Wedding Day Coverage
My service is designed to keep things simple. I'll be there to document your day from start to finish, capturing your whole emotional, crazy love story, not just a portion of it. I believe that authentic moments happen when you're not rushed for time.
Wedding coverage includes:
"All-day coverage" with Chelsea Brown
An associate photographer for 8 hours
Wedding timeline consultation
An online gallery for viewing and ordering
Digital downloads of wedding image files
Travel within the Midwest
*All-day coverage" typically means 2-3 hours before the "first look" or ceremony until the last event of the night is covered (bouquet toss, for example). Prices are subject to change, but not after a signed contract has been received. Engagement, boudoir, and bridal sessions do not include travel fees. Please ask for a quote if looking at a location more than 25 miles away from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The digital downloads are high resolution, edited JPEGs suitable for printing. Print copyright is included in the package price.
Engagement sessions are a must have! Not only is it a great chance for us to get to know each other. I'll know how you work in front of the camera, and you'll know what to expect when we do your portraits on the wedding day. They're also a ton of fun!
1-2 hour session at location within 25 miles of Ann Arbor
50+ edited images with print copyright release
If the weather was too crazy on your wedding day or we didn't have enough time to get to a location you were hoping for, bridal sessions are the answer!
1-2 hour session at location within 25 miles of Ann Arbor
50+ Edited images with print copyright release
Makes the perfect gift for your partner, or for yourself! Sessions can be as sexy or as pretty (and PG) as you want.
1-1.5 hour session
styled hair/make-up on site - with false eyelashes and airbrush
30+ edited images with print copyright release
Custom designed, hand-bound heirlooms that will last you a lifetime. Your wedding images shouldn't live on your hard drive- make something that you can pass down to your children. Something tangible that you can hold, look at, and enjoy.
All albums start at 10 spreads (30-40 images) and can be customized with additional spreads. Cover choices include a large range of colors in leather and linen.
8x8 inches - $900
10x10 inches - $1200
12x12 inches - $1600
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How far in advance should we book?
Most couples book 18 months to 1 year from their wedding date. You’ll get your pick of vendors this way!
+ What do we need to reserve our date with you?
To book a wedding date, I require a $500 deposit and a signed agreement.
+ Can we pay with a credit card?
Unfortunately, no. Cash, check, or money order only.
+ When is the balance on our package due?
The balance on all packages is due 30 days before the wedding date. You are welcome to make payments up until the wedding. I will provide you with a receipt via e-mail.
+ Do you travel?
YES! I love to travel and have traveled as far as Paris for a wedding. Wedding day travel fees for the Midwest (within 4 hours driving from Ann Arbor, Michigan) are included in the package price. Looking for a destination engagement session? Let's talk about the details!
+ Who chooses the photos for our wedding album?
I usually make the initial photo choices for your album. This jump starts the design process and you’ll get complete say over the album after that. I think you'll love what I come up with, but if you don't, I'll happily work with you on a redesign. Just send me a list of 30-50 of your favorite images.
+ How many photos will we get from our wedding?
This depends entirely on the wedding and the time allowed for photography. Contact me for more information and we’ll talk about details!
+ How long will it take to get our photos?
Turn around for online wedding galleries is 4-6 weeks, depending on the time of year. I'll give you a rough estimate at the time of the wedding. Your images will be available immediately after they're finished via a digital download.
+ Do we get the print rights to our engagement photos too?
Yes, you do! They’ll be high resolution edited JPEG files.
+ Our venue is REALLY dark. Will that be a problem for you?
I've shot in everything from wine cellars to dark apartments. I haven’t met a church or reception venue that I couldn't light!
+ Will you be photographing our wedding?
Of course! If you choose a package with two photographers, it'll be myself and another professional photographer.
+ What sort of editing can we expect on our images?
I do what I call "global edits". I will adjust the image's color temperature, exposure, contrast, and other variables that affect the overall image. Your images will be ready for printing as soon as they're downloaded. This does not include "portrait editing", which could mean scar removal, stains, body slimming, etc. If you would like portrait editing, please let me know and we can talk about what that entails.
+ What happens if you get sick on our wedding day?
Thankfully, I've never had this issue and hope I never will. If your wedding day package includes a 2nd photographer (most do), the 2nd photographer would step up to document your day with no problem. They or I would also find an available 2nd to assist them. I'm very lucky to be a part of an amazing local community of photographers that I would be able to call on if needed. Ann Arbor is pretty great like that!
+ Can I send you my Pinterest boards?
Yes, please do! However, keep in mind that your wedding will have it's own "Pinterest worthy" photographs. Don't stress about creating moments or photographs that you saw online; let your day unfold naturally and you'll have your own amazing memories that will outshine any random photograph you saw on Pinterest.
Thank you so much!
I know you have unlimited options when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer. It means the world that you have considered me to document one of the most important days of your lives.