Why choose Sewickley Photography, LLC?
To share in your wedding day is a privilege I do not take lightly. This profession is so rewarding because of the intimate opportunity to witness a bride and groom become man and wife. I enjoy every step of the way and am here to help however I can as you continue to prepare for marriage and also plan your wedding, especially with the timeline and other photo-sensitive areas.
I want my clients to have the best images and experience possible, it would truly be an honor to share in your wedding day. My approach is natural and I work hard to tell the complete story of your wedding day. I am blessed to be able to capture beauty on this earth and by doing so give glory back to the Creator of it all. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecc. 9:10
There are many talented photographers in the area and I feel strongly about clients finding their best fit. Hiring a wedding photographer is an investment and I believe it is important to invest in what you value and care about most. Please contact me directly to learn more about what is involved with the photolove experience and see if it is right for you.
What is included?
In order to provide my clients with the best possible service, I only accept a total of twenty wedding commissions per year. I offer myself as a resource and try to be as helpful as possible; I am here at your service for support as well as artistry. The photolove experience is a relationship that extends beyond just taking pictures.
Standard wedding coverage begins at $2,800 and includes: disc with the edited, high-resolution images, reprint release, online viewing gallery, and a credit towards a fine art album. Enhancement options are offered on an a la carte basis for your convenience. Please inquire for full current wedding investment information.
Why do you suggest doing an Engagement session?
First of all... congratulations on your engagement! I would thoroughly enjoy hearing the proposal story, please don't leave out any details. This is such a special season in your lives, I hope that you are enjoying every minute!
An engagement session provides a fun and creative way for the couple and photographer to get to know one another a little better. Establishing a relationship with my clients is incredibly important because I want you to relax, feel comfortable, and most importantly have fun! An engagement session is also highly beneficial practice for your wedding day... how to look natural, what poses/angles you like, or perhaps you want to have a test run for your makeup artist. The images from this session are great for newspaper announcements, save the dates, wedding websites, and also to share and frame. I have a dedicated brochure I would be happy to send over with some helpful information about engagement sessions and planning.
Why do you recommend scheduling an Encore session?
Photographing just the Bride and Groom together is one of my absolute favorite things! An Encore session is a laid back way to capture some romantic and fun portraits of the Bride and Groom post-wedding. This session is designed to relieve the pressure of having to skimp on photos in order to meet time constraints on your actual wedding day. It is really sad when a couple chooses to skip their Bride and Groom session because they are running late to their reception. An Encore session is perfect for any couple who: is interested in enjoying some leisurely Bride and Groom portraits, was not satisfied with the photos taken by another photographer on their wedding day, would like portraits at some different locations, or simply wants an excuse to dress up again! (An Encore session is not a trash the dress session.)
Why do you suggest adding a second photographer to my wedding package?
This is a tremendous investment in capturing your wedding memories. The other photographers contracted for this position are also professionals and not students found online. In order to provide the most thorough coverage of your entire day, it is essential to have a second photographer to enhance the coverage I am already providing. This individual provides a second perspective on key moments throughout the day such as the kiss during the ceremony. A second shooter also allows for coverage of simultaneous moments such as capturing the Groom's expression while the Bride appears but also capturing those tender moments between the Bride and her father before walking down the aisle. In addition, a second photographer allows for coverage of separate “getting ready” locations, cocktail hour, and also the reception venue with all the details in tact before all the guests arrive. Remember, I can only be in one place at one time!
Why do you include an album credit in the wedding investment?
Your wedding album is your first family heirloom and a precious keepsake. Holding a beautiful, fine-art, hand crafted album in your hands cannot be rivaled by inserting a disc to view your photos and waiting a long while for all the previews to render. The album credit ensures that your images will be appreciated and admired by showcasing your memories in an elegant and easy to view album. This credit is included with the wedding investment as my gift to you. I feel strongly that an album is the best way to feature a collection of your favorite images as your first family heirloom to re-tell the story of your wedding day including all the emotions and moments. On another note, discs will one day be outdated and files might corrupt but an album is something tangible you can hold in your hand to show your children about the day you were married. Albums also make a wonderful gift for loved ones!
Do you offer prints and products?
Absolutely! Please see the prints & products section for information on ways to showcase your images. You are welcome to place an order post-wedding or build it in to your wedding package. (All sales are subject to sales tax and price quotes are valid for 14 days.)
How do payments work?
A non-refundable reservation deposit of $500 and a signed contract officially secures your wedding date. The remaining balance will be split into two separate and equal payments. Payments may be made by cash or check payable to Sewickley Photography, LLC.
Do you travel outside of Pennsylvania?
Yes, gladly! Sewickley Photography, LLC serves the greater Pittsburgh and surrounding areas but I LOVE to travel and am always eager to photograph in new places! Please inquire for destination wedding collection prices. (Special rates apply for Boston and Dallas/Austin, areas.)
Are you a legitimate business with insurance?
Yes, I am a licensed business and carry insurance.
Do you have some references/reviews we can see?
I care very much about each client I have the privilege of working with. I strive to deliver a wonderful experience from start to finish. You are welcome to check out the reviews listed on Wedding Wire here. If you would like to speak with a former Bride, please let me know.
What if I still have questions?
Please call! (412.780.4025) I would really enjoy chatting with you to hear to share more about the photolove experience and hear details about your wedding. If you would like to set up a personal consultation, please request an appointment.