My wedding coverage is set up so that we’re free to roll with it on the day – there are no hourly limits. I arrive while you’re getting ready, and stay through the main reception events. And if you’d like to spend a few hours making awesome portraits in multiple locations, I’m there!
After six seasons as a wedding photographer, I’ve realized that you can’t bundle up a full day of action and emotion into a neat little package of four, six, or eight hours. To me, each wedding is a collection of stories, moments, and events, sometimes colliding, always unpredictable. I want to be there to capture it all.
So, what’s included? Signature coverage includes photography of your wedding day, from getting ready through the dancing, and a kick-ass online proofing site where you can view and share your wedding photos, order prints, and select favorites for your album. I also include the high resolution edited files of all of the photos in your proofing gallery, usually around 600-700 images. I fiercely believe that an heirloom album is the absolute best way to showcase your wedding story, and albums start at $2000.
Also available to add are engagement sessions, parent books, and lots of fun print products.
Coverage by international award winning Boston wedding photographer Kate McElwee starts at $7500. Most couples working with Kate invest between $9,000 and $11,000 in their wedding photography. Please contact Kate for full pricing, or to custom build a collection that fits your needs.
For local destination weddings more than 75 miles outside of Boston, there is a mileage fee at current IRS rates, 55.5 cents per mile. For weddings in Newport and on Cape Cod, I require two nights’ accommodation, the night before and night of your wedding. This is so that I’m not battling busy weekend traffic on your wedding day; I’d rather wake up refreshed so that I can provide you with the best possible coverage!
For true destination weddings, please contact me for a quote. My quote will include direct economy class flights to your destination, and a minimum of two nights’ accommodation. For destinations more than a three hour flight from Boston, I usually require additional nights.
*Signature coverage begins with (at least) one hour of getting ready photos, and ends one hour after dinner ends. All prices subject to MA State sales tax at current rates.