You are getting married! Congratulations! Thanks so much for considering me to capture your day. I have compiled some FAQ's below that I hope help you to get a feel for things. Once you are ready, please pop me an email and we can chat on the phone, over coffee, or even a cocktail if you choose!
"How much will you charge to shoot my wedding?" Like many things wedding related, pricing and quality of wedding photography comes in all shapes and price points. It goes without saying that I believe wedding photography is an investment. After all is said and done it's what you have to remember the entire day by. I have heard many times "Oh wow, I had totally forgotten about that moment" upon viewing a client gallery with a couple. That being said I begin my wedding pricing at $1200 for 4 hours and my largest (and most comprehensive) package tops out at over $4000 for Portland metro area weddings. I build a custom package for each event so there isn't standard pricing per say. I will consider smaller packages upon request. All pricing is for digital only packages, which allows you to have the full resolution images with a personal print right.
"My wedding will be very small, can I get a discount?" The size of a wedding doesn't mean less quality, less time investment, or less effort on my part. I do not price based upon size with the exception of hiring assistants or second shooters. I generally book for a minimum of 4 hours, but am willing to hear about your special (shorter) event.
The exception would be for elopements! Just the two of you... only need a couple hours? Elopement photography starts at $400.
"Do your provide services for same sex marriages?" Oh yes. Love is love and I enthusiastically support it all.
"How many images will I receive, do I get to have every shot you took from my day?" We will go over image counts for each session (which vary) and I am always happy to provide you with sample galleries to see what actual clients ended up with. I only deliver the best fully finished images (full resolution) and never "raw" images. Quality vs Quantity is definitely my motto.
"Will the images be in black and white and color?" All images will be delivered in color and black and white.
"How long after my wedding will I wait for my images to be completed?" Generally 4-6 weeks.
"Does my wedding package include an engagement session?" Full day packages (8 hours) do include an engagement session. Wedding clients booking less than 8 hours will receive a discounted rate for Engagement Sessions.
"Can friends and family view the images and/or order prints?" Oh of course! You will have a gallery link to share and those that would like to purchase prints can do so and they will be mailed directly to their homes. I even hand out cards at the reception with a link to your gallery for your guests with a completion date.
"Do you include an album?" We can build in an album to any package! I offer multiple album options to fit any budget. My largest package includes a 50 page (100 sided) leather bound layflat album.
"Will you travel for my wedding?" Absolutely! We can arrange a rreasonable travel fee to cover costs in addition to your wedding package fee. I charge a travel fee for locations 50 miles outside of Portland, OR. Have passport, let's go!
"How do I reserve my date?" We'll meet in person to discuss your day, sign the contract, and pay your retainer... voila the date is yours!! Your deposit/retainer is 50% of the total fee. Payment may be made with check or money order, credit cards through paypal will incur a 3% fee. (Payment plans may be available upon request)
Let's chat and get all your questions answered! Email me to set up a time and date or to ask more questions not answered here via email.