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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time! I am truly honored to be considered for your wedding photography. It is such a privilege to be alongside you on one of the most important days of your life. Not only do I take your photos, but I personally make it my mission to keep your day flowing smoothly from start to finish. In order to do this, we will work together to craft the perfect timeline and you can expect lots of tips and tricks along the way!

 


What to Expect

My goal is to make this entire process as seamless and stress-free as possible from the time you decide to book me as your wedding photographer to the final delivery of your wedding gallery!

Step 1: Let’s Chat  Being a wedding photographer is more than just a job! It’s such a personal experience and I really value the relationships I’ve built with my clients. This is why I love to meet up for coffee just to chat, hear all about your wedding plans and answer any questions you may have!

Step 1: Let’s Chat

Being a wedding photographer is more than just a job! It’s such a personal experience and I really value the relationships I’ve built with my clients. This is why I love to meet up for coffee just to chat, hear all about your wedding plans and answer any questions you may have!

Step 2: Make it Official  Once you decide to be an Artsmith bride, the booking process is super simple! I will send you a form to gather some information, and also sign the contract and pay the 50% retainer. Once those steps are complete, your wedding date will be officially on the books!

Step 2: Make it Official

Once you decide to be an Artsmith bride, the booking process is super simple! I will send you a form to gather some information, and also sign the contract and pay the 50% retainer. Once those steps are complete, your wedding date will be officially on the books!

Step 3: Engagement Session  Practice makes perfect right?! The engagement session gives me a chance to see how you interact with each other and allows you to get a feel for how I work as a photographer. You will get tips for preparing for the shoot and I will direct you in posing every step of the way! My goal is to capture authentic expressions and create images that tell your love story!

Step 3: Engagement Session

Practice makes perfect right?! The engagement session gives me a chance to see how you interact with each other and allows you to get a feel for how I work as a photographer. You will get tips for preparing for the shoot and I will direct you in posing every step of the way! My goal is to capture authentic expressions and create images that tell your love story!

Step 4: Wedding Day  Prior to the big day, I will send you a questionnaire in order for me to gather all of the final details, including things like a must-have shot list, vendor info and a finalized timeline. This will ensure that the day runs smoothly. It is my job to help keep things on track while documenting the beautiful story of your wedding day!

Step 4: Wedding Day

Prior to the big day, I will send you a questionnaire in order for me to gather all of the final details, including things like a must-have shot list, vendor info and a finalized timeline. This will ensure that the day runs smoothly. It is my job to help keep things on track while documenting the beautiful story of your wedding day!

Step 5: Gallery Delivery  You can expect a teaser image on social media within the first week after your wedding. By two weeks you will receive a link to your sneak peek blog post with several of my favorite shots from the wedding day. Your full gallery will hit your inbox before your first month anniversary!

Step 5: Gallery Delivery

You can expect a teaser image on social media within the first week after your wedding. By two weeks you will receive a link to your sneak peek blog post with several of my favorite shots from the wedding day. Your full gallery will hit your inbox before your first month anniversary!

Step 6: Album Design  If you choose a wedding album we will begin the album design process right after you receive your digital gallery. We will work together to create beautiful spreads that tell the story of your day. Once your album is exactly how you want it to be, I will get it ordered and it will arrive to your door in 2-4 weeks.

Step 6: Album Design

If you choose a wedding album we will begin the album design process right after you receive your digital gallery. We will work together to create beautiful spreads that tell the story of your day. Once your album is exactly how you want it to be, I will get it ordered and it will arrive to your door in 2-4 weeks.


pricing information

Every wedding is different because, well, every couple is different! So instead of making a bunch of collections telling you what you get, I’ve created a system that allows you to totally customize your own package so it’s exactly what you need for your wedding day! First you will choose a collection below based on how many hours you need. Then select which upgrades you’d like to include. Feel free to add more if you wish. And that’s it, you’re done!

/// Wedding Collections ///

Diamond Collection (($3300))

9 hours of wedding coverage
Perfect for large weddings (from hair & makeup to dancing the night away)
4 collection add-ons

Emerald Collection (($2500))

7 hours of wedding coverage
Perfect for most weddings (from getting into the dress to cutting the cake)
3 collection add-ons

Ruby Collection (($1700))

5 hours of wedding coverage
Perfect for small weddings (from ceremony & portraits to a short reception)
2 collection add-ons

Sapphire Collection (($900))

3 hours of wedding coverage
Perfect for elopements or very small weddings (just the ceremony & portraits)
1 collection add-on


/// collection Add-ons ///

Digital Files + Print Release | Wedding Album | Canvas Gallery Wrap

Extra Hour | Second Photographer (only for Gold + Diamond Collections)

Engagement Session | Bridal Session | Rehearsal Coverage

Choose more add-ons for $400 each.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I really need an engagement session?
    While of course you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, I do highly recommend an engagement session! It gives us an opportunity to get comfortable with each other before the wedding. You honestly spend more time with your wedding photographer on the wedding day than your new spouse! So it’s really nice to get to know each other first!

  • I’m not local to you. Do you travel?
    Heck yeah! Within 30 miles of home base (Clinton, IA) is free, beyond that it’s 50 cents per mile. Please email me for a custom quote if your location is more than 150 miles away.

  • Do you provide any photos in black and white?

    Yes! I always choose a selection of photos that I feel will look great in black and white. However, I will also edit them in color so you have both options.

  • What happens if you’re sick on my wedding day?
    Knock on wood! First of all, I have to be VERY sick to miss your wedding! But I realize I’m human, so just in case that happens, I am lucky to have a wonderful network of talented, local photographers who I can call to step in for me. I will be the one communicating with you after the wedding, editing your images and designing your products so you’ll still get my full wedding experience from start to finish.

  • I’m ready to book! What’s next?
    Hooray! The next step is to fill out my proposal, which I will send via email. This is where you’ll make your wedding package selections, sign your contract and pay the 50% retainer. I am so excited to welcome you as a client and will be with you every step of the way!


Not sure how many hours you need a photographer for on your wedding day? No worries! Click the button below to grab your free copy of my Coverage Guide! It will walk you through an entire wedding day, allowing you to choose what is most important to you while determining exactly how much photography coverage you truly need for your big day.


Thank you so much for considering me for your wedding photography! If you have any questions at all please email me at info@artsmithphotography.net.