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Find joy in your journey.

Wedding photographs add meaning to your marriage journey.  The present quickly becomes the past and the best gift you can give your relationship is a visual reminder of your romance.

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Always included

For your Wedding

Guidance & support planning your photography

Professional editing

High-resolution files of your final wedding pictures

Full permission to print & share on social media

Private Online Gallery

Engagement Shoots

Wedding Packages

01

Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Let's make your plans for an elopement or intimate wedding that represents you. 2+ hours of Elopement photography


From $500
02

Full Day Weddings

8+ hours. With options for your must-haves like Signature Wedding Albums, Fine Art Canvas & Second Photographers


From $2500
03

Engagements

We'll select locations you love and do things you enjoy. It's like a date, only better, because you get to keep your memories alive in photos.

Included with your wedding, $295 without.

A Note About Booking Wedding Photography During COVID-19

Flexible retainers and personalized packages that cover your wedding plans are available during this time to help you. I have opened up additional spots for late summer, fall and winter, including weekdays.

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Let's do this!

How do we book?

1. Send a message.

2. Let's talk! We can hop on the phone or do a video chat.

3. We'll dive into what you want on your wedding day and have a fun time getting to know each other.

4. We'll figure out what kind of package makes the most sense for you.

5. Book (yea!!!) and we'll start crafting personal plans for your photography

Planning Your Wedding Photography

*Your engagement shoot is always included in your wedding package. This gives you time with one another to take a break and have fun celebrating being engaged.

*Getting to know both of you is important because you’re more than your wedding. I want to know what's meaningful to you and inspire you the most.

*Our planning can be done in person, by phone or by video chat to fit your lifestyle.

On Your Wedding Day

*Your photography experience will be relaxed and natural.

*The unscripted moments of your wedding day and the personal details you worked so hard to include matter as much as portraits, and will also be photographed.

*Your wedding might have challenges, and that’s okay! I have the experience to find solutions to low light in your venue, a hectic schedule, your need for a unique portrait location near your venue, and many other things too.

Why do you shoot weddings? Because I love every bit of them.  I know this sounds cliche, but when I second shot for the first time I figured I’d just try it out and see if I liked it.  And then I was addicted to weddings.  Also, I made some decisions about my own wedding photography that I regret, and I want to help you make the best decisions for you. 

What makes you different than other photographers? I could tell you I’m a slightly introverted nature lover who enjoys hiking and visiting National Parks.  Or that I like tacos.  But, many other wedding photographers can also truthfully say these things.

I’m different because I’m me.  I’m an experienced professional with my own unique skills.  The best way to know how I’m different is to get on a call or video chat with me and talk.

But does your experience really matter?  Yes!  All weddings have challenges.  It can be itty bitty ones like a bee stuck in your shirt or big ginormous ones like missing groomsmen and crazy weather.  An experienced photographer can solve challenges.   No fancy photography workshop can teach you that.

Contact

If you’re a little bit interested or ready to book, let me know.  I’d love to talk with you and answer all your photography questions. 

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

FAQS

• What's your plan for COVID-19?

I wrote a guide with my action plan, also information for rescheduling and new bookings during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I'm doing everything possible right now to help couples who need help. I am here to support you. There's a link right above this FAQ to the guide.

• We're a little introverted, and nervous about our portraits. What can you do?

A lot of couples I photograph feel this way. I'm here to guide you through portraits. The style of posing I use allows you to focus on each other instead of looking at the camera. I'll direct you and guide you through your session. My goal is to give you confidence and capture the way you naturally are together.

• Can you work with our budget?

If you’re super budget conscious but in love with the idea of me being your photographer let’s talk and see if we can customize something that works for everyone.

• Can you take a last minute booking or a week day wedding?

If I have your date open yes! Contact me and let's talk about it.

• How soon should we book our photography?

It's best to contact me as soon as your date is confirmed. If you have several dates you're choosing from you can contact me with those.

• What's the retainer?

Your non-refundable retainer is reduced to 10% of your package during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Usually, it will be 25% of your total wedding package.)

• Will you do our engagement shoot?

If you want engagement pictures, let's do it! If you already did engagement pictures we can talk about what you'd like in your package instead.

• What are your travel rates?

All travel within about 2 hours of Belle Plaine, MN is included. This covers the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Mankato and Rochester areas. Beyond this, it's 1$ per mile driven in Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas and Wisconsin.

For weddings that require more travel, let's talk about it.

• How experienced are you?

I've been shooting weddings for eight years.

I have over a decade of experience as a professional photographer and a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications. I started my career by doing commercial assisting in college, then graduated in 2008 and was employed by a corporate studio. In August of 2012, I started my own business full time.

• Do we need a second photographer?

A second photographer can make portraits go faster, and give you more opportunities to capture the action at large weddings. I also shoot weddings solo. We'll talk about which choice is right for you.

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

I'm always excited to shoot somewhere new and bring a fresh perspective to your venue. I can do a tour so I'm familiar with venue spaces and lighting conditions before your wedding day.

• How many pictures do we get?

The final number of pictures you receive depends on how long I’m shooting and what events happen during the wedding. Quality is more important to me than a set number of shots. My goal is to deliver pictures that feel complete in telling your wedding story.

• Can we print our pictures?

Yes! Please do. You get printing rights and permission to share on social media too. You can print through my lab or download your files and use your preferred printer.

• When do we get our pictures back?

Weddings are delivered in about 8-10 weeks. Engagements take 2-3 weeks. I value editing that looks professional, consistent and natural, so I take time to look at and edit each picture individually.

More Questions?

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Location

Wedding Venues near Belle Plaine, Minnesota

I’m located in Belle Plaine, minutes away from wedding venues Rubies & Rust and Belle’s Event Center.

Other wedding venues near me are The Capitol Room in St. Peter, Edgewood Farm & Scenic Escape Barn in Henderson, and The Broz in New Prague.

It’s very fun to meet new people and experience new places as a wedding photographer.  I travel anywhere in the Minneapolis St. Paul area, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Mankato or Rochester areas, Northern Minnesota and the United States.

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