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Seattle Wedding Photography - 2014 Price List

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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Now you have a lot of decisions to make about who will help you make your wedding day both memorable and enjoyable. The person you choose to photograph your wedding can have a major impact in both regards. You need a photographer who is not only able to give you high quality photos, but can also help you to create photos in a way that enhances the joy of the event. Your wedding day is supposed to be FUN, and you need a photographer who recognizes that. Remember that you will be spending virtually your entire wedding day with your photographer, so it is important to find someone whose personality meshes well with your own.

I have been photographing weddings for more than 30 years. In that time I have shot hundreds of weddings, under a huge variety of situations. I feel that my job is not just to take pictures, but to do whatever I can to lower the stress level so you can simply enjoy your day. My goal is to not only take the best photos that I am capable of, but to do so in such a way that the photos are enjoyable, not simply a necessary ordeal.

Unlike many photographers who only offer a single "one size fits all" package, I offer a variety of both digital and film wedding packages, and can also custom design packages in special situations. So look through my packages, and if you don't see exactly what you want give me a call so we can discuss a customized package just for you.

With all of my wedding packages I place your photos on a private website, where your photos can be seen by family and friends. You will receive a full-resolution CD of all of the optimized files, and with most of my packages you will also receive 4x6 prints of all of your photos. I like to play with some of the photos, and will turn some to B&W or Sepia tone, as well as using some special effects when I think it would look cool. If you tell me ahead of time the kind of effects that you like I am happy to do more of this during the post-processing of the files.

One more thing - and this is important! I spend many hours on post-process editing/optimizing ALL of the images that you receive as prints and on your CD. I never used to feel a need to mention this on my site, because it seemed obvious to me that any true professional photographer would of course optimize their images before giving them to their clients. But I have found that a large number of "professional photographers" do not take this step. Be sure to ask anyone you are considering to photograph this extremely important day in your life whether they include editing (also called post-processing) of the images as part of the package they are selling. For a more extensive explanation of what I do when processing your photos please click here.

Collection One - $1790

For those who do not need full coverage of their reception, or who have a smaller wedding planned

- Preliminary consultations

- 4 consecutive hours of photography time

- Two locations

- Boxed set of optimized 4x6 prints of all of your photos in color, B&W and/or Sepia tone

- Fully edited full-resolution CDs of all photos with copyright release

- Your photos hosted on a website for family and friends to view and order prints

This package is not available on Saturdays from June through September

"Tom was absolutely wonderful as our photographer, and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to hire him again if we were to do it all over. I have (and will continue) to recommend him to my friends. Tom was friendly and made it clear that his advertised packages were just a starting point. He was extremely flexible and willing to create any kind of picture package we wanted.

He set aside the whole day of our wedding to work with us at our convenience. He took our pictures at four different locations and was willing to let us do the poses WE wanted, but was also ready with ideas when we wanted them.  We felt our pictures reflected our personalities wonderfully. Tom was also wonderful at the reception...he was EVERYWHERE,  yet never in the way...I was so pleased to see the special moments he managed to capture, and I had thought would be lost in memory.

After the wedding, he followed up with us several times to assure we were happy with our pictures...I really felt like Tom was more concerned about assuring we were happy, than he was about the pay check. THAT is what makes him stand out, I believe."

Audra and Nate


Collection Two - $2290

This package gives plenty of time and photos to cover your wedding and reception for a great value!

- Preliminary consultations

- 6 consecutive hours of photography time

- Up to three locations

- Boxed set of optimized 4x6 prints of all of your photos in color, B&W and/or Sepia tone

- Fully edited full-resolution CDs of all photos with copyright release

- Your photos hosted on a website for family and friends to view and order prints


"My wife and I couldn't have been happier with Tom. During our first visit with him, he talked to us about the timetable for our wedding. We initially wanted to do pictures after the ceremony/before the reception so I could wait to see the bride. I couldn’t be more thankful that he talked us out of that! We would have missed most of our own reception had we done pictures then, and he still got great pictures of my reaction to seeing my wife.

The morning after the wedding, Tom sent my father-in-law 6 jpegs of a few of the best photos so we could print them and have them displayed at our brunch. We got proofs of all our photos within a couple weeks of the wedding. When we decided which ones we wanted enlarged, he got those back to us immediately. We have friends who took over a year to get their photos back.

The quality of the pictures was unbelievable. The colors of the sky and water behind us are so amazing that most people ask if we took the pictures in front of a backdrop or screen.

During the reception, Tom wanted to take us outdoors to get pictures with the sunset. At the time we didn't want to leave, but Tom was insistent. I was glad he was so persistent because his timing was perfect and they turned out to be some of the best pictures we had.

We couldn't have been happier with Tom. He listened to what we wanted, and most of all, used his experience and professionalism to make sure everything worked and to make sure that we got shots that he knew we would love. He always responded back to us quickly after the wedding when we had any questions or needed anything. I would recommend Tom Ellis Photography to anyone who was looking for a photographer."

Corey and Cari Matthaei


Collection Three - $2890

Full coverage of your day starting 30 minutes before you finish in the dressing room, through the end of your reception. My most popular wedding package.

