What is your payment schedule?

A retainer of 25% is due at contract signing. However, that retainer will be applied to the total cost of your wedding package.

The nonrefundable retainer is a down payment that retains my services for your scheduled session date that I have turned down other work for. The wedding package total is due 30 days before the wedding date.

Do you offer discounts for weekday or Sunday weddings?

All my costs associated with your wedding remain the same regardless what day of the week it falls on, which makes it difficult to offer a discount for that reason. I am also shooting throughout the year so due to schedule constraints; discounts will be based on availability and time of year. For any budget concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.

If we cancel the wedding, is our retainer refundable?

Unfortunately, no. The retainer is used to reserve your date (the entire day, even for partial coverage in the event you need an extension). Once the contract is signed and deposit is paid, I will not accept another shoot that day. The retainer covers my cost of operation in the case of a cancellation and also guarantees my presence at your shoot.

Are there travel fees associated with the shoot?

Since I shoot weddings all over the place, travel fees are necessary to ensure I’m compensated properly and you’re paying fairly. Some photographers bake the cost in their package, but that means locals usually end up overpaying. Travel fees cover the time it takes round trip, the gas needed, parking and any other incidentals that may occur.

  • Chicago, IL – $100 flat fee for Chicago and neighboring suburbs
  • Milwaukee, WI – $200
  • Grand Rapids, MI – $400
  • Indianapolis, IN – $400
  • Louis, MO – $500

All other destinations beyond 100 miles round-trip will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

How do we pay you, and is there a credit card fee?

A client portal will be made for you where all of our documents, contracts and payments can be seen, signed and paid for. The service fee for all credit card transactions is 3% of the charged amount, but I have opted to pay these fees so you don't have to! I know I know, I'm super cool. =]