How does pricing work? do you have packages?
What’s included in the full-day package?
What happens after we book you?

With my couples there’s no “Great, you’re booked! I’ll see you on your wedding day...” I will help you with anything you need, from building your timeline to outfit suggestions. We’ll be in contact in the months leading up to your day. Typically the process goes like this:

  1. You reach out and I don’t waste time giving you more information. We can either email or I can hop on the phone! I want to hear about everything you envision for your day!
  2. Once you pay the retainer and sign the contract, you’re officially booked! YAY!! I send over a wedding guide that is packed with tips and tricks that can be helpful when planning.
  3. Next is planning your engagement session! I send a fun little questionnaire and also send suggestions for favorite locations and outfit tips.
  4. About 6-8 months before your big day, that is when we will start building that all important TIMELINE! I am a timeline queen and will help make it as perfect as it can be.
  5. A few months before, that is when I send the last of the questionnaires which go over ALL details about your wedding day. Once all those are complete, we will have a final details call to make sure we are all on the same page and have all the info!
  6. THEN IT’S WEDDING TIME! It will all come together and be AMAZING!!

Read more about the experience you'll have with me here!

Where are you based? Do you do destination weddings?

I'm officially moving back to my home state of Illinois summer 2024. :) I am based in the suburbs but work in Chicago and the midwest. Certain travel fees outside of IL will apply. But yes, I also shoot a limited amount of destination weddings per year. I love to travel and can create a custom package for that so just shoot me a message!

How many images do you deliver?  

For weddings, I deliver between 400-900+ photos. For sessions, I deliver between 50-150+ photos. But I don’t put a limit on how many images you will receive! Every wedding is different and varies from the last and numbers are always changing. I'll always send a couple full wedding galleries when you inquire so you can get an idea of what I deliver. The only ones I don’t deliver are the mid-blinks, duplicates, the blurry ones, or the unflattering frames that you wouldn’t want anyway!

What is your turnaround time?

After your wedding, you’ll want to see those pictures ASAP! I'll always deliver a sneak peek of 50-75 images within 72 hours after your wedding to give you a lil something while you wait! Typically, I’ll have your final online gallery ready 6-8 weeks after your wedding. For engagement sessions, your final gallery will be delivered within 3 weeks. The only time these delivery times might be different is if I’m in the middle of traveling a ton, a family emergency happens, or a nasty illness pops up. Either way, I will keep you updated if I think your gallery will take longer!

Does the package come with a second photographer?

No it's not included but a second photographer can be added on for $60/hr (8 hours minimum) to my package. I shoot 90% of my weddings solo and I am super confident in doing so! But I have no problem adding a second shooter on if you'd like. I would suggest having one if you have 250+ guests or if all your wedding locations are far from each other! I can help you figure out if that is something you truly need. It can also be added on at any time, doesn’t have to be right away!

How do payment schedules work?

I know that you’re juggling a lot of contracts and payments, so I try to keep it simple! To secure the date with me, a non-refundable retainer of $1500 is due at signing, and the rest of the balance is due 30 days before your wedding (I’ll send you a reminder so it doesn’t sneak up on you). If you’d like to split up the payments to help make it more affordable, let me know! I’m happy to work with you to make it easier. 

What happens if there is bad weather?

I will always keep an eye out for what the weather will be like for sessions and weddings. For weddings, it’s totally up to you if you are down to shoot in the rain! It just depends on how nasty the weather is. We will work around it and try to have a plan B and C but we will make the best of it no matter what the weather does. For sessions, again, it depends on how comfortable you are shooting in the rain. We can always switch locations and find a cute covered space or indoor area. I also have cute clear bubble umbrellas in my trunk at all times! Embracing the weather makes for incredible photos!! We can make the decision together whether we need to reschedule your session or not.

Do you offer discounts?

I don't offer any discounts for my wedding photography at this time. Based on my experience and skill level my prices are non-negotiable. But I understand budgets are important! I can always refer you to other photographers if it doesn’t work between us. On the rare occasion I have a sale going on, it’ll be on my Instagram stories so keep an eye out there!

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