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My Wedding Photography Experience

I have photographed and filmed over 700 weddings in the last 19 years and I still look forward to my next one every week. Photography was a hobby that become a career and I still love it! For several years I did wedding photo and video and contracted for other companies while working for myself too. This was hectic doing over 50 weddings some years. The last 9 years I have stopped contracting and recently stopped video to focus on photography.

My Wedding Photography Style

There is no one photography style that fits weddings. There are candid moments, raw and emotional. Posed set up family photos. Photos of rings and flowers requiring an artistic creative mind. Flower girls running around on far too much sugar. (I really love photographing them still haha endless fun) Photos outside in gardens and then dark churches and reception halls. Not to mention snow, rain and anything else the weather adds. Family you have not seen in years and family you hope to not see for years. I think my people skills are more important than photo skills during some weddings. I have stories!

 

My photography style tends to be a mix of photojournalistic and traditional. I pose couples and families for formal photos and I always look for little details, but most of the rest of the day I use a candid unobtrusive style to capture the raw emotions and feelings as they unfold. Love needs no scripting. My favorite compliment is when couples look at a photo and say they never saw me take it and I captured the raw emotions they were feeling.

Wedding Prices

One Photographer – $2100

Two Photographers – $2750

 

Both packages include:

8 hours of wedding day coverage

600 to 750 edited full resolution images on a USB drive

Full print rights to images

Free 20 x 30 inch Canvas Print

Online Gallery with free downloads

Free advice and timeline planning. Pick my brain, I’ve been to hundreds of weddings.

 

Wedding Extras:

Engagement Session: $250

Coffee Table Album: $100

Leather Thick Page Album: $350

Extra time: $100 an hour

I offer a Friday and Sunday $250 Discount!

 

Bookings can be done online or in person with me.

Bookings require a $500 deposit which comes off the total.

Payments can be made in installments online.

Full balance due two weeks prior to weddings.

 

 

I lead the photography at every wedding I book and edit every wedding personally.

 

I have a group of talented second photographers for clients wanting two and for backup.

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THREE HUGE MISTAKES BRIDES MAKE PLUS MY BEST ADVICE

 

When booking a wedding photographer, I see brides, grooms, and families make the same mistakes over and over. After photographing over seven-hundred weddings, here are a few of the biggest mistakes I see made, plus my best advice for avoiding them.

 

1. Treating their photographer like a commodity. Wedding photography isn’t cheap and far too often, price drives the decision on who to select. I’ve seen brides allow their cousin who is ‘into photography’ to take their photos because they only charge $250 and will give them all the photos on a flash drive. Sadly, what they end up with photos they aren’t proud to display in their home that do nothing but sit, forever, on that flash drive.

 

2. Booking too late. Much like the price-shopping mentioned above, I’ve seen brides unable to book a fantastic photographer because they waited too long to book them. Great wedding photographers are often booked a year in advance

 

3. Not choosing based on personality and experience. On your wedding day, nothing matters more than knowing your photography is being taken care of by a professional so you can focus on the most important day of your life. A photographers pictures may be beautiful, but if they act like a tyrant, they may derail your entire wedding day. Did they provide you with other past customers reviews? Did they vibe well with you when you met them for a consultation? Did they even offer to meet with you prior to the wedding day? (MAJOR red flag.) Not an agent or booking rep, did you meet the person who will be at your wedding. More and more businesses are popping up promising cheap photography and filling their roster with unqualified amateurs sourced on craigslist and shuffled around week to week.

Don’t make the same mistakes I’ve seen others make. What follows are four of my best tips for choosing the a wedding photographer.

 

ADVICE FOR BOOKING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

 

1. Meet Your Photographer. They are going to be with you nearly all day and you want to know they have the kind of personality, style and work ethic you want. I also tell brides and grooms to give their photographer the airport test – If you were to get stranded with them on some layover in a tiny remote airport with no wifi and nothing to do for 8 hours, would you want to hang out with them? If so, they’re the photographers for you.

 

2. Know Your Price Range. Cheap wedding photography is not always good and good wedding photography is not cheap. In this industry you get what you pay for, so set a budget keeping this in mind.

 

3. Look at a complete wedding (or two). Many photographers are able to include several good photos in a portfolio if they just show their ten best images. Don’t fall for a well-placed gallery or header image of a blog post. Ask to see an entire wedding that includes all aspects of the wedding from the getting ready to the reception images. Make sure the images you see are actually theirs. There are sadly so many companies with great samples from their best three photographers they show clients but they farm out the work to several cheaper photographers juggled around willy nilly.

 

4. Make sure your photographer has backup gear, and shooters if a mishap occurs. This has to be one of the most overlooked aspects of booking a pro. It’s a ‘must-ask’ question when booking a wedding photographer.

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