Associate Photographer Pricing Information
Congratulations on your engagement! It is just so exciting to plan a wedding and prepare for one of the most special days in your life. For us, it is an honor to capture the love and vow a bride and groom make to each other in front of God, friends, and family. In photographing your wedding day, our goal and vision is to capture your truest selves in the fleeting moments of the day.
Our associate photographer, Ally, is available for your wedding day and is so excited to potentially photograph such a monumental day in your lives. If you haven’t done so already, please take some time to explore our website. In particular, get a glimpse into what the wedding experience with Alyssa Christine Photography is like here, read about our team members here, and get answers to frequently asked questions here. If you have any further questions, please let us know! We are more than happy to help and create a custom experience tailored to your wants and needs.
COLLECTION 1 | $2,500
Ideal for laid-back, smaller weddings, and those weddings without a long list of events.
7 hours of coverage
COLLECTION 2 | $3,000
Ideal for those that don’t want to rush through the reception and would like to have later affairs captured.
9 hours of coverage
COLLECTION 3 | $3,500
Our most popular and all-encompassing collection. Ideal for larger weddings and those that want full-day coverage.
9 hours of coverage
CUSTOMIZE YOUR COLLECTION:
Additional Hour of Coverage | $400 per hour
Second Photographer | $400 per day
Engagement Session | $400
Personal Flash Drive Storage | $150 per USB
Prints, Albums & More | See details below
ALL COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:
Approximately 50-75 edited images per hour of coverage
Online gallery available for 10 years
Authorized print release
Access to our professional print shop and online store
6% PA sales tax is not included in the investment details listed above
COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Having an engagement shoot prior to your wedding is a great way to feel comfortable in front of the camera so you know exactly what to expect on your wedding day. It is an excellent way to document a precious chapter in your life, shared with your fiancé. A one hour engagement session at one location within a 30-mile radius of our office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and on a Monday through Thursday evening is complementary with Collection 3. This time constraint is due to most of our weekend availability is already filled with weddings! Exceptions to schedule engagement sessions on a weekend date will be made for extenuating circumstances, such as living out-of-state, work schedules, etc. Engagement sessions, alone, are rated at $400.
We love to travel and are certainly willing to travel to capture the intimate moments of your wedding. We are happy to cover the first 30 miles of driving from the office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Additional mileage outside of that range is rated at the standard government mileage rate ($0.58 for 2019) per mile. If travel is beyond 250 miles, we request suitable accommodations be provided or an additional fee will be included in your contract. This also applies to engagement sessions and a total travel cost update will be noted in the contract or negotiated through email correspondence.
“OFF SEASON” DISCOUNT
Weddings taking place in January through March will receive a 10% discount. This discount cannot be applied to weddings that fall on the following holiday weekends: New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Good Friday, and Easter.
As a green photographer, all of your images will be available for download through the online gallery provided at the completion of editing. All images are provided in high resolution image format and ready to print at your convenience. A print release is included with your contract.
Professional printing services are available through the online gallery. However, you are welcome to print with any printing service as an authorized print release is detailed in the contract. It should be noted that printing with a “cheap” printer such as Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc. may skew the colors of the image and not appear to look the same as the delivered image. We highly recommend printing with the professional services available through the online gallery to avoid these issues.
PRINTS, ALBUMS & MORE
Albums, photo books, prints, canvases, and cards are available for purchase within the online gallery. Pricing for these items varies on your specific customizations. Prints can be purchased with matte, metallic or lustre finish in sizes varying from wallet to wall-mounted poster size. Custom 24-page heirloom albums and photo books are built and customized within the online gallery. Heirloom, lay-flat album cover materials include linen, leather and buckram. Pricing for heirloom albums begin at $695 for an 8 x 8 linen lay-flat album with additional spreads at $20 per spread. Archival quality photo book cover materials include linen and buckram and are a great option for couples on a budget. Photo books begin at $150 for an 8 x 8 linen or buckram book with additional spreads at $10 per spread.
Anticipated turnaround time is two to three months. Rush delivery options are available upon request with an associated rush charge.
Half the cost of your preferred collection is required to secure your wedding date, is non-refundable, and due at the time of booking along with a signed contract. Payment plans are available upon request. Your final payment is due one month before your wedding date.
BOOKING WITH ALYSSA CHRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY
After reviewing all of the details presented and perusing our website (including these links: the wedding experience, about our team, and frequently asked questions) if you have any further questions, please let us know! We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and customize our collections to fit your wants and needs. If you’d like to meet face-to-face with our associate photographer, we can set up a FaceTime/Skype chat or grab coffee in Lancaster.
To book with us and secure your wedding date, we require a signed contract and retainer payment. So if/when you’re ready to move forward, let us know and we can get your contract prepared! Wedding dates are not reserved until we receive your signed contract and retainer payment. Please let us know the following so we can accurately prepare your contract: your ceremony and reception venue(s), your home state for tax purposes, your selected collection, and any specific customization requests. We can always customize your collection later on, such as adding hours of coverage or a second photographer, in the wedding planning process as well!
THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE FLOW
After booking, we will set up your engagement session if included in your collection or added-on. You will receive our wedding tips guide in the mail which includes all the detailed goodness to help you start thinking about your wedding day flow. We will have you fill out our wedding questionnaire which helps us put together a suggested photography timeline for your wedding day and determine if you want to further customize your wedding collection. We’ll go back and forth to finalize your timeline, distribute that timeline to your immediate family members, bridal party, other wedding vendors, etc. and then enjoy your wedding day! Following your wedding day, you will receive a sneak peek gallery with a few images from your wedding day to share with friends and family about two weeks later. Approximately 8-10 weeks following your wedding you will receive all of your high-resolution wedding photos, authorized print release and any other customizations added-on to your collection. You will have access to our professional print shop and store to order prints, photo books, heirloom albums and more.
All of our couples will receive a lifetime discount of 10% off any session following their wedding - including, but not limited to, anniversary sessions, maternity and family sessions as you and your significant other grow your family, or other milestones you want captured to freeze those fleeting moments in time. We love catching up with you over the years!
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