Thanks for considering me to be your wedding photographer. I really love to photograph weddings solo as I can focus all of my energy on telling the story of the day, without the distraction of managing another photographer.
My aim at every wedding is to capture the energy of the day, the personalities of the couple and their nearest and dearest, and of course provide beautiful documentation of the decor and events. I will never capture every single person or thing (nor would a team of 3 photographers!) but you can be sure to have all the main events – and many unique and unexpected moments – beautifully documented.
All this, with absolute minimal intrusion on your day – I work with silent cameras, and use flash only when absolutely necessary, typically not until the post-dinner dance party.
My pricing is super simple – an hourly rate. There is a minimum booking amount (see below) dictated by time of year and wedding location.
Most couples choose to add an album, and rehearsal dinner coverage is a great addition if you have the budget. Please don’t feel you need to have an engagement session as practice – the emotional rollercoaster of the wedding day will give us everything we need to ensure beautiful, natural portraits of the two of you – however if you’d love some photos in your regular clothing for your wedding website (or just for fun) then I’d love to work with you on this.
Pricing & Minimums
From May through October, there is a minimum booking amount of $7500 for Boston weddings or $8500 for South Shore, Cape & Island weddings. Weddings further afield typically have a minimum booking amount of $9000. The booking amount is made up of hours (e.g. 7.5 hours of coverage) or hours and product (e.g. 6 hours of coverage + a Modern album) or hours and an engagement session (e.g. 7 hours of coverage + a mini engagement session). Second photographer hours also qualify towards the total.
From November through April, there is a minimum booking amount of $6000 for full size Boston area weddings, which again can be made up of a mixture of hours, product, and other sessions. Micro weddings, elopements, and so on have smaller minimums, which apply on weekdays May through October, and throughout the week and weekend from November through April. Please ask me about current options for micro weddings.
Kate’s hourly rate ~ 1000 / hour
How many hours do we need? Most weddings can be beautifully documented in 6-9 hours depending on if you have a first look or not, and whether your getting ready, ceremony, and reception venues are close by or not.
I typically need about 45 minutes for group photos (up to 15-20 or so groupings of family, wedding party, friends) and an additional 30 minutes or so with just the two of you. Ideally at least part of this time will be right at sunset when the light is soft and lovely, and you’ve had a chance to relax into the day. Even 5-10 minutes of sunset portrait time is fantastic!
For the getting ready, I recommend having me there to document you dressing (30 minutes for each party, and traditionally the bride gets coverage for this if not both parties). If you’d like me to photograph the final part of makeup and maybe a “robes/PJs” photo, add in an additional 30 minutes. I will also need an additional 30 minutes if you’d like some beautifully setup detail photos of your invitation suite, rings, shoes, flowers and dress.
For calculating the time needed for the rest of the day, if you have a rough timeline from the caterer or planner you can send over, I will create an estimate. I recommend having me there through the main dinner/post-dinner events (toasts, special dances, cake cutting, etc.) and then maybe 30 minutes of dance party time. Some couples choose to have me stay longer into the dance party – it’s up to you. But I rarely get anything new after the first 30-60 minutes!
Can we add extra hours later? Yes, absolutely! I actually recommend booking me for the minimal hours needed, and then adding additional if needed once you finalize your timeline. You can add extra hours up to the day of the wedding.
Second Photographer hourly rate ~ 500 / hour (4 hour minimum)
Do we need a second photographer? If you are not seeing each other before the wedding AND have chosen not to extend cocktail hour AND would like some coverage of both the reception tables/decor (highly recommended!) and cocktail hour (also recommended) then it would make sense to have two of us there. A second photographer will also mean more guest photos – but I capture plenty of guests even if I’m photographing solo.
How many second photographer hours should we book? If you choose to add a second photographer, the minimum is four hours, and this is usually enough to cover the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner events (toasts, dances, cake cutting). You may choose to add an extra hour for coverage of one of the parties getting ready if you are getting ready in different places.
Can we decide later? Yes, of course! But to ensure a great second photographer, please let me know at least 3 months prior to the wedding.
A La Carte
10×10 Modern Album ~ 1,500
- includes 80 images
- additional images ~ 15/image
- thin pages, range of vegan covers
10×10 Signature Flush Mount Album with 80 Images ~ 2,000
- includes 80 images
- additional images ~ 20/image
- thick pages, range of premium covers
Luxury 12×15 Queensberry Duo Album ~ 3,800
- includes 60 images
- additional images ~ 40/image
- thick premium pages featuring both flush mount and matted images
- range of luxury covers
- see examples here
Engagement Session ~ 1200
North Shore (Beverly, Manchester, Salem, Crane Estate, etc.) engagement session on a weekday afternoon or early evening. Some weekend sessions are available during the late fall through early spring. Includes the high resolution images from the engagement session, and multiple outfits and locations. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes including any travel time between locations. Location choices include beaches, woodland, historic estates, downtown, etc.
Upgrade to Boston area session for additional ~ 350
Please contact me for a quote for travel sessions; I love to travel and have photographed engagement sessions in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, and the BVIs!
Engagement Mini Session ~ 550
Thirty minute mini session in Beverly, MA at Kate’s favorite locations (choose from beach and rose garden, or oceanside and leafy historic street backdrops). Includes one outfit and multiple backgrounds. Available (non-holiday) weekdays only, either early morning or around sunset. This is a great option if you want some beautiful photos for your wedding website or announcement and don’t need a lengthy session.
Travel upgrades are not available for this session type.
Rehearsal Dinner Coverage ~ 2000
- 90 minutes of coverage (usually cocktail hour and toasts)
- travel fees may apply if more than 30 minutes from the wedding venue
Weddings outside of the greater Boston and North Shore areas are subject to the following travel costs:
- mileage at state rates for Kate (and second photographer if added), plus ferry and parking fees as needed
- overnight accommodation as needed (usually two nights for Cape and island, VT, CT, and most RI, ME & NH area weddings; usually three nights for destinations outside of New England)
- return airfare for one or two, plus car rental or taxi costs, for weddings outside of New England
- meals for destination weddings outside of New England, and for all New England island weddings (Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, etc.)
Kate, This! This is just unbelievable!! We can’t thank you enough. You captured it exactly! Honestly if I could stop crying with joy … I might be a bit more eloquent … You are so talented, not just your incredible eye- it’s your heart, you get it and it just makes each photograph ooze with love and feeling. Every single photo makes me cry and feels like a treasure – what a gift! Thank you!!
~ Annie & Jaidip