documenting your unique love story...

weddings

my fabulous couples...

Country Creek Reception Hall
Dimondale, Michigan

landon + Kristyn

Briar Barns
Sparta, Michigan

ashley + ben

Bennett Park + Private Property
Charlotte, Michigan

sadie + nick

Radisson Quad Cities Hotel
Davenport, Iowa

Melissa + Kevin

Gresham United Methodist Church
Charlotte, Michigan

Jaime + Michael

Tiscornia Beach Park
St Joseph, Michigan

alejandra + Phillip

Private Property
Gladwin, Michigan

erica + Kyle

Private Property
Potterville, Michigan

christina + Clint

Private Property
Dowling, Michigan

Gene + Diane

Malia's Mediterranean Bistro
Battle Creek, Michigan

chanda + jeff

The Revue + Barry County Expo Center
Nashville + Hastings, Michigan

page + jake

Country Creek Reception Hall
Dimondale, Michigan

Taylor + Sam

The Little Wedding Chapel
Vicksburg, Michigan

Brenda + Joel

Private Property
Clio, Michigan

sami + zach

Caledonia, Michigan

Makayla + Max

Nashville Baptist Church + The Revue
Nashville, Michigan

austin + Sheridan

Aquinas College + St Cecilia's Music Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan

chelsea + Eli

Private Property
Marne, Michigan

josh + angela

Hawthorne Gardens
Marshall, Michigan

Catie + Chad

The Little Wedding Chapel
Heritage Park
Taylor, Michigan

lisa + Martin

ArtistreEscapes Island Garden
Coldwater, Michigan

melissa + eric

Henderson Castle
Kalamazoo, Michigan

kim + tom

Private Property
Marshall, Michigan

Nikki + luke

Private Property
Kalamazoo, Michigan

cassie + scott

Frequently Asked Questions

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As of December 2017, I'll have worked 45 weddings! 

how many weddings have you photographed?

I only charge travel fees for locations 50 miles one way outside of my studio in Nashville, MI. Outside of the 50 miles, it's 57 cents per mile for travel. For destination weddings, the cost varies depending on location, flights, and hotel.

what are your travel rates?

My turnaround time for engagement galleries is 1 month. Turnaround for wedding galleries is 3 months. I release a sneak peek, blog post, and slideshow leading up to the gallery delivery.

WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?

It's hard to estimate exactly because every wedding is different. The more details and guests there are, the more photos you'll receive. I end up with roughly 40 images an hour.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE RECEIVE?

Yes. It's like a down payment on a house. It's a good faith payment for me to hold your date and solidify the contract, but it does come out of the total package price.

DOES THE RETAINER COME OUT OF THE TOTAL?

I deliver a digital gallery through Pixieset. All the photos are downloadable. You can send the link and password to anyone you like, and all galleries are password protected. You can also order prints through your gallery. I will supply a USB with all the photos for any client that doesn't have access to high speed unlimited internet, if requested. Weddings are normally between 3-4 GB of photos.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

I think engagement photos are SO important, for not only the couple, but me as well. It allows us to get comfortable with each other and for the couple to learn how I work before their wedding day. To encourage booking an engagement session, I gift one to each of my couples at no cost. But because it's a gift, the value cannot be deducted as a discount. I take a loss on engagement sessions just because of how important I think they are!

WE DON'T WANT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, CAN WE GET A DISCOUNT?

A second photographer is included in all but my elopement package. One can be added on to other packages for an additional fee. I work with other local photographers that I've known and worked with before. They match my shooting style and I'm completely confident in them. I also trust them in the event they have to take over as lead in emergencies. For smaller weddings, I may choose to bring an assistant depending on how comfortable I feel handling everything myself and the amount of gear I'll need for your venue. The assistant I have with me for that will not be taking any photos.

DO YOU BRING AN ASSISTANT/SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes. There is a print release clause in the contract. If you print your contract and take it with you, you can show the employee that section. However, my print prices are comparable to local consumer labs (walgreens, walmart, costco). But they're printed with professional paper and inks and color managed. I don't guarantee how an image looks printed at one of those places. Their photos can be muddy or have color casts, and that's how they're able to keep their prices so cheap. I highly recommend you not get your wedding photos printed there. If you'd like some recommendations for the best online consumer labs, feel free to ask me and I'll provide some. ;) 

DO YOU OFFER A PRINT RELEASE SO WE CAN ORDER PHOTOS SOMEWHERE ELSE?

details + prep

ceremony + formals

reception

couples

After Inquiry

consultation

We'll meet in my studio for coffee. I go over everything you'd need to know for our experience and chat about the exciting details of your wedding!

After Inquiry

CONTRACT AND RETAINER

After your inquiry, I will send a contract and invoice for the retainer. You can pay it right away or after the consultation, but the date isn't on my schedule until both the contract is signed and retainer is paid.

4-6 months before

Engagement photos

I send a prep email with all the details for an engagement session and get a date on the calendar. Delivery of the engagement photos is 1 month after the session.

6 weeks before

timeline and details

It's getting close! I send a questionnaire to request the timeline and all the wedding day details that I need to know! I like to get it taken care of early before all the chaos ensures!

1 week before

final payment due

Wedding days are hectic. This way, payment is already taken care of by the wedding day and one less thing to worry about!

the day before

rehearsal

If your wedding is local, I like to attend the rehearsal so I can get an idea of how the ceremony is going to go and scope out the best locations at the venue before the next day!

it's wedding day!

it's finally here!

Myself and any shooters I have with me  will do our best to follow your timeline and get the shots we need without getting in the way (except for formals).

the day after

sneak peek

I post 3-5 photos on social media on the next business day since you're I'm sure dying to see some photos that weren't taken on a cell phone! :)

4-6 weeks after

blog and slideshow

Unless you've cleared me to submit your wedding to a wedding blog or print, you'll see about 20 of your photos in a post on my website. Your slideshow will come 1-2 weeks after the blog post.

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Pricing

50% due at booking

elopement

$450

-For couples planning to elope in a small ceremony
-Consultation at my studio
-Complimentary engagement session
- 2 hours of wedding day coverage: ceremony, formals, optional dinner after with remaining coverage time
- 1 photographer
-Online gallery of downloads with print release

grand

$1500

-Consultation at my studio
-Complimentary engagement session
-Full day coverage (2 hours of bride/groom prep up until 1 hour of open dancing)
-2 photographers
-Online gallery of downloads with print release
-10x10 20 page album
-$100 print credit for the online gallery

Payment plans and custom packages available for budget weddings by request

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