Pricing + Q&A

2021 wedding day packages

 

crystal // $750

  • 4-5 hours of wedding day coverage

  • complimentary Engagement Mini-Session (30 minutes)

  • personalized wedding day timeline

  • non-commercial print release

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

silver // $1250

  • 6-7 hours of wedding day coverage

  • complimentary Engagement Session (up to 90 minutes)

  • personalized wedding day timeline

  • non-commercial print release

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

 

platinum // $1750

  • 8-9 hours of wedding day coverage

  • complimentary Engagement Session (up to 90 minutes)

  • personalized wedding day timeline

  • non-commercial print release

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

diamond // $2250

  • 10-11 hours of wedding day coverage

  • complimentary Engagement Session (up to 90 minutes)

  • personalized wedding day timeline

  • non-commercial print release

  • online gallery for viewing, downloading & sharing

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

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Our beautiful and private lakeside property near Cairo, Nebraska is also a gorgeous and rustic setting for proposals and small weddings. Please inquire for details.

Q & A

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 16 years of wedding experience. Someone who who can also crack jokes with your wedding party and family, all while laughing and crying along with you, helping you relax and have fun, and crafting your schedule with finesse, curating each posed and unposed photo with care, and guiding you through your day.

What is the memory of your wedding day worth to you? If you're looking an experience and photos to remember and nothing short of, then I'm your gal, just read my reviews. Thank you for considering me!

Do you travel? Is there a travel fee?

There is no charge for mileage on your wedding day. I am based in the tri-cities/central Nebraska area. I also offer special rates for destination weddings and elopements, so let me know your plans, and we can discuss!

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, 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.

 

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.

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

Come on over! Your engagement session is complimentary at our private 20-acre lakeside outdoor studio location, and is included in all packages! Come enjoy a fun evening outdoors near Cairo, Nebr., with a variety of scenic, rustic and natural backgrounds.

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. Regular Sessions last around 60-90 minutes (Mini is 30 minutes). I'll likely have your photos ready for you within a couple weeks.

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

I would encourage you to reconsider! 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 a priority to me to get to know you a bit, and vice versa - this is often reflected in your photos, and I know we both want them to be the absolute best!

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!

 

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 - I'm a perfectionist! 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 outdoor location, 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 alone 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! I'll provide that info at booking.

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 2020, I have photographed over 170 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 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!?

A few options here! If you prefer to meet me in person first, let's get together for a consultation!  We can meet at my place - I office out of my home on our farm near Cairo, Nebr. We can get to know each other a little better, I'll answer all your questions, and you'll get to take another look at my work. There is no obligation to book. If it's a YES! we'll go over a contract and get it done.  

If you prefer to meet virtually, we can talk on the phone, Zoom, Facetime, or chat via Facebook messenger, text, or email. I can send you a contract to fill out via email or snail mail, 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!

 

Have additional questions? Hit me up! 

Please feel free to contact me at stephanie@stephanielynnweddings.com or call me at 308-379-2425

Stephanie Lynn Wedding Photography offers beautiful wedding photography and engagement photography services in the central Nebraska area for Grand Island weddings, Kearney weddings, Hastings weddings, central Nebraska weddings and tri-cities weddings.

stephanie@stephanielynnweddings.com // 308.379.2425 // Based in Central Nebraska

@2020 Stephanie Lynn Wedding Photography

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