the rule about pricing is you're never supposed to talk about pricing.

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PRICING + INFO

When you book me to photograph your wedding, you're paying for so much more than someone with a working brain, who happens to have a nice camera, to come to your wedding and document. I do have great cameras and gear that aid me in getting awesome shots, but my experienced wedding photographer brain is what does most of the work. I'm there to help direct the day to get the most flattering shots possible in the best light, help you through all the wedding and timeline planning to ensure you get to enjoy your day and not just feel like you're going from one photo opportunity to the next, and to process your photos so you have a beautiful cohesive collection of memories from your wedding day. I'll help you avoid those stiff awkward poses and create an atmosphere that lends itself to those photojournalistic candids you love.

Ultimately you're paying for 10 years of experience photographing weddings and my super badass wedding photographer loving skillset. 

pricing

I figure let's just get it all out there because it's always going to be an awkward thing. 

1. How much is the retainer?

Here are some frequently asked questions about my pricing:

The retainer is 50% to reserve your date and ensure nobody else can book it.

2. How do I book?

If you're ready to book, just shoot me an email to see if your date is available and then we can sign the contract and you can pay the retainer. The retainer payment and contract signing is all taken care of digitally online. 

3. Can we meet before I book?

I live in an extremely remote part of the mountains in Colorado. The nearest grocery store is 90 miles away from me! That can make it a bit difficult for me to meet all of my clients in-person. However, I'm happy to ease your fears and meet on Skype, Facetime or do a phone call before you book. 

4. How soon should I book?

Book as soon as possible. I only take 15 weddings per year to ensure all my clients get the time, respect, and hard work their wedding deserves. 

5. When is the final payment due?

Final payment is due by the date of the wedding. However, I do send out your final invoice as soon as we confirm the timeline for the day in case you want to get it out of the way prior to the wedding day.

6. The minimum booking is 4 hours. I don't need that many. Do you have options for less hours?

For small intimate weddings with less than 50 guests or elopements I do have options for less hours in my elopement pricing

7. What if I decide I need more hours later?

You can always add on more time later at the current hourly rate.

8. Do you offer prints and albums?

I do! However, you get the digital files included in your pricing so you can always order prints and albums on your own. Check out my information on printing to get more details. 

9. Are the digital files included?

Yes! Once the wedding is done I cull through your photos and get rid of duplicates, test shots for lighting and then I edit and process the rest for you. 

10. Do you edit the photos?

I sure do! I spend as much time as I do shooting, doing the editing of your photos. I edit them to fix things like exposure, lighting, and any retouching to fix things that are temporary (like blemishes). 

11. Do you provide black and white photos?

I love black and white photos, so I provide a copy of all your photos in both color and black and white. That way you don't have to choose. 

12. I'm having a costume wedding at the Hobbiton movie set in New Zealand. Will you travel for my wedding?

If you want to take this hobbit to Hobbiton, just pay for my travel and the wedding photography is on me. I'm ready check the box of the number one thing on my wedding photography bucketlist. Also talk to me if you are having a Harry Potter costume themed wedding at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I'll accio over my custom pricing list for that too. 

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Two Pricing Options (Let’s Keep Things Simple)

Hourly Prices, Extras and A La Carte Stuff

- $350/hour
- Minimum of 4 hours

The hourly fee takes me anywhere in Colorado and includes print rights to your finished digital files so you can print and share with your friends and family as much as you’d like!

Extras:
- Engagement Sessions: Starting at $400
- Second Photographer: Starting at $300
- Travel out of Colorado to for weddings anywhere in the Continental US: $750

Looking for Less Hours? Talk to me about my elopement pricing for smaller intimate weddings and elopements

Package of Awesomeness

- $2800
- 6 hours of wedding day coverage
-Includes: 1 photographer, Travel anywhere in Colorado, and the print rights to your digital files
- Also includes your choice of one of the following is also included: a second photographer, leather-bound heirloom album, or an engagement session in Grand Junction, Colorado*

*1 hour engagement session in Grand Junction. I love having my clients do a "date day" and take a day off. Explore the mountains then meet up with me for wine or beers and dinner and we'll go photograph in the mountains at sunset! If you want to do an engagement session elsewhere just inquire about extra travel fees. 

Need more time? Just add it on hourly!

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engagement sessions

sessions are best when you've spent the time creating the right atmosphere to take the best photos possible

I don't want to just schedule a time and meet and cross our fingers. I want to ensure it's an awesome experience for you so I recommend you take an entire day off for your engagement session. Spend a date day together. Get up into the mountains, explore, take dumb iphone selfies, get dressed up and do things you don't normally get to do. Then we'll meet in the late afternoon for a beer or a glass of wine, maybe some dinner (on me) and once the sun is ready to set, we'll head out for some epic shots in the mountains.

Why the date day and then meeting with me? Because not only do I want you guys to spend the day together setting the mood, but I also want you to spend some time with me hanging out, chatting and getting comfortable with me. The more relaxed you are with each other and with me the better the photo results will be. That's the key to getting those smiley, laughing, comfortable photos everyone wants where they don't look stiff and posed.

So let's make your engagement session not just a one hour shoot, but a day-long experience where you are reminded in the busy time of wedding planning, why you fell in love in the first place. Clients always get the finished and edited digital photo files for printing and sharing afterward!


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Pricing varies based on location, but always includes print rights to your finished and edited digital files and the cost of travel. Since I live in the remote mountains clients love taking a weekend out toward Grand Junction or Glenwood Springs, meeting up for dinner and then hanging out to shoot. 

- Grand Junction: $400
- Glenwood Springs or Steamboat Springs: $500
- Vail/Silverthorne/Breckenridge: $600

- Denver: $700
- Out of Colorado: $700 plus hotel and transportation


Elopements and small weddings are fantastic! I love that you can celebrate and have your own wedding with the two people who matter the most (you as a couple) and then share the photos of the story with friends and family later or only with a handful of the people who mean the most to you. It's a great way to cut back on drama, expenses and still have an amazing and meaningful time to reflect on later.

It can be easy to just book a photographer for a couple hours and call it a day, but I highly recommend booking an officiant, photographer and still making it a mini-wedding so it feels like the important occasion it is. That's why I highly recommend my friend, Maree (from marriedbymaree.com) to officiate your elopement or small wedding. She works to craft a custom ceremony for you and makes that awkward part of the elopement where you're exchanging vows seem so much more personal and fun

In order to make your elopement or small wedding not feel like your everyday afternoon I work hard to create an atmosphere that makes it seem like you're at your own little mini wedding, celebrating your union. That's why my small wedding package includes 3 hours of time, which captures some of the excitement before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, a handful of group photos, photos of you for your wedding portraits, and a little bit of post-ceremony celebration time where maybe you're having champagne and celebrating your elopement, or you're doing a light dinner with your close friends.

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PRICING

$1200 Includes:
- 3 hours of elopement photography coverage
- Travel anywhere in Colorado
- Finished and edited digital photos in both color and black and white
- Requirements: Must have 50 guests or less in attendance. Extra fees may apply for more than 50 guests. 

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