The first step is to sit down together over a glass of wine or a cup of tea and get to know one another. We will meet at my Denver studio or my Old Colorado City studio in Colorado Springs. This meeting builds the foundation for our relationship and sets the ground work for a great experience while helping me understand your vision for your wedding day.
My couples live all over the globe (I know no boundaries ha-ha), so even if you aren't in the local Rocky Mountain region, we can easily chat over Skype or arrange a phone call.
To commission your wedding, a 25% retainer will be required. After we've come to an agreement, we schedule your engagement session. This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better and helps you learn to feel relaxed in front of my camera. When I show up to your wedding, it will feel like you are working with an old friend.
I want every couple to have a wonderful experience so I work very closely with each bride and groom and will walk beside you throughout the entire process to answer your questions and help you know what to expect. You will receive a pre-wedding questionnaire about 2 months before your wedding and we will meet in person 4-6 weeks before your wedding to review the questionnaire, plan the formal family portraits, perfect your wedding day timeline and make all the final arrangements so you won't have to think about them on your big day.
You make your vows. I will capture epic images. And we will toast to your every happiness. I will take care of documenting your day; from slipping into your dress right up to that last moment where your groomsmen humiliate themselves on the dance floor. And if mother nature decides to cause a little chaos and we are unable to photograph the formal bride & groom only portraits, I guarantee a 1 hour portrait session within 2 weeks of your wedding day at no additional charge! You don't need to worry about a thing!
While you are off being 'honeymooners', I will be busy editing and perfecting the images that illustrate your love story.
Sneak peeks will be sprinkled over Instagram and Facebook and eventually in My Journal. You'll SWOON!
4-6 weeks after your wedding day- your remarkable images will be revealed via an online gallery that you can share with family and friends. Over a glass of bubbly and some decadent chocolates, you two will relive the beauty of your wedding day all over again. You will take a couple weeks to choose your favorites and select the images you can't just leave on a hard drive.
One of the most important steps in the process is to celebrate your images and preserve the memories for generations to come.
In my family, I am the keeper of my family heirlooms and I have the wedding photos of 5 generations in my care. Those images mean more to me than nearly any other earthly possession. Your wedding photos deserve to be held in your future grandchildren's hands and treasured as an anchor for your love within your family tree.
I will walk you through the process of selecting wall art for your home and I will design your wedding album. I offer every bride and groom a one-time coupon to use within 45 days to purchase any additional gifts for your parents, prints for your walls, or any number of little extras to celebrate your beautiful photos. Your love story is a gift your family will cherish and deserves better than to be locked in an obsolete hard drive or lost is a shoe box or drawer.
Services & Investment
Sometimes it can feel like breaking into Fort Knox trying to figure out the fee wedding photographers charge for their services; like it's a state secret or a deep mystery. I want to be transparent with every potential couple as well as respect your budget and the time you are spending looking at my portfolio. I would hate it if you fell in love with my work and took the time to connect with me, only to find out my pricing was not within your budget and leave you feeling disappointed, frustrated or potentially embarrassed. Allow me to share the services I offer, some insight into what your investment is giving you, what sets my work apart, as well as give a basic starting point for the cost of commissioning Becoming Images to photograph your wedding.
Every wedding is unique and every single couple comes to the planning with different goals, desires and proposed budgets. For this reason, I have created 2 separate options for pricing so that each couple can choose exactly what fits best for them.
OPTION #1- ALL-INCLUSIVE WEDDING COLLECTIONS
I have created 3 all-inclusive wedding packages based on what hundreds of brides before you have found to be the most important to them. This options save you money, as well. These packages begin at $3250 and save your between 20-30% off of ala carte prices, should you love every single thing in the package.
I offer 3 all-inclusive wedding packages that will all include the following:
An engagement session and couples adventure session (get those dreamy magazine images without time constraints of the wedding day)
A second photographer
Guidance on your wedding day schedule and plans.
Edited digital files with printing rights, delivered via digital download.
60 day online gallery to share with family and friends.
