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© 2019 by Emma Thurgood New Britain, Connecticut

The Client Experience

affordable wedding photography pricing

The photographer for your wedding is one of the most important decisions and investments you'll make. They are responsible for capturing your once-in-a-lifetime event, all the details that will fade and people who were there. Your photos are what will live on to tell the story of your wedding long after it's over.

    

With all this in mind, I have carefully crafted my wedding and engagement packages based on the priorities clients have asked for most often so I can be sure to provide a service that will be valued. Most importantly, when you hire me as your wedding photographer, you're getting a partner for your wedding team. I'm there for you to help plan the perfect timeline for your photos with as little stress as possible. Together, we'll discuss your vision for your wedding day and develop a plan to ensure that your photos reflect that aesthetic. Above all, I'm not there for my portfolio like it's some kind of magazine photo shoot, I'm there for you. I work in a way that helps my clients feel relaxed in front of my camera and having fun expressing themselves so that I can document those moments in an artful and authentic way in the photos.

From the minute you inquire with me, I'm interested in getting to know you and your future spouse. I pride myself on taking the time to learn about who you are beyond what you are to me as a client because it's super important that we have a good personal relationship outside of our working relationship. Your photographer is one of the people that you are going to be spending the most amount of time with on your wedding day, so it's really important that you get along with me and we like hanging out together! 

When you book with me, I equip you with the tools to have the #bestdayever. I check in with you on the regular in the months leading up to the wedding and I have an online client portal that makes it easy for us to coordinate all the important information about your wedding day, like your wedding vendor team info and the list of important family photos you want me to take! 

On your wedding day, I get down to the real work! I'm a photojournalist wedding photographer, so my goal is to document the day as authentically as I can. There will only be a few parts of the day where I will be giving directions and guidance (like family photos, where you all will be giving me deer-in-headlights looks!) and for the most part, I just try to be a stealthy ninja capturing the day in photos the way it looks and feels as we're experiencing it. When the wedding day is over, I get right to work making a few images available for social sharing within the first days after your wedding, and the final gallery of images a few weeks later. 

Your Gallery of Images

Every engagement session and wedding package a couple books with me includes an Online Gallery with a  Print & Digital Media Image Release for personal use. The features of the Online Gallery include: 

  • Gallery is accessible and backed up online for 10 years, helping you adapt to the rapidly changing technology of data storage

  • Ability to securely share the gallery with family and friends so that they can access images

  • High-resolution image download for the couple, web-resolution downloads for family and friends

  • Ability to order archival prints and heirloom albums directly through the gallery, for both the couple and friends and family

Packages & Pricing

I offer a few different wedding package offerings to satisfy the needs of a variety of different wedding clients. If you're planning an elopement or intimate luncheon weddings, I can accommodate that. If you're planning a lush outdoor ceremony with a full day of preparations and a dinner reception, I've got you covered there, too. My established wedding photography packages begin at $2600 with most clients spending $3300. Though, if your wedding day needs fall outside an established package, I am happy to quote a custom price. I do not charge travel fees for weddings inside the state of Connecticut, however weddings outside the those areas may incur a travel fee based on the needs of the wedding. 

Fill out my Contact Form and I'll be in touch with you to confirm your wedding date's availability and schedule your complimentary consultation so we can get to know each other and I can advise you on the best wedding coverage option for you. 

In addition to wedding day coverage, I also offer engagement sessions as a stand-alone service or an add-on to a wedding package. Engagement sessions are a wonderful way for us to get to know each other better, ensure that you like my style of working and photography, and the images are great to use on save-the-dates or to display at your wedding! 

Engagement - $600

Celebrate Your Love!

  • 1 Hour of time and talent with one photographer

  • Online Gallery of 30-50 Images with personal use Image Release

  • Photographed at a Mutually Agreed Upon Location 

  • Add this session to any wedding package for only $300!

  • A perfect opportunity for us to get to know each other better

Are you interested in albums or wall art?

To view my current pricing for heirloom albums, archival prints, wall art and more, check out my Ideas for Your Images page.