Hello there - we're happy you found us. We're a husband and wife team; my wife Tara assists me when she's not second shooting. We have a focus on capturing real moments, beautiful portraiture, and crisp and clear imagery. Working to capture the essence of your wedding day, your love, and every single moment to distill it down in to photographs that transcend typical wedding photography is what we strive for. We do this work not because we need to: Tara is a financial analyst and I have a degree in computer science. We do it because we have a passion for it and love knowing we're capturing images that people cherish for the rest of their lives. To learn more about us please check out my About page.

Below are some sample galleries - please do check them out as large sets of images are the best representation of a photographer's work. Each one contains just a fraction of what I delivered to each couple. Wedding planning takes a lot of time and I don't believe in making you contact me just to see if I'm in your budget, so beneath the sample galleries is my pricing and lastly additional information that you'll hopefully find helpful.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting/phone call, please contact me.

Packages & Pricing

Package 1

8 hours of coverage
Printable high resolution digital files
Delivery via online gallery

$2350

Package 2

10 hours of coverage
Engagement session included (up to 2 hours)
Printable high resolution digital files
Delivery via online gallery & flash drive

$2800

Package 3

12 hours of coverage
Engagement session included (up to 2 hours)
Printable high resolution digital files
Delivery via online gallery & flash drive
$100 print credit

$3250

Package 4

12 hours of coverage
Engagement session included (up to 2 hours)
Printable high resolution digital files
Delivery via online gallery & flash drive
Beautiful 12"x12" album
Includes second photographer

$4500

FAQ

What's your approach?

For the majority of the day I'm there to document genuine moments as they happen. During this time I stay very hands off and focus on every detail. You won't find me asking to recreate moments, but you will find me ready to capture those moments before they even happen.

Portraits I approach as I would any other high end shoot, with an emphasis on lighting and crisp imagery. Here I will pose you, but I always encourage my couples to be themselves. I want to bring out who you are, whether you're intimate, goofy, serious, happy, or most likely some unique combination that's wholly your own. If that sounds scary, don't worry about it! Every couple is different and some need to be fully posed, especially at first.

What do you deliver?

You get all of the edited files in high resolution JPEG format. All packages include an online gallery where the images are easily downloadable with no watermarks. Some packages also include a flash drive with a couple of other surprises.

When will we get our photos?

I like to get at least one preview out within a few days of your wedding. It varies depending on the season, but in general I deliver your online gallery within a three or four weeks. I absolutely hate hearing horror stories about weddings taking forever to get delivered.

What are the costs for travel?

I have no travel fee for weddings within Minnesota. Engagements over 50 miles away may have a fee, depending on distance.

Do we get anything if we skip the engagement session?

If you don't want an engagement session we can take $200 off of your package price. If you have the 8 hour package and want an engagement session we can add it on for the same price.

Is a second shooter/photographer available?

My wife is available as a second shooter at $450 for eight hours. Having a second shooter isn't necessary at almost all weddings, but having her there brings extra flexibility to your planning and variety to the final images. When she isn't second shooting, she comes along to assist me.

What steps do you take to protect our images?

Throughout the day I've got two cameras strapped to me at all times. This not only efficiently lets me switch between two different lenses, but if one acts up during a big moment I have the other right there. Both of the cameras have two memory cards in them, so if one card gets corrupted I'll still have the other card. The cameras, along with the cards, stay with me the entire day.

Once I'm home, they get backed up to a NAS using RAID (duplicated across multiple hard drives), an SSD on my computer, another SSD on my studio, and finally an online encrypted backup service. I have a background in computer science and have helped other photographers recover images off of corrupted cards and broken hard drives - something that should never need to be done with the right procedures in place.

I take keeping your images safe very seriously.

How many images will we receive?

Hundreds. Exactly how many will depend on your wedding, but for 12 hour weddings I generally deliver between 800-1000 images.

How do we book and how much is the deposit?

Preferably we'd meet in person or via a phone call to discuss your wedding. I'll give you a contract to sign, and you'll be booked once I've received that and the $800 deposit.

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