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Complete wedding coverage starts at $2950. Shoot me an email about your elopement or small, intimate wedding and I’d be happy to provide a quote. Portrait Sessions start at $200.

Weddings and Milestone portraits are similar in that my process is designed to help us get to know each other better. I get to know you and you get to know me- it’s a great thing. With weddings, we plan timelines and play with ideas together well before the event, and I take care of the details behind the scenes, so on your big day, I already know a lot about you, and you can have exactly what you want. While milestone portraits are simpler, it’s still important I get to know you. See how that works below.

Weddings

Wedding day coverage with a local engagement session, digital images and full personal usage rights starts at $2950.  My price list includes several packages, and we can always customize them to fit your needs. Discounts apply for off-season and weekday weddings. Prime weekends always go quickly, so please book well in advance.

Here’s generally what you can expect.

Information. First please send me your information using this form. I’ll let you know if I’m available and send you a brief online questionnaire to complete. Once I know more about you and your event, I’ll put together a package of samples and the fee menu and send them to you through US Mail.

First Meeting. We’ll set a time to meet each other. You can see more of my work and some sample album designs to see how I tell the story of a very important day, and we can talk more specifically about your hopes for the day. If you decide to work with me, we’ll confirm the date, and I’ll email you a contract to sign online. Then the excitement of planning begins.

Engagement session. Most wedding packages include an engagement session. You can see some of those photographs in this gallery. Not only is this a great opportunity for some casual photographs of the two of you, it’s a great way that I get to know you all better. Meanwhile, we are exchanging ideas, talking about lighting and time of day, formal (and not so formal) photographs, and generally making sure we’re completely prepared for the big day.

The Big Day. At this point everything has already been planned, embrace the excitement and focus on having a great time! I’ll make sure you get to share the memories forever.

Galleries, Prints, and Albums. I’ll post a teaser with some of my favorite images on my blog a few weeks after your wedding. Within a month or so, you and your guests will be able to see all of the images from your wedding online, and be able to proof and purchase them very conveniently. If you choose a wedding album, which I always recommend, it could be ready within three months, depending when you want to pick and choose, often the hardest part! Many couples simply pick the most important ones, and let me do the rest of the work. You can tweak the choices before we go to press.

Destination Weddings
Travel is my next love after my family and photography, and music, and skiing. Actually it’s hard to rank my top loves. If you are planning a wedding out of the area, especially at a Swiss Alps ski resort with killer music, think about how incredible it will be having me along to document the entire awesome experience. Destination weddings start at $2950 plus travel, hotel, and meals. Let me know your plans when you fill out this contact form, or call for more information.

Elopement Packages
We live in such an amazingly beautiful area making unique ceremonies that are focused on a small group of close family and friends very popular. Please contact me to get a quote for your elopement.

Milestones

I love to photograph Bumps and Babies, kids and growing families, graduating seniors, engagements, and other family events and anniversaries. Getting to know you and your family is what makes the difference between a pretty picture and a photograph that feels personal and unique. I’m lucky to have worked with some of my clients for many years. We feel like we are an important part of each other’s lives. Many have become fast friends.

If you are interested, please start by sending me information using this form, and I’ll send you some more information about how I work and what you can expect. We can then speak about setting up the shoot.

Local photo sessions start at $200. Discounts apply for repeat clients and client referrals. Fees depend on the location and number of people.

I hope you’ve checked out my Wedding Galleries and the photographs I’ve taken to help people remember important Life Milestones

Travel expenses may apply for events outside the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe regions.

Special Discounts

*Ask about discounts for off-season and weekday weddings and elopements.
*Tahoe Family Reunions get a special price.
*Repeat clients and client referrals also receive discounts.

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