Based in Wilmington, NC

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Photography & Videography

The Wedding Investment

Genuine relationships. Fun personalities.

I believe the best photos come from building genuine relationships so I can capture your truest personality and every part of your story.

When I arrive on a wedding day, I need to feel like an old friend and not like a stranger. This affects every aspect of how your photos will turn out!

I cant wait to get to know you two and hear all about your wedding plans!!


I'm Julia

Behind the camera or somewhere on the beach...

Creating comfortable, joyful and genuine client experiences is what I specialize in and I am excited to share more about what the SM Experience includes!

But what you may not realize is that you need a great experience with your photographer more than anything! That is exactly what I promise to give you. Over and over and over again, SM Couples rave about their experience almost more than their images! Why? Because in order to get those natural, genuine portraits that truly capture who you are, you have to feel comfortable with the person taking them.

The way you feel while you are having your portraits taken heavily influences how you feel when you see yourself in the final images. I have worked dozens of SM couples over the years and I can honestly say it is 100% possible to love how you look in your images if you feel comfortable while having them taken! 

my promise

You know you want great images...

What's included and why

The Expirence

This is one of my favorite parts of our time together! We will spend an evening getting you comfortable in front of the camera while creating magazine worthy images! (This is where most of our inside jokes form.)

Complimentary Engagement Session

It is so important that your film and gallery tell the full story of your day. From the big moments to the little details, I have found that 8 hours is usually the perfect amount of time to tell your whole story with a stress free timeline!

8 Hour Minimum

I will create a full photo/video timeline for you to make sure everything is accounted for. This is also where I buffer extra time so when we finish up early, I can tuck you two away to enjoy a moment to take it all in! The day goes by SO fast and I am here to help you slow down and absorb every second

Timeline
Planning

With so many moving parts, second shooters play a huge role in your day! With a busy timeline or separate locations, we can split up. When we are together - they can get creative while I focus on the must haves! (This is where some of my favorite images have come from)

Second
Shooters

While we live in a digital world where you receive your galleries online, I believe your wedding photos and videos deserve a spot in your home. (Yes, my love language is also gift giving!) All collections include a physical keepsake - Album upgrades can be purchased!

Physical
Keepsake

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What's Included

Collection 1

$5,900

Close
10 Hours of coverage
Second Photographer
Complimentary Engagement Session
Bridal Session
Timeline Planning
10x10 Heirloom Photo Album

Collection 2

$4,600

8 Hours of coverage
Second Photographer
Complimentary Engagement Session
Timeline Planning
Glass Print Keepsake Box

A La Carte

Additional Coverage - $375/Hour
10x10 Heirloom Album at Booking - $950
10x10 Heirloom Album After Booking - $1,450
Additional Spreads - $75/Spread
Upgrade to 12x12 Album - $350
Parent Albums (Smaller Copies of Main Album) - $425
Bridal Session - $675
Includes a 20 minute couples session to capture the party vibes and then I will join your party for up to 2 hours!

Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Party
$975


Collection 1

photo & video

Close

$12,500

10 Hours of Coverage
Second Photographer & Videographer
Complimentary Engagement Session
Engagement Session Video
Drone Footage & Audio
Bridal Session
Full Ceremony Film
Timeline Planning
10x10 Heirloom Photo Album
Video Album & Crystal USB
8 Hours of Coverage
Second Photographer & Videographer
Complimentary Engagement Session
Live Audio & Drone Footage
Timeline Planning
Glass Print Keepsake Box
Video Album

A La Carte

Additional Coverage - $675/Hour
Engagement Session Video - $675
10x10 Heirloom Album at Booking - $950
10x10 Heirloom Album After Booking - $1,450
Additional Spreads - $75/Spread
Upgrade to 12x12 Album - $350
Parent Albums (Smaller Copies of Main Album) - $425
Additional Video Album - $250
Bridal Session - $675
Includes a 20 minute couples session to capture the party vibes and then I will join your party for up to 2 hours!

Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Party


Collection 2

photo & video

$11,000

$10,500

$9,500

(PHOTO & VIDEO DISCOUNT)
(PHOTO & VIDEO DISCOUNT)
Photo - $975
Photo & Video - $1,975

Frequently asked

Questions

Q

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Do we only get a highlight film with our video collection?

It is so important to me that you get to relive all the big moments from your day! You will receive clips from all the important moments along with your highlight film! (vows, first looks, dances, toasts, etc...) Ceremony videos are included in Collection 1!

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Uhhhh YES! I include 60 miles of travel in each direction for weddings and 15 miles for engagements. I will provide a custom quote for anything outside of this!
(brb, packing my bags)

Do we really need 8-10 hours of coverage?

My number one priority on your wedding day is for you to be fully present while I capture and create a gallery/film that tells the entire story. Over the years I have found that 8 hours is the least amount of time to allow me to do this while giving you two moments here and there to take it all in with a relaxed timeline. 

What is your Posing style?

I have found that catering my posing style to my couples personalities allows me to capture your authentic relationship! Some of my clients need a bit more direction in posing, while others prefer a promt to run wild with and go more candid, both are amazing! Regardless of if you prefer posed, candid, or a mix of both, your photos will never feel forced or stiff!

What is your shooting style on wedding days?

On wedding days I prefer to allow events to unfold as naturally as possible. I try to be invisible allowing all the real emotions and events to play out as they would! Of course when it comes to any portraits that are more hands on or require posing, I will take charge (thank you New York loudness!)

Will you be hands on and keep an eye on my hair, clothing, dress, etc..?

YES! This is such a big pet peeve of mine. I will be there to fix those flyaways, fluff the dress, make sure your makeup is still looking amazing, and anything else you need. Your only job with me is to just enjoy the day!

Ahhh! I am SO excited that you are still interested in working together!! The next step is to schedule our consultation call where we will chat all about your day, I will answer any additional questions you might have, and of course, this is where we become besties!

Building genuine relationships with my clients means you need to trust me from day 1. I am a no sales tactics type of gal, so we will discuss what options would be best for YOUR day - no upselling, no tactics, no BS. This is such an early part of the planning process for you, so if we need to adjust as timelines and ideas come together we can always add more.

After your call I place a three day hold on your date to give you time to explore all your other options and truly make the best decision for you! No buyers remorse here.

Shoot me an email or text to schedule our call!

What's the next step?

What's Next?

Thank you!

It means the world to me that you are even considering working with me for your big day! I am so excited to hear from you and chat all things weddings!!

xoxo,
Julia

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Wilmington, NC Wedding Photo and Video and Senior Portrait Photographers — serving fun couples with genuine relationships.