Information & Pricing
Wedding Photography Packages start at 1800 with most couples investing around 2400-2900 including their album.
Edited files, your print release and a pre-wedding shoot are always included. Email me for full pricing and info on elopements or small weddings.
Personal consultations are a must and also included. I value building relationships and open communication with my couples. I want to give you a fun and stress free experience. The best way to do this is by spending a time talking together.
Portraits and Engagements start at 275, including a print release for your fully edited files.
Options for a short session when you just need one or two really amazing portraits are also available.
Wedding invitations and book cover design are unique and personal projects. Sometimes your project is quick and simple, sometimes more complex.
Email me and we can start a conversation about your design. I’ll be able to give you a specific quote after I learn more about your needs, including how you will print your design.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wedding Photography
If you like what you see here, get in touch right away. Couples will book me when their wedding date is confirmed. This can be 18 months before the wedding, or even 3 months before. Because I am a full time photographer I can take week day weddings, and last minute bookings in the Twin Cities area.
In Minnesota May-October are the months that fill up fastest for weddings.
Couples who work with me describe their pictures as a mix of modern portraits, and documentary photography, with attention to your personal details. I want to tell the complete story of your wedding day, including posed pictures and really great reception shots of your guests having fun.
ALL kinds of weddings are amazing. Anywhere people are happy, in love, and celebrating is where I like to be! I’m comfortable photographing weddings on your farm, in a ballroom, a restaurant, in nature, inside your place of worship, in your backyard, in your home. I’ve attended huge weddings, and weddings of less than 10 guests.
Yes. Travel within the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Stillwater, or Belle Plaine – Mankato area is included with every wedding. I’m happy to take a trip to the North Shore, or come along on your adventure anywhere in the United States. Contact me to talk specifics about travel fees.
Since mid 2012 I’ve shot weddings full time, on my own. Before that I assisted some really amazing wedding photographers. I’m confident in what I do, and love photography so much I make it my career, not a hobby or a second job.
Yes. To experience a photo shoot with me before your wedding helps you have better wedding pictures. If you need engagement pictures, we will do those. If you all ready have engagement pictures we will do a short pre-wedding shoot so you can experience working with me and get to know my shooting style.
I work with a dedicated wedding invitation printer, separate from my photo lab. They have over 100 designs to choose from including matching save the dates and thank you notes. I can also design something completely custom for you. To see color options and samples, I recommend you read this blog post: https://www.christareedphotography.com/wedding-invitation-design/
I will edit your photographs before I deliver them to you. This includes choosing all the good shots, color correction, some black and white photographs, and retouching noticeable skin blemishes or anything else unflattering. I take requests and work with you to make sure your editing needs are met.
My goal is to create a collection of photographs that tell the entire story of your wedding day. I don’t aim for a certain number of photographs. When I learn more about the details of your wedding day I can give you an estimate based on my experience.
Yes. I give you a full release to print your pictures. Files are high resolution, with no watermarks. Your guests and families can also print your pictures. Your online gallery is designed to be shared with all your guests.
Weddings are delivered digitally in 8-10 weeks. Engagements and portraits take 3 weeks. If my shoot volume is small turn around times can be faster. I take time to look at each individual photo when I edit, and want to make sure you receive the very best edits on your pictures.
You pick your favorite pictures, and I design your album. Sometimes couples will have me pick, and then add in a few more after they see the finished proof online. It takes about 4 weeks from starting the design to delivering your finished album. I use a professional album printer, which is a different process than the consumer online printers you would use yourself.
That’s a personal decision and I leave it up to you. I can guide you on how having a first look will determine your photography timeline for the day. I want you to make the decision on a first look that feels right for you, and aligns with your values. I am able to create a photography plan with or without a first look.
We will work together to plan a personal photography timeline that fits your wedding day. I will ask you lots of questions to get a feel for the flow of your day, and we’ll have our final planning meeting about 1 month before your wedding.
Together we plan how your photography fits into your wedding schedule. If you need help planning the wedding beyond your photography I can give you advice, vendor referrals and examples of how other couples have structured their day. If you want someone to help you plan all aspects of your wedding, I really recommend a dedicated day of coordinator or wedding planner in addition to our photography planning.
From experience I can say that 1-2 hours isn’t enough to capture everything you want. When we talk I will give you my honest opinion on how much time you need to book. I offer a special package for elopement coverage, because I do want you to have options for a simple wedding.
First contact me and we can talk. When you make your decision to book, a non refundable retainer of 20% and signed online wedding agreement are needed to hold your date. The remaining balance is due before the day of the wedding.
What Poeple Say
I value your photography experience. My mission is to bring you a joyful one. Little love notes like these let me know I’m succeeding in my mission. For this I am ever grateful.
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