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Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is an investment in your relationship, your time together, the people you love. These are the most precious things in the world.

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How I approach your wedding photography

The Goal: to create pictures that strengthen your relationship bond, and craft an emotional story of your wedding day.

I want to tell your complete story. All the real moments, portraits, and unexpected events. I make sure to include the details you've put so much thought into.

wedding photography at the Capitol Room in St. Peter Minnesota
How I plan for your wedding:

Planning a wedding is part problem solving. Figuring out how to make things work for you. Dealing with a dark venue, or a hectic schedule. I want to give you solutions to your wedding photography challenges.

Behind the scenes I stay organized for you. This means checking in with you and talking about the details that will help us create a solid photography plan.

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Wedding Photography Packages

Simple Photography Package: 2-8 hours

Includes:

-pre-wedding consultation
-unlimited planning assistance
-final details meeting
-lead photographer (that’s me)
-private online gallery + flash drive
-social media & print release
-short 1 hour engagement shoot.

*Contact me to talk about what’s best for you and your budget

Full day photography package: 8+ hours

Includes:

-pre-wedding consultation
-unlimited planning assistance
-final details meeting
-lead photographer (that’s me)
-second photographer
-private online gallery & flash drive
-social media & print release
-full 2 hour engagement shoot.
-choice to include a wedding album

*Contact me to talk about what’s best for you and your budget

Contact me.

Let’s talk about your wedding goals and what you want from your photographer.

 I’d love to meet you, have a video chat, or a phone call.

Mackenzie & Cody

Christa went above and beyond not only before and during our time working with her but after. She is extremely talented in her work and I would 100% recommend her every time.

FAQS

• HOW SOON SHOULD WE BOOK?

As soon as your wedding date is confirmed. To reserve your wedding day a non-refundable $500 reservation fee and signed wedding contract is needed.

• WHAT WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH AT MY WEDDING?

I want to tell the complete story of your wedding day, including portraits, your ceremony, and really great reception shots celebrating your marriage. I want to photograph the people and details that are important to you.

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• WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD, OR IT'S VERY DARK AT MY WEDDING?

I enjoy the variety of opportunities for creative solutions at weddings. I have solutions for these situations.

• WHAT GEAR DO YOU BRING TO MY WEDDING?

For each wedding I use 2 cameras, a variety of lenses, have multiple on and off camera flashes, memory cards and back up cards. I use Canon cameras, but it's not really about a brand of gear. It's about having the right tools to produce your photography.

• DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes! Travel within Minneapolis, St. Paul, Stillwater, St. Cloud, and Mankato area is complimentary. I’m also happy to take a trip to the North Shore, or travel to you anywhere in the continental United States.

• HOW MANY PICTURES DO WE GET?

The number of pictures you receive depends on how long I’m shooting and what kinds of events or portraits we capture during the wedding. Each wedding is different, and I don’t limit myself on how many pictures to deliver.

• WILL YOU DO OUR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?

If you want me to, yes! Most weddings collections include a pre-wedding shoot. If you need engagement pictures, we will do those.

• HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOU?

I have almost 10 years of 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 and as a commercial assistant. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications.

• DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Yes. If your location requests proof of insurance I’m happy to send it.

• WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS BACK?

Weddings are delivered in 8-10 weeks. Engagements take 2-3 weeks. I've found this is a time frame that allows me to do my absolute best work and be detailed oriented about your editing.

• CAN WE SEE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE?

Every wedding is different, and I follow your schedule. Together we will plan how your photography fits into your wedding day. I’ll ask lots of questions to get a feel for the flow of your day so we’re all prepared for the photography. We’ll have a final planning meeting about 1 month before your wedding.

• DO I NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

My wedding collections include one or two photographers. A second photographer is an option that can increase the number of photographs you get, make portraits go faster, and give you more opportunities to capture details at large weddings. I also shoot weddings alone, we'll talk about which choice is right for you.

Location & Travel

Wedding Venues near Belle Plaine, Minnesota

Belle Plaine, Minnesota is a great place to be a wedding photographer.  Wedding venues Rubies & Rust and Belle’s Event Center are located just minutes away.

Other wedding venues close by in Southern Minnesota include The Capitol Room in St. Peter, Edgewood Farm in Henderson, The Broz in New Prague, Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, Northstar Farm in Le Sueur, Golden Oak Farm in Webster.  (To name a few!)

I also travel in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.  This includes weddings in Minneapolis & St. Paul, Mankato, Duluth, St. Cloud and Stillwater weddings too.  Destination weddings in the continental USA are fun too.  I especially love National Parks.

Traveling and experiencing new places is part of the fun and excitement of being a wedding photographer.

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