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I will be photographing 5 weddings this year.

Yep. Only 5. First come, first serve. Weddings are very important to me and after shooting hundreds in the last decade, I've learned something about myself: the fewer I shoot in a year, the better the product.

It means I will be fresh, present, and GENUINELY enthusastic to be there with you guys. 

It also means that once you book me, I will give you my cell phone number for your texting questions. I'm here. You can bounce your timeline/agenda/first-song/weird lighting questions at me all day. Use me. I know weddings.

And it means that after your wedding, instead of waiting FOREVER for your images, you'll get them back FAST. (We're talking 10 days after your wedding.) You pick a evening where you two can relax, curl up together, pop some champagne, cue up your wedding playlist, and slowly click through your gallery. (This date is second in importance to your actual wedding date. We'll pick it together before I ever photograph you and you can mark your in-home web-gallery date night on your calendar.)

Ok…How Much Is it Gonna Cost Me?

LOCAL PRICING (Springfield, MO area) $3500

Includes:

  • Engagement Photo Session! 
  • All-day, unlimited hours of coverage.
  • A second-shooter for your ceremony.
  • ALL EDITED FILES with release for printing, sharing, anything you want, baby. (via your personalized client website)
  • A BIG GIGANTIC print of your favorite KDP-signature wide angle portrait for your home. (I can even help you pick it out as home decor is my second passion.)

You can add:

  • REHEARSAL DINNER COVERAGE $1000 (Let's just make a weekend of it!!)

PLANNING A KC WEDDING? 

  • No problem! I LOVE KC! Just add $500 to the above local pricing.
    (that's $4000 total if you're not into math.)

TRAVEL PRICING $8500

Have camera. Will Travel. 

Includes:

  • Rehearsal Dinner Coverage
  • All-day, unlimited hours of coverage of Wedding Day.
  • ALL EDITED FILES with release for printing, sharing, anything you want, baby. (via your personalized client website)
  • A BIG GIGANTIC print of your favorite KDP-signature wide angle portrait for your home. (I can even help you pick it out as home decor is my second passion.)
  • Katie's travel/flight/hotel/rental car fees. I'll take care of it. Just tell me where to show up!
  • Optional: Mini-Engagement Session before your Rehearsal. (I mean...you're already dressed up and fancy!)
  • A second shooter! This includes their travel fees.*

(Travel price reflects intercontinental U.S. Please inquire about pricing for other locations)

Frequently Asked Questions about Weddings!

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve shot HUNDREDS of weddings and I’M STILL INTO IT! I love weddings and I don’t care who knows it!!! Here are some things people usually ask me:

What is required to book my date?
50% down to reserve your date. I also have a contract for you to sign so it’s ALL LEGIT! The final 50% is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date.

When can we see our photos?
I will have your wedding photos ready 10 days of your wedding date. In fact, I’m going to let you tell me when you want to see them. That way you can plan an in-home date night! Buy some champagne, cue up your wedding playlist and relive your day. we will pick this day together once you have all of your honeymoon details figured out that way you can look forward to it and you won’t have to hear a bunch of people ask you “When will you get your wedding photos back?” and have to answer “I don’t know?”

Do I get all the high- res edited photos?
Yes! I will provide you with an online gallery and your own personalized download website (It’s SO COOL!) AND you can share the pin number with any of your family or friends that way they don’t have to bug you for files of their favorite photos. You can also mark photos as private if there are any you’d rather just keep to yourself.

I don’t see any formal photos on your website or blog, do you take any family shots at the wedding?
Yes! I respect your mothers and your grandparents. I will get all of the posed formal family combinations you can think of and I will do them so ninja-fast, it will make your head spin.

Can I upload my wedding photos to social media?
OF COURSE! It would be super cool of you to give photo credit underneath. I’m @ohkatieday on Instagram.

What kind of cameras do you have?
I carry around two gigantic Canon 5ds (Mark 2 and Mark 3) loaded with premium L lenses like a ninja-pack-mule. They are huge and heavy and my shoulders will probably die a premature, painful death BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT.

How many hours do you work on the wedding day?

All day, baby! 8-12 hours ought to do it. Things start to get a little blurry after 12. (Also please feed me. I’m gonna be on my feet with huge cameras for over 8 hours. Please toss some food in my direction at some point. I don’t even have to stop taking photos. Just a dinner roll will do. We can pretend it’s Lamberts!)

How is the wedding day agenda going to go?

I got you! Don’t worry! We will work on this together based on your ceremony and sunset and timing. You will know EXACTLY what to expect on your wedding day. No stress allowed!

Can I have or see all of the unedited photos you took at our wedding?
I don’t release these images ONLY because I promise they are only the ones where you look blinky or double-chinny or blurry due to lack of dinner-rolls thrown in the direction of the photographer.

