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It's probably no surprise that, after the COVID-19 pandemic, weddings, like everything else, often started to look a bit different.
Whether you're planning to walk down the aisle surrounded by family and friends or you're planning something more intimate, I believe that your love deserves to be captured. Your story is a joyful one and I would be honored to tell it.
Lenses? Check. Masks? Check. Sanitizer? Double check.
We pride ourselves on paying attention to the COVID-19 guidelines set by the CDC as well as the local state and township guidelines.
You can expect my team members and me to take the following precautions:
• Wearing a face covering if mandated (or requested by client)
• Washing or sanitizing hands frequently
• Practicing social distancing where possible
• Monitoring our health daily
A micro wedding typically includes a smaller guest list (up to 50 guests). Even though the guest count is smaller, this type of wedding is often planned. Many couples choose choose to spend their full wedding budget - just on fewer people. Think: a beautiful wedding dress, elegant florals, candlelight dinners and open bars. Please note that micro weddings with more than 50 guests, multiple locations, and/or 8+ hours of coverage are best suited for full day coverage.
couples who want a wedding with fewer than 50 guests
A minimony is even smaller than a microwedding and typically includes no more than a dozen guests or so. Although smaller, minimonies typically include many of the traditions found at a larger wedding. Think: a commitment ceremony, florals, a catered meal, beautiful portraits.
couples who want to celebrate their union with close family & friends
This is probably already a term you're familiar with. A couple can't wait to be married and they want to skip the traditional ceremony, so they find a witness and someone to conduct the ceremony. Think: Pam & Jim at Niagra Falls in The Office. These days, elopements might be spur of the moment but they may also be planned. Romantic locations, beautiful attire and intimate images of the two of you.
couples who want an intimate ceremony without the fuss
- Caroline and Kevin
"A couple months after our engagement session, COVID hit and without skipping a beat, Alex was with us every step of the way to make sure we could achieve a beautiful wedding, even with the restrictions in place. "
- Maggie and Justin
"Right from the start, we knew that selecting Alex as our photographer was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. Her responses were always very prompt, and she was exceptionally organized and detail oriented."
I know postponing a wedding is not an easy decision. If you find yourself in this situation, I ask that you let me know ASAP so that we can work together to find you a new wedding date. If you choose to reschedule your wedding for a new date, I do require an additional retainer to hold the new date.
Should I be unavailable on a new date, I will do my best to help connect you with a photographer who is available, whether that be one of our associate photographers or another professional photographer who I trust to capture your wedding in the same style as us.
If you would like me to take a COVID test prior to your wedding, I am happy to do so. Send me an email to learn more about COVID testing and the cost involved with a test.
I am fortunate to be a part of an incredible community of local photographers. Should I find out that I am sick before your wedding, I will reach out to my community and do my best to find a replacement photographer with a similar style to mine.
Unfortunately due to my shooting schedule, it is not possible for me to fully quarantine for two weeks prior to your wedding day. However I will do my very best to limit my exposure to others and take all necessary precautions on your day.
Like just about everything in this season, your wedding day coverage may look a little bit different depending on current state mandates. If requested by client (or mandated by the state), we'll wear a mask while we shoot and remain socially distant. It's likely that we use longer lenses to maintain distance between ourselves and our subjects.
All posing will be no-touch.
As long as we are in a location that does not legally require masks and we are socially distanced, a mask will not be required during photos.
- Alyssa and Fred
"A week after our wedding, I cried happy tears when we saw the preview gallery of the photographer's favorite photos—we knew we chose the right person to capture our day! The final product is stunning—the composition, lighting, and all of the details are carefully considered and consistent."
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Intimate wedding day coverage collections begins at $2,500 for a two hour minimum.
In these times, it's likely each couple planning an intimate wedding will need a custom collection. To learn out more about a custom collection, please contact us.
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