Wedding Photography Packages

Wedding Photography Package #1

$950

50% to book

4 hours of coverage

Digital download of full-res images

Copyright release

50 retouched photos**

Additional edited photos***

2 edit styles of each photo

10-15 page custom wedding album

Wedding Photography Package #2

$1650

50% to book

6 hours of coverage

Digital download of full-res images

Copyright release

85 retouched photos**

Additional edited photos***

3 edit styles of each photo

15-20 page custom wedding album

16″ x 24″ canvas print

Wedding Photography Package #3

$2450

50% to book

8 hours of coverage

Digital download of full-res images

Copyright release

125 retouched photos**

Additional edited photos***

3 edit styles of each photo

(x3) 30 page custom wedding album

(x2) 16″ x 24″ canvas print

*If you book me for your wedding and choose wedding photography package #2 or #3, you can also get engagement photography package #1 for free ($330 value) or upgrade to engagement photography package #2 for the difference in price ($160).

** The very best photos from your wedding will be selected and fully retouched (removal of background distractions, clothing fixes, facial retouching, exposure blending, etc.) before being edited in multiple styles. For example, package #2 provides 85 retouched photos in 3 edit styles (85 x 3 = 255 total image files).

*** There are often many other great photos from a wedding that don’t make the final cut. I provide as many of these as I can (the total number of images varies based on wedding length, venue, etc.) in addition to the retouched photos. These “extra” photos are edited for contrast, exposure, color balance, and clarity but are not retouched. (See FAQs below for more information.)

How to book.

1)  Check availability by submitting your wedding date and details (click the button below)

2)  Choose a wedding photography package

3)  Pay 50% up front with full payment due 1 week before the wedding (see FAQ “Why do you ask for full payment before the wedding?” for more information)

4)  Sign a contract (see FAQ “Why do I need to sign a contract?” for more information)

Happy customers.

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“Thank you again for being our photographer. We are astounded by the number and quality of the pictures you gave us; you are a true artist, and we couldn’t be happier.”

 – Kim W.

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“Laren took our engagement, groomal, and wedding pictures. He was very creative with our photos and had an eye for detail. We absolutely love how our pictures turned out and have received many compliments about the pictures. We would recommend Pushpin Pictures to anyone.”

 – Tara A.

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“Laren took our bridals and wedding photos and he was incredible! He made the photo session fun, he took creative shots, and captured the memories of one of the most important days of our lives. He was so great to work with and we highly recommend him to anyone wanting amazing pictures!”

 – Lisa J.

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“We LOVE our pictures! There are some great pictures of our families, and we had a great time going through all of them.”

 – Tori W.

Professional retouching.

It’s your wedding day. You should remember it as absolutely perfect (even though it probably won’t be). That’s where Photoshop comes in. Rest assured that you and everything else will look as beautiful as you imagined.

Pushpin Pictures Utah wedding photography retouching example
Pushpin Pictures Utah wedding photography custom designed wedding album example

Custom wedding album.

Every couple gets a custom-designed wedding album with stiff layflat pages and vivid color printing. Definitely something you (and your parents) will want to keep on your coffee table.

Multiple photo styles.

Each retouched photo comes in 2 or 3 different edit styles (depending on which package you select), so you can choose whichever one suits you best. It’s like Instagram filters, but better.

Pushpin Pictures Utah wedding photography editing style examples

Frequently asked questions.

Are you willing to travel for weddings?

Generally, I am limited to Utah County and Salt Lake County due to obligations outside of photography, but if your wedding date and location work with my schedule, it is definitely a possibility. It doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

If I do travel outside of my typical geographical range for your wedding, there will be an additional travel fee.

How does payment work?

Once we’ve worked out availability, I will send over an invoice through email for 50% of the price of the package (or packages if you also choose to book engagement photos and/or formals) you’ve chosen. There will be a link in the email that will allow you to pay online via credit card.

The invoice for the remaining 50% will also arrive through email and will be due one week before your wedding. (Read below: Why do you ask for full payment before the wedding?)

For engagement and bridal photos, the remaining amount (if any) will be due at the time of the session.

Do you offer any deals or discounts?

Yes! If you choose either wedding photography package #2 or wedding photography package #3, I will throw in engagement package #1 ($330 value) absolutely free. If you would like to upgrade to engagement package #2, you would just need to pay the difference ($160).

However, this deal only applies if you book me for your wedding at the same time as your engagement photos. If you book me first for engagement photos and then later decide to book me for your wedding, the price of the engagement photos will not be taken off the price of your wedding photos.

Can I get all of the original photos from my wedding day?

