wedding portraiture with ashley!


Everything you need to know, and more-- about wedding portraiture services:

Investment: $200/hour -- includes; disk of all unedited images + electronic copyright release.  Please note that there is a travel-fee that accrues after thirty minutes driving time  $25/.5 hour thereafter. 

Timeframe:  5 hours max (with exceptions), additional photographer available if needed (pricing a la carte - please inquire for more details). 

*A note about time --  it's important that we talk about your itinerary and how I navigate shooting weddings within a specific range of time.  This approach is economical to my clients in a way that I feel will not cut corners;  you'll get an experienced photographer, and professional shots of the moments that are most meaningful to you.  I have found that I work best within this cut of pie:  I devote all of my being to perfecting the art of telling a story and I know that I can capture the magic of yours.   If you feel that your wedding will not fit the apportionment, we do have options!  Sometimes I can contract above five hours, and/or we can utilize a second photographer.  I am very happy to talk more about your plans so that we can be sure that you're getting all that you want and need. 

Enhanced/Edited Images:  Images that you see on the Ashley Updyke Photography Facebook fan page and on Ashley Updyke Photography website have received individual artistic enhancements -  the images included in your package are not enhanced.  You're not obligated to purchase edited images, however- I highly recommend it.  You'll be provided access to a password protected gallery to peruse and purchase any images from your wedding that you'd like to have enhanced.  Each edited/enhanced image is $10 - this includes both a color and black & white version.  All images will be provided to you on a disk within 2-3 weeks of your purchase.  They will arrive via US Postal Service and will contain an electronic copyright release so you can print and share your images any way you wish.   

Planning:  If we decide we're a good fit we'll go ahead and schedule a time to talk by phone or in person.  We'll sketch up a rough itinerary and outline all the important facets of information; times, venue and reception addresses, important contacts, etc.  I'll provide you with some paperwork:  a contract both parties and I will sign to alleviate any unknowns or mishaps (this is very important, and protects both of us!) We'll prepare a cheat sheet for your group shots that will alleviate any stress surrounding the transition into and out of wedding party and family portraits on the day of your wedding!  This is such a helpful little bit of information that will make photo-taking a breeze.  

Deposit:  50% of your total bill is due as a non-refundable down payment to book my photography services for your wedding date.  The remaining balance is due no later than ten days prior to your wedding.  Your total amount due must be paid in full prior to your wedding date.  I wish I could be more lenient on this but I have had too many issues surrounding payment for services rendered.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and compliance.  

Freebie's and Discounts! All of my booked clients receive a free Field Note Wedding Guide created by yours truly including all things wedding; scouted finds for DIY, artisan/handcrafted products and inspiration, organizational lists and tips, referrals for florals, food, vendors, make up artists, photo-boothers, music, and venues (to name a few)! Over the last couple of years I've gotten to work with and discover some of the best.  It would be an injustice not to share what I've learned with my clients!  My guide of local and easily accessible individuals and businesses, resources, products, and idea-generators was created exclusively for nuptials-to-be and I think you'll be pleased at what it has to offer in your wedding planning ventures! 

Also! As a booked client you will also receive 50% off your engagement/save-the-date session!  I look forward to fielding any questions and am happy to assist in any way (even if that means referring you to other amazing photographers in the area!) Yes, I really said that-- I am a huge supporter of the creative arts, and my fellow photographer friends.  There will never be any hard feelings here.  I have many clients that work with multiple photographers for various projects, and I love that!  I can't stress it enough that you need someone who fits your style, budget, and needs (shop around!) This is your day, you deserve the best!

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