At Bellissimo Wedding Photography, we like to keep things simple by offering just a handful of packages we’ve assembled based on our experience with hundreds of weddings. If for some reason you cannot find a package that fits, we will be glad to help you adjust one to your specifications. The details of our packages are below. Digital files and a custom-designed wedding album are included with every package.
A retainer of $500 holds your date, with the balance due one month prior to your wedding. You can even pay along the way as many of our weddings book months in advance. If you are looking for gift registry ideas, friends and family members can make gift payments toward the package you choose.
All of our wedding day packages provide two photographers. We have found that this is the absolute best way to make sure that your entire day is captured in photos.
All of our packages include a custom designed wedding album! We will work with you after your wedding to assist you with selecting your images and getting your album keepsake designed so that it can be printed and delivered to you in a timely manner.
Digital images are included with every package. At Bellissimo Wedding Photography, we realize that releasing digital images has been s sticky topic with many professional photographers, but we feel that you should have your digital images for safe-keeping. Your full resolution-sized JPEG images will be delivered via a downloadable photo gallery with an unlimited “license to use” for your personal purposes like making prints for yourself, but you can’t sell your images to a wedding magazine or any other print of online publication. The images are still copyrighted to Bellissimo Wedding Photography, and we many use some for marketing purposes.
All wedding images are posted in an online gallery for family and guests to enjoy and purchase prints or digital downloads. The galleries may be viewed from any computer anywhere, and all ordered prints are shipped directly to the recipients from our custom color lab.
Our wedding packages are listed below. We require a $500 retainer to book your wedding date.
Photojournalism Coverage – Fellow photog Denis Reggie coined the phrase “wedding photojournalism” over 25 years ago. The Atlanta, GA based photographer used it to describe his artful approach to coverage typically without the subject even aware of his camera. Simply put, it’s when a photographer senses, anticipates, then documents moments as a journalist all without speaking or changing the scene, reporting the naturally discovered events. It was his belief that people look best on their own. Heartfelt moments at your wedding are awaiting discovery by our experienced photographers. When you think about it, many aspects of your wedding day are already captured in this way like preparations images, the ceremony, first dances, cake
cutting, and even guests having fun on the dance floor are no manipulated in any way by the photographer. Just captured “in the moment”. Your photographers will naturally say hello but won’t be doing any heavy handed ‘posing’ throughout the day with exception to the formal group photographs. Those images of the couple, wedding party, parents and immediate family members are captured quickly with the direction of one of the photographers helping with posing and gathering groups. These often take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Coverage for this package is 6 continuous hours of time, 2 photographers, digital files, online posting of photos, and a custom designed album: $1499
6 x 6 Package – This package is for 6 continuous hours with two photographers. It works well when the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all run continuously from start to finish. For example, a 4 p.m. ceremony, 5 to 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 6 p.m. dinner, and dancing fun until 10 p.m. We have found that photographers really don’t need to be present after 10 p.m. Any happenings taking place after 10 can usually be, and usually are, captured with guests cell phones!
Included are the digital files, online posting of all images, a 10 x 10 inch custom designed wedding album. Total: $1599
8 x 8 Package – This package is the same as the above 6 x 6 package except it offers the two photographers for 8 continuous hours. It is usually used when the wedding day starts a little earlier in the day. The end time remains the same at 10 p.m.
Included are the digital files, online posting of all images, a 12 x 12 inch custom designed wedding album (note a larger size). Total: $1999
12 x 12 Package – This package just about allows for all day coverage from getting ready preparation images which can be at both the girls and the guys getting ready locations. 12 hours of continuous time for two photographers.
Included are the digital files, online gallery posting of all images, a 12 x 12 inch custom designed wedding album. Total: $2499
Engagement Photo Sessions
Engagement Photo Sessions – We offer engagement shoots and they are a great way for you to work with your photographers prior to your wedding date. This ‘get to know you’ time allows time to work together and get a feel for how your wedding day may flow. We offer a 90-minute session at two locations within 50-miles from our Valparaiso location.
You may select images from your session for a custom designed guest book to be displayed at your wedding for your family and friends to leave personal messages to you.
Session fee includes digital file download of all of your images in your photo gallery. $500
Signature Guest Book: $300