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WEDDING PACKAGES
AUDREY HEPBURN COLLECTION

$8,500.
(Texas sales tax not included)

  • Complete wedding day photographic coverage for up to ten hours
  • Two photographers
  • 40 page 12 x 12 in wedding day album, flush mount
  • Two 40 page 12 x 12 in parent albums, identical to your wedding day album, hinge bound
  • 30 x 40 in gallery stretched canvas
  • Engagement and bridal session
  • 30 page 14 x 11 in canvas guest sign-in book using engagement photos
  • Ownership of high resolution digital negatives of wedding and sessions

GRACE KELLY COLLECTION
$5,500.
(Texas sales tax not included)

  • Complete wedding day photographic coverage for up to ten hours
  • Two photographers
  • 30 page 12 x 12 in wedding day album, flush mount
  • 16 x 20 in gallery stretched canvas
  • Engagement and bridal session
  • 30 page 14 x 11 in canvas guest sign-in book using engagement photos
  • Ownership of high resolution digital negatives of wedding and sessions

JACQUELINE KENNEDY COLLECTION
$3,500.
(Texas sales tax not included)

  • Complete wedding day coverage for up to eight hours
  • One photographer
  • 30 page 10 x 10 in wedding day album, flush mount
  • Engagement or bridal session
  • Ownership of high resolution digital negatives of wedding and session

RITA HAYWORTH COLLECTION
$2,500.
(Texas sales tax not included)
Not available for Saturday weddings during March through October.

  • Complete wedding day photographic wedding day coverage for up to five hours
  • Online photo gallery for two months
  • $300 print credit
  • (Digital negatives available for purchase any time for $750)


WEDDING A LA CARTE ITEMS
PHOTOGRAPHY

$500. per hour – Add additional wedding hours
$400. per session
– Add a session
$500. per session – Second photographer
No Cost Change – Substitute a session (e.g. Boudoir instead of Bridal)

ALBUMS
$650. - 20 page 12 x 12 in Flush mount Parent Hinge Bound Album
$850. – 30 page 12 x 12 in Flush mount Parent Hinge Bound Album
$1,150. – 40 page 12 x 12 in Flush mount Parent Hinge Bound Album
$50. – Each Additional Spread
$50. – 3 Accordion Albums, using 8-12 photos

PRINTS
Various
Please see the Prints and Canvases Pricing page

(Texas sales tax not included)

ANSWERS TO FAQ’S

Please click on each question to view the answer.

Do we get all the digital negatives from the sessions and wedding?

YES! You will get your images on a CD, and they will have two folders on the CD’s. They will say “faves” and “all files”. Both sets will be edited, the “faves” will have an extra amount of Photoshop attention.

When can we see/receive the wedding photos?

A photo preview will be placed on the blog about one month after your wedding. Your CD including your digital negatives will be mailed to the address you provide 2-5 months after your wedding.

Now that our wedding is completed, when and how do we start on our wedding album?

Once  you receive your wedding photos, go ahead and fill out this wedding album form and either email (erinelenaphoto@gmail.com), mail or dropbox me your preferences. It usually takes 2-3 months for your album design proofs to be emailed your way. After you approve the album pages and the corrections have been made, the publishing of the album takes 1-2 months. You have ONE YEAR from your wedding day to get me your wedding album form, and then to also complete your corrections. So, please do not delay!!

Our wedding is not in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, what are the transportation fees?

If you are getting married in the DFW area, there are no transportation or hotel fees. If you live in the Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Abilene, Victoria, or Lubbock area (or any small towns within that radius) it’s $0.35 per mile driven from Trophy Club/Southlake, hotel for two nights (excluding Austin, Abilene and Victoria), and $10 per meal for 3 meals. There is no out of office fee for the wedding, only sessions. The out of office fee is $150 per day I’m not in the office.

How much time do you need for photos on the wedding day?

The Wedding Pricing PDF shows an estimated time line for photos.

Yes! Photos usually occur during a scheduled time. Here are estimated timelines for the wedding day. Keep in mind, we need to stop taking these photos 45 minutes before the ceremony since guests start to arrive. Here are the timelines with or without a first sight:

Before ceremony with a “first sight” (about 2 hours)
30 - 45 minutes – Bride and Groom
1 hour and 15 minutes – Wedding party (estimated for 5-8 bridesmaids or groomsmen)
30 minutes – Bride and her maids (bridesmaids, house party, flower girls), group and individual shots, creative and traditional
30 minutes – Groom and his men (groomsmen, ushers, ring bearers), group and individual shots, creative and traditional
15 minutes – Full wedding party

30 minutes – Family Traditional Photos
Bride and groom with her parents
Bride and groom with her immediate family
Bride and groom with her parents & grandparents
Bride and groom with both sets of parents
Groom and bride with his parents
Groom and bride with his immediate family
Groom and bride with his parents & grandparents

After Ceremony (10 minutes)
10 minutes – Bride’s side of extended family, Groom’s side of extended family

Before Ceremony without a “first sight”
We do as many photos as possible before the ceremony :). The photos before the ceremony must be finished 45 minutes before the ceremony since guests start to arrive.

45 minutes – Bride’s side
Bride with bridesmaids
Bride with groomsmen
Bride with individual bridesmaids
Bride with immediate family

45 minutes – Groom’s side
Groom with groomsmen
Groom with bridesmaids
Groom with individual groomsmen
Groom with immediate family

After Ceremony (45 minutes)
These timeline estimates are only able to be made if all family members are present and the wedding party photos are going to be more basic rather than creative. If you would like more creative options we need extra time and a different location rather than the alter at the church.

