LET'S TALK ABOUT MONEY.
So, I'm gonna be real with you right now because I want you to know exactly what you're investing in. People tend to think that all us wedding photographers do is over charge for pressing a button, and this simply isn't true. We are our own bookkeepers, studio managers, customer service reps, editors, pre-selectors, social media managers, bloggers, handle all the phone calls/emails/texts/meetings, etc. On top of that, we have overhead expenses like taxes, monthly subscriptions, studio rent, credit card processing fees, travel, etc. But most importantly; our gear & equipment to ensure we are fully prepared to capture your big day.
My packages reflect the time and money I invest into you. You're not paying thousands of dollars for just 8-10 hours of work. From inquiry to delivery, I spend 25+ hours working on your project alone. I will tell you right now, that work is NOT half-assed. This is my passion and my livelihood, and I wouldn't have signed up for any of this if I didn't value you, your partner, and your wedding day. Above all, what's most important to me is that you have an incredible experience, feel taken care of, and LOVE your photos.
I know your expenses are adding up right now. If there's a package you love but it's a bit out of your budget, talk to me. Maybe we can work something out that works for both of us. All I ask is for your trust and respect in return. Cool? Cool. 💕
(PS. I also offer payment plans to help with the cost so if that's something you need, hit me up!)
A 30% non-refundable retainer is required to book your date. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date.
To make it simple, packages are digital only and you have the option add on prints and albums at anytime (including after the wedding!)
TRAVEL: All packages include up to 125 miles round trip from my home studio (91505). Additional miles are $1 each.
GOLD // $3400
For the couples who don't want to miss a thing on their wedding day.
10 hours pretty much covers everything from getting ready to the grand exit, and you'll have two different angles all day with a second shooter!
10 hours coverage
1000+ high-res photos
SILVER // $2500
For the couples who want the essential coverage for the day.
8 hours can cover the tail end of getting ready and the beginning of open dancing (depending on your timeline), plus you'll get two angles all day with a second shooter!
8 hours of coverage
600-800 high-res photos
BRONZE // $1800
For the minimalist couples!
Maybe you don't feel like you need photos of getting ready if the party is more important to you, or maybe the reception is short and simple and you want more coverage of the pre-ceremony with a first look. You can choose to have me during the first or second half of your day, with an option to add on second shooter for another angle!
6 hours of coverage
400-600 high-res photos
additional hours: $200 per hour
additional photographer: $50 per hour
(Please scroll down for A La Carte options like Albums and Print add ons.
Any package that includes tangible product will be taxed.
$500 non-refundable retainer is required to book your date. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date.
TRAVEL: All packages include up to 100 miles round trip from my home studio (91505). Additional miles are $1 each.
THE ESSENTIALS // $1200
For the couple who wants coverage of certain aspects of the wedding day like
getting ready, the first look, etc. 10 guests or less.
4 hours of coverage
200-400 high-res photos
THE MINIMALIST // $800
Perfect for the couple who wants photos of just the ceremony, couple portraits and will have 0 guests attending.
This package honestly won't have enough time for first look, getting ready, etc.
2 hours of coverage
100-150 high-res photos
additional hours: $200
11-30 guests: additional $150
31 - 50 guests: $300
ENGAGEMENTS // ANNIVERSARIES // PROPOSALS // JUST BECAUSE
$100 non-refundable retainer is required to book your date. Remaining balance is due 14 days prior to your shoot date.
TRAVEL: All packages include up to 60 miles round trip from my home studio (91505). Additional miles are $1 each.
(Ask me about destination sessions for a customized package.)
THE ESSENTIALS // $650
2 hour session
50 high-res photos
THE MINIMALIST // $450
1 hour session
30 high-res photos
Additional hours: $200
A LA CARTE
Archival leather albums custom designed to tell your wedding story.
Each album has 20 spreads that hold an average of 50 photos.
12x12 // $850
8x8 // $450
Additional Spreads // $10 each
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
Custom designed to tell your story in 20 spreads on semi-gloss photo paper with a cardstock thickness, complete with lay-flat binding.
13x10 // $350
10x8 // $250
Additional pages // $5 each
PRINTS + KEEPSAKE BOX + USB
Twenty-five 5x7 archival matte prints paired with an engraved wooden USB in a handmade (by my husband!) wooden keepsake box.
BUNDLE // $200
25 (5x7) PRINTS // $50
WOODEN USB // $40
Prices do not include tax or shipping.
THE BOOKING PROCESS:
Step 1: We talk wedding deets and figure out which package fits you best. I answer all of your questions and let you know just how much I've got your back. (Spoiler alert: This much.)
Step 2: Hopefully, you decide that you love me, you really love me, and I'll send over a contract and invoice for a retainer to make it official. (I mean, I can make it FB official, too, if you're into that!)
Step 3: We can do a facetime call or brunch date to get to know each other a bit more and work out more details for your shoot.
Step 4: Wedding Day! We'll go out to the coast, we'll get together, we'll have a few laughs. (That's a Die Hard reference in case you missed it.)
Step 5: You'll get your photos (3 weeks for portraits, 4 weeks for elopements & weddings) via email in a gorgeous, mosaic online gallery and get to show them off to everyone you know! You can even order prints right from the gallery.
Bonus Step 6: If you add on any albums or tangible product, (which I highly recommend!), we'll work on that together!
Weddings: Available to book any day of the week
Elopements: Sunday - Thursday
Portrait Sessions: Monday - Thursday (sometimes Sundays)
The retainer is non-refundable and due at the time of your booking. No date is reserved without a contract and retainer!
Retainer and remainder payment amounts/due dates are described under each package section above!
I am more than happy to customize a payment plan that fits your financial needs, provided that it’s paid in full prior to the event date! Hit me up if this is what you're leaning towards!
Find out more information regarding my terms and policies here.
I love to travel! If you’re planning a destination wedding, send me an email for a customized package based on travel and location criteria. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're planning a shoot in a National Park, State Park, Botanical Garden, or other private and government owned locations, there may or may not be a photography permit and fee required. Any permit fees are to be paid by the client.