Information & Pricing
My couples generally invest 1800-2800 on their wedding photography for full day weddings, depending on what package options they choose. Contact me for full pricing and info on elopements or small weddings.
Edited files, your print release and a pre-wedding shoot are always included. Payment plans are available and packages can adjusted to fit your needs.
Personal consultations are also included. I value open communication with my couples and want to give you a fun, stress free experience.
Full Portrait sessions are 275, including retouched files, a print release, and the option to order professional prints. I photograph families, infants, high school seniors, professional headshots and personal branding portraits. Boudoir & Dudeoir portraits are available to clients who have booked a previous photo shoot or wedding with me.
Options for a short session if you just need a few really amazing portraits are available.
Contact me and we can have a conversation about your needs.
I offer design and printing for Wedding invitations, logos, business cards, and book cover design.
Contact me and we can start a conversation about your design. Sometimes your project is quick and simple, sometimes more complex. 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. I am able to book weekday weddings, and take last minute bookings in the Twin Cities area.
First contact me and we can talk about your wedding plans. 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. Monthly and quarterly payment plans are available.
I have almost 10 years experience as a professional photographer. Since mid 2012 I’ve been a full time photography business owner. Before that I worked in a corporate studio. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications. I’m confident in what I do, and love photography so much I make it my career.
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.
If you want them, 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 can do a short pre-wedding shoot so you can experience working with me and get to know my shooting style.
Yes. Travel within the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Stillwater, St. Cloud, 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.
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 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 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.
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/
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.
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 coordinate your entire wedding, I recommend hiring a dedicated day of coordinator or wedding planner in addition to our photography planning.
I will give you my honest opinion on how much time you need to book. I offer special rates for elopement coverage, because I do want you to have options for a simple wedding. From experience I can say that 1-2 hours isn’t usually enough to capture everything you want if your wedding is more than a quick elopement.
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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