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Minnesota Wedding Photography That Celebrates Your Marriage

When we work together on your photography I want to celebrate what makes you great together.

I'm here to help you relax and have fun with your pictures by helping you plan your photography, listening to your needs, and focusing on the candid moments of your day.

Your photographs will celebrate your marriage each and every day after. Every time you look back at your wedding photography I want you to find joy in remembering vows, laughter, and happy tears. All the amazing moments of your wedding day.

What do you get with your wedding photography?

-Password protected download gallery with high resolution files.
-Print + social media usage rights
-Photography planning & advising, including a timeline
-Final details meeting 2-6 weeks before the wedding
-Extra in-person or virtual meetings as needed
-all the email, call & text support you need
-Travel to Minneapolis, St. Paul & Mankato metro areas
-all your best pictures edited to the style seen in my portfolio
-Select pictures edited in artistic Black & White (with a color copy provided)

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Wedding Photography Packages

Intimate Weddings

Simple hourly photography for micro weddings, small celebrations, courthouse ceremonies & elopements. Ideal for short events with a small guest count. Available weekdays and select weekends. Minimum booking Saturday or Sunday is 2 hours.


Starting From 600-2000

Full Wedding Photography

Full wedding photography is designed for couples who want more than a quick ceremony & some portraits. Includes flexible timing so you don’t need to squeeze all your big important moments into a few hours. Includes an engagement session, options for 2nd photographers & albums

Starting from 2600-4200

Love Sessions For Couples

Portraits of you and your love to celebrate your anniversary, make your engagement official, or just because.

These portrait sessions are held in the Twin Cities & Mankato metro areas.

Starting at 450

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Kind Words

"I cannot put into words how thankful I am that Christa was our photographer for our wedding. She made everything smooth sailing- from helping us plan the time of events the day of, to getting our pictures done in time for the ceremony, to getting us beautifully edited photos. 100% would recommend her services!!" -Ashley

Wedding Photography Questions & Answers

• HOW DO WE BOOK?

When you send me a message I'll send you helpful links to more information, plus invite you to a chat so you can get all your questions answered.

After we chat and you're completely excited about having me at your wedding-it’s time to reserve your date. You'll fill out your booking documents and remit your retainer online.

• WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK?

Most couples reserve their date anywhere between 6-18 months in advance.
Let me know if you're planning in a shorter timeframe because if your date is available you can still book.

• DO WE NEED A DEPOSIT?

Yes. To be fully booked, 25% of your total package is due as a non-refundable reservation fee. **The reservation fee is not a deposit. It's a fee to guarantee that your wedding date is scheduled on my calendar and I turn down all other bookings for the date to remain available for you.

• WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Halfway between Minneapolis and Mankato. Because of this, it's easy for me to travel to wedding venues in the Twin Cities and other areas close by.

• HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

I have over a decade of experience as a professional photographer.

I "went official" with my business and started shooting weddings on my own in 2012. Before this I was a second shooter and employed by a photography studio from 2008-2012.

• WHAT IS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

A bit of documentary photography, a bit of editorial, lifestyle, and a lot of fun!

Really I'm not sure there's a specific word to describe it, except that I want you to feel amazing and have an awesome time during your pictures. I also like little details and opportunities to get creative.

• WHAT IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED MY VENUE?

There will always be venues I haven't visited yet because there are tons of amazing ones in Minnesota, and only one of me!

I'm always excited to experience new places. We can walk through the venue together, so you can show me what you love about it. I also do a lot of research on your venue to be prepared.

• HOW MANY PICTURES DO WE GET?

My goal is to deliver pictures that feel complete in telling your wedding story. I believe in quality over quantity but won't hold back on the best pictures of important moments.

The exact final number of pictures you receive depends on your timeline, venue and other factors. As an estimate, you can expect to receive between 50-100 pictures per hour of photography.

• HOW DO YOU BACK UP OUR FILES?

My backup process starts on your wedding day. I use dual memory cards in my cameras. This means each picture is saved to two cards while I’m shooting. After the wedding, I do 3 backups- 1 working copy and two extras. The process I use is the one I've found to be most reliable over the past 10 years.

• DO YOU EDIT OUR PICTURES?

Yes. Touch-ups o portraits, artistic color and light correction, and a curated selection of black-and-white edits are all included.

I normally don't erase every wrinkle, give you a tan, or drastically modify the shape of your face & body. I do take editing requests.

• HOW LONG UNTIL WE GET OUR PHOTOS BACK?

Editing time will be 8 weeks or less. This is because I hand-edit and look at every picture at least twice. I'll also provide you with a high-resolution preview in your gallery to get you excited while you're waiting.

For engagements and other portraits, editing time is 2-4 weeks depending on the season.

• HOW DO YOU GIVE US OUR FINAL PHOTOS?

Your pictures are delivered in an online gallery. You can download each file as a high-resolution print-ready picture, plus you get optimized copies for social media sharing. You also receive a flash drive with a back up of the pictures in your gallery.

• DO WE GET RIGHTS TO OUR PHOTOS? CAN WE SHARE THEM?

You get a rights to print & use pictures for personal use. A copyright statement is delivered via email with every download.

• CAN YOU GIVE MY VENUE AN INSURANCE CERTIFICATE?

Yes. I have liability insurance for this reason, so if your venue needs proof of insurance let me know in advance and I can request a certificate for them.

• HOW LONG DO YOU STORE OUR PHOTOS?

Wedding and engagement galleries are live for 1 year after they're delivered to you, and then stored in my cloud archive so I can recall them as needed.

You should plan to sore your photos too. Download them from your gallery asap, and make at least 2 personal back ups of your files. Print your favorites for extra safe keeping.

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

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