Congratulations!! Weddings mark a time of complete (and awesome!) change to your life as you know it, and I can't wait to watch it unfold!
Do you know what makes a wedding stressful versus carefree? A great team! A team of professional vendors who have experienced every crazy situation you can imagine will MAKE your wedding. I've been through so many wild wedding day mishaps and guess what? Everything is fine because you hired people like me to handle it. Hand your stress over to me. I'll put it in the recycling bin. We're done with it. Nothing but blue skies and topo chico from now on.
The process of booking all of your vendors, meetings, contracts, deposits, quotes... it's so much! I'll give you a super simple and streamline process from our first email to your gallery delivery. I offer one full date package (you can customize it if you'd like) and list my pricing on my website.
I’ll show up to your wedding prepared for any and all disasters, armed with a camera (well, three of them) and a plan. I am a well oiled machine with a fine tuned process. You’ll never have to worry about photos being delivered late and you’ll always get more than I’ve promised. Basically, I take your memories VERY seriously.
streamlined, organized, and full of smiles
Upon booking, you'll receive a 80+ page wedding guide in the mail to answer ALL of the burning questions you have (along with a welcome gift!). Have a question that isn't in the guide? I'm always available via email for recommendations, advice, and vendor reviews!
We'll start planning your engagement or bridal session, based on when your wedding is. We'll chat and find out what the perfect location is and then have SO much fun shooting it! I pinky promise, you're going to have a good time.
I'll send over a questionnaire to gather all of your photo requests, family formal shot list, and all the other important bits and pieces we haven't talked about yet. I'll create a custom photo timeline so you know exactly what me and my second photographer will be doing on your wedding day.
On your wedding day, yours truly and a second professional wedding photog will bring huge smiles, fun, and peace of mind, while we capture spectacular photos of you and your new spouse. There's going to be zero need for you to stress or be concerned. You'll be in great hands!
Within 48 hours, you'll receive a gallery with 50+ sneak peek images from your wedding to share on social media or print thank you cards. Within 60 days, you'll receive your full wedding gallery made of high resolution digital photos.
Lastly, you'll receive a personalized thank you gift. And hopefully a lifetime friend!
three HOURS, ONE photographer.
eight HOURS, two photographers, engagement session.
Raw images are files directly from the camera, that have no editing done. They are typically very dull and low contrast, created that way so that they can provide a wide range of options when edited. While I do not deliver the rather bland raw files, I do deliver full resolution, professionally edited images. This is what you want!
A 20% non-refundable retainer is taken to secure your date, with the remaining 80% due one week before your wedding. All payments will be taken through our online workspace.
You will receive your wedding gallery within 60 days. Within three days of your wedding, I send a hefty sneak peak gallery as well. Engagement sessions are delivered within three weeks of the session. If you're in a rush to order save the dates or invites, please let me know! I'll try to do what I can to speed up the process.
I typically do not charge a travel fee because I typically do not take on weddings that require extended travel (staying near the fam is important to me!). I travel around the Austin, hill country, Dallas, and San Antonio areas free of charge for full day weddings.
I process RAW image files by cropping, straightening, adjusting exposure, playing with lighting, making sure colors are corrected, and culling through the images to get rid of repeats and out of focus moments. I also try to edit out distracting elements like people in the background, an oddly placed stop sign, etc., if I consider the photo an important moment. I do not do heavy photoshop work, but can outsource this for an additional fee.
Yep! Your photos will be delivered in a gallery with a print shop attached to it. While I do encourage you to use this shop, you aren't required to. I'm happy to give you tips on a few other print shops I like.
My super number one tip... get a day of coordinator, if you're not already working with a planner! I have tons of vendor suggestions that I would love to share with you. Feel free to ask!
Couples typically receive anywhere from 550-1100 images. An intimate wedding with no bridal party, reduced hours, and very few family portraits would probably receive closer to 550 images, while a large wedding with a 20 person bridal party and a second shooter would receive closer to 1100.
I fully believe that your wedding day should be about enjoying time with your family and friends, celebrating your love. Beautiful photos are incredibly important, but I don't believe they should take precedence over the celebration! Besides posed photos (family formals, bridal party, newlywed photos), I try to stay fairly hands off.
Sales tax has already been included in the final total, and there are typically no additional fees! The pricing listed above is typically your "out the door" cost. Occasionally, you may have to pay a facility fee for your engagement session location.