Wedding Photography Investment
My wedding photography fees are compatible with most any budget or weddin plan. My fees are designed so you get what ou want and don't pay for things you may not want. I'm flexible ~ if there's something you'd like in your package, please ask.
Complete coverage starts at:
$1,750.00 plus tax
Digital Files ~ All photographs are provided on a DVD or thumb drive for you to enjoy, share and print. The photographs are your to keep and you omay do withthem as you please. These are finished, high-resolution photographs, not proofs. Includes color, b/w, toned and image-manipulated photographs. Each photograph is carefully reviewed, edited and post-processed so you can be assured that each image will be a beautiful, high-quality digital photograph.
Pre-wedding meeting to discuss your wedding plans and plan your wedding photography.
Unlimited photographs on our wedding day.
1 or 2 photographers.
No charge for travel in Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA or Columbus, OH.
$100 print credit. Can be used towards prints, wall art products or photo albums of your choice.
You may add or trade these additional services to your wedding package to arrive at a package that fits your budget.
$130.00/hour plus tax
Online Proof Gallery
$110.00 plus tax
All photographs from your wedding day posted on a secure, online gallery for friends and family to view.
$180.00 plus tax
A compelling way to enjoy all of the photographs from your wedding day, this custom slideshow is created by the photographer and is playable on a computer or standard DVD player.
Engagement Portrait Session
$175.00/hour plus tax (includes online proof gallery and a $50 print credit)
Tell a more complete story by booking an Engagement Portrait Session to compliment your future wedding album.
$300.00 ~ $1,200.00 plus tax
Contemporary storybook style albums, coffee table book albums adn traditional albums are available for purchase. Please inquire if you are interested in a photo album of your wedding day. Albums can be ordered at any time in teh weeks, months or years after your wedding, s you do nothave to commit to an album until you (and your budget) are ready.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I keep my photos?
A: Yes. You will receive a DVD or thumb drive containing all of the photographs shot on your wedding day and you will be granted full usage rights from the photographer. This means you may do with them as you please for personal use at no additional cost. You can print them, post them to the photo-sharing websites (Facebook, Flickr, Snapfish, etc.) and email them to family and friends.
Simons Studios retains the copyright on all photographs.
Q: Are the photographs on my DVD proofs?
A: No. The photographs on your DVD are edited, finished photographs, not unedited proofs directly off my camera. This is an important difference. I review every photograph making minor adjustments as needed. Each image is post-processed, color-corrected and polished using the latest professional software. You can expect to receive color, black & white, sepia, color-toned and photo-manipulated photographs of your wedding day on your DVD.
Q: How soon will I get my DVD?
A: The DVD will be packaged and mailed to you 3-4 weeks after your wedding day.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: I use professional Canon digital SLR bodies, Canon professional speedlights and Canon L-series lenses. These are Canon's finest professional lenses. I process all photographs on my computer using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and other professional photography software. I use a color-managed workflow for highly accurate color. I invest regularly to stay current on camera equipment, computer equipment/software and education to insure you receive very high quality photographs.
Q: Is a deposit required to hold my wedding date?
A: Yes. A deposit of $400 is required to hold your wedding date. The deposit amount applies toward your final contracted fee. The deposit amount is non-refundable. I can accept payment in cash or check or credit card.
Q: When is my final payment due?
A: Your final payment is due on or before your wedding day. Many people choose to make multiple smaller payments in the months leading up to their wedding day. I can accept payment in cash or check or credit card.
Q: What happens after I pay my deposit?
Once I receive your deposit, I will acknowledge receipt of the deposit in writing via email and book your date. You will also receive a helpful list of common wedding day photos. This will help you start thinking about the photographs you will want on your wedding day.
Next, you must determine what services, if any, you wish to add on your wedding day. At that point I will prepare a contract for you to review/sign.
About one month before your wedding day, I will contact you to schedule a planning meeting. At the meeting we will discuss, plan and outline a photography schedule and locations for your wedding day, which you can pass along to your wedding party and family members. At the conclusion of this meeting, your photography-related responsibilities are complete and I will take care of the rest.
Q: How far in advance are you booked?
A: I am usually booked 6-12 months in advance. The months of April, May, June, August, September and October book quickly.
Q: Is your wedding package flexible?
A: Yes. My goal is to help you find a wedding package that fits your needs and budget. Please call me if you have questions about my wedding photography packages/services or don't see what you're looking for.
Q: What is your photography style?
A: I shoot primarily portrait photography. I also shoot in a more traditional style of wedding photography for group and portrait photos. I will guide and offer creative ideas and suggestions as we plan your wedding photography and throughout your wedding day, but never be obtrusive.
Q: How many photographs will you take?
A: Every wedding package includes unlimited photographs, generally 80-100 photographs per/hour of coverage.
Q: What if I want a second photographer at my wedding?
A: My assistant works closely with me to provide a second photographer for your wedding. There is no additional charge.
Q: Can you take our wedding photos somewhere other than the church/ceremony/reception location?
A: Yes, I do this with many couples and many find this to be one of the most enjoyable parts of their day. We can plan and schedule time to shoot your wedding photos virtually anywhere you have in mind. Or, I can suggest one of the many unique locations in your area I have scouted, including outdoor, urban, warehouse, natural and parkland settings. I will work with you to design a session that fits your personality and desire.
Q: When is it best to schedule our engagement portrait?
A: Engagement portraits can be scheduled anytime in the months before your wedding. I shoot engagement portraits in my studio or on location. I have scouted and shoot in many unique locations in Nashville, TN, Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, GA including outdoor, urban, warehouse, natural and parkland settings. I will work with you to design a session that fits your personality and desire. The session lasts for 1 hour and includes an online proof gallery and an 8x10 framed print.
Q: Wedding albums are not included in your package. Are they available?
A: Yes. Wedding albums are available in both the traditional style and contemporary storybook style. Album prices range from $300 - $3,000. I will work with you to develop a custom wedding album to fit your budget. Albums can be ordered at anytime in the months and years after your wedding.
Q: What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
A: We will develop an alternative plan in case of rain when we meet prior to your wedding day to plan your wedding photography.
Q: Other than the website, do you have additional samples of your wedding photography?
A: Yes. Many additional samples can be viewed at my studio. I encourage you to schedule a time to meet with me and view my work.
Q: When do you typically meet with clients?
A: I am available by appointment during the business day, evenings or weekends. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Q: Do you photograph out-of-town weddings?
A: Yes. I am available for travel worldwide.
Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: There is no charge for travel within Nashville, TN, Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA. For weddings outside of these areas, I will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover my travel expenses.