Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding. Your upcoming wedding is the day you have been waiting for. All of your favorite people in one location. All of the beautiful things in place. And behind everything there is a palpable energy: there is a feeling of excitement and anticipation, love and laughter, and joy. This is what I love most about photographing weddings. Capturing your moments in photograph: the love, the ceremony, the connections, and the details.
And hopefully that’s why you’re here: to see if I am available to thoughtfully document your beautiful experience, to capture you and the ones you love in a place that is important to you. Thank you again for contacting me, and hopefully I will hear back from you soon.
How I Work
My collection for a full day wedding is created so that you do not feel like you have to compress all of the activities you would like photographed into a shorter amount of time (IE: an 8 hour wedding day). This means I will be there around 10-13 hours depending on how your day unfolds. I tend to start at the beginning of your day, when you are getting ready, and we end some time into dancing. All weddings are different and I don't want to assume yours follows any template. The photos you see on my site and social media are moment driven. In addition to documenting your moments, we will definitely spend time capturing those amazing and epic portraits of you in the area you are getting married at.
All Day Coverage
1 Day Wedding Photography
Collaborate on timeline
private online gallery
1 - 20 page 8x12 linen album
print release of images
All Day Coverage with Large Album
1 day wedding coverage
private online gallery
1 - 40 page 10x13 album
Wedding Photography at $650 per hour (minimum 3 hours)
Private online gallery
Add ons available and noted below
$650 per hour
Below are a la cart add ons for wedding collections.
ADDITIONAL Photographer COVERAGE – $150 per hour
ENGAGEMENT SHOOT – $750
Rehearsal dinner - $1000
20 page Linen 8x12 album - $800
20 page 10x13 album - $1300
20 page 11x14 album - $1800
Day after photoshoot - $800
YOUR COUPLES SHOOT
I offer optional engagement photo sessions. If you are in my neighborhood and would like to connect, let's meet, take a few photos, or grab and drink and some food. I would love to get to know you better before your wedding day.
a lasting memory
There is something magical about a printed image on the wall or in an album. When I grew up my mother had albums of photos of my family and myself that I would immerse myself in, enjoying seeing family members and myself living life. Those images from my childhood are worth more to me than any JPEG on my many hard drives. If you leave your photos on a disk or your hard drive, your images will gradually fade into oblivion. The images are still there in that folder, but you never look at them and the photographer in me quietly questions why you paid to have me there on your day if you didn't intend to do something with your photos. Print your photos, plus them on walls, on fridges, or in books. Because every time you walk past that photo you will remember that day and smile. And one day our children will thank you too.
ALBUMS & FINE ART
I include an album in my all day collections.
Each 20 page album will have photos you chose and will be design how you would like the album. They are custom made by hand in Italy with care. They are an heirloom you will treasure.
Where are you based?
I am based in Lansing, Michigan, but I spend my summers in the Traverse City, Michigan area. I tend to photograph all around Michigan, but I am also willing to travel.
How does payment work?
When you book me, I create a contract we both sign noting the services I will be providing you. I ask for a booking deposit/retainer of 30%. The remainder is due 30 days prior to the wedding.
when are the images delivered?
I typically deliver a sneak peek a day or two after your wedding. The entire gallery of images will be delivered within 12 weeks of your wedding. Please note that I travel all around for weddings, so sometimes delivery will be delayed a week or two, I hope you don't mind. It will be worth the wait. I want to make sure I deliver a product I believe in and not a rush job.
how many wedding images will i receive?
For a full day of wedding photography, you will generally receive something around 800-1000 images.
ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
If you have more questions, let chat!
Hiring Rayan was the best thing we did for our wedding day. Not only did she move through preparation for our wedding day with us, but her calming presence during the wedding day made all of the difference in the world. Not only that, her images are stunning and bring us right back to the remember the experience of the moment on our wedding day.
Grace & Mike
Let's connect - Tell me a little about your plans and I will be in touch within 24-48 hours!