all wedding packages include a custom wedding day timeline, a personalized online gallery, full rights to all high resolution digital images, access to a wedding day guide with vendor referrals and tips for the best wedding day photos + flow. larger packages include discounted engagement session and second shooters.
all elopement packages include a personalized online gallery, full rights to all high resolution digital images, access to a wedding day guide with vendor referrals and tips for the best wedding day photos + flow.
all couple sessions include a personalized online gallery, full rights to all high resolution digital images, multiple outfits, and access to a style and session guide.
all family sessions include a personalized online gallery, full rights to all high resolution digital images, multiple outfits, and access to a style andsession guide. visit familywithmal.com to view my family portfolio and to find more information on sessions and pricing.
all boudoir sessions include an hour of studio time, full rights to all high resolution digital images, multiple outfits, and access to a style and session guide.
WHAT DO YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES INCLUDE?
All wedding packages include wedding day coverage, hundreds of high resolution images, day of timeline creation and advice, access to a wedding day guide with dozens of tips/tricks for maximizing your day-of photos and vendor referrals, an online gallery, and finally all printing/downloading rights. Larger packages include a discounted option to add an engagement session and/or second photographer.
DO YOU WORK OFF OF A SHOT LIST?
Not really, but sort of! I have a mental shot list that I use to make sure I capture different elements of your day. My documentary approach ensures I am present and capturing all of the day, but that also means I don’t work off of a traditional shot list. If it is important to you to provide a list of shots you want to be sure I get, I may not be the right photographer for you. My happiest Clients are the ones who hired me with a trust of my vision and approach and were less concerned with specific shots that needed to happen. With that said, if there is a special moment in the day that is important to you (religious or cultural tradition, ode to a passed family member, etc.), of course share it with me and I will be there to cover it in a heart beat! If you have any questions about this at all, please please let me know and we can talk it through!
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.
DO YOU OFFER STAND ALONE ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS?
Yes! See pricing above on engagement sessions.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! Let me know when inquiring if your wedding is outside of the greater seattle area and I can send more information on travel costs.
WHAT KIND OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?
I specialize in photographing weddings, engagement sessions, and elopements. All of my sessions have the same style, and emphasize a timeless but creative approach.
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT OUR GALLERY TO BE DELIVERED?
For weddings I have the photos back to you within 6 weeks, all other sessions within 10-14 days!
DO YOU OFFER SNEAK PEEKS?
I offer sneak peeks for weddings, which come within the first week of your wedding.
For all other sessions I do not offer sneak peeks as my editing queue is often too large to prioritize a sneak peek without impacting other client’s getting their images within my promised window.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?
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 couple/engagement sessions I deliver around 150, and for a 6+ hour weddings typically between 500-750.
DO YOU SHOOT FILM OR DIGITAL?
I shoot both! My primary camera will be digital, but I often bring a variety of 35mm film cameras and a polaroid. I choose to shoot film because of the nostalgic and creative perspective and color it offers that my digital camera may not be able to grab.
DO YOU EDIT ALL OF THE PHOTOS?
I edit all of the digital images. 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 when 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 session and wedding is a little bit unique. See more on my style of shooting and editing on the bottom of my ‘about’ page.
DO WE HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR THE DIGITAL FILES?
Nope! All of my packages include full rights to all of the high resolution digital images for no extra cost. Please note the digital files are edited, not RAW. Please note that I do not offer the film rolls back, they are discarded when they are developed.
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS & PRINTS?
I am a huge proponent of print! I do not include them in packages to ensure you aren’t paying for anything 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!
CAN WE MEET BEFORE WE BOOK?
Of course, but we don’t have to! It is so important to me that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to hire me, so if you’d like to meet first count me in! If you are in the Seattle area I would love to grab coffee! Sometimes during the summer and fall months it can be tricky to find time to meet within the window of when you are wanting to decide on a photographer, in which case we can hop on the phone and schedule a time to meet in person later down the road.
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 hours but let’s chat about what’s important to you and figure out a rough timeline before you settle on a package. we can always customize the coverage to suit your needs.
DO YOU SHOOT ALONE OR WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?
Most of my weddings I shoot solo, but most of my packages include a discount on second shooters since it’s a popular request! My second shooter is my fiancé, which makes it fun too! If this is something you’d like, we can absolutely chat more about when/why it might make sense!
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 talk about when trying to figure out which package makes the most sense for you, but it is also something that 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. for questions as to why you might want either one, lets talk more about your plans!