Photography packages are designed to ensure you get all you need for your dream experience. Every collection includes all edited, high resolution digital images with personal-use printing rights and a private online gallery to view, download, print, and share your images with family and friends. Fine art albums and deep matte prints are available because there’s no substitute to seeing a physical copy of your favorite shots.
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Engagements, Vow Renewals, and Couples
Experience-driven photo shoot
Unlimited images with printing rights
Location tips & suggestions
Full day & multi-day experiences
Handcrafted storytelling albums
Complimentary couples shoot
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frequently asked questions
A signed contract is required along with a 25% non-refundable retainer to secure the date (50% retainer outside the local 150-mile radius). The remainder of the invoice is due 60 days before the date, and all payments are made securely online. I can break the final balance into 3 payments if that makes it more affordable. Just let me know upfront.
I do, but I only take on a handful of larger weddings each year. Most of them are reserved for the nature-inspired wedding venues where I have a home on their preferred photographer list; including The Magnolia, Ijams Nature Center, and the newest (still in construction) The Trillium in the Smoky Mountains.
All of my own travel expenses are included in the package price for weddings and elopements by means of standard commercial flight and 2-wheel drive roads. The only time you’ll have any additional travel fees are for guided transports, 4-wheel drive roads, helicopters, ferries, gondolas, cable cards, float planes, etc. required to get to your location.
You will have to pay for any photography or special use permits required by the location, any entrance fees, work visas for abroad, licenses or any such-like permissions required to access or use your location of choice. If you live in Tennessee, law requires 9.75% sales tax. If you are traveling to Tennessee, you do not have to pay sales tax.
You will receive printing rights for your personal use that will extend to your family and friends so they can print their favorites too. You are allowed to print at any location of your choice, while having access to fine art prints and canvases through your online gallery as well. I maintain legal copyrights to the images as the author and creator per USC Title 17.
You will receive a handful of sneak peeks within 1 week of your wedding to enjoy while I work through the editing process. You will receive your full gallery 6 weeks after your wedding so you can re-experience the adventure all over again one frozen moment at a time.
Yes! There’s no substitute to seeing a physical copy of your favorite shots whether in album or hanging on your wall (or both!). The gallery has a print shop connected to it, which makes ordering high quality prints and canvases super easy, and it’s shareable with family and friends so they can order what want and have it shipped directly to them. I keep the prices as reasonable as possible because I want you to actually print your photos!
Don’t worry a single bit, almost every person I have photographed has said the same thing going into the day… And every person has left their experience with “that wasn’t as bad as I thought!” or “wow, that was actually really fun!” I have some foolproof ways to ease tension and get you relaxed during portraits if needed. Most of the time, you’re interacting with each other and forget that I’m even there. Check out some Google reviews written by past couples and see for yourself just how many say something about being comfortable.
This is not 8, 12, or more hours spent with a camera in your face. Imagine you’re hanging out with the love of your life and an old friend because that is exactly what this is made to feel like. We will spend the day laughing, sharing stories, and enjoying all the candid moments of the day — and I’m capturing the emotions and excitement. There will be a lot of times that you won’t even know I’m taking pictures because you’re so tuned in to the experience.
Canon all the way. I have two 5d Mark III bodies and an array of lenses including the 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 70-200mm, and 100mm macro for those ring shots. My flash set up includes up to three 600EX-RT for optimal lighting in any situation.
You will receive a password-protected online gallery to view, download, print and share images with your family and friends. You will also receive personal-use printing rights with your photos.
You bet!! Magnolia + Ember is proudly inclusive of all couples regardless of race, sexuality, age, gender, size, religion, immigration status, ability, and the list goes on... because love is love!