I employ a pricing structure that is based on locality.
Weddings in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC are $3500. These weddings include all travel accommodations, up to eight hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary lifestyle session, images delivered via digital download, and a complimentary online gallery for six months.
Out of States Weddings in the US, including Hawaii, Alaska and some US territories, are $4200. These weddings include all travel accommodations, up to eight hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary lifestyle session (for VA, DC, MD couples having out of state weddings, but will have the session in VA, DC, MD), images delivered via digital download, and a complimentary online gallery for six months. *Out of State couples who would like an Out of State lifestyle session are eligible for discounted Out of State sessions.
Destination Weddings/Elopements begin at $4500. These Weddings/Elopements include all travel accommodations, up to eight hours of wedding/elopement day coverage, some complimentary day before, and day after coverage, images delivered via digital download, and a complimentary online gallery for six months.
Half day Weddings/Elopements in the Tri-State (VA, MD, DC) are $1750. These Weddings/Elopements are accepted Monday - Thursday and include all travel accommodations, up to four hours of coverage, images delivered via digital download, and a complimentary online gallery for six months. This selection may be good for short weekday Wedding/Elopement with time spent together pre/post ceremony in the fashion of a lifestyle session.
*Extra hours over the Half day Weddings/Elopements selection are $440/hr. Extra hours over the eight hour selections are $660/hr.
A La carte
Lifestyle Sessions in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC are $700. These sessions include all travel accommodations, up to 1.5 hour session, images delivered via digital download, and an online gallery for one month.
Out of State Lifestyle Sessions in the US, including Hawaii, Alaska, and US territories begin at $1000. These sessions include all travel accommodations, up to 1.5 hour session, images delivered via digital download, and an online gallery for one month.
Destination Lifestyle Sessions outside of the US begin at $1800. If you want to getaway and document your love abroad, inquire about details.
Wedding Albums are $1000 and include an 11x14” Photo Book with 70 images. The photo book has a glass cover and is genuine leather.
Prints + USB is $350 and includes 100 4x6” prints, a USB drive with Collection Images, and a Presentation Box.
*Lifestyle Session: love stories in some respects known as Engagement, Couples, After Wedding, Honeymoon Sessions and the like.
Are you the right photographer for me?
Maybe!! You should know that I am primarily a non-invasive photographer. With the exception of a few tips (beforehand), I'm there to photographically report on the story of your day, and the story of your love. I don't want you to worry about the camera, let me do that. You enjoy and live in the moment with your beloved, your friends, and family. You may say, "I really love your style and approach, but my family is more traditional and will want to take a lot of posed pictures." My only rebuttal to this is that typically there will be a ton of iPhone/Samsung, budding, and aunt/uncle photographers at your wedding. They are welcome to take all of the posed and orchestrated photos as their heart instructs them. As for me, I will be off looking for authentic moments and story that will hopefully bring you back to your wedding day when you look on your images years from now. This is what you'd be paying me for. Some clients ask for just a few non-elaborate formals, and that's no problem. I also recommend stealing away for a few moments to enjoy some intimacy. If you really need those posed photos, and a photographer to be more instructional, I may not be the photographer for you, but I know a few people who do a fantastic job if you need a point in the right direction!
What Is an after wedding session?
While I recommend you carving some time out to steal away with your new spouse to walk the grounds of your venue, forest, or city streets, this is not always possible depending how you coordinate your day. An After Wedding Session will allow you to throw that suit and dress back on to go hang out and express your affections. Perhaps your venue will allow us to hangout on a non-busy day. Maybe we can find a quiet space near your home, or stay in the intimate space of your backyard. We can even hit the town, city, beach, state fair or jump in a boat or plane.
If I remove the complimentary items of a collection, will the price change?
The complimentary items listed in a collection are truly complimentary and will not affect the price of the collection if you choose not to accept an item.
Is there any way to customize a collection?
Manipulating the hours of coverage in a collection can alter the price of that collection, but this is now only possible for out of season weddings, and/or weddings that take place Monday - Thursday. Additionally this is only possible for local weddings being held within 100 miles from my office. Finally, adding A La Carte items can change the price of a Collection.
How many images come in a package
I had packages that said "approximately" 400 images, and then "approximately" 500 images. In both instances I almost always exceeded that number by a lot, and getting it down to those numbers was difficult. There was the rare occasion when I may have come just under those numbers due to less hours of coverage or less activity than my norm. I no longer want the restraints of meeting any quota – approximate or otherwise. All of the images that I think are collection worthy will be added. If your day will have a healthy amount of activity, you will have a healthy amount of images in your collection.
How do I book you?
A signed contract and booking deposit of $1000 (or $1500 for Destination Weddings and some Weddings with Out of State Lifestyle sessions) is required to secure my photography services for your date. The booking deposit will be deducted from your final payment.
Are there any other costS not listed in your prices that I should know about?
If you are a Virginia resident, a 5.3% sales tax may be applicable to your total collection price. Additionally, some sites where you desire to have Engagement, After Wedding, or Couple Sessions may require permits fees that you will have to pay.
It’s important to me that we are a good fit for each other so I want to provide as much info as I can. Please check out my FAQ page for more information, and/or feel free to shoot me a message below!
Are you still here?
Well then you may be a bit interested, so please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule a phone or video chat to further explore if I'm the right photographer for you!
Published prices are subject to change.