Some brides and grooms express the desire to receive ALL of the photos taken on their wedding day (just in case there was a magical moment that I was secretly keeping from them). I don’t provide couples with all of the photos for several logistical reasons (too many files to transfer, most photos are duplicates, etc.), but the biggest reason is artistic integrity.

Just as your florist isn’t going to give you all the cut stems and the lesser flowers that didn’t make it into the bouquet, I’m not going to give you all the thousands (and believe me, there will be THOUSANDS) of photos that didn’t make it into the final product.

I will, however, do my best to make sure that you get as many magical moments as possible. (Read below: How many photos can I expect to receive?)

Do you do wedding videos as well?

Wedding videos are not something I offer through Pushpin Pictures at this time. I’m happy to give referrals, however, to some wedding videographers I admire.

Why do you ask for full payment before the wedding?

The reason for this is as much for the bride and groom’s benefit as it is for mine. There’s a lot of excitement (and stress) building up to a wedding, and once it’s over, it is easy for details to get lost in the bliss of the honeymoon (and thank-you card writing) stage.

Paying in full a week before the wedding gives you one less thing to worry about on your special day and allows you and I both to focus on what’s most important. If you’re worried about me running off with your money before delivering anything, read the next FAQ.

Why do I need to sign a contract?

Contracts can be a little intimidating (they’re not my choice of reading material either), but they give us both some assurances and help to set expectations. Having a contract in place means that you can rest easy knowing that I am legally obligated to do the things I promised to do in the time that I promised to do them in.

Contracts are also useful because they help set expectations. The contract has lots of details that help you know exactly what you’re paying for and what you will be getting in return. It also outlines what I expect from you like making sure necessary photo permits are obtained for your venues of choice.

How long will it take to get my wedding photos?

Unless there are special circumstances, the wedding contract states that I’m required to deliver all photos to you within 60 days of your wedding. Depending on my workload, it may take the full 60 days, or it may take less time if I’m not as busy.

I don’t like to keep you waiting, so I usually edit a few of my favorites and send them to you within a day or two (because people will start to wonder if you don’t immediately change your Facebook profile picture to a wedding photo).

How many photos can I expect to receive?

You will receive retouched and stylistically edited photos in the quantity specified by the wedding package you select (plus a few more if I get carried away). For example, if you select package #3, you will receive 125 retouched photos in three different edit styles which means 375 total image files.

In addition to the retouched photos, I may also provide several “extra” photos. These photos will be edited for contrast, exposure, color balance, and clarity. However, they will not be retouched or edited in alternate styles.

So just how many “extra” photos will you get? Well, that depends. If your wedding is not much more than a simple ceremony followed by group family photos, there may not be a lot of opportunities for me to capture candid moments or wedding details which means fewer (if any) photos beyond the contracted number of edited photos. If your wedding is more elaborate and includes several events at multiple venues, then you may end up with a couple hundred additional photos.

I typically provide 25 – 300 “extra” photos in addition to the retouched and stylistically edited photos.

What is a copyright release form, and what does it do?

A copyright release form is a great little piece of paper that turns over some copyright privileges to you. It lets you print your photos wherever you want (see the next question) and generally use them however you would like.

The only things you can’t do with them is edit them (which includes Instagram filters), sell them, or use them to defame me.

I still maintain some copyright privileges which allow me to use them in marketing (you might end up on this website!) and to make money off of them as I see fit.

Do I have to order prints through you?

Nope! I believe that if you’ve paid for the photos, you should be able to print them however and wherever you want. That’s why I provide every bride and groom a copyright release form that allows you (and whomever you ask to be included) to print your wedding photos anywhere you choose.

Some photographers demand that all prints be ordered through them, so many places that print photos (Walmart, for example) ask to see a copyright release before they will turn the photos over to you (this is so photographers don’t sue them). Your preferred photo printing purveyor may not require this, but it doesn’t hurt to have it on hand.

I will also provide suggestions on where to print your photos. There can be a HUGE difference in print quality between printing photos at Walgreens and printing them at Snelson PhotoColor Lab.

What the copyright release form doesn’t allow you to do, however, is edit them (cropping is allowed), make money off the photos (like selling them through a stock photo service), or use them to defame me (I’d rather your wedding photos not derail my future political campaigns).

Do you use a second shooter (photographer)?

A second photographer is available upon request for an additional $100 per package hour:

Wedding Photography Package #1: $400
Wedding Photography Package #2: $600
Wedding Photography Package #3: $800

If you would like a second photographer at your wedding, please let me know in the notes on your form submission. All images (including those taken by the second photographer) will be edited by me.

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