stef elizabeth photo
Why your wedding photos may be the most important wedding investment you make. . . .
Your wedding photos will be the most tangible memory you will have of your wedding day, moreso than any other element of your day. The food, the music, the flowers - all that will fade over time, but you will always be able relive your wedding day by looking at your wedding album or the photographs displayed on your walls. You want photos that you can put into a beautiful coffee table book to look at over and over again as you enter this new chapter of your life, with this new family you've chosen and may start to grow. These are will be the photos that you hopefully will hand down to your children (if you choose to have them). This is why it's so important to find a photographer whose style you love to capture the details of the day you've invested so much time, thought, emotion and money into.
When choosing a wedding photographer, look at the style of their photos and try to picture your wedding day through that photographer's eyes. If you can see your wedding day in my style of photography and you are in love with the vision, then you know I'm the photographer to be your eyes and ears for the day.
I work extremely hard during your wedding day to accomplish your vision and make sure I leave at the end of the night with all of the photos I need to make that happen. Weddings are much more work than they sound like, and I give it my all to produce the highest quality images that you will be looking at for the rest of your lives together.
I am hyper aware that it is incredibly difficult to re-create wedding photos, and that is why I give 1000% effort during your wedding day, both to provide you with photos you love AND with a great experience with a professional photographer. You do not want your memories in the hands of someone who doesn't know what they're doing, who lacks confidence or is just "there for the money." You don't want someone who just sees this as one more business exchange. You want someone who treats your wedding photos as seriously as if they were their own.
Each custom-built collection includes individual retouching of hundreds of photos, plus specialized beauty retouching (for the bride and groom only, as needed). No one takes a perfect photo 100 percent of the time, and if you have a skin break-out, dark under eye circles, or any other minor issues I don't want you to stress about it during your day!
Your rate includes a complimentary engagement session (a $500 value for non-wedding clients). Please note that this session is complimentary and cannot be substituted for another type of session and/or extra coverage. The engagement session is our chance for you to get to know your photographer and to get professional photos of your relationship before the big day.
Travel fees outside a 30 mile radius of Louisville, KY may apply (for Lexington and Cincinnati clients: the roundtrip travel fee from Louisville is $75 for each session and/or wedding).
Wedding collections begin at $3700. Clients typically spend between $3700-$6000 depending on whether extras such as a second shooter, overtime hours or boudoir/bridal sessions are added on. If you think I'm the photographer for you, please let me know your specific needs and I can build you a package that is right for you and your future family!
Base wedding collection includes:
9 hours of wedding day coverage
75-100 edited photos per hour of coverage
online gallery with downloadable images for all visitors
discounts for bridals + bridal boudoir session
a la carte
second photographer $100/hour with minimum of 6 hours
additional hour (beyond 9 hours) $350/hour
bridal boudoir session $550*
keepsake USB box $75
*only for wedding clients
*Roundtrip travel expenses outside a 30 mile radius of Louisville, KY may apply.
Travel fees for Lexington and Cincinnati are $60 per session/wedding for roundtrip travel from Louisville. For non-Louisville weddings, I may require an overnight stay at a reasonable hotel if your day starts early or runs late. If your wedding or session is further than 1.5 hours from Louisville, please contact me for individual travel rates.
Not a wedding client, but still
want to book a session?
Here are my rates for standalone sessions:
engagement session* $500
bridal boudoir* $850
*Please note the client is responsible for paying any entrance fees or photography permits if the location is chosen by the clients. Locations more than 30 miles from Louisville may incur a travel fee.
let's get acquainted: engagement sessions
Why do we need an engagement session?
Engagement sessions are not only a great way to get professional photos of your relationship - they are also a way for me to get to know you before shooting your wedding!
My engagement sessions aren't so much me putting you in awkward poses and asking you to smile. They are more like a game of getting to know you, and the way you interact with each other.
Please check out this page for more information on how I conduct engagement sessions. Check out my engagement gallery here for an idea of what kind of photos you'll get with me!
*Prices are subject to change at any time. However, if they increase I will honor the price at the time of your booking.