pricing + FAQs

wedding photography

silver package // 6 hours // $1550

  • up to 6 hours of wedding day coverage

  • engagement session

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing


platinum package // 8 hours // $1950

  • up to 8 hours of wedding day coverage

  • engagement session

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

diamond package // 10 hours // $2350

  • up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage

  • engagement session

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

// $500 deposit + signed contract = your wedding date reserved!

senior or couple session // 1 hour // $250

  • up to 3 locations, up to 4 outfits

  • grand island area // outdoors // evenings

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

  • $50 deposit to hold your session date


rural & farm lifestyle documentary

  • please inquire

questions + answers

Why should we hire YOU when there are so many options for photographers?

When you hire me, you're getting more than just a 'person with a camera'! You're getting a guided, incredible wedding day photography experience, with a first-class, trained professional with 19 years of wedding experience. I can joke around with your wedding party and family, all while laughing and crying along with you, helping you relax and have fun, curating each photo with care, and guiding you through your day - in the most stress-free way possible!

No idea where to start? I will help you plan your wedding day timeline! Also...I am nice, cool and fun :)

What is the memory of your wedding day worth to you? If this sounds fantastic and you like my work, then I'm your gal - and please read my reviews. Thank you for considering me!

Do you travel? Is there a travel fee?

There is no mileage charge on your wedding day! I am based in the Grand Island, Nebraska area.

How do I know which package to pick or how much time I need for a photographer?

Will you help with the timeline for the day?

Not to worry - you DO NOT have to choose a package in order to book me - just have a couple in mind that work with your budget! Helping you plan out your day is a part of my services! Every wedding day is different, and I am respectful of both your needs and your budget. Wedding Day Timelines can vary based on the size of your wedding party and family, the general flow of the day's events, activities between and during the wedding and reception, whether you prefer to have a photographer present earlier in the day for the preparation stages (hair, makeup, etc.), and how long into the reception you want a photographer there as well. Check out my blog post on how to determine how much time you need for wedding day photography as well as some sample wedding day photography schedules!

Where and when do we take our engagement pictures? How soon can you have them done?

Your golden hour engagement session is at a location of your choice (or I can offer up ideas and suggestions!) and is included in all packages! Here is more information about taking your engagement pictures with Stephanie!

When is really up to you - depending on how soon you need your engagement photos and what you plan to do with them, or if you have a particular season or time of year that you would prefer to have as a part of your photos. Sessions are generally available on weekend/weeknight evenings, during the 'golden hour' before sunset is my favorite time. Sessions last around 30-45 minutes. I'll likely have your photos ready for you within a few weeks!

What if we don't need or want engagement pictures?

I would encourage you to reconsider - Engagement Sessions are included with all packages; how and whether you use them is up to you! Not only is this your chance to have professional photos of the two of you in non-wedding day attire, it's a great opportunity to become comfortable with your wedding day photographer (that's me!) before the big day. It's really helpful for all of us to get to know each other a little bit (and maybe have some inside jokes!) before your wedding day!

Should we do our pictures before or after the wedding? 

It is your wedding day, so of course this is really up to you, but I strongly recommend that the bride and groom see each other before the wedding and take all group and formal photos before the ceremony. Through experience, I have found that waiting to take photos until after the wedding creates a hectic atmosphere and results in fewer photos, rushed wedding party members, hurried family members, and anxious guests (who are kept waiting for an extra long period of time). Your makeup has been on for hours, you may have cried during the ceremony, the wedding party is, well, ready to party, and family members just want to get to the reception and mingle. This takes away from the amount of time and atmosphere we need to give you the creative photos that you're hiring me to take. If you are concerned about the bride and groom having to see each other before the wedding, we can create a "First Look" moment for the two of you, a special moment before the start of photos where you will see each other for the first time on your wedding day. We can take photos of this moment, or not, whatever you prefer. Getting photos done ahead of time and having a special moment for the two of you beforehand, in our experience, makes the day go more smoothly and allow everyone to be more relaxed and just enjoy!
If this is something that is an absolute must for you, then we can work it out - just understand the info above and talk with your family and wedding party and get their feedback too!

Do we get all our pictures? Can we print our own pictures, do we get a copyright release?

