You're most likely either still in shock or stuck on cloud 9 because this is the happiest you have ever felt in your entire life. I am SO happy for you and I truly can't wait to be a part of such an amazing day to celebrate your commitment to loving one another for the rest of your lives.
I believe in creating classic, yet timeless images that serve as a gateway to the fundamentals of your marriage. I want to be able to document those special once in a lifetime lapses of time for the modern and classic bride and groom to look back on years down the road. I believe in shooting weddings for my couples as if every image was going to be framed on the wall. I believe in the simple and natural moments of the day that bring together their entire love story.
Because I only accept a limited amount of weddings each year, I want to make sure that we are a perfect fit! To ensure that we will both love this experience, head on over to the contact form to tell me more about yourself and your big day!
Wedding Day Packages start at $3600!
All wedding packages include at least 8 hours of wedding day coverage, two photographers, and a complimentary engagement session. Larger packages include options such as more hourly coverage, additional portrait sessions (anniversary, bridal portraits, boudoir session), and a USB of all of your images! Print products and wedding albums are also available to add onto your packages!
Q: What is your style?
My style can be described in four words: timeless, romantic, bright, and clean. I love being able to capture the candid moments in between all of the hustle and bustle, as well as the big aspects of the day like the ceremony. Whether it is your mother lacing up your wedding gown, your grandmother shedding a tear during the ceremony, or your first dance, I love being able to capture your wedding day in a non-obtrusive fashion. I'm there to get everyone's attention and efficiently capture the family formals, but the rest of the day, I'm there to capture the day as it unveils.
Q: Do you offer discounts?
Good question! I do offer discounts for service members (military and first responders), so please feel free to inquire to learn more! :) I also offer discounted packages for the off-season (December-March).
Q: Can I take the engagement session out of the package to reduce to price?
This is a question I get sometimes and to answer that: no, you can't take the engagement session out to reduce the price. These sessions are complimentary and don't affect the cost of the package. I include engagement sessions in my packages because I truly believe that they make a huge difference in the wedding experience process. When my couples go through with an engagement session, they get to learn so much about posing and they even learn about themselves! We get to know one another and that is very important to me. I don't want to be a stranger showing up on your wedding day to be included on the very intimate parts - that would be strange! Instead, we get to know one another over the course of your engagement and at your engagement session and by the time it comes to your wedding day, we are best friends and nothing is weird! Plus, you'll be a PRO at posing and will feel so comfortable during portrait time after having had an engagement session!
Q: What if I live out of state or it is just impossible to get together for an engagement session before our wedding day?
Aww, that is too bad! But I completely understand that everyone has a different situation - heck, even Colby (my husband) was deployed for nearly 75% of our engagement! With that being said, if it just isn't possible to do an engagement session before the wedding day, I'd still love to get to know the two of you via Skype or FaceTime or even grabbing coffee on a lunch break! I've even done venue walkthroughs with my couples who were out of state and could only be here for one day. The more chances that we have to get to know one another before your wedding day, the better.
Q: How do we receive our images once everything is all said and done?
At the engagement session, I will show you in person and give you a little tutorial of your gallery and how it all works! I use an online gallery delivery system called PASS and it even has a mobile app! How cool and handy is that?! So many of my brides have loved the app feature because they love the ease of access to all of their images right there on their phone for when they want to Instagram a photo! It's so handy and easy to use and if you even want, I can make the gallery private so only those you give access to the gallery can view/download the images! You get the fully edited high resolution images in this online gallery and your are able to download them straight to your computer and smart phone! You can even order professional prints through the store, or you're more than welcome to download them and order through a third party. :)
Q: How long does it take for us to receive our final gallery?
I guarantee to my couples that they will receive their fully edited images in a complete gallery 4-5 weeks from their wedding date. Portrait sessions are delivered by 3-4 weeks after the session. In off-season, this time-frame tends to be much shorter. I always try to get these images to y'all as soon as possible, but these time frames are in place in case of emergencies. :)
Q: How many images will we receive?
Engagement sessions typically last about an hour and a half to two hours and couples typically receive about 150 images. For wedding days, I guarantee to deliver 75-100 fully edited images for each hour that I was shooting on the wedding day. For example, if you hired me for an 8-hour wedding, you would receive at least 600-800 images.
Q: Do you travel?
Heck yes! I absolutely love to travel and I have actually been so many places in the United States which has been such a blessing. Coming from a military family, traveling just makes me that much more excited and when I get to photograph a wedding in another state, it just makes me so happy! Destination wedding packages are available as well, so don't hesitate to ask! Also, there a specific locations that I've been dying to photograph so inquire for special rates for those specific locations!
Q: Great, all of this sounds amazing, Jessica! How do we book you?
Aww, you are too sweet! I'd love to hear from you! Head on over to the contact form and be sure to completely fill out each space! Once I receive your inquiry, I will response within 48 business hours. We can then set up a time to get to know one another (in person or FaceTime) and so I can hear more about your wedding day! Once you've decided you're ready to book, I will draft up a contract and send it over. Once I receive the completed contract, I will send an invoice for a 50% non-refundable retainer and once it is paid, you are officially part of the #jessbrides! YAY!!