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Wedding photography is about more than your pictures.

Your photography celebrates you.

When we work together on your photography I want to get to know you both and celebrate what makes you great together. Because your relationship, your wedding, and all the emotions that go with should be honored as uniquely yours.

You deserve confidence & care.

I want you to feel awesome and confident in your pictures. It's natural to be a little nervous in front of the camera, or about being the center of attention on your wedding day. I'm here to help you relax by listening to your needs, using comfortable posing and giving you direction.

You need support & solutions.

I can give you resources and solutions to help you make the best decisions for your wedding plans. I'm always here to support you and will remain flexible to any adjustments you make. I'll help you with photography planning, including making a photography timeline for the wedding day.

Wedding photography packages:

Wedding & Elopement Packages

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Engagement/Couple Sessions

Start at 450, or free with your wedding package

Are custom packages available?

Absolutely. I’m open to talking about your wedding photography goals & budget so we can create a realistic plan that works for both of us.

Included with every wedding

-Support to plan your photography, including timeline creation & creating a family portrait list
-Private online gallery with a download of high resolution files & permission for printing + social media use.

Travel Policy

Travel is complimentary within 100 miles of Belle Plaine, Mn.  This includes the entire Minneapolis St. Paul area & Mankato area.

For weddings more than 120 miles away lodging & mileage may be added to your package to ensure a safe trip.

Last minute bookings

I can take last minute bookings if I have your date open, so if you’re in need of a photographer please reach out.

Questions:

When should we book you for our wedding?  As soon as you know you’re ready, because once a date is booked, it’s booked.   Generally couples book me 6-18 months in advance.

What’s your retainer?  A signed contract and 20% reservation payment books your date.

What if we need to reschedule our wedding due to pandemic concerns?  I want to make it easy for you in this situation.  Your package can transfer to your new date I’m available for and there are no rescheduling fees.  I have this policy included in your wedding contract.

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We're interested!

How do we book?

1. Send a message and tell me about yourself. I'll send you my wedding guide too.

2. If you're interested we'll have a conversation about who you are together as a couple. We can video chat or talk on the phone.

3. You'll get answers to your questions and guidance on which photography options make the most sense for your wedding.

4. You'll complete your booking online through my secure client portal.

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More FAQS

• What if we don’t know our exact wedding plans yet?

That’s okay. Most couples don’t have everything figured out right away. I’ll help you decide how much coverage you need based on experience and we can adjust as needed before the wedding day.

• Will you do our engagement shoot?

Yes. Full wedding packages come with an engagement shoot, so if you want engagement pictures we'll do them.

• Where are you located?

In Belle Plaine, Minnesota which is halfway between Minneapolis and Mankato. I enjoy being in a small town with the ability to travel to most major cities in Central and Southern Minnesota.

• Do you travel?

Yes. Travel within about 2 hours of Belle Plaine, MN is included for weddings. This covers the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Mankato, Stillwater, and Rochester areas. If you need more travel let's talk because I love a good road trip! (Travel policy is that lodging and other travel needs will be added for any weddings over 2 hours away, to ensure safe travel.)

• How experienced are you?

I started my photography career in 2008 at a studio. In 2012 I outgrew my studio position and decided to open my own business so I could shoot more weddings. I have over a decade of experience as a working professional photographer.

• What if you haven't been to my venue?

I'm always excited to travel somewhere new and bring a fresh perspective to your venue. I can do a tour with you, so I'm familiar with venue spaces and lighting conditions before your wedding day. I also do a lot of research on your venue to plan for your wedding.

• How many pictures do we get?

My goal is to deliver pictures that feel complete in telling your wedding story.

The final number of pictures you receive depends on how long I’m shooting and what events happen during the wedding. Generally you can expect to receive at least 500 or more pictures from an 8 hour wedding with two photographers.

• Do you edit our pictures?

Yes. I want the colors and light in your pictures to be natural and beautiful. Natural skin softening is done if you need it. However, I don’t do things like give you a tan, cover tattoos, erase every wrinkle on your face, or drastically modify your body.

• How long does it take to get our pictures back?

Editing time will be 8 weeks or less. I hand edit and look at every picture at least twice. I'll also post a little sneak peek to social media the week after your wedding, and provide you with a high resolution version of the preview in your gallery.

(For engagements and other portraits editing time is 2-3 weeks depending on the season.)

• Can we print our pictures?

Yes! Please do. You get printing rights. You can download your files and use your preferred printer. You also get access to my professional lab with your gallery.

• Can we share our pictures on social media?

Yes! You're welcome to share them on your social media accounts.

• Can you provide my venue with an insurance certificate?

Yes. I have liability insurance for this reason.

CONTACT ME HERE

If you’re just starting to plan or ready to find your photographer, I’d love to listen to your story and get to know you.

Email: Christa@ChristaReedPhotography.com      Ph: 612-965-1591

Location

Wedding Venues near Belle Plaine, Minnesota

I’m located in Belle Plaine, halfway between the Twin Cities and Mankato.  I enjoy experiencing new places as a wedding photographer.  I travel anywhere in the Minneapolis St. Paul area, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Mankato or Rochester areas, Duluth, Northern Minnesota and the United States.

Popular wedding venues I’ve visited near Belle Plaine, Minnesota include Rubies & Rust Barn, Belle’s Event Center, Edgewood Farm, Scenic Escape Barn in Henderson, Henderson Road Haus Event Center, The Broz in New Prague, The Capitol Room in St. Peter, and Northstar Farm Event Center in Le Sueur.

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