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PHOTOGRAPHYWEDDING

my promises to you...

I PROMISE TO HELP PLAN YOUR DAY.

I’ll send you a comprehensive wedding guide that gives you access to all my wedding expertise. I’ll help location scout for portraits. I’ll plan a photography timeline that helps you have the most efficient and least stressful day possible. I’ll keep you on schedule and keep everyone level-headed. And if something goes “wrong” I promise to be right there and help correct the situation.

 

I PROMISE TO TUCK BACK YOUR FLY-AWAYS.
If you’ve got lipstick on your teeth, a strand of hair going awol, or the tag of your dress sticking out, I’m your girl. I’ll keep an eye on your appearance and make sure you’re staying fresh AF for the best possible pictures.

 

I PROMISE TO SERVE YOU FIRST.
Whether it’s popping bottles and dancing your heart out or calmly taking it all in, I’ll match your vibe and anticipate your needs. I promise to shoot the photos that aren’t just for Instagram, but for remembering those hidden moments throughout the day. Give me a secret wink and I promise to escort your crazy Aunt Linda out of the room. Whatever you need, I’ve got you covered.

 

I PROMISE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
If something doesn’t look good, or a specific location isn’t going to photograph well, or your necklace is too much with the dress, I promise I’ll tell you the truth. I’m not going to run around inserting my opinions where they don’t belong, but if you ask me a question, I’ll answer you honestly.

 

I PROMISE TO GIVE YOU MY ALL.
From the moment you inquire with me to the moment the final gallery is delivered, I promise to work hard and give you the best of what I have.

THE EXPERIENCE

01

THE CONSULTATION

The first thing I like to do after receiving your inquiry is set up a time for us to meet and talk. I prefer to do this in person (let’s grab coffee or a beer, my treat!), but FaceTime or a phone call works great too. This is where you get to tell me all about how you met, what you have planned so far, what you’re most excited about, etc. The consultation helps me get a feel for what you’re looking for, and allows you to get to know me a bit better. Something to consider: your photographer is the person you’ll spend the most time with on your wedding day, so make sure you get along well and enjoy their company!

02

THE DECISION

Booking a wedding photographer is huge. Monumental. Squeal worthy. This is the person who’ll be documenting the most precious parts of a day that only happens once. They play a huge role in setting the tone for the day, making sure everything stays on schedule, and giving you a positive experience you’ll never forget. If you’ve decided that I’m that person for you...wow. I am so incredibly honored. To officially book your date, a 50% retainer fee and signed contract make me all yours.

03

THE PREPARATIONS

Welcome to the KJC Family! Once we’ve dotted all the Is and crossed all the Ts, we get to move on to the fun stuff. I’ll send you my Wedding Preparation Guide shortly after the booking process is complete; this will be your holy grail of wedding info! I’ll also send out a questionnaire a few months before the wedding that helps me finalize all your details. The more I know and can plan for ahead of time, the less I'll have to bother you about on your wedding day, resulting in a much more relaxing atmosphere for you, your wedding party, your family, and your guests!

04

THE WEDDING DAY

This is the easy part. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and focus on the most important thing: marrying your best friend. Your friends, family, and vendors are all in your corner, and I know that I will personally do everything I can to make sure your day goes off without a hitch.

05

THE MEMORIES

The day has ended, the vendors have gone home, the dress has been hung up, the honeymoon’s over, and the thank you cards have been mailed. Just when it seems like all the wedding excitement is over, you get an email. THE email. Your pictures are ready. No more than six weeks after the wedding (usually closer to 2!) you’ll receive a link to your online gallery where you can view, favorite, download, and/or purchase prints of your high resolution digital images. This gallery stays online for 10 years and can be shared with all of your friends and family.

The first thing I like to do after receiving your inquiry is set up a time for us to meet and talk. I prefer to do this in person (let’s grab coffee or a beer, my treat!), but FaceTime or a phone call works great too. This is where you get to tell me all about how you met, what you have planned so far, what you’re most excited about, etc. The consultation helps me get a feel for what you’re looking for, and allows you to get to know me a bit better. Something to consider: your photographer is the person you’ll spend the most time with on your wedding day, so make sure you get along well and enjoy their company!

