What do I need to book? - For booking, you will need your nonrefundable retainer and a signed contract. The retainer is equal to 25% of your package price, before any applicable discounts. Once that is received we can schedule your complimentary engagement session (if applicable) and you are set!
Do you offer payment plans? - I do! I have two different payment plan options available, but we can also discuss your individual needs too. I'm here to help.
Do you travel? -I travel within 60 miles of St. Louis (63125)! For weddings outside of this radius, there is a small surcharge based on the distance of your venue. This varies, but is typically between $80-100.
Do you offer discounts? -I often run specials and discounts! You will find this information on my Facebook page when available.
How do I pick the best package for me? -Well, this is depends on your budget and specific wedding timeline. Most brides find that 8 hours is their sweet spot. This generally includes the bride's dressing, ceremony, formal portraits, and the main events of your reception. Some brides want it ALL! And that is totally okay! My ten hour package usually satisfies this need, or we can add additional hours. This will allow you full day coverage from the start of bridal hair/makeup to the last main event at the reception. If you are having a hard time deciding, just reach out! I'm happy to go over your wants/needs/budget to help you get the most out of your big day.
Do you provide a second shooter? -Effective 2023, all packages will include a second shooter. If you are a 2022 couple who purchased a video package, you will also have a second shooter automatically. You can add a second shooter to your 2022 package, please inquire!
How much time should I set aside for photos? -I always recommend that for the couple's portraits, it is ideal to have 45-60 minutes of time set aside. Bridal party photos are built around this timeframe, and I would suggest between 15-20 minutes for the varied fun and poses. If you decide you would like individual photos with each member in your bridal party, this will vary based on the amount of people included. We can discuss this - just let me know ahead of time. Same for family formals, I recommend 20-30 minutes for this but this of course varies on family size. Personally, we did my family wedding portraits in 15 minutes because I have a relatively small group. :)