! If you have other questions that I didn't cover here, please reach out! I am always happy to chat more!
*Weddings begin at $2800
Elopements begin at $1050
Portraits begin at $350
I offer a few different packages based on what has been the most popular over the last few years! For more info regarding pricing for weddings, engagement, family, maternity, or newborn sessions, you can use my contact form and I can get you all of the details you need!
\\ What do your wedding packages include?
All wedding packages include wedding day coverage, hundreds of high resolution images, day of timeline creation and advice, an online gallery, digital download and printing rights.
\\ What do your family/newborn packages include?
All family and newborn packages include the session time, your choice of location, high resolution images, an online gallery, digital download and printing rights.
\\ DO YOU ASK FOR A DEPOSIT TO BOOK?
Yep! A non-refundable 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve your date! The remaining balance is due the day before our session/your wedding. After a plethora of good and not so good experiences, I have found that it is so much easier for us to relax and enjoy our time together when the business stuff is all taken care of beforehand.
\\ WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A $1,000 PHOTOGRAPHER and a $5,000 PHOTOGRAPHER?
The easy answer: when we charge more, we can invest more in ourselves, and in turn invest more in you and your story.
This means investing in our gear and our software to make sure your images are sharp, and that the quick and fleeting moments are captured. This also means investing in our skills/education to ensure that we are the best we can be on your special day.
I heard this quote not too long ago, and while I don't want the price tag of your wedding to determine it's value, I do know that weddings are expensive and this could not be more true:
"Spend $1,000 to photograph a $20,000 wedding and it will look like a $1,000 wedding. Spend $4,000 to photograph a $4,000 wedding and it will look like a $20,000 wedding."
IMAGES & DELIVERY
\\ WHAT KIND OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?
I specialize in photographing families, weddings, elopements, and newborns. All of my sessions have the same style, and emphasize a photo-journalistic + creative approach. Be sure to check out my two cents on my style (above) for more on this!
\\ when can we expect our photos back?
For family and engagement sessions, I have the photos back to you within 10-14 days!
For weddings I have the photos back to you within 6 weeks!
\\ do you offer sneak peaks?
I do offer sneak peaks for weddings (as they have to wait quite a bit longer to get their images back!), however I do not for family, maternity, or engagement sessions.
Here is why! It takes a lot of time to get sneak peaks ready to go on the back end (75% of the total time it takes me to send your whole gallery). So in order for me to get you your full gallery back within that 10-14 day window, I unfortunately don't have the extra time to provide sneak peaks. It also requires that I compromise the quality of the images I am providing and quality is so so important to me!
To make up for not offering sneak peaks, I am extremely committed to turning galleries around within that 10-14 day window, which is quite a bit faster than the industry average of 2-3 weeks.
\\ HOW MANY IMAGES will we get?
This will vary depending on your session (how much time we spend together, how many locations, outfits, etc.) but I guarantee at least 50 per hour that we spend together! Typically for engagement and family sessions I deliver around 150-250, and for weddings typically between 500-1000.
\\ DO YOU EDIT ALL OF THE PHOTOS?
Yes! editing style is a really important part of choosing your photographer. Photography for me is more than just snapping shots. It is the whole process from planning before our session, capturing moments that I think will be meaningful to you, and editing them in a way that will reinforce all of those feelings and emotions you felt wen they were being captured.
Keep in mind all wedding days are different; there is different light, different settings, different colors, and hey! different people! Every family and wedding is a little bit unique.
\\ DO WE GET have to pay for digitals?
Nope! All of my packages include full rights to all of the high resolution images for no extra cost. You can download the images directly from your gallery to print wherever you want and share as much as you want, or you can print and make albums straight through the site I use to deliver the gallery.
\\ DO offer albums & prints?
I am a HUGE proponent of print. I do not include them in packages to ensure you aren't paying for something you don't want, but I do offer a full printing service for albums, books, prints, canvases, etc. as an add-on! You will have access to this service as long as your gallery is online, so there is no pressure to decide what you want to print before your session!
For guest books and albums, I use Red Tree Albums, which is considered the best of the best in the photography industry! I have a full swatch of the materials used in the albums that we can look at together to help you design your own book/album, and I provide a full album design service for no extra cost once your gallery is delivered! You can see full pricing for all of these different options through your gallery store, but if that is overwhelming just reach out and I can do it all for ya!
For regular prints, canvases, etc. you are able to order all of these through your gallery store! The photo labs that you are able to print through are amazing quality and only accessible through a professional photographer, so it is kind of a cool perk!
\\ HOW MANY HOURS ARE INCLUDED ON THE WEDDING DAY?
I have multiple options depending on what your day looks like! My most popular package is 8-10 hours but if that doesn't suit your needs just let me know and we can customize the coverage to suit your needs!
\\ DO YOU SHOOT ALONE OR WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?
99.9% of weddings I shoot solo! While my packages do not include a second shooter, my pricing guide includes an add-on for a second shooter. If this is something you'd like, we can absolutely chat more about when/why it might make sense to have another shooter and I can absolutely make that happen! To see more info and my full pricing guide, say hi!
\\ What if you have never shot at my venue?
It is really common that I am shooting at venues for the first time and it is actually one of my favorite things! I do a ton of online research (via Instagram, blogs, galleries, old-school google searches, etc.) to see how photographers have approached weddings in the past and what works and didn't work. I will always arrive early on your day (free of charge!) to ensure that I am familiar with the best spots/your particular wedding day layout! Depending on the time of year/time of day, venues change so much wedding to wedding that even venues I have shot at a ton before can be different each time. I also am always available to do a venue tour together if you'd like!
\\ HOW DOES THE DAY-OF TIMELINE WORK?
I am really passionate about providing a timeline that is custom to your day, your needs/wants, and your venue! Not all photographers like to get involved with planning a day-of timeline, but it is something I love doing. You absolutely do not have to use the timeline we create together, but at the very least it can be helpful in understanding how long certain photos will take (i.e. family, first look, bridal party, etc.). This is something we usually will talk about when trying to figure out which package makes the most sense for you, but it is also something that we is completely flexible up until the day of!
\\ DO YOU COVER REHEARSAL DINNERS/DAY AFTER SESSIONS?
I offer an add-on for day before or day after coverage! My pricing guide covers these different scenarios, the pricing for coverage, and when/why they make sense!
\\ DO YOU OFFER STAND ALONE ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS?
Yes! Stand alone engagement shoots are $350 (+tax). These are included complimentary with all of my wedding packages so be sure to inquire for my full pricing guide if you are interested in learning more about this!
\\ CAN WE MEET FOR AN IN-PERSON MEETING BEFORE WE BOOK?
Please! Choosing a photographer is a really important decision. It is extremely important to me that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to hire me before you commit yourself to anything! I want you to get whatever you need to be comfortable and I want to give you whatever you need to make your decision! If you are in the Seattle area I would LOVE to grab coffee, donuts, drinks, whatever! If you are out of the area we can absolutely hop on the phone any time!
\\ DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! If your wedding is out of state there is no difference in base pricing, I just ask for airfare, lodging, and transportation to be covered. I will schedule travel and invoice you for the exact cost!
Lodging may not be needed in Bellingham, Portland, Houston, or Bozeman, so we can chat more if your session/wedding is located in one of these areas.
\\ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY SESSION?
I have plenty of tips on what to wear included in a styling guide. I will send this your way when we schedule!