“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.” ― Atticus
If you made your way to this page then that means you're interested in being best friends! Haha, or just friends. I am okay with either ;)
Honestly, I feel that it’s VERY important I establish some sort of relationship with my clients. And if you made it this far, then maybe you got all the hints of me saying the BEST FIT is better than just booking ANY wedding photographer. On the best day of your life, you will be with me the entire day! With that being said, here is my pricing and everything I offer considering weddings!
If you have any questions feel free to reach out and we can chat! I’m here if you need anything!
PRICING + PACKAGES
So , I may have named my wedding packages after a couple of my favorite food items, and no matter what package you pick, you get to think of something tasty because….food is life.
Also, it might make you hungry so go get some lunch after! Haha
If you want a turn-key option and not worry about a thing…then this includes nearly everything I offer. This is for the couples who want more of my time with an engagement session, This is the all-in-one package here.
10 hours of Wedding Photography
This is the popular package as it includes a full day of wedding coverage. Engagement sessions are incredibly helpful to prepare for the wedding day. It’s a chance for us to get comfortable, make awesome photos, and build trust for the wedding day!
Eight hours of Wedding Photography
coffee + donuts
Yay! Intimate weddings & elopements are my absolute favorite sessions to shoot of all time. It's romantic, simple, and beyond true to the couple. So I kept this a super simple, all inclusive package. Limited to Fridays and Sundays
Five hours of coverage (each additional hour - $250)
Engagement Session $300
Second Shooter: $400
Local Travel Fee (over 100 miles): $300
On a Budget? Meet my girls!
Hey, Stephanie here!
I was born in Seoul, Korea, but don't let my yellow skin fool you. I'm as white on the inside as the next chai tea latte sippin' girl. I'm really tiny (5'), so don't be surprised when you open my trunk and find a ladder. Seriously, I keep a ladder in my trunk.
I have a spicy little 2 year old that wants to eat "Chalky" (aka chocolate) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It might look like cupcakes and rainbows on Instagram, but behind the every cute square is a tiny human wrecking my house and a mom microwaving her coffee for the umpteenth time.
Not only do I love taking photos, but I also enjoy reaching out beyond my photo taking skills to help you in anyway possible. I love making couples feel comfortable and capturing them being themselves. My goal is for you to look at your photos and think "That's so us!"
Hi, I'm Lydia!
I'm from Montreal, Quebec but moved to Michigan three years ago to live with my husband. Which means that I have a French accent and maple syrup probably run through my veins.
I discovered photography when I was in high school where I would miss class to spend time in the darkroom developing film. I studied photography in college and only a decade later, after multiple travels and becoming a pastry chef…I am back to my first love, photographing weddings. I have a very laid back approach and love a hands off documentary style for weddings. Capturing love between two people has fueled my creativity to make beautiful images for you to enjoy for years to come.
Can't wait to meet you over coffee to hear more about you and your story. (oh yeah, and like Alora's, my coffee addiction is real)
my associates = basically me
If you choose my team to document your wedding day, know you are in great hands. I have chosen these girls to represent me ensure you receive top quality work as if I shot the wedding myself. We are friends in real life and we mesh so well together!
Each package includes:
six hours of coverage
Engagement Session - $250
Additional Hours - $250
Second Shooter - $400
Local Travel Fee (over 100 miles): $300
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Spoke Events is a Detroit-based event planning company, designing beautiful events, tailored to you. We aren't just an event planning company - we're the ones who walk through some of the most exciting (and often times stressful) seasons in people's lives. We laugh with our clients, we dance with them and sometimes we cry with them. We make the impossible happen... and we make it look easy.
I have worked with her on so many weddings, it’s hard to do life without her! She is so down to earth, and she is honestly a friend I have coffee with. She makes things super smooth + just takes over so you can chill!
Studio Terrain's aesthetic is organic and natural, sometimes even a tad unruly. When crafting a floral piece, I love reaching for those bold blooms, smaller textural elements, and rich vibrant greens to create that effortless look.
If you want a non-traditional florist? She is your girl! Fatima can make anything look gorgeous and she will tailor your style with such an art piece you may want to dry it out + keep it forever! Any time I get, I try to visit her for beauties to decorate my home with!!
My daily dialogue is mostly quotes from Parks & Rec or The Office. This may sound cliche but I just like to keep it real.. in all aspects of life. So if you're into creating real moments, belly laughs and good food then I think we could be great friends.
When I decided to make my passion a career I told myself that I was only going to do this my way; & that entails making lasting connections with my clients. I try to do so by actually becoming your friend. I will fall in love with you and I dare you not to fall in love with me. I want to get to know you, win over your pets and grab a bite to eat. I am interested in learning your story; in order to tell it well.
Additional Amazing Vendors - I personally know + love each of these peeps!
Q & A
Got questions? Great, I have answers!
What’s your photography style?
I’m there to document genuine moments as they naturally happen. For the majority of the day, I stay very hands off, focusing 100% on the story. You won’t find me asking your friends to recreate moments, but you will find me ready to capture those moments before they even happen.
During portraits, it’s a little different. I give plenty of direction, working to bring creative ideas and new photography techniques to make images that are unique. Though I do direct during portraits my intentions are to capture candid moments to give you honest, natural photos.
My goal at every wedding is to document your love, authenticity, and also make you look and feel like models. If that’s something that excites you, we’ll be a perfect fit.
Do you need a shot list or my Pinterest board?
Nope! a few months before the wedding you’ll receive a questionnaire with everything I need to know about your wedding plans. Included in that is the only shot list I ask for – the groupings for family photos. There are recommendations about what people normally do and an area to fill in what’s unique to your family.
Ok, I want to book you, now what??
Once I received a signed copy of your wedding contract and a $850 non-refundable retainer, the date is saved!
If I want an album, what does it look like?
I’m glad you asked! There’s some information HERE about that, and you can read below about what packages include albums.
Will you travel for my wedding?
YES! I want to travel, literally ANYWHERE! Local weddings over 100 miles require a $300 fee for my hotel, food, and travel.
Travel weddings for myself only start at $4,500 to cover my travel costs. This applies with locations that require a flight. They will be customized depending on the specifics of your location, however it’s generally 2 nights hotel and round trip flight out of DTW airport.
What’s digital images?
After you receive your gallery, you get all the edited files in web + high res JPEG format with a print release. Easily downloadable with no watermarks with my easy system!
How do I create a timeline?
No worries on this! If you don’t have a planner, I will create one for you with the time that I need to capture everything! When I send the questionnaire out I will make a timeline for you from a photographic perspective. It's simple, fast, and convenient and another heavy burden lifted off your shoulders.
You're welcome ;)
When do I get my photos?
Engagement Session: turn around for your images is about 3-4 weeks
Weddings: During busy season anywhere from 6-8 weeks. Off season (early spring + late winter) more like 5-6 weeks.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
For one, I am very very involved throughout the entire process of wedding photography. If you ever need me I am always an email away which I think is very important for a bride throughout the wedding planning process. With my bubbly personality, I like to think of my brides as friends as well!
I am going to be with you the entire wedding day and I think it's important that we are more than just "business connections". Last thing, I was a bride before and I know EXACTLY what you are going through. And I will make sure the whole wedding day that you are 100%, even if I have to sing random songs or hold your wedding dress myself ;)
Ok, so now that you know everything, what do you wanna do?