You are a busy couple planning a wedding in Baltimore, Maryland or Washington DC. You need photography maybe also video. You want gorgeous photos and don't want to deal with an arrogant or overpriced artist. You want someone easy to deal with who you trust to capture your special moments. I offer both photography and video in a simple package. Your time is respected and I will guide you through the process and respond quickly to any concerns or questions you may have along the way.
There are many photographers but few deliver award winning photography and videography in an enjoyable experience. My couples say it best:
Simple is best with no drama
Love is simple and honest. Now it’s gotten complicated and perhaps stressful for you as you plan the wedding. Lets keep it simple as we plan your wedding photography. My wedding services can be purchased a la carte or in a money saving collection that includes everything you need.
If your budget is limited or unclear and you want to book photography only now and book videography or order an album later that’s fine. I will not nickel and dime you. We develop a detailed wedding day photography plan so on wedding day you can relax and breathe.
Amazing 2 week turn-around on your wedding photos
You receive 800-1200 edited high resolution un-watermarked photos less than 2 weeks after your wedding. The photos are uploaded to a SmugMug Pro gallery where you can view, share, and download all the high resolution photos. You receive perpetual rights to post and print the photos. I do not charge the guests for photos. You can purchase professional retouching so you have some amazing magazine quality photos for your album and wall art.
Not comfortable in front of a camera? I get it !
I understand being in front of a camera posing can feel awkward. That is why I make your engagement session more playful than posed. During the 2 hour E-Session we have fun while you act natural and learn what works for the camera. We'll keep it light - 10 minutes into the session you’ll almost forget about the camera. I will direct and teach you but it's simple – be yourself and have fun!
The e-session will build your confidence and help you relax on wedding day. You receive 200 edited high resolution photos from the E Session and you can select up to 5 photos for professional retouching for your save-the-date and wedding art.
We Work Best As A Team
Your wedding team will have from 1-4 professionals depending on whether you select photography only or also videography. We are all professionals but we work regularly as a team. Dave is your single point of contact for planning and questions and the lead photographer on wedding day.
During our consultation we discuss your wedding and whether you need a second shooter for photo or video. These photographers are some of the areas best. There are no second chances.
Wedding Day Videography :
We offer a special bundle for video and photography that makes it easy and saves you money. The footage is filmed with 4K cameras and professionally edited into a 1080HD video. Video is awesome - it brings your wedding to life. We film from preparations through the reception and create either a 5-10 minute highlight video or a 1 hour documentary edit. We handle everything so you have a single point of contact and a skilled team of professionals. You receive an edited online preview and you can provide feedback to so you receive exactly what you want.
Options include drone coverage and you may purchase the unedited video clips on a hard drive.
Here is what you can expect:
- We start with a wedding consultation in person or by phone - lets make sure we are a good match. In person I can show you a couple albums.
- I create a wedding agreement that itemizes the services you selected and pricing.
- You return the signed agreement with a $ 500. booking retainer. This reserves your wedding date.
- We schedule a pre-wedding photo session, the "E-Session'. I have a planning guide to help you. This session is relaxed, fun and friendly geared towards your personality.
- You receive your high resolution E-Session photos within a week. Many couple create prints and sign in books for the wedding and of course you will want to show them off on social media.
- Whenever you are ready to plan wedding day we meet and create a wedding day photography timeline and the posed group photos. If you would like to meet at the venue we can also plan the backdrops for some artistic portraits.
- wedding day the team arrives on time with smiles ready to go. I help keep us on track for the timeline so you can relax and enjoy the day.
- Less than 2 weeks after the wedding you will receive the edited wedding photos and within 4 weeks the edited video(s)
- You select your favorite photos from the gallery for the album
- I retouch some photos and use your selections to create an album page design and share it with you on an online proofing system for your review, changes, and approval
- I guide you to select your album materials and colors and I place the album order
- Graphi Studios in Italy produces the custom album and ships it usually in about 30 days.
- You receive the digital photos and mp4 edited video on a USB