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.


Packages

Both packages include enhanced digital images with print release and Patrick’s cinematic storytelling for your big day. The Pay-after-the-wedding program is available for all packages, requiring only 50% by the wedding date.

Documentary Package: $2250

The Documentary Package is a good fit for couples who want their wedding photos to primarily focus on emotional, candid storytelling without direction or interference. While some family formals and some relaxed location portraits are part of the package, they are not the primary focus of the day’s coverage.

• Up to eight hours of continuous coverage with Patrick
• Great emotional, candid storytelling is the primary focus
• Enhanced image files w/ print release
• Pay-After-The-Wedding program available (Pay only 50% by the wedding date!)

 

Signature Package: $2750

The Signature Package features dynamic, cinematic portraits as well as emotional, candid storytelling. Your on-location portraits are taken to the next level with more creative staging and lighting. An assistant/2nd photographer is included to help with lighting, organizing groups, and occasionally capturing additional angles.

• Up to eight hours of continuous coverage with Patrick
• Assistant/2nd photographer
• Great emotional, candid storytelling
• Brag-worthy, dynamic out-and-about photos
• Enhanced image files w/ print release
• Pay-After-The-Wedding program available (Pay only 50% by the wedding date!)

Which Package Is Right For You?

Both packages capture the story unobtrusively, with a strong emphasis on emotions and real moments. With the Signature package, more time and effort is put into capturing dynamic staged photos. Typically we’ll do more posing and some photos may take advantage of off-camera lighting. To help with lighting and organizing, an assistant/2nd photographer is included as a part of the Signature Package.

Choose the Documentary Package if:

• You want primarily candid storytelling.
• You don’t want to do a lot of posing or spend a lot of time running around.
• Capturing real memories is your primary goal for wedding photography.
• You want to focus mostly on your wedding day and don’t want to divert a lot of attention for photos.

Choose the Signature Package if:

• You want highly polished on-location photos
• You want to put more time/attention into your staged photos
• You are likely to want large prints for your walls


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My Style

Natural and real: My priority is to capture great moments and real emotions instead of a perfectly posed or even technically “perfect” image.

Documentary storytelling: Most of the day I capture the story as it unfolds naturally, without interfering. I look for emotions, moments, and expressions. Additionally, I often build a story through a sequence of photos rather than a single image. Back and forth, action and reaction, overview and detail; sequences offer a richer story.

Details: When time allows I capture wedding day details such as rings, flowers, table settings, and a hundred little things that help tell the story of your wedding day. My priority is always people, moments, and emotions. If given a choice between a photograph of shoes or a great moment between the bride and her mother, I’ll opt for the great moment every time. I photograph details in a natural setting; I don’t stage a “studio” shot.

Family portraits/formals: I keep family formals relaxed and fast by focusing on a few of the most important groupings. My goal is to have the formals done in thirty minutes or less. It takes a joint effort to do this. Do not try to think of every possible group you can cobble together. 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.

Dynamic/creative/staged portraits: I avoid “smile for the camera” poses. Even staged photos should have a candid and natural feel. I particularly focus on romantic, intimate interactions or quiet, contemplative moments. The majority of staged photos feature just the two of you but I also create a few group photos of the entire wedding party to round out the coverage. Finally, we want to make this a distraction-free time so let parents, family, and other guests head to the cocktail hour rather than tagging along.

For the Signature package, dynamic, cinematic location portraits are an important part of the day. To make these portraits special I often use off-camera lighting, an assistant, and we’ll get more creative with poses and staging. I recommend that you budget two hours (plus travel time) for these portraits.

The Documentary package focuses almost entirely on candid storytelling. Yes, we’ll get some on-location photos, but these are much more relaxed without the creative lighting or posing found in the Signature package. We’ll spend up to an hour (plus travel time) and get a few relaxed portraits.

Color: 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.

Black & White: 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.

Pinterest: I will not copy “Pinterest” shots. Your wedding day is about YOU, not creating some trendy, soon-to-be-dated photo that hundreds of other couples have already copied.

 

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