|:: Custom Photography ::|
Portrait Packages are a 1-2-3 step:
1. Choose your session starting at $150
2. Choose your digital package starting at $100
3. Choose your upgrades starting at $25
Sessions include the following:
Fashion, Senior, Infant, Maternity, Family, & Couples.
Weddings have always been a love of mine, - helping plan and create them (I love organizing) and just because it is the ultimate beauty of romance. This has resulted in an intense desire to capture your special moments with my lens - as images preserve those memories that last for generations.
Weddings packages start at $1900, which includes an engagement session and album.
I provide custom upgrades to add to any package. From custom albums, DVD books, canvases, to accordion mini books.
Engagement sessions are essential to every wedding package, as it allows couples to become comfortable in front of the camera, and a relationship built with your photographer before your wedding day.
The images captured at your engagement session, are your real images that you have as a couple together, how you are together in your day to day life - very different than what you get from your pictures on your wedding day.
Your life is about to change - after your wedding & the honeymoon, life will settle, and you'll go on with your normal pace, your normal selves - but the images captured of you both together, will be one of the most memorable to last.
This includes hair, makeup, bridesmaids, groomsmen & some detail shots - with your shoes, necklace & dress before put on.
This is about a half hour - where in your dressing location, we take images of the bride in her dress - after all she is the most beautiful aspect & the center of attention of the day.
It is your day - the day of your life.
The first look is one of the most emotional, and wonderful moments of your entire wedding. It is right before you are about to take your vows of love to each other, and right before the swarm of people - he sees her in the dress of her dreams - his breath is taken away, and it is only you two - what the day is all about - no people, no distractions. It is at this point, that your photographer leaves, that you both can cherish, & share some moments alone. It is a modern tradition for the groom to see the bride before the actual ceremony - but a modern twist that I believe is essential, unforgettable & unregretable.
After you both have had your moments together, is when we'll capture your "Bride & Groom" Portraits.
From here capturing the bridal party all together - your relationships - your wedding colors - some classic, yet totally cool, hip & stylized images.
Next are all your family images - your parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins - the ones you haven't seen in a while, or haven't got all in one picture in a long time or ever. A very important session - that many will want copies of.
You've got the classic images - those ones where she's walking down the aisle - it's your first kiss as husband & wife - your mother's tearing up - classics, yet so treasured & some of the most wonderful photojournalistic images captured!
These are the fun ones - but my personal favorite is the first dance - the love you see between two as they dance as husband & wife for the first time - it's an experience that not only do I have a emotions as I'm there sharing the moment with you, but capturing it with my lens - for your keepsake.
Love the Dress:
Last but not least - this is my most favorite session. Usually couples love doing a "love the dress" session soon after their wedding - either before or after their honeymoon. The common term is "Trash the Dress" session - but my belief is it is a time to cherish & love your dress - by capturing stunning images, in up to as many locations - with no pressure of time. On your wedding day - you only have 1 hour in the location you are already at - to get images as a couple in your bridal gown & suit.
The Love the Dress session allows you both to get absolutely amazing and stunning images - in your best. Many times, women like to switch up and use some favorite classy dresses and use them in this session for their own keepsake - likewise men will change up their outfit to suit the session however you'd like. Either way - it's your session to enjoy freely, lovingly - and to cherish your beauty & love.
I look forward to meeting you, and look forward to capturing your special day beautifully, and memorably to last years to come!
Session Price: $150
Add Professional Hair & Makeup: $100
Why custom Photography?
The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.
Custom photography truly is not for everyone, it requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer as well.
There is a great deal of time involved in creating high end custom photography sessions for a client. The luxury of great service, better choices and a superb end product. The result of all this are heirloom quality images. The time invested at the session is only a small portion of time involved in this process.
Photography is a high-end digital business, that requires professional equipment and knowledge that sets apart amatuers from professionals.
The beauty of custom photography is in the choices and in the luxury of those options. The customized service level you are sure to experience will be amazing. The outcome of your final images are the result of someone caring about those moments so much that they take extra time ensuring that the artwork you receive is good enough to stand by with their name on it. That level of quality and commitment is all but lost in the age of "mass produced," "mass marketed," corporate "everyone is a number". Custom photography is based on being unique to you. How great an experience would be, to be able to sit back and allow a photographer to do this highly custom work for images that you will most likely cherish for a lifetime?
The portrait art you become invested in from your custom photographer will no doubt increase in value and become more priceless as the years pass.
Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who you are as a couple and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style. You start by determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and style.
Romance is what I capture, and this is what my images reflect. The beauty of love and life, in all that your event or session entails.
Either way, I wish you the best of luck in your search for the right photographer to reflect your personality and taste, I hope I can help to meet your needs!
Please contact me by phone or email for more information.