LET'S DIVE RIGHT INTO IT
Chances are, you're in the beginning stages of wedding planning. You've decided on a date, secured your venue, and are now wanting to cross the next few major vendors off your to-do list before they're booked. You either have a working budget spreadsheet or have given your planner a general idea of what you want to invest, but maybe a few numbers need to be adjusted because your dream florals are slightly out of season on your date.
You've probably heard the phrase, "once the last piece of cake has been eaten, the last glass of champagne sipped, the last guests leave, and the flowers have wilted... your preserved dress, the memories, and photos are all that is left." And that couldn't be more true!
While you are probably focused on all the pre-wedding details right now, I'd encourage you to think of the POST-wedding details. After the celebration, the photos are what is left. And all the time and money invested into your dream celebration should be preserved by a photographer who can capture those details and moments in a way that resonates with you.
I'm not the cheapest photographer
BUT I'M A PRETTY GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER
And I'll allow you to have peace of mind that your wedding day will be captured in an unscripted, whimsical way that will allow you to relieve your wedding day magic for decades to come.
Wedding collection options range from 6, 8, 10 hours of coverage to wedding weekends and include an initial phone consultation, timeline assistance, film processing/scanning, viewing/download gallery, and reprint rights. Second photographers are included in larger collections and are available a la carte as well as additional hours.
Elopements start at 2 hours of coverage and include an initial phone consultation, timeline assistance, film processing/scanning, viewing/download gallery, and reprint rights.
Starting investment $650
Local engagement/portrait sessions include 50+ images, film processing/scanning, viewing/download gallery, and reprint rights.
frequently asked questions
What is your style?
I blend both editorial and documentary styles to give wedding images a unique style and feel. A modern twist inspired by vintage film photography, if you will.
How long have you been photographing weddings?
This is my 8th year full time! I quit my day job in public relations in 2015 when I shot my first wedding and I've never looked back.
How many weddings have you photographed?
I stopped counting after 150.
What kind of gear do you use?
I shoot on a mix of vintage film cameras (mostly 35mm point & shoot) as well as professional Sony bodies & lenses.
I love the film look, but how does that work with our galleries? Is film included?
Yep! All film processing & scanning is included in all wedding and elopement collections. If it's been awhile since you've been to a 1-hour photo, film processing & scanning means your film negatives being processed and developed by my professional film lab and then scanned into a digital format that flows seamlessly into your final wedding gallery. I shoot both digital and film so you'll have a good mix of both.
Do you back up your images?
Yes & yes & YES. All your images are backed up onto multiple external drives as well as cloud drives. All film rolls are overnighted to my professional film lab and memory cards are not cleared until wedding delivery.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
I live in Holland, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. I love local weddings but my bags are always packed, passport always updated, and I travel for about 80% of my weddings. When you reach out, I'll give you a custom travel quote based on where your nuptials are being held. I book all my own travel to make things super easy.
How many hours do we need?
This all depends on location and a few other factors, but most of my couples choose an 8 hour collection. This usually gives us time to cover the tail end of getting ready, through the beginning of the dance celebration. I offer 6, 8 and 10 hour collections as well as a weekend collection. When you reach out, I can give you a pretty good idea of how much time you will need during your consultation, but we can always upgrade collections if needbe.
How do we book you?
Fill out the contact page (or email me directly email@example.com) and I'll respond with my availability and schedule a phone consult if I'm open on your date. I require a 50% retainer and signed agreement in order to reserve your date. I receive new inquiries every day so I'll need both of these in order to block off your date. The remaining 50% is due 1 month prior to your wedding date.
What is included in your collections?
Every collection includes a consultation, timeline assistance, coverage by yours truly, an online viewing/download gallery, film processing/scanning, and reprint rights.