Wedding Prices

 

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Your photography will be with you forever so be sure to budget for photography that can truly capture the story of the day.


Pay-After-The-Wedding Payment Plan

The unique Pay-After-The-Wedding program requires only 50% of the total by the wedding day itself with up to six months to pay the balance AFTER the wedding. It means you don’t have to compromise on quality in the name of budget.


Storytelling Packages

The Storytelling Packages focus on emotional candid storytelling, dynamic portraits, and hand crafted enhancement that brings out the very best in your photos. For couples who value artistry and quality first and foremost.

Everything Package: $2495.

• Up to seven hours of continuous coverage with Patrick
• Typically includes a second photographer/assistant
• Engagement session at Quail Ridge Park
• 8×8″, 20p flush-mount album w/ Elegant design and a choice of leather covers
• Enhanced image files w/ print release

• With Pay-after-the-wedding program available. Only 50% needed by wedding date!

Essential Package: $1995.

• Up to seven hours of continuous coverage with Patrick
• Enhanced image files w/ print release

• With Pay-after-the-wedding program available. Only 50% needed by wedding date!


 Signature Storytelling Package

The dream package for couples who love black and white, but also know that color plays an important role in telling the wedding day story. Generally speaking portraits, details, and important events are rendered in color while photographs featuring emotional moments and behind the scenes wedding story are rendered in monochrome. Patrick’s Signature Classic Color method blends exceptionally well with the black and white images to create a story with timeless flair.

This package is not for everybody and Patrick strictly limits the number of Signature packages he does each year so that he can put the time and devotion required into each and every one.

Signature Package: $3750.

• Up to ten hours of continuous coverage with Patrick
• Typically includes a second photographer/assistant
• Deluxe engagement session
• Signature album: 10×10 inch, up to 50 pages, custom designed and signed by Patrick
• Enhanced image files w/ print release


My Style

I’m a wedding day storyteller, not a traditional “portrait photographer.” I’m less about capturing that perfect posed image and more about capturing great moments, even when we’re out and about for the dynamic portraits part of the day. I don’t focus on “smile for the camera” poses. Instead I’d rather capture romantic, intimate interactions or quiet, contemplative moments.

I want everything to be real and genuine. Even staged portraits should look and feel natural, not “perfectly posed.”

My storytelling style is roughly 85% candid with a focus on emotions & expressions and 15% dynamic portraiture. That way you get REAL memories and moments while you enjoy your day, not play to the camera. Yet you still get plenty of beautiful, hang-on-the-wall portraits.

• During the dynamic portraits portion of the day, I focus primarily on intimate, romantic images of the two of you with a few group photos of the entire wedding party.

I shoot primarily natural light throughout the day in order to avoid being distracting. However, there are times during the day when I’ll pull out the flash – usually to use creatively rather than to merely add light. The exception is typically during the reception when it’s very dark and I need a little help to capture those great moments. Even then, I want it to look natural, never “flashed.”

Overall my photos have more density and a deeper, richer tonality than the over-bright, blown-out-sky look that you often see. Never dull or muddy. I like to see plenty of details but also plenty of contrast.

I am very passionate about black and white photography and actually put more post production work into monochrome photos than color. Typically the preparation part of the day is rendered in rich black and white, moving to full color as the ceremony or portraits are captured. Throughout the day I’ll include some black and white as the scene calls for it. Black and white is ideal for concentrating on story and emotions where color can sometimes be distracting. It cuts to the essence of the scene and conveys emotions in a way that’s unique and beautiful.

Yes, I do capture family formals and I keep them fast and relaxed. However, I limit the number of groups that I capture in order to keep the day moving. It’s better to capture six to ten of the most important groups in a short time than trying to photograph every possible combination of family and guests and taking up half the day in the process.

 

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