2017 Wedding Collections

Dear Bride and Groom,

Thank you so much for your interest in my wedding photography services! Photographing people in love on one of the happiest days of their lives is the best job I could ask for. So much planning, preparation, and anticipation goes into the making of a wedding, and it is an incredible honor to be the one to chronicle such a special day and to be tasked with preserving those memories forever.

At the end of the wedding, the guests go home, the flowers wilt, the food and drinks are consumed, the hair is undone, the makeup is washed off, and the dress is stored away. And yet through photographs, not only these details but the story and emotions of the day may be remembered for years to come. The excitement and nerves, the happy tears, the joy of two hearts joined as one - what a privilege it is to be able to document your love story!

-Hannah

Collections

All collections include digital files with a print release. Additional coverage may be purchased for $300/hour.


One

engagement session
second photographer
8 hours of wedding coverage
hi-res edited images
(1) 16x20, (2) 8x10 prints
keepsake box with (25) 5x7 prints

$3350

Two

mini engagement session
second photographer
6 hours of wedding coverage
hi-res edited images

$2750

Three*

4 hours of wedding coverage
hi-res edited images

$1850

*Collection three is a special rate, includes one photographer, and may only be purchased for intimate weddings/elopements under 50 guests.


Keepsake boxes and albums may be added on to any collection. They begin at $175 and $200 respectively. Inquire for details and samples.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if the above packages aren't quite what I'm looking for?

I am happy to work with couples whose coverage needs are different than the collections listed above. If you don't see what you're looking for, let's chat and discuss a custom package. Additional coverage may be purchased separately as well.

How many images will I receive from my wedding?

The number of images that I deliver varies with the event. I deliver an average of 80-90 images per hour of coverage. More important than the exact number is that the images will always tell your story, from beginning to end and every detail in between. There is no limit to the number of files that I deliver, and my clients trust me to capture their day fully and beautifully! At the same time, I do not deliver repetitive, monotonous images that are a bore to look through, simply to meet a minimum image count. All images come with a print release and are delivered via an online gallery where they are available for download.

How long are engagement sessions? How many images will I receive from those sessions?

Full engagement and anniversary sessions are about one hour long, and I deliver about 50-70 images. Mini engagement sessions must be done within one of a few select (and beautiful) locations in central San Diego. They are 20 minutes long and I typically deliver around 15 images.

How do I draw up a timeline for my wedding day? 

Unless you're a wedding planner or have been involved in several weddings before, creating a wedding timeline can be a daunting task! I will work with you, your wedding coordinator (if you have one - they are lifesavers!), videographer, etc. to create the perfect timeline for your day. Based on your location, wedding party size, and what is most important to you about your wedding day, we will schedule the right amount of time to capture everything perfectly and make the day flow seamlessly.

What if the above packages aren't quite what I'm looking for?

I am happy to work with couples whose coverage needs are different than the collections listed above. If you don't see what you're looking for, let's chat and discuss a custom package. Additional coverage may be purchased separately as well.

How many weddings do you photograph per year? 

Ideally, I photograph between 8-12 weddings per year. I purposefully keep the number of weddings on the small side for both myself and my clients. One of my favorite parts of my job is the attention I can give to each client I work with, and to the work that I deliver, ensuring the highest quality in every part of your experience. You are not one of dozens of clients whose name I can't remember - you are a very important part of my job, and I get to know not only your name and wedding date, but your story and your personality and why the two of you as a couple are so perfect for one another. In addition, I am a wife and a mom to two little ones (and I love that job as well!), and it is high on my priority list to make space for my family and for rest. I definitely don't buy into the message that crazy busy is better - I firmly believe in enjoying my job, my clients, my family, and life. :)

Do you travel?

 I am available for travel within Southern and Central CA, or potentially other areas as determined on a case-by-case basis. While there are many wonderful places around the country and the world that I would love to visit or visit again someday, during this stage of life, I choose to limit my time away from my little ones. Travel fees may apply to locations outside San Diego county, including a small mileage rate and accommodations.

What is a print release? Do I have to purchase prints through you?

A print release means that you are free to print the images wherever you would like, for personal use. Images cannot be edited, sold, etc. I offer heirloom quality prints and other products that I absolutely love and that are worth every penny - they are built to last generations and preserve your memories for decades! They can be easily purchased through the online gallery that I will deliver your images in, or I can purchase them for you. However, I do not obligate my clients to purchase products through me, no matter how wonderful they are. ;) A full list of print collections, a la carte prints, and other products is available upon request. 

Do you offer albums?

I do! Albums may be added on to any collection for $300 (with extra pages and upgrades available for an additional charge). I also offer keepsake boxes, which are one of my favorite products - they are velvet or linen boxes that hold loose prints, and begin at $125 (including 25 prints). Get in touch for details and samples.

How long will it take to receive my photos after the wedding?

I typically deliver photos within 3-5 weeks of the wedding date. In slower seasons, it may be sooner than this; in busy seasons, it may be up to 8 weeks. I understand how hard it is to wait for photos of such an incredibly amazing day (especially with family and friends constantly asking about them!), and it is my utmost priority to deliver your photos in a timely manner, while also ensuring that every image is edited to my exacting standards. I try to ease the anticipation of waiting a bit by posting sneak peeks as soon as possible after the wedding and throughout the waiting period. Engagement sessions are obviously much shorter and are delivered within 1-2 weeks.

I've seen your portfolio, but can I see an entire wedding gallery?

Absolutely! I am more than happy to share an entire, delivered gallery with you so that you know what to expect from your day. Just get in touch and let me know that you would like to view a gallery. Keep in mind that your wedding will be your own wedding, so the events, location, timeline, etc. from someone else's wedding will not necessarily reflect your own. 

How do I book?

First of all, get in touch with me through my contact form. Tell me about you and your wedding, and ask any additional questions you may have. If your date is free, we will set up a consultation. Once you have made your decision and know what collection you would like to purchase (or once we have created a custom package), I will draw up a contract with all of those details, which you can sign online. I require a 50% retainer to officially book a date and generally take the remaining 50% two weeks before the wedding, but I am happy to create a custom payment plan as well. 

What happens at the consultation? What if I am not local, or too busy to schedule one?

The purpose of the consultation is for us to get to know one another better, for any initial questions you have to get answered, and - most importantly - for you to see if I am someone with whom you want to entrust the job of documenting one of the most important days of your life! It is not a meeting where I pressure you to make a decision about booking; we will meet, chat, and you will make that decision after having the time you need to discuss it with your significant other. Choosing a photographer is a big deal. More than a big deal, really! It's an investment in your future; it determines how you will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life, and what you will show your children and grandchildren and so on when you tell them the story of you. I would love for you to book with me! But first, you must be able to be confident in your decision and that I am a good fit for your wedding day. Trust is the foundation of a good photographer-client relationship, and it is absolutely vital to me that my clients know they can trust me. 

If you are out of the area, or if you are dealing with a chaotic schedule, I am more than happy to schedule a phone or Skype consultation. Just let me know! :)