YES! All packages include all your wedding day photos and engagement photos, fully edited, with a digital download from our proofing site HERE, plus a photographer's copyright release.​ 

When I am done editing your images, I will email you a link to all of your edited photos. This makes it easy to share your pictures with your family. Your images will be available online for 3 months. I recommend downloading them immediately and putting them on a flash drive or hard drive as backup. I keep your images on file for one year.

Can we order prints through you?  Can you make us a book or album?

Absolutely! I use a pro lab that is really quick with your order, for prints on professional, archival Kodak Endura paper in a matte finish. I can also make awesome hardback books, canvases, metal and wood prints, and more! 

Do you edit and retouch our photos?

I hand-edit every single photo I shoot for the best possible image! Minimal facial retouching, if necessary, is included in the editing of your main images, such as touch-up of blemishes, stray hairs, etc. Any other additional retouching is available only by request and at an additional per-image fee.


What styles of photography do you do?

I consider my style to be a good mix of traditional and modern, with fun, creativity, and romance blended into the mix! On your wedding day, I generally shoot in both posed and photojournalistic styles, but, I am happy to do more of one or the other if that is your preference.  


I like the candid/photojournalistic style, but will you also do our posed group formals?

Absolutely! With most weddings, posed/group formals are likely an important part of capturing your day. I'm happy to include both formal and candid/photojournalistic styles in your photos. If your wedding is in a church, we can also take photos at a local park, lake, or other location(s), if you like. 

Is there a limit on the amount of pictures you take? How many will you take? How long will you stay?

There is no limit on the amount of photographs taken during your selected coverage. I will take as many photographs as necessary to tell the story of your day. About 75 to 150 final images per hour of photography coverage is a good estimate; on average, the Diamond Package results in 900-1200 photos.

Coverage is available in packages with varying hours, depending on your needs and wishes for photography coverage of your day.  If you're not sure how much coverage you need, I'll help you figure it out - factors such as wedding party size, family size, number of locations, and your wishes for events to be covered all play into how much time you need.

Do you bring an assistant or a second photographer?

I photograph all my weddings solo and always have - and feel completely confident and comfortable doing so! I've tried using second shooters/assistants in the past and haven't really found much for them to do. My clients are always pleasantly surprised by the amount of photos I capture for them as a solo photographer. (PS. This also saves you money since I don't have to pay an additional staff member.)


How long before we get our pictures back? 

Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for weddings - I'll do my best to make it less, but it just depends on how busy things are.

Will we need to give you a photo checklist for our wedding? Can we give you ideas?

I have a good idea of what should generally be photographed - and want to capture your wedding day as it unfolds - but also loooooove your suggestions!

Will you give us suggestions on what to wear for our engagement photo session?

I sure can! Here is more information about your engagement session, including ideas for what to wear for your engagement pictures!

Why haven't I heard of you before or seen you at a bridal show?

I've been in business since 2004, but I like to keep my business small and personal, so that I can give individual attention to just a handful of couples each year.  As of 2022, I have photographed over 180 weddings, and I receive many wonderful referrals from my past brides & grooms. This brings me enough business to keep me busy - the added expense of doing bridal shows and other marketing would only mean higher prices. 

I want to book you! 

AWESOME! Let's check to make sure I'm available, and get it done! A $500 down payment and a signed contract holds your wedding date. The down payment is then applied toward your total. When the down payment has been paid and everyone has signed the contract, your wedding date is reserved! 

After the down payment, then what do I owe you?

The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding, and payments are welcome along the way!

Do we need to have a meeting? Or can we just take care of this ASAP!?

If you prefer to meet me first, great! We can talk through your day, and I'll answer all your questions. There is no obligation to book. If it's a YES! we'll go over a contract and get it done.

If you don't feel the need to meet up, give me a call or we can chat on Zoom, FaceTime, messenger, text or email. I can send you a contract to fill out via email, then you can send it back with your deposit.


What kind of payments do you take?

Venmo, checks, and cash are all accepted!

Do I have to pay tax, too?

5.5% sales tax (Nebraska tax law) applies, but I made it easy for ya - tax is already included in all pricing!


Questions? Here is a little more information on booking me for your wedding photography!

Please feel free to contact me at or call me at 308-379-2425