How many wedding photos will I get?
A minimum of 50 photos from your portrait session (engagement).

A minimum of 400 images from your wedding day. (Probably WAY more than that. I tend to get carried away.)

Your bio page said you are going to dance at the reception? Are you going to embarrass yourself? YES! I’m kidding. I really just can’t resist jumping into the group dances for a round. And maybe one chicken dance. And maybe “Shout!”. I love “Shout!” Oh. And Love Shack. But that’s all.

I don’t know you seem like you have a bit too much enthusiasm for me. Can you recommend someone else that will just show up and take some formal photos?Absolutely! I’m not for everyone! If I’m too much for you, I can totally recommend these guys for all of your photo needs!

I would LOVE to shoot your family! (I mean…you know what I mean.)

I LOVE family photo sessions!

I currently offer two types of family sessions:

The Simple Session $225

A FUN easy 25-minute session. One outfit, one location, NO TANTRUMS.

This is right for you if: -you want HAPPY, more-posed-portraits of your beloveds with some fun candid ones mixed in too.

  • you aren't sure how long your kids are gonna be into this thing
  • you don't really want to give up AN ENTIRE day on this
  • your husband lets out a long sigh when you mention family photos
  • you need photos for christmas cards, social media, or gifts for grandparents

"Simple sessions forever!!!! I used to DREAD family photos because I was worried my kids would break down and my husband and I would end up snapping at eachother when we're supposed to look MADLY IN LOVE. These sessions are THE PERFECT length and somehow we end up with SO MANY photos. I don't get how Katie does it. She moves at lightening pace and keeps the kids laughing the whole time! (Also I love that she gives us the files. We used these for all of our christmas gifts this year and I got to print wherever I wanted!)"

-Sarah, mother-of-3 littles, wife of a former-family-photo-skeptic turned family-photo-tolerater

Just One Morning Session- Just Mom & Kids $450

(My favorite!) A couple hours in your home capturing your real-life as it is right now so that you can look back 10 years from now and be transported back. Where are my stay-at-home-mommas at? I will come spend a morning with you and capture all of the little, tiny things so you'll never forget. Optional: We can end with Dad stopping by on his lunchbreak so we can see their little faces light up with surprise and end the session with a quick, nice family photo of all of you together.

This session is right for you if: 

  • You can't believe how fast time flies and you wish you could just bottle it up and savor it forever.
  • You agree that the days are long but the years are short.
  • You're gonna be THAT mom who cries for week when her kids go off to college. (What? That's still like 16 years away? STILL!!)
  • Your husband is not quite as "into" photos as you are.
  • Perfect for newborns!

Just One Morning Session- Mom & Dad & kiddos $450

Same as above, but Dad is along for the whole ride. I'll capture all the little things you guys love to do when you're all together and of course get some more-posed family portraits as well.

"Katie! I was two photos in before I started WEEPING. I'm SO GLAD we did this. I will cherish these photos the rest of my life. What an unbelievable gift you have given me. AHHH I LOVE MY LITTLE FAMILY! Sometimes I forget how much because they are so friggin' crazy most days. (Also I have no double chin. How'd you do that? I just had a baby! You're a wizard!) Okay, I'm going back through the gallery again. Just for like the 90th time."

-Michelle, mama of 2 teeny, tiny littles

Wedding Day

Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to book my date?
50% down along with your contract to book the date. The final 50% is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date.

When can we see our photos?
I will have all your wedding photos edited and uploaded into our online gallery/print cart within 2-4 weeks of your event. I’ll send you an email with a link to your gallery the minute they are ready. Engagement photos around 2 weeks.

Do I get a disc of all the high- res edited photos?
Yes! Most wedding packages includes a disc of all your high-resolution, edited images.

I don’t see any formal photos on your website or blog, do you take any family shots at the wedding?
Yes! I respect your mothers and your grandparents. I don’t usually blog these because, let’s be honest, they’re kind of a snooze-fest.

Can I upload my wedding photos to Facebook once I get the DVDs?
Yes! Please give credit underneath each photo.

What kind of cameras do you have?
Canon 5d Mark II and all prime L lenses. It’s a rather large camera.

Can I have or see all of the unedited photos you took at our wedding?
No ma’am. I don’t release any unedited photos, ever. Trust me! The only ones I reject are ones where you look nasty.

How many wedding photos will I get?
A minimum of 50 photos from your portrait session (engagement).

A minimum of 400 images from your wedding day. (Probably WAY more than that. I tend to get carried away.)

How many hours do you work on the wedding day?
I’ve found 8 hours to be more than enough. At the end of the night, here’s only so many hours you need of the same 20 people on the dance floor….

Do you offer albums?
Yes!! They can take up to 6 months to complete. These albums are custom-designed and you will be completely involved in the process. Nothing is ordered without your final approval!

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