What are your rates?
Our basic package for wedding photography starts at $3450. That includes two photographers, six hours of coverage, a thumb drive of full resolution and individually toned photos (in both color and black and white!), and an online gallery for one year. To find our more about what we offer, please visit our investment page.
Do you travel?
How many photos will I receive?
The number of full resolution and individually toned photos that you will receive on your thumb drive depends on the number of hours we shoot. Typically, a six hour package will translate to between 400 and 500 photos. Our eight hour package usually gives our couples between 500 and 600 photos. You will receive every photo in both color and black and white, and we make sure that our couples own the rights to their images. This means that you can use your photos however you wish, without having to pay an additional fee.
Where are you based?
We are based in a sunny college town called Columbia, Missouri. After spending years working as daily photojournalists for newspapers from the West Coast to the East Coast, we decided to settle down in the Midwest so our growing family could be closer to grandparents and cousins! We do still spend a part of the year in New England, documenting weddings with our East Coast business Dreamlove Photography, but as our kids approach kindergarten age, our goal is to be based year-round in the Midwest.
Do you offer two photographers?
All of our packages come with two photographers. Katie and Max are the lead photographers and owners of Wildflower Wedding Photography, and we have a host of talented second photographers we work with for weddings. Sometimes, the two photographers for your wedding would be both of us, but usually it is Katie OR Max with a second photographer. You will know who your lead photographer is immediately, and the second photographer is determined within three months of your wedding date. We are more than happy to furnish full galleries of weddings shot by either Katie or Max with a second photographer.
Do you photograph engagement sessions?
We love engagement sessions! Our engagement photography sessions are $450, and are conducted outdoors using natural light with a candid approach. We have a variety of spots around Columbia, MO that we love, but are always open to spending time with couples in a space that has sentimental value to them. Our engagement sessions are very laid back and usually last 60-90 minutes. We usually have time for one outfit change during the shoot, and are happy to pass along outfit suggestions that photograph well! Couples will receive a link within two weeks of their engagement session to download roughly 40-50 full resolution, individually toned photos that they own the rights to. See examples of our engagement sessions here.
What about elopement and anniversary sessions?
Yes, and yes. Our elopement and anniversary packages are very simple. We charge $350/hour of photography, and that includes a download link of roughly 35 full resolution and individually toned images per hour of shooting.
Why do you photograph weddings?
We absolutely LOVE it when couples ask us this question. While we thoroughly enjoy weddings, we definitely are not entrenched in wedding culture. Katie would rather have dirt under her fingernails from gardening than read a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, and Max would rather watch Cardinals baseball than reading up on current wedding trends on Style Me Pretty. What we love about wedding photography is finding new and creative ways to tell the story of one of the most important days in our couples’ lives. We love the art of clean composition and the emotion of unscripted moments between people. While Katie does have a secret love affair with photographing the little details and decorations of a wedding, that isn’t why we tell our friends that we have the best job in the world. We have the best job in the world because we get to spend time with people who are madly in love, and capture moments for them that tell the true story of who they are, and how their wedding day unfolded.
How long have you been photographing weddings?
We started documenting weddings in 2009, and in 2011, wedding photography become our full time job. We have photographed 132 weddings (and counting!) throughout the country. We accept roughly 25 weddings per year and we typically book dates 6-12 months in advance.
When will we see our pictures?
One of the things that sets our wedding photography business apart from others is our turnaround time for your much anticipated photos. All of our photos are edited in our home studio (by us!) and we don’t mess around. Our couples can expect to see 3-5 sneak peek photos via our Facebook Page and Instagram Account (ADD LINK) in the week following their wedding, and a blog post of our favorite 50-75 images within 2-3 weeks of their wedding. We typically have thumb drives mailed out within 2-4 weeks of the wedding date, so you can relive all of the wonderful moments from your day while that cake in the freezer is still edible!