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Wedding photography is about more than your pictures.

Here's how I make sure you have an amazing experience:

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 and wedding are unlike anyone else’s.

Even if your wedding is at the same venue, or in the same season, no two weddings are alike. Your wedding and all the emotions that go with it are uniquely yours.

You deserve confidence & care.

You might be nervous in front of the camera, and maybe a little nervous about being the center of attention on your wedding day. I've been there myself.

My approach to your photography involves listening to your preferences, using natural posing and directing you. Because you should feel awesome and confident in your pictures.

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You need someone to look out for the details.

Capturing details and keeping things organized behind the scenes are both very important to me.

I love photographing your personal details like rings and flowers. I love a details like backup plans, making you a timeline if you need it, and learning fun facts about the people participating in your wedding day.

You need support & solutions.

You're planning a wedding in a time when things can be challenging. Your wedding schedule, how many guests you have, and even the date might change. I'll be there to support you and remain flexible to any adjustments you need to make.

I also want to give you resources and solutions that can help you make the best decisions for your wedding day plans.

Your options for Wedding photography packages:

Wedding packages: Packages range from 1800-3400+ and include extras like your engagement shoot.

Elopements: If you only need a little photography I have options for micro-weddings, elopements & intimate weddings.  Contact me for info on this.

Couples’ sessions & engagements: starting at 400.

Can you customize a package? Absolutely. I’m open to talking about your budget and creating a realistic photography plan that works for both of us.

Included with every wedding:

-Support & meetings as needed to plan your photography.
-All weddings come with high resolution files & a private download gallery.

More than just files: Select packages have options like your engagement session, 2nd photographer & hand designed wedding album.

Flexibility: including transferable retainers, payment plans, and zero rescheduling fees for weddings affected by the pandemic.

Travel: Free in the Minneapolis St. Paul area, including Stillwater, St. Cloud & Mankato.  If you’d like me to travel farther contact me so we can discuss your plans.

Questions:

When should we book you for our wedding?  As soon as you know you’re ready.  This could be 18 months out, or 3 weeks before your wedding.  Keep in mind dates go fast because I only take 1 wedding per weekend.

What do we need to book our date?  To hold your date you need a retainer, which is a non-refundable 25% of your package.  Plus a signed online wedding agreement.

What if we need to reschedule our wedding due to the pandemic?  I want to make it as easy for you in this situation.  Your retainer can transfer to your new date and there are no rescheduling fees.  I have a clear rescheduling policy included in your wedding agreement.

What if we don’t know our exact wedding plans yet?  That’s okay. I find most couples don’t have everything figured out right away. I’ll help you decide how much coverage you need based on experience.  We can always adjust your coverage before the wedding day if needed.

Will you be the one shooting my wedding? Yes.  I want to be the one to guide you through your photography planning and support you on your wedding day. My second photographer is included in select packages.

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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. We'll have a conversation about who you are together as a couple and how you envision your wedding day.

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.

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

More FAQS

• Will you do our engagement shoot?

Yes. Full day 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!

• 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?

You’ll be able to view your photos online about 6-8 weeks after your wedding. I know you'll be waiting and wondering how your wedding pictures turned out, so I'll also post a little preview to social media a few days after your wedding, and provide you with a high resolution version of the preview too.

For engagements and other shoots editing time is 3 weeks.

• 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.

• I'm on a budget, can you help me?

I'm always open to an honest discussion about your budget and can create a personalized package that works for both of us. I also have payment plans available.

• What if you can't make it to my wedding?

First off, I will never randomly decide I "just don't want to make it" to your wedding. Being your photographer is a commitment I take seriously.

If an unthinkable extreme emergency happens I have a network of wedding photographer friends I can reach out to for help. Your contract states the exact procedures I follow if this happens.

More Questions?

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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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