Wedding collections start at $3100
On your wedding day, and every day leading up to it, you deserve to be surrounded by people who love you and those who are excited to beautifully and uniquely tell YOUR story.
On this one day, your childhood best friend and your sassy grandma will dance together. Your college roommate will get choked up as you recite your vows, and your cousin will be the one to hand them a tissue. Your young niece and nephew might conspire to taste test the cake before you do. Each of these moments matter.
I want to capture your day, not in a cookie cutter way, but in the kind of way that when you look back at your images 20, 50, 80 years down the line… you will be transported to those very moments.
(yup! Every single couple walks away with a wedding album. We’ll dive more into this later but it is really important to me that you print your photos)
Fill out this super sweet contact form to make sure I am available on your date!
Schedule a time to chat on the phone or meet in person! Your coffee’s on me and we become best friends (i.e. talk about all the things; you and your love, your family, you dreams, the things that matter most to you and of course your vision for the big day.) During this meeting I help you come up with a timeline for your day. Most of my find this extremely helpful when it comes to planning the rest of the day - not just the photography!
We both sign the dotted line (jk, its all digital but you know what I mean!) and we make it official.
Engagement session! Now, not all couples want/need an engagement session. But if you have opted for an engagement session that happens here!
Communication! Leading up to your day, you will receive email check ins and questionnaires to make sure we are still on the same page. You also have access to me throughout the process anytime you have questions or just want an opinion!
The big day! One of my super powers is being able to easily read people and the energy of a room - so when I arrive on your wedding day, I am ready to fit right in. I don’t bring my own agenda. This day is about you, your friends, and your family and I am here to capture each moment as it unfolds. Yes, I will absolutely help you stick to your timeline. I also happen to be a professional dress fluffer, tie straightener, shoe fixer, drink bringer, joke teller, hand holder, booty shaker, the list goes on. But I also know that each couple is different, each day is different, and I am there for you.
Sneak peeks! Within 24 hours you will receive a handful of sneak peeks
Most galleries are ready within 6-8 weeks after the wedding day (unless you have opted for the rush service which we can talk about later!)
Get together one more time to hang out and make final decisions on your wedding album before we send it to print!
Throughout a wedding day, I find myself alternating between documentary style coverage and prompted portraits. Though more of the day is spent documenting time as it unfolds. When it comes to portraits, I will give you direction so that you look awesome but feel comfortable and connected with each other. We play games, we laugh a LOT, and we keep moving so we can cover a lot of ground in a little time and you can spend your wedding day enjoying all that you have worked so hard to plan.
Most of my packages do include a second photographer but ultimately, it depends on your day, on your budget, on your timeline.. This is something we will talk through during our initial meeting and I am happy to answer any and all questions!
Yes please! I LOVE engagement sessions.
Most of my couples reserve their date 12-18 months in advance.
Because each wedding is so very different, I do not guarantee a specific number of photos delivered. On average, you are probably looking at somewhere around 50-100 images per hour of coverage. Each image is hand edited and ready to print.
Most definitely and I am happy to provide documentation to your venue as requested.
Oh baby! My favorite! But first a little back story: Kevin and I got married in 2011 before we ever picked up a camera. We were paying for our own wedding and, as many couples try to do, we were trying to keep costs down. So when our photographer offered us an album, we turned it down, opting only for the digital images.
Well… fast forward about two years and I am sad to say that I managed to loose all but a select few of our wedding photos. Since becoming a wedding photographer, I made it my goal not to let that happen to any of my couples.
Now every SFP couple walks away with an album. There is just something about holding those images in your hand that is so different and so much better than scrolling through them on your phone.
… Also… back up your photos. (Thank you for coming to my TED talk.)
"Mel has that wonderful ability to see and capture those moments. She has something else that is far beyond what many others do: the ability to make you feel at ease."
Carolyn + Jeremy
“Mel (and Kevin) were absolutely part of why we had a perfect day. We can't rave about Shifted Focus enough!”
Laura + Colby
"I hope that every couple is lucky enough to have this kind of experience on their wedding day and that is why I wholeheartedly recommend Shifted Focus Photography to all my friends and family, and to you!"
Jess + Porter
"Mel and her second shooter captured every moment perfectly and made sure that we got the shots we wanted. Each photo looks like ‘us’."
Katie + Kelsey
"Holy moly I love this lady and her talent is like no other! Forever thankful our path led us to Shifted Focus Photography."
Megan + Dakota