Wedding Packages 2021
BrightWorks offers different wedding packages to simplify choosing your wedding coverage. Customized options are also available, so if you don't see a package listed here which suits your needs, please contact me so we can discuss the options. All packages include a personal meeting prior to the wedding and ongoing consultation. Your images can be downloaded with one click and you can choose both high resolution images for top quality prints, and smaller resolution for computer use and sharing. Your personal gallery is conveniently linked to a professional online lab for the option of purchasing prints, albums, and gifts. For those of you interested in making wedding albums you may easily select and layout your images into an album of your own design. I also offer professionally designed albums. All wedding pricing is subject to Maine State sales tax and any applicable travel fees.
Lead photographer for six hours of wedding coverage. Gallery for viewing, sharing, and downloading your 400 - 500 edited images with print release. Complimentary two hour Engagement session and Pre-wedding consultation in Midcoast Maine.
Lead and associate photographer for eight hours. Gallery for viewing, sharing, and downloading 700 - 800 edited images includes print release. Complimentary two hour Engagement session and Pre-wedding consultation in Midcoast Maine.
Ten hour coverage, lead and associate photographer. Two hour engagement session, with print release. Gallery for sharing and downloading 800-1000 edited images. Print release. A premier, custom designed 12 x 12 classic lay-flat board album with 40 sides.
Lead photographer for three hours of coverage at your desired location. Password protected gallery for viewing, sharing, and downloading your 100-200 edited images with print release.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Spruce Head, Maine, a small fishing village south of Rockland. I photograph throughout Maine and travel to parts of New England.
What's your approach to photographing weddings?
I spontaneously respond to what I see with my heart and mind. I like to balance expansive, romantic images with intimate journalistic moments. I am always looking for the emotions generated by the events of a wedding day. I connect with people. I also like to photograph the architecture, details, and patterns of whatever you've chosen to surround your wedding day.
Weddings often progress quickly though, and I'm aware of staying one step ahead in order to capture important moments as they evolve. Good planning is also helpful here.
When it comes to shooting formal portraits, I think it's important to give more direction. I will cheerfully orchestrate the group posing that translates into the photographs that you want. The goal is always to make this as fast, easy, and fun as possible so that everyone can soon return to the celebration.
For the wedding couple I like to have time to be able to wander off a bit and photograph just the two of you. These photographs are usually some of the most beautiful and treasured of all.
What if I am having a small family wedding? Do you have an option for me?
I'd be happy to discuss your particular situation.
Do you ever recommend using a second photographer?
Yes. Two of my packages include a second photographer. There are advantages to having a second photographer present for your wedding. Besides increasing the number of photographs which you will receive, you'll also be able to see two different perspectives of the same event at the same moment. Wedding events that particularly benefit from this approach are preparation, the first look, vows, and exchange of rings. Also, a second photographer can provide coverage of the cocktail hour while the family and wedding party formals are taken by the other photographer. I would certainly recommend a second BrightWorks photographer for larger weddings or for any wedding where the couple is preparing in separate locations.
When will we get our photos?
You will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within 3 weeks. The gallery will be posted for three months. You can easily download all the photos from the gallery. You can also share them, choose your favorites, and order prints! Pretty cool.
Can we meet before we decide to book BrightWorks for our wedding?
Sure! Let's go out for coffee if you're up this way or we can meet in Portland, Camden, or anywhere along the Midcoast. Video chat is an option too. It's so important to figure out a good match for your wedding photography services.
How do we reserve you as our wedding photographer?
Well that's an easy one! After all your initial questions have been answered and you've decided to move ahead with BrightWorks, I will agree to hold your date and time for one week. You will have this time to review the contract which I email to you. I will also ask for a 25% deposit with the signed contract. Once received, I will reserve your date.
What do we need to think about before we meet with you for our engagement session?
Not to worry! Even couples who may be a little nervous at first, end up finding our sessions easy and fun. Your engagement session is actually an important part of your wedding photography experience because it allows us to really get to know one another and for you to become familiar with the way we work. This will help to create a ton of gorgeous, natural portraits of you both on your wedding day.