wedding rates I $2299

 

 

 

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I know weddings are a big deal. You are going to put a lot of effort into making your wedding as perfect as it can be for you. You want a photographer that you can not only trust but one that cares about documenting every moment in heartfelt way. You are going to want pictures that not only capture all the main moments, but all the in-between feels. The candids. I think that’s what I do best. I document the real moments at weddings. The ones that years from now will you transport you back to your wedding day. Pictures that look like they were taken by someone you know, not just some photographer.

 

I do prefer all day coverage, from prep in the morning through 10 pm at the reception. Up to 13 hours. If you need different coverage, then lets chat. Each wedding comes with an engagement session & an on line password protected gallery of hi-res images to share, download, print. This makes it very convenient for you because you are free to share your gallery with whomever you want, saving you the trouble of making sure everyone gets the pictures they want.

 

All weddings come with:

 

13 hours of coverage

 

Engagement session

 

An online password protected gallery of your images

 

A custom slide show that can be downloaded for you to keep & it is online so it can be shared on social media

 

Here is a sample slide show:

 

https://smartslides.com/lauren-stefan-ii/theme-viewer

 

There are several other slide shows online as well. Those can be seen by clicking below

 

https://brianthomasrickey.com/slide-show-examples/

 

 

Film!

Yes I am now shooting film! Through out a shoot or wedding I will randomly pick up one of my film cameras & shoot with it. This will vary depending on the circumstances, but every wedding will have some film used.

 

I shoot with a variety of 35mm cameras & a Holga medium format ‘toy’ camera. Many of them decades old because no one is really producing film cameras anymore (except for a Lecia/cheap plastic cameras). I have collected these from thrift shops, market place & many have been ordered from Japan.

 

I absolutely love using these cameras. I am giving people the option of having me dedicate entire rolls of film for their shoot/wedding. Keep in mind that film, especially on a wedding day will slow things down a bit.

 

f you decide you want to have me shoot entire rolls of film then we can chat about what your preferences are

 

1 roll of 35mm film – 50.00 (120 Holga falls into this category)

extras

1. Additional hours $150/hour

2. Engagement session guest book. Can be used for a keepsake/guest can sign in at the reception. $150

3. Wedding Album. 22 page album. On line proofing. $750 Additional pages $25 *PLEASE NOTE AT THE MOMENT i AM NOT DOING ALBUMS

4. Parent albums. Additional duplicate copies of you album can be ordered as gifts to parents. $650

5. Elopements. I will do elopements Monday - Thursday and on weekends if I have no wedding scheduled at the rate of $200/hour with a 3 hour minimum

5. Chicago destination engagement. Want an adventure with some awesome backdrops for your engagement? I have spent a lot of time in Chicago and there is an

endless number of amazing places to shoot. We would need one full day to go out and create unique pictures for your engagement. Add $800 to your wedding package

6. Smokey Mountain/Gatlinburg destination engagement. For something really unique we would need a day and a half (sunset 1st day, all of the next day). The whole shoot is an

adventure in the Smokey Mountain National Park! I know the park well and there are so many really cool places to shoot. No matter the time of year the park provides some very

unique places to explore. I can also take you on a hike, there are lots of them and difficulty depends on your comfort level. Add $800 to your wedding package.

7. Destination Weddings. I love to travel, and do it often. If you have plans for a destination wedding lets chat. I've shot

weddings in Jamaica, Las Vegas, California, South Carolina and I am looking forward to doing more.

faq.

1. How do I book you?

I require a 20% deposit & a signed contract to reserve a date. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks

before the wedding. I book dates on a first come first serve basis. I suggest either chatting in person or over the phone/face

time before signing. There are several coffee shops around Fairview that make great places to talk.

2. What sort of payments do you accept?

Check, debit, credit card. Which ever is easiest for you

3. How long does it take for me to get my pictures?

 

 

Normally 4-6 weeks. But around May & October that time may be extended to 5-8 weeks. Those are my busiest times of the year.

4. How many pictures will I get?

A lot. I tend to over deliver. I average around 200 for an Engagement & around 700 for a wedding.

5. How will you deliver my pictures & in what format?

I deliver all pictures in a digital format, hi res JPEG files. Your processed pictures will be uploaded to

a password protected online gallery where you can download them, store them on your own computer and make prints. You can also share

the link to your gallery with family & friends allowing them to download what they want which makes your life easier!

6. Do you carry insurance?

Yes. I am insured by Hill & Usher and the policy follows me wherever I go to shoot! If your venue requires

proof just let me know and I can supply that for you.

7. Do you have backup equipment?

Oh Yes. In fact I have backups for my backups.

Questions to ask a potential wedding photographer

 

1. Do you have back up equipment? What happens if a camera fails?

 

2. How do you store our picture files both before deliver of images & after (like what happens if 5 years from now I need a copy of my
wedding photographs?)

 

3. Do you have insurance?

4. Do you work with videographers?

 

5. What happens if you get sick?

 

6. What happens if we have to cancel our wedding and or move the date?

 

7. What kind of equipment do you shoot with?

 

8. How do you deliver our wedding images?

 

9. Do we get a print release?

 

10. How late do you stay at a wedding?

 

11. Is it ok if there is another photographer taking pictures too?

 

Brian Rickey Photographer