James Michael Photography | Wedding Pricing

Wedding Photography

Whether your day is a formal affair or a special fun filled party, we can photograph your wedding with the creative flair to capture your romantic day with a collection of timeless photographs that you and your family will cherish for a life time.  But it is more than just taking nice pictures.  It is also about telling the story of your once in a life time day from many different angles and many

Pricing Information

à la carte wedding photography pricing lets you choose exactly what you need for your wedding day. Availability for specific dates is on a first-come, first-served basis with a 25% retainer due at signing and 8% state sales tax.

All packages include:

  • Engagement photo session
  • 6 hours wedding coverage
  • Wedding album with approx. 100 pictures
  • Slide show of your wedding album pictures
  • JPG files provided on USB drive

Engagement Photo Session

Your engagement photo session will include approx. 2 hours of photography in a location that is special to the bride and groom.  It could be where he proposed or at the Happy Place on Earth.  Your pictures will be available for viewing in a private online gallery.   You will also receive a copy of your pictures on a USB drive.  There is a small additional charge for shooting in the Disney parks due to the extra time getting in and out of the parks.

Wedding Coverage

We include up to 6 hours of coverage for your special day.  The coverage includes everything from the bride and groom getting ready to the garter toss and the end of the evening.   We design a detailed shot list after consulting with the bride and groom to make sure we get pictures of the family and friends that are most important to you.

Wedding Album & Slide Show

After your special day is over, we review and filter your pictures down to the best for the first pass at correcting, resizing and touching up.  Those are uploaded to your private online photo gallery for you to review and share with family and friends.   From those pictures you pick your favorite 100 pictures to get a final retouching.   Your wedding album is carefully laid out for your approval before it is sent to the publisher.   The same layout is used to create a digital slide you can watch on your computer or TV.

Album includes:

  • 12” x 12” album
  • Image wrapped cover
  • Premium Matte or Luster paper 
  • Retouching for every album photograph

 

JPG Picture

All of the pictures from your private online gallery will be include on your USB drive.  Your 100 favorite pictures will be in a hi-res JPG format with the remaining pictures in a med-res JPG format.

Additional photographer

A second photographer can add additional coverage to all or part of your special day. Since I can't be in two places at once on your wedding day, an additional photographer is a great addition to your coverage plan.  You choose how much additional coverage you want starting at a 2 hour minimum up to a full day of coverage

Includes:

  • concurrent coverage by an experienced second photographer
  • improved attention to wedding decor and details
  • simultaneous coverage of different locations

When we photograph your wedding, our main focus is on your special day and the people attending your event—specifically you and your fiancé, the wedding party, and your family and friends. When I work alone, although I'll photograph many of the scene-setting details, an additional photographer will always have more time to concentrate on those particulars and spend dedicated time capturing the most important.

Extra Coverage

Extra coverage is typically available at the conclusion of scheduled coverage and can be requested verbally. For your convenience, this extra coverage may be added to your coverage in ½ hour increments. When additional photographers are present, and extra coverage is requested, the additional photographers must also be extended and thus their extended hourly rate also applies.

Rehearsal Coverage

Photographic coverage of rehearsal receptions and dinners is also available. This coverage typically includes casually organized photographs of family groupings, spontaneous photographs of posed guests, candid photos of attendees, and photographs of guests or family members presenting toasts. Rehearsal dinner coverage requires a 2-hour minimum booking and may not be available depending on the amount of coverage required on the following day.

Proposal Coverage

Capturing that moment he or she proposes can one of the greatest experiences of both of your lives.  Having high quality pictures of the event are invaluable and will last a life time.  We arrive at the prearranged location and blend in with the surroundings until the question is popped.   We will capture the event as it happens and their reaction.  The proposal coverage is a 2 hour minimum booking.  Additional time can be added.  Hi-res pictures and a slide show of the event will be provided on a USB drive.   The pictures can also be used to create an album at an extra charge

 

Base Charge

Additional 1 Hour

Additional 2 Hours

Additional 3 Hours

Additional 4 Hours

Wedding  Package

$1500.00

$200.00

$350.00

$500.00

$625.00

Engagement Photo Session

$0.00

$150.00

$275.00

$400.00

$525.00

2nd Photographer

$400.00

$550.00

$675.00

$800.00

$925.00

Rehearsal Coverage

$400.00

$550.00

$675.00

$800.00

$925.00

Proposal Coverage

$400.00

$550.00

$675.00

$800.00

$925.00

Lighting Assistant- $300.00 per day

A lighting assistant is recommended if your venue features challenging lighting that are not easily overcome with standard on-camera lighting. The lighting assistant performs duties that would otherwise take the primary photographer or additional photographers away from their normal photography tasks. The lighting assistant is responsible for transporting, guarding, managing, and setting up various pieces of lighting equipment. Although a lighting assistant is rarely needed, in some cases lighting equipment is essential to maximize photographic image quality. If I think that your event or venue has special lighting considerations, I'll be sure to let you know during our initial meeting.

Wait Time - $50.00 per hour

A wait time fee applies when a break in coverage is scheduled for more than 1 hour. This situation is most common when a wedding begins in the early morning and a break of several hours is scheduled where photographic coverage is not required. Breaks in coverage shorter than 1 hour, breaks required by travel between venues, and breaks for meals are considered part of standard concurrent coverage and are not applicable to wait time.

Travel - $50.00 per hour

Travel fees may apply when driving to venues located more than 50 miles from Ontario, California (91761). Travel fee calculations are based on the estimated amount of time needed to drive to and from the venue. For destination weddings a separated estimate will be created based on travel costs, logging and time required to be on site. 

Discount

Having your wedding on any other day than Saturday is a great way to save money.   For our customers that choose to have their wedding on any other day will receive a 15% discount for all extras above the base charge.

Fine Art Prints

When you'd like to have a photograph to hang above your mantle or pass down to future generations. We offer fine art photographs that range from wallet size to poster size.  We can print your fine art pictures on everything from glass, to gallery wrap to high quality photo paper.  We also offer your wedding photographs on many special gifts including metal Christmas ornaments, cell phone covers and thank you cards.  Please see our print pages to see all of the items we offer and their prices.

Parent Album

Parents and family members love having something to remember your special day with.  Our parent’s albums are specially designed for the person or family member they are meant for.  Just like the primary album, the parent album features high-quality printing and binding.

Album

20 Pages

25 Pages

30 Pages

35 Pages

40 Pages

7x7

$175.00

$200.00

$225.00

$250.00

$275.00

8x10

$200.00

$225.00

$250.00

$275.00

$300.00

10x8

$200.00

$225.00

$250.00

$275.00

$300.00

13x11

$250.00

$280.00

$310.00

$340.00

$370.00

12x12

$250.00

$280.00

$310.00

$340.00

$370.00