Booking a wedding photographer is huge. Monumental. Squeal worthy. This is the person who’ll be documenting the most precious parts of a day that only happens once. They play a huge role in setting the tone for the day, making sure everything stays on schedule, and giving you a positive experience you’ll never forget. If you’ve decided that I’m that person for you...wow. I am so incredibly honored. To officially book your date, a 50% retainer fee and signed contract make me all yours.

Welcome to the KJC Family! Once we’ve dotted all the Is and crossed all the Ts, we get to move on to the fun stuff. I’ll send you my Wedding Preparation Guide shortly after the booking process is complete; this will be your holy grail of wedding info! I’ll also send out a questionnaire a few months before the wedding that helps me finalize all your details. The more I know and can plan for ahead of time, the less I'll have to bother you about on your wedding day, resulting in a much more relaxing atmosphere for you, your wedding party, your family, and your guests!

This is the easy part. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and focus on the most important thing: marrying your best friend. Your friends, family, and vendors are all in your corner, and I know that I will personally do everything I can to make sure your day goes off without a hitch.

The day has ended, the vendors have gone home, the dress has been hung up, the honeymoon’s over, and the thank you cards have been mailed. Just when it seems like all the wedding excitement is over, you get an email. THE email. Your pictures are ready. No more than six weeks after the wedding (usually closer to 2!) you’ll receive a link to your online gallery where you can view, favorite, download, and/or purchase prints of your high resolution digital images. This gallery stays online for 10 years and can be shared with all of your friends and family.

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Her images are so beautifully captured, she gets the sweetest moments, and the light in the images is just captivating.

 

- Elizabeth H

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PRICING GUIDE

When the guests have gone, the flowers have wilted, and the dress is back on a hanger, photographs are all that remain of your wedding day. Make sure you hire someone who'll document it perfectly.

WEDDINGS

STARTING AT

 

$3,700

ELOPEMENTS

STARTING AT

 

$2,700

Contact me for more detailed pricing information.

Travel fees may apply.

All sessions are subject to 9% sales tax.

Clients invest an average of $4,350 on their wedding photography package.

faqs

Q: WHERE ARE YOU BASED + ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?

A: I live and work in Florence, Alabama, but I’m available for travel nationwide. Tell me where you wanna shoot and I’ll be there. (Travel fees apply).

 

Q: CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY WEDDING PACKAGE?

A: You bet. My weddings start at $3700 for 8 hours of coverage and are completely customizable from there. Extra hours, a second photographer, and engagement or bridal sessions are just some of the things you can add on to create a custom wedding package that suits your needs.

 

Q: CAN WE BOOK YOU AS BOTH OUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND WEDDING PLANNER?
A: I'm super flattered by your confidence in me! However, I'm currently a one-woman show, so in order to make sure I'm serving you the best I can, you'll need to pick one or the other. I don't want my attention divided on your wedding day, and trying to do both would definitely get chaotic!

 

Q: WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOS?

A: I try to post a sneak peek of your images 1-2 days after we shoot, and I try to get a highlight blog posted 1-2 days after that. Your full wedding gallery will be delivered no later than 6 weeks from your wedding day, but I typically get weddings delivered closer to the 2-week mark.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER AT WEDDINGS?

A: Not usually. I shoot 75% of my weddings without one, and I feel 100% confident doing so. However, having a second person with me always makes the job easier, and ensures that every aspect of your wedding day is covered. If you’d like to talk about adding on a second photographer, just let me know!

Q: ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS LEGALLY?

A: You bet. I pay sales tax and income tax and I have a business license and business insurance. Anyone not doing those things is putting both you AND themselves at risk.

 

Q: WILL YOU HELP US IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS?
A: Absolutely. My job is so much more than just showing up and shooting. There’s work that goes into it beforehand, and work that goes into it afterward, and I’m available to help you with any of it all along the way.