- Preliminary consultations

- 8 consecutive hours of photography time

- Multiple locations

- Boxed set of optimized 4x6 prints of all of your photos in color, B&W and/or Sepia tone

- 24 page professionally designed custom 10x10 flush-mount photobook, with up to 50 retouched photos. This album is printed using real photographic paper, not "press-printed"

- A special phone app to allow you to easily share your photos with family and friends

- Full-resolution CDs or flash drive of all wedding photos after final edits, with copyright release

- Your photos hosted on a website where family and friends can view them and order prints

- Extra Photoshop time for any special work on your enlargements and album prints

- Special Bonus! Complimentary Standard engagement session including 10 5x7 prints, and a CD of the files for those prints


Wedding photo of Casey and Sam

"Tom- the photos are amazing. We have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful they are. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job capturing our big day. These photos will be cherished memories forever! Thanks again! You will always have our highest recommendation when we hear of people looking for a photographer!"

Kasey and Sam


Collection Four - $3990

If you want the ultimate in your wedding photo coverage, this is the package for you!

- Preliminary consultations

- Unlimited photography time and locations (wedding day only)

- Unlimited number of photos taken

- Boxed set of optimized 4x6 prints of all of your photos in color, B&W and/or Sepia tone

- Professionally printed and retouched 16x20 print of the photo of your choice

- Your choice of either a professionally designed custom Premium 32 page 10x10 Crystal Summit digital flush-mount album, or a 30 page traditional Renaissance 8x10 album

- A special phone app to allow you to easily share your photos with family and friends

- Digital DVD slideshow, set to music of your choice

- Full-resolution CDs of all photos after final edits, plus a duplicate set of CDs as a backup

- Your photos hosted on a website for family and friends to view, and to order prints if they wish

- Extra Photoshop time for any special work on your enlargement and album prints

- Up to 2 hours coverage of rehearsal dinner (travel fees extra if applicable)

- Special Bonus! Complimentary Ultimate engagement photo session. We'll shoot somewhere between 100-120 (and often even more) poses, and you receive a 4x6 print of every optimized photo, as well as a high-resolution CD of all of the files. You will also receive an 8x10 print of your favorite photo mounted in an oversized mat for your guests to sign at your reception.

Please tell me early if you want this package, so we can plan your day to take full advantage of this special deal!


"Tom was amazing. He corresponded with me up to the day. On my wedding day he was on time and took tons of BEAUTIFUL pictures. I had so many comments about how quietly he took photos, being able to capture each moment as it happened. He has a great personality and is very easy to work with. His turn around time is quicker than most photographers. His price and personality reeled me in and after seeing the final product I am SO happy I chose him. Thanks Tom!! :) "

Dianna and Arick


Mid-Week Special Packages

- Available all year, Mondays through Thursdays only.

- Two packages available, either 2 hours coverage or 3 hours coverage

- Prices start at only $695

- One or two locations

- Optimized 4x6 prints

- Fully edited full-resolution CD of all photos, including copyright release

- Your photos hosted on a website where family and friends can view and order copies

- Click on this link to see the package pricing


Custom Packages

Don't see a package that meets your needs? I'm happy to design custom packages; just tell me what you would like in your package and how much you want to spend and I'll try to make up a special package just for you!



Double Print Special!

You can add a duplicate set of 4x6 prints to your wedding package. Give a set to Mom and Dad, or split it up among the wedding party. Must be ordered before the wedding date to qualify for these prices.

Collection One or Two - $100/set

Collection Three - $125/set

Collection Four - $200/set


Digital Slideshows on DVD

Contact me for pricing; based on number of photos and length of show.


Additional High-Resolution CDs

Extra CDs of your photos are available for $25/set


Additional Photography Time

Extra time will be billed at $250/hour. This includes additional 4x6 prints.

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Wedding Photo List

Here is a very basic list of popular shots to help you put together your own shot list.


Travel - Local

For weddings within the greater Seattle area, I have a "no travel fee" zone for any location within one hour driving time - roughly from Tacoma in the south to Marysville in the north. Outside that range, I charge $40/hour for travel time (both ways). Any tolls, ferry fees or parking fees will be billed at cost when photos are delivered.


Travel - Distance

I am available to travel anywhere in the world to photograph your wedding. I have photographed weddings in Massachusetts, Vermont, Michigan, Oregon and California in addition to the hundreds of weddings I have photographed in Washington. I charge only my actual expenses (travel, meals, lodging, etc) along with a small daily traveling fee on top of my package prices.

If you are interested in having me take photos at a wedding outside of the Seattle area, please contact me to discuss the particulars.







I am happy to supply references - please either phone or e-mail me and I will give you a list. You might also want to visit the Testimonials page on my site for comments from some couples at whose weddings I have had the privilege of being the photographer.

Washington State sales tax will be added to all prices .All prices are subject to change without notice. Tolls, parking, etc. will be charged at cost. Non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve a date. Second payment of $500 is due two months before the wedding date. Balance of payment is due not less than two weeks prior to wedding date.

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