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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

for the madly in love

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

experience

 

Choosing a wedding team isn't just choosing someone who knows how to frame a good photo and run a camera. You are picking the person who will be with you through every single moment of your day. This person needs to be someone you vibe with and can truly feel comfortable sharing your best moments with.  

I'll be there to laugh and hug your mom, joke with your dad, and cringe with your siblings when uncle Bob does that ... thing. I'll be there to make you and your party feel stunning. Trust me, when I tell you I'm going to hype you the heck up! I'll be there for the tears when you first put on the dress to the cheers after the post-ceremony shot. It's more than picking a photo and video team, it's gaining a friend :) Cheers Babe

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How I SHOOT AS A MOVEMENT-BASED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER:

 
 
  • I want to capture you guys being you.

  • Mix of activities and poses:

    • neck kisses, "drunk walks", nose boops​

  • I'll give constant feedback and direction!

 
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HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM

we work best together

Garrett and I have known each other since 1st grade when we both joined the same class halfway through the year. We grew up together and are each other's best friend. When I started doing weddings, Garrett learned how to shoot because, "I want to spend my Saturdays with my wife." When you hire a team you just get MORE:

  • High quality communication between all your vendors

  • Unified equipment so if something goes wrong we have backups for our backups

  • The perfect mix of organized and FUN: I'll keep the day moving and organized (it's the teacher in me) G will keep us all laughing (it's the class clown in him)

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HOW I EDIT

I edit to enhance the colors of the day. My focus is on the skin tones to make them look warm. Overall my photos have warm tones but that can change depending on the light and setting. Photos taken outside during golden hour will have a lovely golden hue and even lighting to make a beautiful composition. Versus a photo taken inside under florescent lighting will have different tones and uneven light. I am prepared for both situations because wedding days travel through all sorts of different lighting situations!

warm tones baby

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THE EXCITING PROCESS

1

TELL ME HOW YOU MET AND THE DETAILS YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR DAY!

2

WE SCHEDULE A COLLECTION CONSULTATION VIDEO CALL AND GET TO MEET!

3

SIGN THE PAPERS AND START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING TOGETHER!

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

After your date is booked we get to plan the complimentary engagement session! The purpose of this session is to get you stunning photography that represents the two of you and the intimate facets that make up your relationship. It's also to get super comfortable with me and my style so the wedding day is so smooth!

 

This session can be as formal as you want! I'm down to go eat pizza in a field if that would be true to you two! 

FUN IDEAS:

 

  • PICNICS

  • ICE CREAM OR COFFEE DATE

  • BAREFOOT ON THE BEACH

  • LET'S GO GRAB A BEER

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  • Where do you shoot?
    I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but shoot all over Iowa! Just ask!
  • Do you charge for travel?
    Travel is free for the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas! I have so many beautiful locations that I know make amazing shots! I do charge a travel fee of $.55/mile for anywhere over 120miles round trip.
  • What's a sunset session?
    OH I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED! On every wedding timeline I plan in 10-15 minutes of shooting about 45ish minutes before sunset. These are the photos you see that have the sun just over the tree line and have a gorgeous golden tone! Not only do you get the best pictures of the day at this time but it's a bit of a break for you both. Wedding days do not allow for a lot of alone time. Most of the day you are surrounded by your closest family and friends. While that is amazing, it can also be a bit overwhelming after hours and hours of family. The sunset photos give you both a chance to talk and cuddle and celebrate each other!
  • How many photos will we receive?
    This varies every wedding I shoot! It also depends on how many hours of coverage. An estimate of 550-900 photos will be edited and delivered digitally.
  • Can we get the unedited photos?
    No, sorry. My editing is 50% of my final product. I do deliver almost every pose we take! I only take out the blurry, out of focus, or ones where you have one eye open and the other closed haha!
  • How long will it take to receive our photos?
    Engagement: 1-2 weeks Wedding Sneak Peeks: I know you want to see them right away so I try to get sneak peeks to you a day or two after your wedding day! Full Wedding Gallery: 4-6 weeks after the wedding
  • What should I wear to my engagement?
    Definitely wear something comfortable and YOU! I always recommend earth tones and neutrals. If skirts and dresses are your thing they add so much to your photos! If you're more of a blue jeans and a plain t-shirt kinda couple then let's go for it! We don't want any outfit mishaps so please try on your outfit before the shoot and MOVE in it!
  • How long do you need for photos the morning of our wedding?
    This is different at almost every wedding! After shooting so many weddings I have created template timelines that work for most wedding days. Once we have our collection consultation call we will go over what collection is best for you and I will send over one of those templates for us to work from.
  • Do you ride the party bus with us?
    Unfortunately, no. I had an experience where I felt extremely uncomfortable and was fighting to keep my equipment safe. I was pretty shaken after that experience and decided I could serve my clients better if I did not risk my equipment. I WILL hop on the bus before you depart and get some pics of the whole bus toasting your marriage, maybe a fireball shot, and if someone wants to hop the the poll and bust some moves out I'll get that too. I will drive behind the bus and follow you to the bars and take some photos at the bars. I also use this time to scope out sunset photo locations.

WEDDING VIDEO - THE DOSTALS

APRIL 28, 2023: CARRIAGE HOUSE CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

A GALLERY OF EVERY SMALL MOMENT

Creating

From the table settings, to your best friend photobombing your sunset session, I'm there for it all! Check out the wedding gallery to see if you like my style.

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THE COMPLETE WEDDING COVERAGE: PHOTO & VIDEO

We will be there for getting ready through the start of the dance party. No need to watch the clock, we'll be there for it all! I'll help you create a timeline that makes the day go smoothly, keeps your guests happy, and maximizes your coverage!

INCLUDED:

 

  • VIDEOGRAPHER & PHOTOGRAPHER

  • FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE *UP TO 10 HOURS

  • COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

  • UNLIMITED EDITED PHOTOS DELIVERED IN A DIGITAL GALLRY WITH PROFESSIONAL PRINTING AVAILABLE

  • DIGITAL AND PRINTING RIGHTS

  • CUSTOM TIMELINE CREATED COLLABORATIVELY

  • WEDDING DAY SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS DELIVERED A DAY OR TWO AFTER THE WEDDING DAY

  • 5-7MIN. HIGHLIGHT VIDEO OF YOUR WEDDING DAY

  • PROFESSIONAL DRONE FOOTAGE IN THE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

  • TOP OF THE LINE GEAR TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOUR MEDIA

  • *FULL CEREMONY FOOTAGE CAN BE PURCHASED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE

 

INVESTMENT STARTS AT

$4,999

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WEDDING 
PHOTOGRAPHY

The wedding photography package is a full coverage option. Two photographers will be there for getting ready through the start of the dance party. No need to watch the clock, we'll be there for it all! I'll help you create a timeline that makes the day go smoothly, keeps your guests happy, and maximizes your photography time! 

INCLUDED:

  • FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE *UP TO 10 HOURS

  • COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

  • UNLIMITED EDITED PHOTOS DELIVERED IN A DIGITAL GALLRY WITH PROFESSIONAL PRINTING AVAILABLE

  • DIGITAL AND PRINTING RIGHTS

  • CUSTOM TIMELINE CREATED COLLABORATIVELY

  • WEDDING DAY SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS DELIVERED A DAY OR TWO AFTER THE WEDDING DAY

 

INVESTMENT STARTS AT

$3,299

LET'S MAKE YOUR DAY

incredible

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