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Becca Dilley Photography Pricing Guide

I’ve been photographing weddings full time since 2006. I’ve seen a lot of weddings, and I love photographing celebrations. But I also want to be a resource for you – let me know how else I can help you beyond this pricing guide: fun places for date night, how to integrate your step-mom into the photos, questions to ask your florist – whatever is on your mind!

My pricing is simple, because planning can be stressful.

Always Included:

Included in all wedding photography coverage is a preview set of 20 images available 2 weeks after your wedding and high resolution edited images in an online gallery 2 months after your wedding without watermark.

I also include guidance about planning your logistics, wrangling relatives, and feeling great in your photos. Plus – a camp counselor voice when needed

Let’s figure it out:

Looking natural and comfortable in photos is super important – its so important that I want you to not worry about it at all. Making sure you look great, that you are posed well and in great spaces – all of that is my job, and we will figure out the best way for you to feel perfectly you. That process is going to be fun!

And before your wedding, lets do lots of chatting about your timeline, your family photos, and whatever else you have in mind (like, desserts for sure).

While we are doing that, lets also chat about food, and your favorite places to travel, and about all the amazing people that are going to celebrate with you, because that will put us on the same page for how to best document your celebration!

PACKAGES

COMPLETE PACKAGE

Couples choose this package when they are looking for longer hours, gorgeous albums to share with their families, and a full engagement session.

Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding

COMPLETE PACKAGE - 5800

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT PACKAGE

If you are looking for a little bit of everything - full day, a more casual album, and an engagement session.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT - $4650

STANDARD WEDDING COVERAGE

If you want maximum flexibility and to customize your coverage, you choose just the options you need.

Standard Photography Coverage starts at $3200 and includes

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Most couples who choose engagement photos don’t often have formal portraits taken! That makes sense – but getting married is a big deal! This might mean that having photos of the two of you to share might make a lot of sense. 

And there will be so many moving parts on your wedding day -constraints of time and clothing and locations and families. Wedding day photos are about one specific day, and maybe you want some images that show more about what all the other days together are like. 

So if you are thinking about engagement photos, I recommend choosing your favorite thing to do together (like hit the taproom, grab your puppy, or go for a walk at dusk) and we will build the engagement session around that. 

I offer two options for engagement sessions – A full Engagement Session is generally up to 2 hours and is perfect for a few locations, bringing  your dog, walking at dusk around your favorite park, and grabbing an ice cream. 

If you are looking for a more casual session, I also offer SHORT portrait sessions throughout the year, (and every Thursday night at Minnehaha Falls) perfect for a little portrait refresh in just 15 minutes. 

Regardless of what is perfect for you, I’ll also totally share my online guide to engagement photos with you – it includes information about choosing locations, clothing, and feeling totally comfortable! 

ALBUMS

Why I call them Legacy Albums

This is what I want for you – your grandchildren to look through this album and realize that their grandparents had been young adults, had been vulnerable and loving and silly. That they could see the joy in their great grandparents faces, laugh at the dancing, enjoy the style, feel the fun.

 

That is what I think about every time I deliver a wedding album – its purpose is not the be beautiful now (though they are that), but to be a time capsule for future generations. A time capsule we enjoy in our lifetimes.

Browse through a Legacy Album

FAQS

• How long until we will see our photos?

A preview set of 20 images is available 2 weeks after your wedding. I then deliver the high resolution edited images in an online gallery 2 months after your wedding.

• How do I know how many hours I’ll need?

We will absolutely work together to hone your timeline and make sure that the events and people you want captured are on target. On average, most full weddings benefit from around 8-9 hours of coverage, and we can add on as needed.

• Do you have a second shooter?

I include a second shooter in my full packages. They are also available as an a la carte add-on.

• Do you travel?

Yep – destinations from Duluth to New Zealand. No charge to Madison, WI (my hometown!). I’d love to get on a plane for you – tell me where!

• Our location is really dark/bright/windy/wet – can you shoot it?

Short answer: yes.

Long answer: One of the most important parts of wedding photography is having a lot of tools available no matter how the day unfolds. Some of those tools are managing people, anticipating moments, and general good cheer. Some tools are tangible (like lighting, and lenses, and composition techniques). Sometimes I have to dig deep into my bag of tools and sometimes I don’t, but I’m ready with ideas no matter if your wedding is on a yacht, in a cave, or in a snowstorm.

• Do you use a shot list?

The majority of what I do is to document the day that you plan and capture the story of your wedding day and the people there. That said, I take immense effort at each wedding I photograph to make sure that the family groupings are beautiful, happy, and efficient. It’s kind of a big deal to get married, so let yourself feel it. Taking family photos should be a PART of your wedding, so enjoy being with the people that mean so much to you, and let your me worry about getting you all into place. I come from a big family and I know that family photos require a plan, so I’ll send you some info about putting together a list, and some ideas for navigating family.

• Do we have printing rights to the images?

All weddings and engagements include the high resolution edited files without a watermark. That said, I offer a variety of wall art because I so often hear from clients who never got around to printing the files. Canvas, framed photos, and photo boxes are available and a much more fun way to preserve images than a USB drive.

• Do you retouch the images?

I edit every image before you ever see it. Usually that includes color correction, some conversions to black and white, and occasional retouching. If you have specific concerns, let me know before the wedding so I can shoot with that in mind.

• How do we book you?

To hold your date, you’ll need to finish a contract (online) and return the deposit (typically $1000). The balance is due on or before the day of the wedding. If you are ready to book, just get in touch so I can send you the paperwork.

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