Family Investment 2021
Family Sessions options –My goal for your session is to capture memories, moments and emotions. I am not a traditional photographer. Beauty in the chaos of kids, family. I want you to have moments that you treasure forever, hang on your wall and look through for years to come. From our first consultation we will not only get to know each other, but I will go over location options with you as well as chat about what to wear, and what to expect during our session. I will have you fill out a questionnaire about your family that helps me get to know everyone. You will have access to my client closet of boutique items and my online stylist tools. On the day of the session, we will get together for our shoot. Depending on your family this may include mud stomping, beach play, or running through prairie and playing games. About 2 – 3 weeks after our shoot we will have your gallery viewing and ordering session.
$200 Non refundable Booking fee *does not include products or digitals
*Clients typically spend $500 – $1,000
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All the retainer fees are part of the overall package price and not an additional fee.
Wedding Investment 2021
With Every consultation I will sit down with a couple and go over the whole wedding day with you. This is so helpful because we can figure out what is the most important thing about your day that you want covered but also helps us find what package or how many hours best suit your needs. A full day is typically 7-8 hours. If a client has a lot of travel from getting ready, to ceremony, to reception, to a location for bridal photos then I may suggest more time is needed to allot for travel time. A client who may have 300+ guests and or a multi cultural event may want more than 8 hours of coverage to capture their day as well. These are all things we would go over and chat about during your consultation appointment.
Wedding Coverage pricing ranges at $1,900 – $5,000 and always includes a second photographer unless event is an elopement or micro wedding. For facts on second photographers read the frequently asked questions bellow.
Frequently Asked Questions and Facts:
How many images do you deliver for a wedding? I typically deliver 50-100 images an hour. It depends on the events of the day, and if there is a lot of travel time between locations ect.
How will we receive our images? Currently I give all wedding packages a USB drive and an online gallery.
What kind of gear do you work with? Currently I shoot with a 2 canon DSLRs, A 50mm lens, 35mm, 100mm, 70-200mm. 2 canon speedlights, off camera light, umbrellas, etc. I have other variety of equipments and light modifiers, etc.
What is a print release? A print release allows you to print your photos wherever you wish and share them on facebook or instagram. A print release is provided to every client.
Do you charge for travel? Yes, I charge .58 cents per mile starting 40 miles from my home in Des Moines. If the event is over 180 miles from Des Moines or out of state, then a flight or hotel expense may be required. If you have any questions feel free to ask for a more accurate quote.
Second Photographer, Why is this important? A second photographer rounds out the artistic and fullness of your edit. It is a HUGE benefit to the client. Especially if there is a lot going on in the day. I can not be in 2 places at once. Having one photographer with each partner getting ready, different areas during ceremony, second photographer capturing candids during cocktail hour, etc. Security Benefits – I only hire second photographers that can take over as lead incase of any emergency situation. I do not hire my spouse as my second photographer. I know many who do and thats great if that person is not just a second body but also capable in photography and lighting situations, they could take over as a lead photographer in an emergency and also are not traveling with the lead photographer. Also unlike some photographers, I refuse to travel with my second photographer. This is to protect my client. If something happened to my car on the way to the wedding, a flat tire for example, you are still guaranteed a photographer there at the start time. It gives my client that added security. Unlike if we were to travel together to the wedding, we’d both be stuck. Thankfully I have never had that happen either* knock on wood* But I like to be prepared, also I like to make sure my clients are taken care of. This is also why I only higher experienced second photographers that are more than capable to take over as lead. I have found this policy has been so beneficial to have and an added benefit for my clients. Especially during covid, for my client would not have to scramble or worry at all if I should be exposed, sick or in an accident, for they would already have a plan in place with a competent lead photographer ready to take on the day.
How long have you been doing weddings? What is your experience? I have been studying photography since 2003. I started out shooting film and being in a dark room. In 2009 I graduated from art school with a bachelors in photography and started shooting weddings, I mainly second shoot for a year or so. Then in 2010 I started a legal business and photographed weddings in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. I was also working full time as a photo editor for many photographers in that area. As well working for one of the biggest wedding industries there at the time, Bellagala as the Production & Photography Coordinator. In 2013 my family relocated to Des Moines and we’ve loved it here ever since. From 2013 to now I focus entirely on my own business adventures as a full time photographer and metalsmith artist.
How many weddings have you photographed? I have done over 100. (After 100, I kind of stopped counting. )
Are you Insured? Yes! I run a fully legal business. I collect sales tax and I am insured.
Can we see a full wedding gallery? YES! Just shoot me an email and I’d be more than glad to show you a few.
How do we book you? Let’s set up a consultation! 🙂 I’d love to meet you! and if you are not in my area I do offer phone/zoom consultations. During that time we get to know each other and chat about your wedding details. If you want to book then I have you look over and e- sign a contract. Once the contract is e – signed a invoice is created for you. A non refundable booking fee is required to book. Its easy peasy.