Information & Pricing
Weddings

“and so together they built a life they loved…”

Congratulations!

I am so excited that you are here checking out my wedding work!

I love walking alongside couples as they enter into this exciting new chapter of life. Marriage can be hard, and yet so very rewarding. Likewise planning a wedding can be so too! My hope is that I can help ease a little bit of stress on your big day by helping you create a relaxed and efficient timeline and offering any advice based on my 10 years of experience.

 

My Mission

I believe strongly that photographs represent life, mess, love, hope and the hearts of my clients; life changes quickly, children change, family members die, life hurts and we forget the memories- but the photograph will always remember! My purpose in this business, above all, is to demonstrate love- to use my God-given gift to show a person how beautiful they are through God’s eyes; to give hope and walk alongside them in whatever life brings them.

In wedding photography this means my mission is to capture the love and joy and all the other emotions throughout your day. My mission is to tell your story through your images. Finally my hope is that I can provide a calming presence as we plan and capture your big day!

Process

Step 1

Reach Out

After you submit a contact form, I’ll let you know if I’m available for your date!

Step 2

Coffee/Cocktail

I prefer to meet all my potential clients in person to make sure we are a good fit for each other. We will meet for a coffee or cocktail, and if you aren’t local to Des Moines, we can Zoom or Facetime!

Step 

Booking

Once you’re ready to move forward, I will send you a contract and invoice where you can quickly pay your retainer fee (the fee that holds your wedding date). Once I receive back your retainer and contract, your wedding date is secured!

Step 4

Wedding Timeline

1 month before the wedding I will send you a questionaire and timeline to fill in. 2 weeks before your wedding we will have a final meeting and go over the timeline of your day. I’ll look over every detail and make sure we have enough time allotted for all of the photos on our shot list. This final meeting is when the final payment is due.

Step 5

Delivery

You can expect to see a “sneak peak” within 48 hours of your wedding so you can start sharing your photos ASAP! Your full downloadable gallery will be delivered within 4-5 weeks after the wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonly Asked Questions

Do you travel for Weddings and Engagement Sessions

Yes! I am based out of central Iowa but will travel just about anywhere for weddings. If I have to travel further than 3 hours I do require a hotel room. I do charge a fee to travel more than 30 minutes for an engagement session however. If you are planning a destination wedding please chat with me! I LOVE traveling and I have special rates for certain destinations!

Do you help in the planning process?

1000% YES!!  I have experienced being a bride as well as photographing 100+ weddings. I fully understand the stress and decision fatigue brides experience. I will help you with your timeline, any photo related questions, wardrobe suggestions, vendor recommendations, etc! I am HERE for you!  

I am so awkward in front of a camera!!

Trust me I hear this from 90% of my couples… but that is what I am here for! My job is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed in whatever setting. All I ask in return is that you are your true and authentic self and the images will absolutely reflect that. Letting your personality shine through is the goal. I am pretty laid back and I have ZERO problem being silly and awkward if it helps you relax. Think of your engagement session as a practice session for your wedding- it gives us a chance to get to know each other and helps me know how to best pose you. Having an engagement session simply makes your big day go smoother!

How will you deliver my photos?

After your engagement session I narrow your images to around 100 of the best images. I don’t do much in the way of editing these images yet. 1 week after the session I will email you a proofing gallery. You will have 10 days to finalize your image choices. Once you pick your favorites I will edit them up. About 2 weeks after that I deliver the final gallery and your download pin number. Optionally, I can mail you a flash drive with your images for an additional $15. Your images will be sized to a 4×6 ratio and sized appropriately to allow printing at any size up to 30″. 

I typically deliver 50-150 images per hour of wedding coverage. I deliver your images through an online gallery. You will be able to download them, mark your favorites, send them to your friends/family, and even order prints directly from your gallery. You can also opt to have them delivered on a flash drive for an additional $15. All digitals include full printing rights.

 

What is the retainer?

The retainer is a non-refundable fee that, with a contract, holds the date of your wedding. I require a 25% retainer plus contract to hold the date. The remainder of your invoice is due no later than 2 weeks before your wedding date. Many clients prefer to pay in monthly installments, but it is 100% up to you how you want to complete the payment. 

Do you do video?

I do have video experience but I do not offer full videography. I fully recommend you look into The Vine Productions- Nathian does amazing work and I love working with his team. 

Wedding Packages

Hourly Coverage

 

Charged by the hour (6 hour minimum recommended)

Unlimited locations

2 Photographers

Engagement Session + 50 Digitals

Online Gallery- High Resolution Digital download

Professional artistic editing

$325/hr

Standard coverage

 

7 hours

Unlimited locations

2 Photographers

Engagement Session + 50 digitals

Online Gallery- High Resolution Digital download

Professional artistic editing

$200 print credit OR Engagement/guest book

 

$2300

All- inclusive full day coverage 

Full day coverage (up to 12 hours)

2 photographers

Unlimited locations

Engagement Session + 50 digitals

Engagement/guest book

Wedding Book

Online Gallery- High Resolution Digital download

Professional artistic editing

$200 Print credit or parent album

$4500

It’s Going to be Perfect!

Let’s Plan Your Big Day!