2018 Wedding Collections
Congratulations on your engagement! He finally put a ring on it! Now comes the planning, the checklists, the Pinterest boards, and searching for the perfect vendors to bring your vision to life. As a newly engaged couple, you've started to navigate the endless network of wedding options out there, and trust us, we know how overwhelming that can be. However, the biggest day of your life doesn't have to be as stressful as everyone says it is. As your photographers, we will hold your hands, wipe away your tears (of joy, hopefully!), and make you feel as comfortable as possible so that you can focus on living in the moment.
The best pictures are usually not the posed ones - they're those real, raw moments captured in between; the way he looks at you as you walk down the aisle, the tear your mother wipes away as she buttons up your gown, the heartfelt hug from your grandpa as he gives you his best wishes, the big belly laugh you let out as your maid of honor shares a memory only the two of you would understand. We live to capture these moments. These are the moments that, when you are looking through your wedding photos with grey hair and a fading memory, will bring you back to that day. This is our wish for you on your wedding day, and we can't wait to hear about yours!
Because every wedding is different in its own beautiful way, we offer a variety of collections along with customizable coverage to perfectly fit your day. To ensure that every couple receives the most memorable and personalized experience, we accept a limited number of weddings per year. Wedding dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and typically start to book one year in advance.
6 Hours of Coverage
Private Online Gallery
8 Hours of Coverage
Private Online Gallery
10 Hours of Coverage
Private Online Gallery
All images are high resolution files and come with a personal printing release.
All collections include in-state travel. For travel outside of Wisconsin, please contact us.
Dates are reserved with a signed contract and a $500 non-refundable retainer.
Full payment of wedding collection is due two weeks before scheduled wedding date.
All prices shown do not include taxes. Taxes are applied to all collections and products.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will we receive our pictures?
For your engagement and wedding pictures, you will receive your collection of images via a private online gallery. You can see an example here. From the gallery, you can download all of your images directly to your computer. It's that easy!
How many images will we receive from our wedding?
We typically deliver 400-600 images for a full day of wedding coverage. You can generally expect about 50 images per hour of shooting.
How quickly will we receive our images?
While we try to edit your images as timely as possible, we take great pride in editing each and every image. For an engagement session, we typically deliver your images within 3 weeks. For weddings, we typically deliver your images within 6-8 weeks.
Do we have to order prints through you?
We highly recommend ordering prints through our preferred lab, but it's not required. All of our collections include a print release so you can print and share at your heart's content! We will say that the difference in quality is HUGE when it comes to ordering through a local printer and a professional lab so we encourage clients to let us help with prints.
Do you offer albums?
While we are big fans of the beauty of the tangible, we do not offer albums at this time. However, we highly recommend Artifact Uprising for your album needs. Their layflat and hardcover albums offer amazing quality and design from cover to cover!
Do we really need an engagement session?
We believe that an engagement session is such a special and important time for couples to get comfortable not only in front of the camera, but also with us as your photographers. Most couples have never been photographed professionally so an engagement session offers the perfect opportunity for you to practice being in front of the camera before the big day arrives. It also allows us to tune into how you are as a couple - your individual personalities, your interactions with each other, your little quirks. Engagement pictures are also great to use for your Save the Dates, as well as wedding decor. Because engagement sessions are complimentary to every wedding collection, turning down this opportunity will not decrease your total cost.
How many photographers will we have on our big day?
We work together as a husband & wife team at every wedding. We feel that it's important to have two photographers present on your wedding day to help capture all of the fleeting moments and details of the day.
What is a First Look?
A first look is an opportunity for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony in private, allowing only the photographers to be present during this special, candid moment. We have to say that this is one of our favorite moments of the day! It is so raw, so authentic. You are able to be 100% present and genuine without having 100+ people stare at you. It also allows you to take most, if not all, of your pictures before the ceremony so you can actually enjoy the cocktail hour with your guests. You want to get to YOUR party, right??
We have some questions about the timeline of the day. Can you help with that?
Definitely! As photographers, we are typically one of only vendors that is there with you throughout your entire wedding day from start to finish. We also know good light! We really strive to work with couples to help create an ideal timeline that not only flows seamlessly from moment to moment, but also takes advantage of the best lighting situation for your pictures. Our goal is to make you feel as relaxed and stress-free as possible so you can focus on living in the moment.
We really love your work and feel like we would be a good fit. How do we book you?
We'd LOVE to connect and meet up with you to talk more about your big day and ensure that we are the perfect fit. Once we are in agreement, we just need a signed contract and a $500 non-refundable retainer and we're all set!
We are Samantha & Bryan, a husband & wife photography team specializing in fine art wedding photography in Madison, Wisconsin and beyond. We emphasize the word "team" because that's truly what we are. Just like our marriage, we work together on your wedding day to provide a customized and unique experience built just for you. Our ultimate goal is to tell your story by capturing all of the details and fleeting moments through honest and authentic images. Our work is not only inspired by the beauty and authenticity of love, but also by all the little things that sometimes go unnoticed...the colors, the lighting, the sense of place. We take a fine art approach to blend all of these details into a cohesive collection of artistic images that truly reflect you and your day.