Family Traditional Photos (30 minutes)
Bride’s side of extended family
Bride and groom with her parents
Bride and groom with her immediate family
Bride and groom with her parents & grandparents
Bride and groom with both sets of parents
Groom’s side of extended family
Groom and bride with his parents
Groom and bride with his immediate family
Groom and bride with his parents & grandparents

Wedding Party Photos (15 minutes)
Wedding party with house party and ushers
Wedding party
Bride and Groom

Why consider the “first sight”?

When I got married, I learned my photographer only photographed “first sight” weddings. Originally, I was completely disappointed. However, after the wedding I realized that the “first sight” was the event that we enjoyed most from the day. Now we have amazing photos of us on our wedding day along with great memories of our first meeting. That is the main reason why I am an enthusiastic supporter of this concept. Here are other reasons why people decide to do the “first sight”:

  1. The bride and groom are not so stressed seeing each other, and they get to have a few private moments together before all the guests arrive.
  2. We don’t have to play hide and seek with the groom before the ceremony (meaning: less stress).
  3. We are able to take all photographs before the wedding. This allows for the wedding party and guests to arrive at the reception together.
  4. The couple get to see each other for the first time alone, instead of in front of hundreds of people. They can greet each other and say things in a manner that wouldn’t be possible for the first time at the altar.
  5. The groom tends to relax and therefore has a more genuine look of amazement on his face the first time he sees his bride. He will tend to be more reserved in front of a couple hundred guests staring at him as the bride walks down the aisle. This makes for wonderful photo opportunities.
  6. In order to have beautiful, clear, crisp photos, we need natural light. If we wait to take the photos after the wedding, a block of 45 minutes will be required. Most people hire me for my ability to capture photos of the bride and groom on their wedding day, and if we don’t have the time or natural light, I am not able to do this as well as it could possibly be done. Also, the couple is normally left wanting more after the one “traditional” picture they have of each other, and often end up wishing they had more of a variety.
  7. I understand this option is not for everyone, so if you don’t have the time it takes, I would suggest an After Session. This is when the bride and groom dress back up the day after the wedding and we have an entire session dedicated to getting creative images without the pressure and demands of the wedding day.

How does the first sight work?

We keep the couple separated until they are fully dressed and ready. Once the couple is ready, we send the groom to an agreed upon location where he has his back towards the bride with no one else in sight. She walks to him and tells him when he can turn around to take his first look at her in her stunning dress. This is where so much of the photo magic happens. The tears, the smiles, the words, and of course the relief always make for a beautiful sight. As for my part, I take photos without interacting. After the couple feels they have had enough one on one time, we head off to photograph them privately and then eventually ease into the wedding party and family photos.

What if we don’t have enough time take photos before the ceremony, but we still want you to photograph the exit?

There are three options, you can purchase additional hours for $500 an hour. This needs to be decided upon before the wedding day and paid in advance. Or, we can do a fake exit in which we stage the exit with bridesmaids, groomsmen and immediate family. That way guests don’t leave but we still have a full looking exit for the photos. Make sure you have enough exit materials (sparklers, flower petals, bubbles, etc) to make this possible. And the last option would be to not have the exit photographed.

When can we chat about developing the wedding day photo time line?

Contact me to set up a time to chat, as soon as you know the following:

  • Do you want to do a “first sight”?
  • What time will the ceremony start and how long do you think it will last?
  • Do you have a cocktail hour? If so, how much time do we have for photos after the ceremony?
  • How much time does it take to drive between the ceremony and reception?
  • What time will you exit the reception?

What are things to keep in mind when developing your wedding day timeline?

  • Photos must stop 45 minutes before the ceremony, since guests will start to arrive.
  • The flowers need to be present for the photos before the ceremony if you want them in the photos. Wherever you decide to have these photos, have the florist/family member/friend drop off the arrangements at least 30 minutes ahead of time.
  • Some venues do not let you arrive early for photos, contact your venue to make sure our timeline and their rules are compatible.
  • Make sure you are aware of any special rules, guidelines, regulations your venues have and forward them to me so I’ll be aware of them beforehand.
  • The photo estimates are estimates. If people are present, ready to take photos, we can stick to the time line. If not, things may take longer. Also, some of the timelines are slightly padded so if we are running 10 minutes late, we can still make it up. If we are running later than 20 minutes though, we will probably start to just take the essential photos and cut out some of the creative ones.
  • When developing the timeline, it helps if work backwards from when you plan on exiting. For instance, if you are leaving at 10 pm, then the photographer(s) arrive at 2 pm.

What information does your photographer need to know for the wedding day?

  • A timeline. Collaborating on this is definitely a plus!
  • The addresses of where the bride and groom are getting ready (including hotel rooms), the ceremony and reception. A contact phone number helps too just in case.
  • Any rules or guidelines pertaining to the photography.
  • What time you want us to start and what time we will exit.

Concerning optional time for an outdoor wedding ceremony, what is the best time?

Depending on how long the ceremony lasts, it would be ideal for it to end 30 minutes before the sun sets. Although, if you don’t plan on doing a first sight, I would suggest for the ceremony to be completed at least 45 minutes before the sun sets.

I want my photos outside of Fort Worth, what are the fees?

For sessions outside of DFW area, it is $0.35 per mile and a $150 out of office fee per day that I am away from the office.

For outside the DFW area, it’s $150 a day I will be out of my office for a majority of the day and $0.35 per mile driven.