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It's probably no surprise that in this season, weddings, like everything else, often look a bit different.
But just because your celebration plans need to shift a bit doesn't mean that your love isn't worth celebrating. It most certainly is. In a world that threatens to overwhelm us at times, you found one another. You fell in love and you made the decision to profess to the world that this is it.
And whether you're planning to walk down the aisle surrounded by family and friends or you're planning something more intimate, we believe that your love deserves to be captured. Your story is a joyful one and we would be honored to tell it.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have shaken the world, but it doesn’t need to shape up the start of your marriage. I'm proud to offer intimate wedding coverage for couples who aren’t letting the pandemic rain on their wedding day plans.
Lenses? Check. Masks? Check. Sanitizer? Double check.
I pride myself on paying attention to the COVID-19 guidelines set by the CDC as well as the local state and township guidelines.
You can expect our team members to take the following precautions:
• Wearing a face covering
• 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: beautiful wedding dresses, elegant florals, candlelight dinners and open bars.
couples who want an elaborate wedding with a smaller guest list
A minimony is even smaller than a microwedding and typically includes no more than ten guests. Although smaller, minimonies typically include many of the traditions found at a larger wedding. Think: a commitment ceremony, florals, a catered meal, beautiful portraits. Many couples who plan minimonies are choosing to celebrate with a sequel wedding at a later time.
couples who want to celebrate their union with close family & friends
After a minimony, many couples are choosing to host the traditional wedding they were planning (pre-COVID). Think: a packed dance floor, a bridal party, a larger number of guests.
couples who have married but who still want the big party
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
We know postponing a wedding is not an easy decision. If you find yourself in this situation, we ask that you let us know ASAP so that we can work together to find you a new wedding date. So far, we haven't charged a single rescheduling fee. And because of our "one wedding per weekend" policy- we've had no problems rescheduling most weddings.
If you're wedding needs to be rescheduled a second time, a new retainer and contract is required.
Should I be unavailable on a new date, I will do my best to help connect you with a photographer who is available.
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'm sick before your wedding, I will reach out to the 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.
I know that choosing to canceling a wedding is not an easy decision. If you find yourself in this situation, I ask that you let me know ASAP. The retainer you paid to reserve our time will not be refundable but can be put towards your new wedding date within the next calendar year.
For me personally- I don't have any restrictions related to COVID, but I am at the mercy of the rules and regulations set forth by the City/State of your wedding is being held... and your venue.
That being said- I will follow your lead and what makes you and your guests most comfortable.
Like just about everything in this season, your wedding day coverage will look a little bit different. 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.
In order to limit our exposure and keep our clients & families safe, will not be at the center of the dance floor (don't worry, we'll don't need to be close to capture amazing dance shots!)
All posing will be no-touch and we ask that you limit group photos to no more than ten people at a time.
While coverage will look a bit different, my couples have not noticed a difference in the quality of the images I produce on their wedding day. If you would like to see a wedding photographed during the pandemic, just send me an email!
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.
I am still shooting engagement sessions. During the session, I'll maintain a safe distance and do my best to choose an outdoor location that does not legally require masks.
At this point, my couples have not noticed a difference in the quality of their engagement session images.
- Rebecca + Sean
"Looking at the images, you would never know they took place during a pandemic."
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Full wedding day coverage collections begins at $4795. Learn more about full wedding day coverage on our weddings page.
However we know that in these times, tailored collections are necessary. No worries- I've got ya covered. Reach out and let me know how I can help you.