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Rancho Las Lomas Wedding First Dance

Process

& Pricing

Photographs open doors into the past— doors of nostalgia and forgotten moments  and that wrenching joy you feel when you remember the way someone looked when they laughed. As nostalgia creeps in and our hearts ache for ages past and relationships of old, photos are the thing that hold memories together and entire seasons of life in their palms. Photos do that. If you can understand that, if you can feel that tug to past years and old adventures and family traditions and the weight they hold when looking through photos, then you can understand the value of your investment into your wedding photography!


It’s really really more than just pretty pictures for me, and hopefully for you too. It’s permanent and enduring glimpses into the power of family, the sacredness of marriage, the importance of celebration, and the gravity of joy.

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HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT:

the process

INQUIRE & BOOK

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Fill out my inquiry form to start a conversation about your sweet wedding day! I’ll do a happy dance and then send over my detailed pricing guide. We'll hop on a call to get to know each other and what package is best for you. Then we book, sign, and celebrate!

PLAN

02

We’ll FaceTime (or grab tacos please) to get to know you and what your people mean to you. That part is really important to me.  Then I’ll help you organize a timeline that focuses on your priorities.  Once we’re about 2 months out, we’ll finalize the timeline, chat about your expectations, and ensure everything will run smoothly!

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PARTY

I’ll show up to your wedding with a wide-open heart, ready to pay attention to ALL the moments. I’ll be a fly on the wall when I need to, and I’ll step in to direct moments as needed. You'll get high-res glorious sneak peeks within a week (!!!!) and your full gallery will be ready to re-live in 8 weeks! 

the pricing

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WEDDINGS

STARTING AT $4300

PORTRAITS

$600

Engagements, Anniversaries, & Families

Mini sessions available in Costa Mesa/ Newport/ North Laguna Beach for $375

Monday-Friday intimate weddings, 30 guests or less, 3 hours of coverage

MICRO WEDDINGS

$2000

FOR MORE DETAILS & FULL PRICING GUIDE,

FAQ

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Joyful and honest photojournalism with an emphasis on natural light, color, and people. It's all about the people. I bring energy and encouragement, but know when to be reserved & unobtrusive, letting moments unfold naturally. Read these reviews for other couples' experiences with me!

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WHAT'S YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
DO YOU TRAVEL?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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YES! I've travelled to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Washington, Oregon, Indiana, Arizona, and all up and down the CA coast for weddings. I book my own flights and accommodations, and all you’re responsible for is the total rate. I do my best to cut down the costs for you! Generally, travel costs for an out of state wedding add $500+ onto the package. 

Everyone says this! And I assure you, my job is to create a space and experience that allows you to relax and have fun with each other! My presence is calming and encouraging, and we'll have plenty of time for you to sink into your comfortable self. I will guide you every step of the way!

WE'RE NOT PHOTOGENIC. HOW WILL WE GET GOOD PHOTOS?
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DO WE NEED A 2ND SHOOTER?

This is entirely based on the unique nature of your day! Second shooters come in handy when the bride and groom are getting ready in different locations, when the pre-ceremony timeline is extra crunched, and during cocktail hour when we are off taking family photos and portraits. Second shooters are a great asset but not necessary! You can always add one down the line once your timeline falls into place!

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CAN YOU HELP WITH OUR TIMELINE?

YES! I’ve experienced many different timelines, so after booking, I will work as closely with you as you’d like to coordinate an ideal timeline for you. We can chat about it over the phone/ in person, or I have a helpful PDF that has timeline suggestions. I also make sure to include REST time, so you’re not going a million miles an hour on this incredible day. My priority is for you to be able to truly experience what’s happening, and a well-thought out timeline can help with that SO MUCH.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE & BACK-UP GEAR?
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Heck ya! This girl is professionally insured with a general liability policy, which many venues require from vendors. I also always carry a back-up camera body and multiple lenses on me, so if anything happens, we’re still ready to roll. Oh, and I’m always shooting on TWO memory cards at one time, meaning your photos are being recorded to two separate places. Once I’m finished shooting, I import all photos onto two separate hard drives, so I have back-ups of my back-ups! 

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HOW MANY PHOTOS & HOW LONG?

I am constantly taking pictures throughout the day, so you’ll get every photo I take that is in focus and important to the story of your day. But on average, you'll receive between 600 and 1000. It takes 6- 8 weeks to edit weddings, and 3-4 weeks to edit portrait sessions. You'll always get a handful of sneak peeks within the week!