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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.

How I plan for your wedding photography:

Wedding photography 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

Hourly Wedding Photography: 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.

Starting at 600 for 2 hours

Full day photography package: 6-10 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.
-Wedding album

Starting at 2495

Contact me.

All packages can be adjusted to meet your needs.  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 you?

As soon as your wedding date is confirmed. To reserve your wedding day a non-refundable reservation fee equal to 25% of your package and signed wedding contract is needed.

• 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 this I worked in a corporate studio and as a commercial assistant. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications.

• Will you do our engagement shoot?

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

• 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 it's bad weather or the venue is dark?

I enjoy the variety of opportunities for creative solutions at weddings. I have solutions for these situations, including on and off camera lighting for dark venues.

• What gear will 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 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 details meeting about 1 month before your wedding.

• Do I need a wedding planner?

I want to help my couples in any way I can through out your wedding preparations. However, if you'd like someone to take care of every detail of your wedding like coordinating vendors, planning your guest experience, and helping set up or take down decor I recommend investing in a skilled planner or day of wedding coordinator.

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.

I find a lot of joy in meeting new people and experiencing new places as a wedding photographer.

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