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Wedding Photography Pricing

Wedding Investment & Our Pricing Philosophy

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
- Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin’s quote couldn’t be any more relevant than it is today. You have one chance with your wedding day photography. There are no do overs. Having photographed over 300 weddings, I want to share my experience so that I can help provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make the best decision for your wedding day. 

Real Moments

Your wedding day is about love. It’s about family. It’s about friends. Your wedding day is about real moments. It’s about everything and everyone that you love. More than “posed” pictures, it’s about your love story. We will be there to document every tear, every laugh and every hug for you. All day wedding coverage that we will provide means that you will never miss a moment in pictures because of hourly limitations. 

 Like every wedding couple, every wedding day is different. So, we will offer customized, hourly options for select clientele on a limited basis. But, generally, we have a completely different pricing philosophy for those looking for a high end experience. We believe that your wedding day is just that. An entire day. 

When researching your photography budget, keep this in mind. You should not have to worry about scheduling your day around your photographer. With us, you can let your day unfold, let real moments happen, and we will be there to document every one of them for you. Your wedding day deserves the best wedding pictures. What you pay for your photography should reflect that. 

Wedding photography is a necessity. However, great wedding photography is a choice. Having photographed over 300 weddings, you can be assured that you will have one of the most experienced and most trusted photographers in Cleveland.

You can read what our clients are saying about us -HERE- 

While considering what you will pay for your wedding photography, these are a few things to consider when hiring us…

 You will ALWAYS receive the following in every one of our collections:

1 You will never have time limits:  You will have us from the beginning of your day until your day is over. It’s that simple. (All day wedding coverage means all day). My thoughts on all day wedding coverage. 

2 You will always have two photographers.

3 You will receive an engagement session: This is always included. It allows us to get to know each other better, and get you more comfortable in front of the camera. See my thoughts on engagement sessions

4 You will receive an additional photo session: We will do a photo session in your wedding dress on the day of your hair and make-up trial. These will be included with your wedding pictures. This is a great way to get the creative “posed” pictures taken care of and open up your timeline on your wedding day. 

5  A handmade, custom album is always included: Call us old fashioned, but we can think of no better way to display your favorite wedding pictures than in a wedding album. We strongly believe that your wedding should be presented as beautifully as is possible. That is why we go the extra, very careful and important step of always including a wedding book for you to display your favorite wedding images. See an example of one of our award winning wedding album designs.

6 Digital Files: Digital files can be included in any of our Collections

  1. You will never have to wait for your wedding proofs. They will be ready approximately one week after your wedding date.
  2. You will never have to wait for us to return your e-mail or phone call. We will respond promptly and never longer than within 24 hours. 
  3. We don’t have a team of photographers to offer you based on the the amount you are willing to spend. When you retain Spencer Photography to document your wedding day you will always have my assistant and I. 

Investment

Photography Budget

Intitial investment, which includes everything listed above*, begins at:

$3600

As mentioned above, we will consider customization to select clientele upon request. Contact us to discuss your specific needs. 

Review All That You Will Receive in Our Minimum Wedding Photography Service

All day wedding photography coverage is always included in your service. All day means all day. It doesn’t get any more simple than that. You will never miss a moment because of time limits. 

Two Photographers On Your Wedding Day

My assistant and second photographer, Kristen, will be with us all day. Kristen has been  photographer for years and was fully trained and vetted, personally by be, so you can be sure of the quality of her photography is top notch. With two photographers, there will be no gap in your wedding photography coverage. When I am with the groom, Kristen will be with the bride and vice versa. 

Every wedding client receives a wedding storybook

Our 100% custom designed wedding albums are the best in the industry. Fully constructed by hand, there is no better way to share your wedding story than in one of our fine art albums. 

  • 12″ x 12″ hardcover album
  • customized embossed leather covers
  • filled with your favorite wedding pictures that you help select
  • every image is fully retouched and optimized
  • dozens of choices to customize your album so that it is 100% unique 
  • designed by award winning album design artist Larry Spencer 

A pre-ceremony photo session, or engagement session, is always included in our service. An engagement session allows me to get to know you better. It also prepares you for pictures on your wedding day. You will have the best pictures that you’ve ever had of yourself and you will be ready for your wedding day photos. 

Basic Retouching

I always do basic retouching on all of your photographs. Although I strive to get your pictures technically correct in camera and never rely on Photoshop, I am able to tweak them while going thru the proofing process. The pictures that you choose to have printed and the images that go into your wedding album are always “finished” or perfected as close as possible. Blemishes, exit signs and other basic distractions are handled then. All of this is always included in our basic service. Additional fees may apply for complex retouching.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

We hold our clients privacy at the highest priority. Part of our wedding agreement allows you to decide whether you want your images publicly displayed or not. If you choose, none of your pictures will be publicly displayed and we will not disclose names or any information related to your event. There is never an additional charge for this. 

High Resolution Digital Files with Copyright Release

You have the option to include digital files in all of our collections. Digital files are always delivered after your wedding album design is completed since those files will be fully finished and retouched. Additional fees may apply for file exclusivity.