A wedding is a magical event. It's the day so many girls envision and plan long before the groom enters the scene. Every wedding is different, but our goal is the same: to tell the story of the day with amazing images, deliver exceptional service, and offer high quality products.
Memories are fleeting but photographs are everlasting.
Our memory may fade as we age, but a photograph can help us to recall the original moment. We, at Bellawood, appreciate the benefit of a photograph. Our clients usually appreciate photography as well. It often ranks high on their list of wedding services.
Our photographs tell the story of your wedding with images of the environment, the details, and special moments. You've invested your time to to paint the day with your style. We focus on capturing the details you worked so hard to perfect. We wait for precious moments that occur between the two of you, and look for the emotions of your family members and friends.
Consultation: We begin our journey with a consultation to go over the packages, services, and options. This is the opportunity for us to get to know one another and when you can ask questions.
Style: We are a low stress, low-key, unobtrusive team. We take formal posed images of the bride & groom, bridal party, and family groups. A shot list is discussed with you to identify the images that are most important to you. We photograph in available light and use flash if we believe it will enhance the image.
Photographers: All of our packages include two photographers. I am the main photographer, and a second photographer assists and photographs the event from a different perspective.
Payment: A deposit of $200 is required to save your date and is applied toward the balance. The remaining balance can be paid in installments. Full payment is due 15 days before wedding day. We accept cash, credit card, and personal checks.
Travel Fee: A travel fee is not incurred unless the ceremony location and/or reception venue exceed a 45 mile distance from zip code 22406.
Turn Around: Image files are delivered approximately six weeks after wedding day. A wedding slideshow of our favorite images is produced and shared with you via a password-protected online gallery prior to image delivery. You are encouraged to share your slideshow to your family and friends!
Image Files: We typically deliver over 600 wedding images at 300 ppi, printable to an 8x12 sized print. Larger, portrait quality prints are available for purchase in a variety of sizes and finishes. Image files are included in all packages and delivered on a flash drive in a keepsake box.
Editing: Every image is reviewed for color correctness. Every printed image is fully edited.
Copyright: Bellawood Photography maintains the copyright of all images. However, you will receive a print release that authorizes you to make an unlimited number prints and to share images electronically.
Albums: We offer a high quality album on archival paper built to last. The basic album includes 20 pages which can accommodate up to 100 images. Additional pages and other upgrades, such as album cover material, are available at an additional cost.
Insurance: We carry full liability insurance and can provide certificates to the venue upon request.
Vendor Meal: We do not require a vendor meal, but are very grateful whenever they are offered. During meal time, when guests are eating, we take a short break to refuel ourselves.
When you are looking for a wedding photographer make sure you ask to see a sample of images from one of the weddings they have photographed. This is an example of what our clients receive just prior to full image collection. These are our picks of the best images that tell the story of their day.