investment - what's included - how to book - travel fees - taxes & tangibles - fine print
ALL collections COME WITH:
an engagement session
digital files in an online gallery (accessible for 10 years)
a print release for images up to 11x14 outside of your gallery
access to a professional print lab, shipped directly to your home (rates are below)
BackYard wedding $2200
4 hours coverage
only for weddings with 25 or fewer guests
8 hours $3400
second shooter for 3 hours
no hourly limit on your wedding day
second shooter for 5 hours
images & delivery
you can expect approximately 50-100 images per every hour of coverage
full gallery delivered within 60 days
If your wedding is more than 50 miles from Panama City Beach, FL or Charleston, SC travel fees apply.
Travel fees include flight, hotel, car rental, and train tickets.
Because the cost of travel fluctuates greatly depending on location, all quotes are custom.
If you are flying me to your destination I need to arrive a minimum of 3 nights before the wedding,
and will need to stay at least 1 night after (or longer if you add on to your collection, see below).
If we travel for your engagement session, same parameters apply,
however I only need to arrive 2 nights before your session.
boudoir session $600
couples boudoir session $750
rehearsal dinner $450, 1-2 hours
bridal session $450
taxes & tangibles
You may have noticed that none of my collections include tax!
This is because my business is registered in Florida, where photography is considered a service- and in the Sunshine State that means no sales tax.
If I were to include a tangible item - even a USB drive - your entire wedding is required to be taxed.
For this reason, my galleries are digital, and attached to a professional printer, where you're ordering direct.
If you would like to include a custom, heirloom album, I charge hourly for design work,
and then add on the cost of the album. Average investment is $1500.
how to book
First of all, do a happy dance, because you have found your photographer!!
If you haven't already, email me your date (or potential dates).
Blocking out your date on my calendar requires a 40% non-refundable booking fee and a signed contract.
You can pay with a check, cash, or your credit card (there is a fee for electronic payments).
The balance is due before or on your wedding day.
The engagement session is how we get to know each other with a camera between us.
Over the years I have discovered this to be the absolute best way for us to achieve the best photos on your wedding day.
The session is free, so they cannot be removed from a collection for a lower price.
It's best to try and shoot these sessions during the week, so that we have as much privacy as possible.
This, of course, varies greatly by location.
OUTFITS! Coordinating is always better than matching. Take a look through my galleries at the outfits.
If you need or would like assistance choosing outfits please feel free to text me directly.
Fit is always very important. You need to feel comfortable and confident.
Steer clear of large logos, screen prints, and small stripes (they warp when displayed digitally).
Neutrals like cream, black, denim, khaki, chambray, and plaid tend to stay in style and are always a good choice.
Also, don't be afraid to dress up! This is your engagement session!
When choosing colors try to go for one with descriptors such as 'muted,' 'antique,' or 'grey-_____,'
like 'dusty blue,' 'antiqued yellow,' or 'muted lavender.'
Why? Brighter colors tend to cast their shade onto the skin of those wearing them or those nearby.
....and I promise, you're going to get super snuggly!
The fine print
Because I reserve a date for your session, and decline other sessions once you’ve booked, by booking a session with DGP you are agreeing to the 40% booking fee.
This fee is non-refundable, and will be charged to your card if you cancel your session (or, if you pay in advance, your refund will be less the 40%).
Yes, you are allowed to download and print your images where you like- up to an 11x14.
However, the images you are purchasing are professionally calibrated to high-end printers,
and will be greatly reduced in quality by ordering outside of your gallery (from printers such as CVS, Walmart, Shutterfly, & Target).
If you print outside of the DGP gallery, your images could print pixelated or blurry, and it’s common with low-quality printers that colors bleed into each other.
DGP is not responsible for the quality of images ordered outside of your gallery.
Prints ordered through DGP range from $2.00 to $12.00, and canvases from $225 to $375.
Large canvases, large prints, books, and some cards are custom orders and costs will vary.
Your collection includes basic editing and basic enhancements only.
Any additional editing/airbrushing you request, such as sunburn reduction, etc.., is billed at $35 per image, and must be paid for in advance.
You are not allowed to edit or alter your images in any way, including filters (this is due to US IP laws, feel free to ask why).
If you choose to pay with a credit card there is a 3.5% + .15c processing fee.
Even though your gallery will be up for 10 years, DGP galleries are stored by another company, and you still need to download your images
(I recommend to two hard drives or storage devices).
DGP is not responsible for storing your images, and cannot promise to have them on file/stored for more than 1 year.
DGP will use the images from your session for any and all marketing material, unless otherwise specified and agreed upon between client and DGP via email.