In addition to my more personal approach to photography, I do my pricing a little different. I exclusively offer hourly pricing and completely a la carte packages so you can get exactly what you want, and nothing you don’t need. I think this is the most flexible and ethical way to do things. I’ll lend you my wedding day wisdom to help you come to an informed decision, but you call the shots! And I throw in a free gift for you!
What Every Client Receives
- A set of 12 high-quality prints with a bottom-weighted border on 5 × 5.75 in. superfine eggshell paper that all rest together in a woodblock stand made from sustainable Colorado native beetle-kill pine. Durable enough for handling, you can take them out for viewing and periodically change the one you place in front. The base is 3.75 × 3.5 × 1.5 in. My gift to you! I think everyone should walk away with something tangible from their photography investment. These make for great desk decor!
- A password-protected online slideshow of your proofs from which you can easily and affordably order prints if you would like. Easy sharing for family!
- A digital download link where you can batch download all your images
- Complete printing rights to your images. They are of you and for you, 100%!
$500 per shooting hour
Take 10% off when you pay in full up front!
Jenna MADE our wedding! I was so comfortable with her taking pictures it was like she wasn’t even there! She really knows how to capture the moment. It was like my wedding was still in motion when I got the pictures back. I recommend Jenna Noelle Photography to all!
–Kristin Youngworth, Denver, CO
A La Carte Options
For couples looking for more coverage of their wedding, I offer a second photographer (shooter) for $150/hour with a 5-hr minimum. Having a second shooter is a great way to get more candid coverage of guests and details, especially during the times that I am preoccupied with the couple.
Hourly second shooter rate: $150 (5-hr minimum)
I am currently offering 20% off engagement sessions to couples who book weddings of 6 or more hours with me! I love shooting engagement sessions for my couples because it gives us a chance to get to know each other. By the time we get to your wedding day, we already know what to expect and how to work with each other, not to mention you will have some great images to display! All engagement sessions include one hour of photography, a DVD of fifteen hi-res, edited images with complete printing rights, and access to an online slideshow and printing service.
Engagement sessions: $400 ($320 if booked with a wedding package!)
A computer folder of images is not an heirloom! While great for printing and sharing images with friends and family, all too often files get lost or damaged. STORIES BELONG IN BOOKS! Think how beat up your favorite book you’ve read more than once is, you don’t want that to happen to your album! It’s important to get a quality album, as it’s probably the only book you, your family, and your house guests will still be “reading” thirty years from now. This thing needs to be as durable as it is classy. You’re not going to get that out of an album you paid under $100 for from a photo site. Clients who purchase albums tell me fondly that they often find themselves and guests taking a trip down memory lane, curled up in a chair, thumbing through their custom book instead of clicking “next” on a computer screen. I offer albums for every budget because I feel strongly that everyone should have one. If you aren’t getting an album, you’re basically paying thousands of dollars for some prints, files on your computer, and some social media profile images. Food for thought.
Take 10% off albums when you reserve them up front!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes you different from other photographers?
I specialize in capturing genuine emotions. I love shooting editorial images that make you look like a picture you pulled out of a magazine or Pinterest, and I love shooting details, but at the end of the day, I think it’s my knack for capturing fleeting moments that show sincerity and connection with your loved ones that really defines my work and why I do it. When I pick up a camera, I’m looking to shoot emotional content that speaks to your natural chemistry.
Will you be a good fit for my wedding?
My brides are usually looking for an image that emphasizes candid emotions. I make you feel very comfortable in front of the camera, so when it’s time to pose, your images won’t look stiff and they will be more than just beautiful, they will be telling of your relationships. For me, it’s about telling the story, YOUR story, and I want people to be able to look at your images and see whatever it is that makes your relationship special. I don’t just keep this in mind with the couple, I have this goal in mind when shooting all of your important family and friend relationships.
Why Should I Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer?
Maybe you’ve thought about having a friend or family member shoot your wedding inexpensively or for free? It’s tempting, but almost every client I book tells me they were eager to hire a professional after hearing (or witnessing) a horror story about a friend or family member shooting a loved one’s wedding. Even with the same equipment, there’s a vast difference between images shot by a professional and a friend with a good camera. It’s invaluable to hire a photographer who can smoothly take excellent images and stick to a timeline, all while operating in the emotionally intense and often chaotic environment of a wedding! It’s a unique skill set, and it’s important to trust your important memories to someone who knows exactly what they’re doing, brings backup equipment, and has a proven track record as shown by a large portfolio and positive reviews. This is what allows me to assure you that I can capture your priceless images of life moments that only happen once.
How do I book you?
Usually we have a meeting first, after which we sign contracts and I take a deposit equal to 50% of your total wedding price to reserve the date. The remainder is due 31 days before the wedding. I take all major forms of payment. I can also handle all contracts and payment electronically if that’s more convenient. I’m also happy to do phone or Skype meetings for destination clients.
Do you charge for travel?
I charge $40 per hour of driving. Anything a half hour or under is no charge.
Destination weddings cost the price of the plane ticket plus an all inclusive $250/night per diem. There is a minimum two-night stay (day before wedding and day of). Please contact me for custom quotes on destination weddings, as some require full days of travel and therefore extended per diems.
When will I see my images?
I will email you a link to your online slideshow and proofing site 4-6 weeks after the wedding date, from which you can batch download your images. The proofing site will remain up for 6 months, plenty of time for you to share it with family and friends and take advantage of the highest-quality printing as well as custom items like canvas wraps, framed prints, mugs, magnets, etc., delivered directly to your door. While I shoot thousands of photos at weddings, taking every single image multiple, multiple times, I make a final selection of the best images, edit each of those and include them in the final collection delivered to you. I make a guarantee of 50 final images on average per booked hour, but it usually ends up being more unless there is something that happens like a weather shut-in, brides being late to start time, etc. Clients do not have access to images not included in that collection for viewing or ordering, but trust me, I only eliminate images if they are redundant, didn’t come out quite right, or if there is a better version of the same image somewhere else in the collection.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, I do, which means that if anything happens on my end, or weather that would qualify as an “act of God” or “natural disaster” in insurance terms hits, you’ll be fully refunded for what you’ve paid for wedding photography. One of the risks of hiring an uninsured nonprofessional is that if the unthinkable happens, your payment is not protected. I’m fully insured and a licensed LLC in the State of Colorado (Jenna Noelle Photography, LLC), which means you’re covered.