Weddings

My Philosophy

It all began with weddings…  I remember my first few gigs back in 1993- at the University Club in St. Paul  (back when we were all still shooting film.)  The caterer there put me on the short list of 2 recommended photographers for the University Club.  I received frequent calls and photographed many brides and grooms at this wedding location.  This opportunity jump started my career as a professional photographer. I am currently the recommended preferred photographer (also on a short list of 2) at the Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View, MN, a wedding event venue.

I have photographed weddings at numerous churches, synagogues, in parks, hotels, on a boat, on a family farm and even in a fire station. The bride was a firefighter and I even got some great photos with the dalmatian dogs! Mostly in Minnesota, but I have been fortunate to do a few road trips.  For the 11-11-11 weekend, I was given the opportunity to photograph a wedding in New York City.  I have traveled to Sante Fe, New Mexico where I was fortunate to take pictures of a wedding at the infamous Loredo chapel.  This past year (2015), I was hired to shoot a destination wedding on a beach in Melbourne!  No, not Australia. The destination wedding was in Melbourne, Florida.. but still! 🙂  A great event; the bride and groom were overjoyed with the images they received. And I had a blast!

My approach to weddings is to cover everything from the first phone conversation to the last kiss.  Always arriving at the venue early, I make sure I leave myself plenty of time.  Prior to your wedding, we discuss your needs and I will ensure I am capturing the shots that YOU desire.  After 22 years in the business, I then add my expertise, which I bring with me to every photo shoot.  At our initial consultation, I always ask for a list of the formal photos you would like, so that I will photograph the groups of people that you will want to have and so that the formal picture taking part follows seamlessly and as quickly as possible.

BRIDES ON A BUDGET

As for possible packages, I  shoot brides on a budget. 🙂  So, for 7 hrs, for example, at $150 per hour, plus a Data DVD disk of ALL of your images for $200, your final price would be $1,250 (plus sales tax).  My husband says I am the best deal in town. 🙂  That is based on 7 hours of my time and the final product you will receive would be a disk (or flash drive) of all your wedding images, from the dressing shots, to the ceremony to the reception, PLUS I will put all your images into your own personal, password protected gallery, for all your friends and family to view.

Lakeville Wedding Photographer Minneapolis MN St Paul, Brides on a Budget,  Recommended Preferred Photographer at the Mermaid Event Center, Mounds View

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