Wedding & Couple
pricing guide 2019

 
 

Hello!

I am so happy that you are here in this little space. You are in an absolutely thrilling time of your life, and I would love to share in that excitement with you. So, let’s dive deep and be real with each other. Have some coffee or tea (or wine, beer, or whisky) and take time to look through this guide together. I want to start with an intro to myself and my business so that we can know each other a little better. I hope it inspires you to write me back and tell me all about yourselves individually, as a couple, your love story, and excitedly tell me all of your wedding plans so far.

My name is Gabrielle, and I live in Harrisonburg, Virginia - on the edge of the Shenandoah River and Skyline Drive. While White Sails is my business, it’s also my passion. I am a romantic to my core. I find love, adventure, and romance in everything. In the fog, the wind, the rain, the sun glowing on dewy grass, running through fields, climbing trees. I strive to find beauty in the every day, and when it comes to a couple in love, it’s not hard to find. I love in-between moments in black and white, prints that look like film, kisses that are a little out of focus, and hands holding each other tight.

I married the love of my life, Johnny, and he has helped me tremendously me on this journey with White Sails.

We love cooking together, traveling, tea, and not the same music. We will race across the yard.

Gabrielle always wins. We are always up for hiking in the rain, or waking up at sunrise. We love watching murder mysteries, and trying to guess whodunnit the whole entire time.

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Our wedding reception was outside, in November, and we drank and danced to stay warm. We love each other to the moon and back. We are working on making every country our home away from home. We love the water - in lake, river, or ocean form.

My style is distinct, and I truly believe that photography is an incredibly important part of any wedding day. Because of this, I want to work with couples who feel connected to my work, and who I can call friends by the end of the day. We’ll be working together, not only on your wedding day, but leading up to and after the day has ended. So, earlier, when I said to send me an email all about yourselves, your love, and your day, I truly meant it.

I want to capture who you are, to your core, as a couple, and create incredible art that will truly capture the best days of your lives.

My style is about connection. Connection between husband and wife, between parents and children, between those in front of the camera and the one behind. I get in close and try our absolute best to capture the way things felt in the short time we are together. It is a mixture of journalistic, lifestyle approach as well as surreal fine-art. I ask you to interact with each other and let things be the way they are - a little wild, emotional, full of little moments, and incredibly beautiful.


If you’d like to tell me more about yourselves and what you envision for your wedding day, please send me all the details! I’m a sucker for every love story.

I wish you the best of luck on this exciting journey ahead!
Gabrielle

gabrielle@whitesailscreative.com

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TRADITIONAL WEDDING | $2850

+ six hours of coverage

+ complimentary engagement session

+ online gallery & shop
(albums, prints, frames) to share with friends & family

+ digital download for all edited images at high-resolution

+complete personal printing rights


additional hours available for $250 per hour
second photographer is an additional $50 per hour.

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ELOPEMENT | $1800

for elopements with just the two of you

+ 4 hours of coverage with one photographer - additional hours available

+ online gallery & shop (albums, prints, frames) to share with friends & family

+ digital download for all edited images at high-resolution

+ complete personal printing rights

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COUPLE SESSION | $450

ENGAGEMENT SESSION COMPLIMENTARY WHEN BOOKED WITH WEDDING COVERAGE

at sunrise or sunset

+ online gallery & shop (albums, prints, frames) to share with friends & family

+ digital download for all edited images at high-resolution

+ complete personal printing rights

+ typically lasts 1 - 2 hours

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The Importance of ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS :

To some, engagement sessions can seem an extra cost and unimportant, especially if you’ll be getting wedding photos in a short time anyway - but an engagement session is a perfect time for just the two of you to be yourselves and have pictures that aren’t selfies, timers, or with one of you missing because someone has to take the picture. It is also a perfect time to get to know your photographer and what being in front of the camera will be like on your wedding day.

I want to create an experience for you both. I can promise you this isn’t a scary time in front of the camera. Think of it as a documentary of who you both are, as individuals and as a couple. I want to get to know you both, and I want to capture your real selves as you create beautiful memories together. So, every engagement session is different because it entirely revolves around who you are.

Are you homebodies? Are you adventuring in the mountains, or on the river? Are you coffee-shop connoisseurs? Are you about gardening, or creating, or building? Do you love bicycling or exploring small towns? What is it the two of you love together? What is your favorite place in the whole entire world?

Take the time to honestly think about this together - then we can get started on planning the perfect session.

Because they are so important, engagement sessions are complimentary when you book a wedding!

What is included in your complimentary engagement session?

> in-depth planning of your photo shoot.
> no time-restraint.
> beautifully edited photos in color and black&white.
> an online gallery & shop.
> digital downloads with printing & posting rights.



THE BOOKING PROCESS :

Ahhh! The excitement begins!

So, what’s next?

You let me know what it is you want to book and we’ll freak out together,
then I’ll send you an online contract and invoice for your non-refundable retainer.

Below is information on how much a retainer is and what’s up with payment plans (:

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weddings & elopements

If you are booking a wedding or an elopement, your retainer is $800 - this holds your spot and is due within a week of receiving the invoice that I send via email (this is through my booking system - Honeybook)

After that, I set up monthly payments - the final payment is due one month before your wedding day.

Auto-pay is available for this, which you set up through the invoice!

Once all of that is set up and figured out, we email each other with excitement and planning and questions and every good thing. we can absolutely meet up in person over chai tea, dinner, or something stronger. If we’re planning from a distance, we can also video chat!

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couple sessions

If you are booking a couple session, your retainer is half the session fee, so $225 - this holds your spot and is due within a week of receiving the invoice that I send via email (this is through my booking system - Honeybook).

After that, you can decide how you’d like the final $225 to be broken up or if you’d like to pay it all at once - the final payment is due the day before your shoot.

Auto-pay is available for this, which you set up through the invoice!

Once all of that is set up and figured out, we email each other with excitement and planning and questions and every good thing. We can absolutely meet up in person over chai tea, dinner, or something stronger. If we’re planning from a distance, we can also video chat!

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