She said yes – awesome! Now the real stuff begins. Ideally you have your engagement session with your wedding photographer, as this is the perfect chance to figure out how you work together and fully prepare you (and get you excited about) your wedding day; however, we often work with couples who are having destination engagement shoots, and getting married out of the area / country. We're happy to help either way.
We're used to working with couples who are a) not professional models, and b) may not feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. Our goal is to make it a fun, low-stress and easy process – discovering what poses do (and don't) work for you as a unique couple. We often bring lighting equipment during the shoot to ensure that magazine/editorial look that we're known for; but even if it's a windy day and we use natural light only, we're confident you'll really like what we can do for you :)
If you haven't already, feel free to review hundreds full engagement sessions we've shot recently at various locations from San Francisco to Big Sur. Don't worry, they're organized by location type so it's easy to get location inspiration for the type of spot you're into.
The following pricing is all-inclusive, covering travel, photographic coverage and creative direction by Chris Schmauch (owner of GoodEye), professional editing/retouching, online galleries for sharing and electronic delivery of specific #s of hi-res files for safekeeping:
Premium Engagement Session: $1,599
2-3 hours @ 2-3 locations (SF to Carmel)
Includes ALL (150+) fully retouched hi-res files from the session
Standard Engagement Session: $799
1-2 hours @ 1-2 locations (SF to Carmel)
Includes your favorite (25) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)
Basic Engagement Session: $449
45-60 minutes @ one location (Mountain View to Monterey)
Includes your favorite (15) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)
Mini Engagement Session: $349
30 minutes @ one location (within 15 miles of Santa Cruz)
Includes your favorite (5) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)
More Engagement Info:
>>>Due to high demand, session availability is limited to weekdays only (and I discourage friday evening as beaches / public spaces can be busy then). Check availability here.
>>>Yes, there are many cheaper photographers out there, but we feel (as do our clients) that the best experience and stunning results are worth every penny. Browse through 100+ 5-star Yelp reviews.
>>>Payment in full is required to reserve the date. We accept all major forms of payment (credit cards, Paypal, check or cash). Above pricing is final, no sales tax applied when delivering files online.
>>>Clients are free to make their own albums/guest books and prints with the files I provide, but some couples prefer I handle the design / creation / printing process to ensure the absolute highest quality. Inquire about pricing.
Feel free to call (831) 216-6210 to discuss scheduling or any other questions you may have.