You’ve never planned a wedding before so you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for — but you definitely don’t want the same wedding photographer horror story your cousin has.
You think you’re not photogenic and usually feel awkward in front of the camera — or maybe worse, your fiancé HATES having his photo taken.
You’re looking for someone who can capture authenticity, someone who will create a unique experience but will also guide you through everything you need to do.
You’ve got a swarm of questions on your mind as you try to fall asleep at night:
-what to wear for your engagement session
-whether you really need a second photographer
-the amount of coverage time needed
-how to plan time for photos if you don’t want a first look
-how to know who to include in family photos and creating a list so you don't forget anyone
-an engagement session, which is the key to getting to know each other and the key to getting comfy in front of my camera (I swear you won’t even know I’m there by the end and Mr.-Hates-Having-His-Photo-Taken might even enjoy it)
-wedding day coverage, from getting ready to final sparkler send-off
-a customized photography timeline to ensure we capture every beautiful moment as it unfolds
-an online wedding gallery and images on a USB with high-resolution and social-media sized images
-options to order prints and a customized heirloom album
-your wedding photos within 6-8 weeks (I know it’s so hard to wait!)
-photography tips & tricks including a “what to wear” guide for your engagement session and a sample family shot list
-a print release so you can print wherever, whenever
-you won’t wait forever to hear back from me (usually 24 hours unless I’m in a remote location with limited internet access);
-full access to me for help & expertise
-options to add additional hours, a bridal session, a boudoir session, rehearsal dinner coverage or whatever else your beautiful heart desires!
Phone, coffee, or wine, the choice is yours! We'll get to know each other to get the storytelling process off on the right foot.
When you're ready, we'll do the legal stuff - contract, invoice, etc. - then get on with your engagement session and wedding prep!
Engagement or bridal portraits, whatever your little heart desires! We'll be locked and loaded for the wedding long before the day.
With all the planning and housekeeping stuff behind us, by the wedding day, we'll be ready to get ya hitched and have some fun!
"Chelsea, we just need to thank you so so so much!! It was an absolutely crazy day but the best day ever and I'm so glad we had you! Thank you sooo much for all your work, time, patience, expertise, advice and just being there. We feel so blessed! Thank you thank you thank you again!"
(Text the morning after the wedding)
Of all the services and items you purchase for your wedding, the photography is truly an investment. It’s not just about what you’ll change your Facebook profile picture to when you get home from your honeymoon; It’s about the story you tell that will be passed down to your children and your grandchildren.
Wedding collections are customized for each individual couple but most couples spend $3500-$5000. I travel out-of-state frequently for weddings and if your wedding is going to include a passport, sign me up! Those rates will vary depending on season, location, and availability.
Because of the high level of customized service I offer to each of my couples, I take on no more than 20 weddings per year. Spring 2018 is already booked but I'm currently booking fall 2018 and 2019 brides.