August Muse Images
Wedding Guide / / 2019-2020
The face behind the lens
4 What You Get
9 Engagement Sessions
11 Day After Sessions
Weddings are my passion and the driving force behind my business. I really love the opportunity to connect with people and witness so much love. I get to know my clients, I joke with their friends, I chat with their families, and become part of the day. The best way to get a bad photo is to make someone uncomfortable, so I make it my goal to blend in and be part of the celebration instead of an outside observer.
My photography is deep and rich. I always say like real life, but with a little extra magic. My goal is to remind you how it felt in that moment. I like to joke and chat with my couples, play some music, and have fun. One of my client's favorite things about me is that I make them feel at ease in front of the camera and that their final photos really reflect who they are.
I have tried several different pricing and package models in the past but I always loop back around to the same feelings and thoughts. I want you to have it all. So.. I include it all! My different pricing levels are based solely on coverage time and travel costs. A lot of photographers will use ala' carte items as up-sells, and ultimately they are big moneymakers for them. I can't blame them for trying to make a living (I mean aren't we all), but my values align more with being as up front as possible. So while my price may have some sticker shock, that's it. You get it all! You don't have to upgrade to get more than the bare bones and you wont be surprised down the road with extra charges. Regardless of the package you choose, you will end up with a beautiful, photographic chronicle detailing every step of your big day.
What You Get
Want to tie the knot in an epic location surrounded by your closest family and friends? I'd love to come along! This package includes bridals, details, ceremony, family portraits, and couples portraits.
complimentary engagement session
4 hours of coverage
Web + Print size digital downloads
All Day Wedding
This is the whole deal. I will be there with you from the time you curl your lashes until you wave farewell to your friends and family. It includes full day coverage, details, formals, couples portraits, anything on your wish-list!
complimentary engagement session
12 hours of coverage
Web + Print size digital downloads
I include complimentary engagement sessions with all of my weddings. One, because more pretty pictures obviously! But the bigger reason is that an engagement session is the perfect opportunity to not only get to know each other, but to practice shooting together. By the time our session is over you can check "worrying about getting photos taken" off your list of things to do. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to share your favorites with me and provide feedback, which really helps me hone in on the types of shots to focus on for your once in a lifetime, can't redo it , wedding day.
Even if couples have already taken engagement photos with another photographer, I strongly urge everyone to take advantage of this freebie. Plus, why not? It's always a good time.
These sessions are nothing but fun! They can be added to any wedding package for $400. Typically they take place anywhere from the day after the wedding up to six weeks after. It is an opportunity to go to a gorgeous location and take our time getting some really epic keepsakes. We don't have to worry about schedules or getting dirty and can just focus on getting some once in a lifetime shots of your and your new spouse. These can be booked as travel/honeymoon sessions as well.
For weddings outside of Portland or Seattle!
Here's the deal, I'd love to travel with you! I don't want to make this more expensive than it needs to be. It's already expensive to travel and get married, am I right?
I have a handful of locations that are on my bucket list, meaning travel there is INCLUDED in my base price. Otherwise travel simply costs the price of tickets, car rental (if needed) and lodging. For most locations you will only be responsible for paying for 2 nights of lodging(night before and night of event). If extensive travel is required it may be more.
I book my own accommodations and charge you exactly what I pay. All that time traveling? That's on me! Think of it as my wedding gift to you.
Please provide me with date and location details for a custom travel quote. Note that these quotes are subject to changes in travel rates. Once a travel quote is given it's not set in stone until retainer and fees have been paid.
Day After Sessions
What do I need to do to book?
Yay! I sure hope that's your first question! All you need to do is let me know. I'll get a contract and invoice drafted up and sent over via email. Once it's all digitally signed and I have received your retainer, the date is all yours! You will have 48 hours to sign and make your payment once the contract has been sent out or the date will become available for booking again.
How many photos will be in my final gallery?
Well, this depends. How much time are you willing to set aside for portraits? Does your wedding have a ton of details? How long will I be there? Do you have a big family? ...Are you catching my drift? The size of your gallery will depend entirely on the specifics of your day. Generally my all day wedding galleries contain between 900 and 1500 images. While I can't guarantee a specific number, I can assure you that the events and details of your day will be thoroughly documented.
What if an emergency prevents you from showing up on my wedding day?
One, I will always do anything within my power, even at my own cost to show up for your wedding day. Two, for all day weddings we have a built in safety net. My second shooter has worked with me tons and is trained to take over and fill my shoes in the event of a true emergency. All post processing and delivery would still be handled by me. I would make every attempt to nail down another shooter so you would still have two. If not possible, you'd be refunded a prorated amount. And lastly, if it's an elopement and there is no second shooter on the books already, I have a long list of talented professionals with whom I have personally worked with that I will call to fill in for me.
When will I get my photos?
Well first, I always send a handful of sneak peeks out within a couple days of your event. The selection and quantity of these previews is at my discretion. Your final gallery will be delivered no more than 8 weeks after your wedding.
Have more questions that aren't listed here? Please don't hesitate to email or give me a call. I'm all about being transparent and am more than happy to answer any questions you have.