Wedding Photography is the best part of my job!
Where else do you get to work with people face to face on the happiest day of their life? And to be able to it week after week? There is nothing like it! After almost 10 years of doing it, I still get excited before every wedding. I take a lot of pride in being able to capture the beauty, emotion, and all the little moments that are a part of the big day. And then afterwards being able to deliver the best products to show those images off, and keep them safe for years and generations to come. And then I occasionally get the honor of photographing their children down the road! I am truly blessed to be able to continue doing wedding photography, and I hope to be at it for years to come!
A little about me.
I started out my photography career at Bemidji State back when everything was film, I've worked at photo labs, photo studios. This background prepared me well for the fast pace of weddings, and gives me a lot of experience with printed products, and how to pick out quality. For the last 10 years been doing weddings and senior portraits with my mother in law as Halfway Creek Photography. This last year, she decided to take a step back from wedding photography, and focus more on family portraits. And enjoy a few weekends off.
I have been married for almost 11 years, and have a 7 year old, and a 3 year old at home. In my free time, I enjoy shooting landscape and wildlife photography, and more often than not, I can be found sitting somewhere reading and learning about new trends, techniques, and equipment to use in all aspects of my photography.
What makes us different?
I have been there!
I know how hard it is to find a wedding photographer is! I also know you have very specific things in mind that you want out of them! I have also been doing this for long enough that I know what you will regret not having, and the questions you should be asking. For most people this is the first time you have been through this process, I have been through it hundreds of times, and can help steer you in the right direction along the way. My advice and emails are always free, so don't be shy, ask away!
I design all my wedding photography packages around what I wanted with my photographer,
not by what I can make the most profit off of! Making money of course is the goal of any business, but I honestly put you first. My wedding photographer was absolutely fantastic! But he was also the single most expensive budget item at our wedding besides the reception! And that was just for a few hours of coverage, and didn't include any photos! I will not be that photographer, ever!
No sit down sales meeting afterwards!
I am up front about my pricing, and the add on products. I submit a booking proposal to all prospective clients that includes my packages, add ons, and it gives you a running total as you go through. I won't sit you down and hold your photos hostage.
Your wedding is important to me!
I am always available to my clients, either in person, email, or phone. If you have a question, a concern, or are just having a panic attack about your wedding photography, I'm there! communication is key to any good relationship, and I want to make sure your day goes smoothly as far as the photography is concerned.
And everything is customizable!
And I mean everything! If anything in your package or products doesn't quite work for you, we can change it! From hours of coverage, to albums and prints! If you can think of it we can probably find a way to do it!
About our packages
Our packages are built around the coverage! Without the proper coverage there isn't anything to put into albums, wall art, or USB drives. Our smallest package includes 8 hours of continuous coverage! And we can expand this to 12 and 16 hour packages! This helps ensure you get things you want included in your photos. From hair and make up, all the way through to the reception, we have you covered! By doing things this way, we get the shots like the getting ready, the detail shots, the formal shots, the ceremony, the dinner, the cake, and the reception. On average I typically end up with anywhere from 700-1000 images from a wedding. I shoot both formal and photojournalistic styles during every wedding.
Online Photo Gallery
This is probably one of the most popular products I offer, and I give it away for free! Every single session I shoot has its own secure, online gallery! Why is this so popular? Every single one of your friends and family can go online at anytime, and view, comment on, and order their favorite photos. What this means for you, is that instead of calling you to make prints, downloads, etc. they can do it all themselves! All galleries are password protected, and accessible from any device. I guarantee all galleries to remain online for 1 year, and unless my hosting company changes it's policies and limits my storage, I will be leaving them online. I still have couples from 6-7 years ago logging in to view their pictures.
In this day and age everything is digital. And we are no exception! We offer options for downloads, or USB drives. We also do a few same day edits for your Facebook/Twitter. These digital copies are full resolution so they look beautiful on both HD screens, or prints!
We also offer fantastic prints, albums, and wall art! We use metallic high gloss paper, press printed albums. And one of my new favorites is Metal Prints with acrylic! This product is a giant piece of glass with the image printed on metal, then glued to the glass. They are extremely durable, and should last a lifetime with ease if taken care of!
Or packages start out at $1500.00 for our 8 hour package. For more detailed pricing, please click the link below.