Style Guide catalog with guidance on how to style your wedding photos in your home in a tasteful way that will adapt with your lives.
Access to my online wall gallery designer to view framed photos to scale on your own walls.
A custom app for your smartphone, tablet or computer
A rain-clause: should Mother Nature choose to unleash a little chaos on your big day (in celebration of your love of course) and we are unable to capture the beautiful bride & groom formals that we dreamt of; I will take you out for an hour on another day within 2 weeks of the wedding day to photograph you both in your full attire. So don't worry!
Actual albums or print credit toward prints or albums
OPTION #2- ALA CARTE WEDDING PACKAGES
Build your completely customized wedding from my ala carte wedding menu and choose only the things that mean the most to you! 6 hours of wedding coverages begin at $2400 and you can add exactly what you want! I also offer special pricing for intimate weddings and elopements because I LOVE THEM!
I am happy to send over my lovely 'Bride Guide'- which explains everything I offer in detail along with all of my prices. Simply pop over to my contact page and complete the online form. I will e-mail over your guide within 24 hours!
"Show Me The Money!"- shameless Jerry McGuire quote
My average bride chooses a package somewhere around $4000 but we can do more or less- its all up to you.
If these numbers work with yours, the next step is to arrange a time to meet and get to know one another!
What You Get For Your Investment
Quality- Luxury wedding photography is always about quality, not quantity. I work with the highest quality professional cameras, lenses, equipment and software to provide the highest quality images possible. I am a professional with over 12 years in the industry and boast over 150 couples that I now consider friends. I was voted 'The Best Photographer' in Alaska's capital in 2015- before I moved back home to Colorado. I have strong relationships with the vendors in the industry and am highly recommended by them and my previous clients. The fine-art prints, wall art and albums I offer are hand made right here in the USA by true professionals that stand behind their work. I am professionally licensed and insured, which is important.
Persona- Maybe you wouldn't consider this when choosing your photographer, but who they are is important. Do the images you see in her portfolio show couples glowing, connecting and enjoying one another? If so, that is the work of a photographer putting them at ease; helping them feel comfortable with one another in front of the camera. Let's be real- that isn't a natural feeling! I nearly panic when I am the one in front of the camera! Without a warm spirit behind the camera, you get images that feel 'pinched' and forced. When you meet your photographer you should feel safe and relaxed; like she can handle the vision you have for your day. I have heard from my clients that I made them feel so at-ease and that their guests and family commented on how they enjoyed my presence at the wedding. That is huge. I may not be everyone's cup of tea but if I am yours- trust your gut!
Experience- Your wedding photographer should provide you with more than nice photos; you should feel that you had a great experience. It is my goal to help you feel heard, understood, supported and valued from the very first day we meet. I want you to have clear expectations and know what's coming up next as we take the journey from engagement to marriage. The way I provide this is by authentic connection and genuine care. Every couple is given a personal 'portal' to have access to all of their important wedding dates, documents, galleries & album designs in one place! I strive to make your photography process easy for you. I am in your corner and I want you to feel that from start to finish.
Honesty- Pinterest has bred an entire culture of 'stylized wedding photography' created to inspire brides when planning their wedding day. The images are perfectly curated, the models pre-selected, and there are no wedding day timelines or real-life moments to interfere with flawless photographs. The work you see on my website is from REAL weddings and portraits captured with real couples and real stories. I have every intention of sharing any stylized work that I do, but I will post those as 'Editorial' work in my portfolio so my clients don't feel misled.
Personal Touch- In order for many wedding photographers to keep up with their crazy schedules, some outsource their various parts of their workflow to others, outside of their studio. When you hire me to photograph your wedding day; you are getting all of me. Every wedding requires between 3-4 weeks of post processing to create the final product that you will call your own. I personally select every image used, I adjust any details that will make the image a better one and edit them to fit the style and emotion you hired me to provide. Every album is designed from scratch for each couple. And when your final wall art and albums arrive, I deliver them to you myself (if you live on the front range of the Rockies).