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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.

My wedding clients place a high value on their preserving their wedding memories with quality photography, and most spend between $2500-$3000 on their photography. For full pricing information please Contact Me and I will send you a complete price list.

 

 

Collection Two

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

 

Most Popular!

Collection Three

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 photo album, with up to 50 retouched photos. This is an album printed using actual real photographic paper, not a "press-printed" album

- 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

 


Audra & Nate - Seattle wedding at Alki Point
"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


 

Mid-Week Special Packages, Elopements and Courthouse Weddings

- 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

- This pricing may also be available for short-notice weddings on weekends, call for more information

- 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!

 


 

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.

 


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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