Unlike many photographers, I offer your images on disc so you can print at a lab of your choice, or I am happy to print for you. Some packages do include some printing. In every instance I take more photos than the package selected, and you will select your favorites. My standard wedding package however will include all useable images.
Select a package! For most people, one of these will work well. If you would like to customize a package, select the smallest package that works generally for you and add extras you want.
Basic Package: Includes 50 images on disc of your choice. Typically we will do studio and location shots to choose from, and clothing changes are expected. No print is provided in this package, but it does include two favorite images retouched. If additional retouching is desired, my rate is $15 per image. Files on disc include your choices, and the retouched choices separately. This may be ideal for young children, anniversary photos, or seniors who don't need all the bells and whistles. It has also been used for web site photos for businesses. About 1 hour $175
Value Package: Includes 100 images on disc of your choice. It also includes 10 images retouched as well. That allows everyone to pick their favorites. Ideal for seniors who want names on photos, borders on wallet size images, a few in black and white as well as color. Pick your favorite for printing in 8 by 10, or two 5 by 7 photos. About 2 hours. $275
Premier Package: Includes 200 images on disc, with 20 retouched. It also includes a DVD slideshow of your photos, and if you wish, I can scan in non copyrighted photos to include in your slideshow as well. This is ideal for seniors as it offers a wonderful reminder of them from birth through childhood and into the person they have become. Music is provided by the client as a background for the slideshow. Two 8 by 10 prints as well. This has even been used for small weddings, 50th anniversary parties , etc . About 3 hours $425
New: For young families, and very popular! I am now offering the Value or Premier packages with this option: You may buy either package, but stretch out your photos over time. It works the same as the original packages, however we schedule pregnancy or newborn photos, and you select only those you want. Later at 3 months, we take more photos, and again take only those your want. We continue, until you have selected the number of images in your package. With either package we can get about 18 months to 2 years of memories, depending on how many you select. It also allows for family portraits, as well. Photos make great grandparent gifts, and slideshows at the conclusion are also great as gifts for family. The package is paid for up front, and we do the work as you choose to schedule. Because your package is already paid for, there is no reason to hesitate...need a Christmas card or Birthday card? Schedule and it happens! $275, or $425, your choice (as above)
To add a slideshow of images taken: $60 To scan images that you provide: $30 To burn additional JPEG discs: $15 To increase the number of retouched images: $15 each Travel based on distance/time for locations beyond 30 miles for weddings, beyond 10 miles for other packages.
Wedding Package: Travel included, up to 30 miles one way. I am willing to travel farther, but at additional charge. Your wedding package begins with an informal photo shoot which is done anytime after a deposit is made. These images can be used for your wedding announcement, for hold the date postcards, for a custom guest book, and are always fun! Dressed up or casual, or some of each, we get to know each other, and you will have a disc of images to use as you like. One bride used an image for her invitation, so think creatively! You will select 30 images, and 6 for retouching. You will also select one image which I will print, dry mount and mat. (photo size: 8 by 10, mat size 16 by 20, so that guests can sign the mat. I also can do a custom guest book, using the images from this shoot if you wish at a modest cost.
I will attend your rehearsal (about an hour) to understand the customs at the church and to determine my best locations and to learn what your church would like from me, to honor the sanctity of the ceremony. I will take a few shots of the rehearsal, and get to know family and the members of the wedding party. On your wedding day, I provide 6 hours of photography. If you need more, I am happy to stay. Hours beyond 6: $60 per hour.
You will receive all useable images in the wedding package. I will create files for easily finding what you want: rehearsal, filler images (flowers, alter, etc), preparation, ceremony, formals, reception, all on disc in JPEG format. You will also receive a DVD slideshow of your wedding, shown in sequence, with music that you select for it. Although it is likely that I may take well over 1,000 images, we will select 300-400 for your slideshow. Two people will be shooting the entire time and all planned images (like the formal ones) will be shot in a series, so it is very likely that we will capture those special moments!
Prior to the wedding, I will send you a list of standard wedding shots, and you can add special requests (like a generation shot, or all of the family) and of course omit those that don't appeal. After your honeymoon, we will view images together, including a tentative slideshow and you will make selections and bring music. You may also pick one image which I will print on archival water color paper. (A 13 by 19 print, which you may have matted to fit a standard 18 by 24 frame).
I will retouch a total of 40 images for you (the exact number for a standard wedding album), or you may choose to make your own book through an online lab like Snapfish, or with scrapbook elements. JPEG images on disc as well as a disc for your DVD, delivered in a mini "wedding album" to keep these memories safe. Normally for weddings, I will hold the date and time as yours for a $400 deposit. The second payment of $400 is made at the time of the rehearsal, and final payment plus any additional features are paid for when work is complete. Total Package: $1575
Note: If your wedding is intimate, and you are considering the "Premier Package", the rate for additional hours is significantly more than for the wedding package. Additional hours for small weddings using the Premier package are $250 per hour, which also includes 6 additional retouched images per hour extra provided. This is still a cost savings if you need an extra hour or two, but of course doesn't include other features in the actual wedding package.
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