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Budgeting for a wedding can be scary, trust me, I know! - But I'd be lying if I said that photos & videos aren't that important, or that they don't need to be one of your main wedding investments. After all, photos & videos are what keep the memories alive 5, 10, 50+ years down the road. Your dress gets hung up in a closet, your cake gets eaten and the flowers only last a few days, but your wedding gallery will be viewed countless times for generations to come. They're the only thing (other than your memories) that allows you to relive your wedding day over and over, never forgetting how it truly felt!
That's why I believe it is so important to prioritize hiring a photographer & videographer that not only fits your style and understands your vision, but one you wholeheartedly trust to capture the unseen in-between moments, your family members reuniting and celebrating around you, all the little details you planned countless hours planning, and so much more.
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Couples Spend On Average $3.5-$5.5K
booking weddings 18 months out from the current date.
THE COLLECTIONS FAQ - VIDEO
All video collections include a highlight, documentary, and social media clip.
WHAT IS A HIGHLIGHT VIDEO?
A highlight video is a collection of moments throughout the whole day cued to music and highly edited which includes music overlay, overlay effects, voice audio recording (if the couple wishes), and more.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL MEDIA CLIP?
A social media clip is a great example of a sneak peek given within the first few weeks after the wedding. This is perfect for sharing on social media with all your friends and family.
WHAT IS A DOCUMENTARY VIDEO?
A documentary video comes with a mix of footage from both a tripod and my-held camera which usually includes the ceremony, vows, dances, cake cut, and toasts/speeches. These are moments straight out of the cameras with color edits and music overlay. This is the closest thing to straight-out-of-camera footage of your special moments.
WHAT IS SUPER 8MM FILM?
Super 8mm Film entails me using my 1960's/70s super 8 video camera to capture all of those nostalgic vibes. A kind of film that is completely timeless and will last for generations. A kind of film that doesn't require a drone of the best new piece of equipment with 4 different camera angles. Where just the raw footage alone is enough.
BUCKET LIST DESTINATIONS
I couldn't be MORE excited to have you considering a bucket list destination! While I have TONS of stunning places in mind that you can elope, these select destinations on this list offer insane discounts. These are separated into 2 groups!
The first group qualifies for 100% free coverage! You pay for the flights, stay, and rental car (or in-country travel) and the rest is absolutely free to you!
The second group is 50% off of your package (excluding travel). All you have to do is pay for the travel and you get a full 50% off of ANY wedding package you book.
ONLY PAY TRAVEL
NORWAY / SWEDEN
50% & TRAVEL
ARE YOU THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHER OR DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER?
It depends! Some starter packages only include me as the photographer/videographer. I never hire out associate shooters, so you can be certain that when you book with me, I will actually be there on your wedding day! Other packages include a second shooter- whether it be for second angles of digital photos, film add-ons, super 8 video, etc. I love getting to offer a second photographer to couples!
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU INCLUDE FOR ENGAGEMENT?
The number of photos delivered is based heavily on your timeline and activities. I don't have a specific minimum or maximum number of images I deliver, but it is usually somewhere between 70-200 photos per hour booked (yielding around 700-1200 images for an 8-10 hour wedding).
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
I love editing so much, so I have a faster turnaround time than most! Typically, photo sessions take 4-6 weeks and weddings take about 14-19 weeks. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs.
DO YOU GIVE RAW UNEDITED IMAGES/VIDEOS?
Nope! I believe that editing is half of the magic that goes into taking your photos/videos. I've never outsourced my editing, nor have I ever delivered unedited photos/videos. Without this step, your photos are only halfway done - and a huge piece of the storytelling we work to create is done in post-processing! I promise to never leave any photos/video clips out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed a certain photo, just ask!
HOW DO PAYMENT SCHEDULES WORK?
I require 35% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 65% is due 1 month in advance for weddings, and 1 week in advance for shoots.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ANYTHING ELSE?
I do! I have limited slots due to engagements + weddings being the bulk of my schedule, but if I have a couple slots open, I'm happy to offer these sessions (seniors, families, lifestyle, branding, maternity, newborns, etc.)
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE REACH OUT TO BOOK YOU?
I book US weddings 18 months in advance from the current date, international weddings 24 months in advance, and photoshoots 2-4 months in advance, based on availability around my wedding schedule. That being said, reach out no matter how “last minute” your event is, and I might be able to fit you in!
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
We live in Owatonna, MN, but spend many weeks of my time traveling - mostly to Wisconsin where I am originally from. Our bags are always packed and we'll travel anywhere in the US, even internationally! I love filling up our schedule with new locations, so no matter how far away or how crazy of a location you have in mind, we'll be there!
WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE OUR WEDDING?
If you've already officially booked us and you need to move or cancel your wedding, the retainer is non-refundable and a new retainer will have to be made in order to hold your new date (if it is more than a 12-month calendar year away- reschedules in less than 12 months are subject to a reschedule fee but not a new retainer).
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR WEDDING?
In the unlikely event that an emergency came up (act of God, illness, death, etc), I would do my best to help find a replacement photographer/videographer to take my place that I trust with a similar style. The details of this are outlined in my contract. But short answer, if I can’t make it to your wedding or find you a quick replacement, your money will be refunded.
WE’RE AWKWARD AND ALL YOUR COUPLES LOOK LIKE MODELS. HOW WILL YOU GET GOOD PHOTOS OF US?
Would you believe me that I've never had a couple who HASN'T said this to me!?! Trust me, you are not alone! Hopefully this makes you feel better, but none of the couples I've ever photographed were models, nor have had any modeling experience. It's all about the posing and the vision. I strive to make the process extremely relaxed and comfortable for you! I don't want you to have to worry about standing perfectly, tilting your head just right, getting the hand placement in the right spot, or anything else silly like that. I'm here to capture your connection with one another. It's not something all photographers can do, but it's something I strive to achieve at every session and wedding. So don't worry, I will guide you the entire time and your photos will come out just as good-looking!
DO WE GET TO CHOOSE OUR OWN MUSIC?
This is up to you. If you're just wanting to sit back and let me work my magic with your video, I always pick music that matches the vibe of your day, your vows, the scenery, etc. It's what I do best if you haven't noticed! BUT... That doesn't mean I don't want your input! In your questionnaire form, we'll ask you if there is a song that's "your song," special to your relationship. Then, we'll ask what kind of "vibe" you want your video to be: When it comes to copywriter, music artists own their music and other businesses and companies aren't allowed to use that music unless they pay for it. Makes sense! Except that includes wedding videographers, unfortunately.Thankfully, there are websites that us filmmakers are willing to pay monthly for so that you can get copyright-free songs in your video (that are good!) and we won't get sued by the artist - WIN WIN!
WHAT IS FULL-DAY COVERAGE FOR VIDEO?
Full-day coverage depends on your day! I work with you to see how your day is going to pan out to determine the hours I will be there. Some weddings are 11 hours, and some are only 6. My prices are determined by the time of the final highlight video length, not the hours I am there on site. For example, I had a couple that had a late-night bowling alley open at 10:30 PM, as first dances where done earlier in the evening, I hung around to capture their friends and family bowling.