Wedding Session

FIRST OFF, CONGRATULATIONS AT SUCH AN EXCITING TIME OF YOUR LIFE! I KNOW WEDDING PLANNING CAN GET A LITTLE OVERWHELMING AT TIMES, AS YOU TRY TO FIND THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER, VENUE, FOOD, DECORATIONS, ETC. BUT IT WILL GO SO FAST, SO TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK AND ENJOY THE PLANNING!

A LITTLE ABOUT MY "STYLE" AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. I AM EXTREMELY LAID BACK! I DON'T GET TOO WORKED UP AT ALL EVER, BECAUSE THE LAST THING ANYONE WANTS IS A STRESSED OUT PHOTOGRAPHER (LOL). SO REST ASSURED, THAT IS NOT ME. I SHOOT PHOTOS VERY "LIFESTYLE," I LOVE TO CAPTURE THE CANDIDS, TO ME THAT IS "PHOTOGRAPHY." I SHOOT VERY 'IN THE MOMENT' AND NOT 'POSEY.' OBVIOUSLY, I TAKE ALL OF THE TRADITIONAL SHOTS YOU NEED, BUT YOU WILL FIND THAT MY GALLERIES HAVE A LOT OF NATURAL MOMENTS AND SMILES, WHICH IS WHAT I STRIVE FOR!

 

MY GEAR: I CURRENTLY SHOOT WITH THE BEST CANON CAMERA ON THE MARKET, ALONG WITH PLENTY OF LENSES TO GET ANY ANGLE I NEED. I ALSO JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED A SONY CAMERA. SO, AT ALL TIMES, I CARRY TWO CAMERA BODIES ON ME. ALSO, LIGHTING ISN'T AN ISSUE BECAUSE I JUST BOUGHT SOME AH-MAZING NEW LIGHTS THAT CAN LIGHT UP ANYWHERE, LITERALLY. SO IF IT'S DARK, NOT A PROBLEM! :)

MY WEDDINGS ARE CURRENTLY $350/HOUR. SO THE PRICE DEPENDS ON HOW MANY HOURS YOU WANT. AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION IS INCLUDED WHEN A WEDDING PACKAGE OF AT LEAST 7 HOURS IS PURCHASED ($375 VALUE!). THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION IS COMPLIMENTARY AND CAN NOT BE COMPENSATED IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO UTILIZE IT. ALL PHOTOS ARE RELEASED VIA AN ONLINE GALLERY CALLED PASS WHERE THEY STAY FOR 10 YEARS. YOU CAN ALSO ORDER PRINTS STRAIGHT FROM THIS WEBSITE IF YOU PREFER, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO. IT IS STILL ADVISED THAT YOU DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE PHOTOS ANYWAYS ONTO YOUR OWN COMPUTER. ONCE THE IMAGES ARE RELEASED TO YOU, AFTER 2 WEEKS I NO LONGER KEEP THEM. BLACK & WHITE AND COLOR VERSIONS OF EACH EDITED PHOTO IS PROVIDED TO YOU. COPYRIGHT IS ALSO INCLUDED. A $500 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD YOUR SPOT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING AND ONCE THAT IS RECEIVED, A CONTRACT WILL BE MADE. THE WEDDING DATE IS NOT "SECURE" WITH ME UNTIL A CONTRACT IS SIGNED AND A DEPOSIT IS MADE. A PAYMENT PLAN CAN BE MADE AS WELL IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PAYMENTS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING. THE REMAINDER WILL NEED TO BE PAID 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING. :)

IF 8 HOURS ARE PURCHASED, A 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER IS INCLUDED ($350 VALUE). HAVING A 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER IS VERY BENEFICIAL TO THE WEDDING DAY. IT HELPS MAKE THINGS GO SMOOTHLY. WHILE I AM STAYING WITH THE BRIDE AND BRIDESMAIDS, THE 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER IS SHOOTING THE GUYS. SO THERE IS A BETTER USE OF TIME. ALSO, CAPTURING THE GROOMS FACE WHILE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE, AND GETTING THE BRIDE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE - A 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER IS CRUCIAL IN ORDER TO GET THOSE SHOTS. THE CHOICE IS YOURS, BUT JUST A LITTLE RECOMMENDATION!

IF THE WEDDING RECEPTION IS BEYOND 30 MILES ROUND TRIP FROM MY OTTAWA, OHIO RESIDENCE, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $0.55/MILE ADDED TO YOUR PACKAGE.

FOR 8 HOURS, AT $2800, YOU GET 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, 8 HOURS OF COVERAGE, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/WEDDING GALLERY UPLOADED FOR TEN YEARS, AND A COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR WEDDING PLANNING, HOW EXCITING! :)