 

Q: CAN I SEE ALL OF MY IMAGES, EVEN THE UNEDITED ONES?

A: Nope! I only deliver the very best images (I get rid of all duplicates, eyes closed, etc.) and I only deliver them edited and in their final format. A chef doesn’t send individual, uncooked ingredients to your table; he only delivers once they’ve been combined, cooked and perfected. The same is true for photographers.

 

Q: WHAT IF I’M, LIKE, *REALLY* BAD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?

A: Don’t you fret. Everyone thinks they’re awkward in front of the camera, but the good news is that I’m excellent at what I do, and I’ve done it a lot. All you have to do is show up, trust me, and relax. I’ll take care of the rest.

 

Q: HOW DO YOU BACK UP + PROTECT MY IMAGES?

A: I have several steps in place to make sure that your memories and photographs are safe with me. I bring backup gear to every wedding and session. I upload all of your original AND edited files to an online storage system, I upload all of your edited images to your online PASS gallery (which stays online for 10 years), and I always have two backups of my entire computer on separate external hard drives.

 

Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU BOOK?

A: I don’t have any specific policies for weddings, but I find most people are booking 9-18 months in advance.

 

Q: HOW DO WE OFFICIALLY RESERVE OUR DATE?

A: I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee up front, with the remaining 50% due one month before the wedding. Once I receive both of those, I’m all yours!

A: I live and work in Florence, Alabama, but I’m available for travel nationwide. Tell me where you wanna shoot and I'll be there. (Travel fees apply).

A: You bet. My weddings start at $3700 for 8 hours of coverage and are completely customizable from there. Extra hours, a second photographer, and engagement or bridal sessions are just some of the things you can add on to create a custom wedding package that suits your needs.

A: I'm super flattered by your confidence in me! However, I'm currently a one-woman show, so in order to make sure I'm serving you the best I can, you'll need to pick one or the other. I don't want my attention divided on your wedding day, and trying to do both would definitely get chaotic!

A: I try to post a sneak peek of your images 1-2 days after we shoot, and I try to get a highlight blog posted 1-2 days after that. Your full wedding gallery will be delivered no later than 6 weeks from your wedding day, but I typically get weddings delivered closer to the 2-week mark.

A: Not usually. I shoot 75% of my weddings without one, and I feel 100% confident doing so. However, having a second person with me always makes the job easier, and ensures that every aspect of your wedding day is covered. If you’d like to talk about adding on a second photographer, just let me know!

A: You bet. I pay sales tax and income tax and I have a business license and business insurance. Anyone not doing those things is putting both you AND themselves at risk.

A: Absolutely. My job is so much more than just showing up and shooting. There’s work that goes into it beforehand, and work that goes into it afterward, and I’m available to help you with any of it all along the way.

A: Nope! I only deliver the very best images (I get rid of all duplicates, eyes closed, etc.) and I only deliver them edited and in their final format. A chef doesn’t send individual, uncooked ingredients to your table; he only delivers once they’ve been combined, cooked and perfected. The same is true for photographers.

A: Don’t you fret. Everyone thinks they’re awkward in front of the camera, but the good news is that I’m excellent at what I do, and I’ve done it a lot. All you have to do is show up, trust me, and relax. I’ll take care of the rest.

A: I have several steps in place to make sure that your memories and photographs are safe with me. I bring backup gear to every wedding and session. I upload all of your original AND edited files to an online storage system, I upload all of your edited images to your online PASS gallery (which stays online for 10 years), and I always have two backups of my entire computer on separate external hard drives.

A: I don’t have any specific policies for weddings, but I find most people are booking 9-18 months in advance.

A: I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee up front, with the remaining 50% due one month before the wedding. Once I receive both of those, I’m all yours!

I'd love more photography info!

I might need a planner instead.

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Katie was SO amazing in making sure the day went exactly how we wanted it!

 

- Rachel W

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Photographer + Wedding Planner

 

based in north alabama; available nationwide

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