I don’t claim to be any one style. I actually believe that there is a time and place for each of the major styles at every wedding. But, if you have to sum it up, I would say, I take a directed photojournalistic approach. I know, those are complete opposites. But, there is a time to direct and guide groups and the couple into amazing light and portraits, and a time to just capture the moments as they unfold.
What is your philosophy towards weddings?
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Them! I have been shooting weddings for 15 years and still get excited to go! Everyone wants to look beautiful and remember every beautiful detail, and it is my job to make that happen. It is about finding great light, being prepared for the right moments, and having a great team working with me.
What is your price range of services?
We have packages that start at $995 with our associate photographer. Wedding packages that include Marnee as the primary photographer start at $3495.
What does this include?
Marnee’s packages include a web gallery, slideshow DVD and proof gallery, engagement session, 4 hours of continuous coverage, and a custom-designed flushmount album with 16-pagespreads. Upgrade packages include parent albums, more time, guest books, bridal and day after sessions, etc.
Do you shoot with an assistant?
When you commission Marnee to photograph your wedding, you will have 2 photographers. If you book a wedding package with our associate photographer, you will receive just one photographer.
Will you be the one shooting the wedding or do you hire other photographers as well?
It depends on your package. When you commission Marnee to photograph your wedding, you will get Marnee plus a second photographer. When you book a wedding with one of our associate photographers, you will be working with just one associate photographer.
Do you shoot digitally or with film? Or both?
Digital, after 7 years of shooting and training in medium format film. Film is available if requested.
After the wedding, how long until the proofs are ready?
A sneak peak is posted to our blog within a week of the wedding. All proofs are ready within 3 weeks of the wedding on our online gallery.
What are your custom print prices? Are any prints included with the packages?
Print pricing starts at $20 for 4x6 and 5x7 prints. 8x10’s are $35. Wall portraits, custom sizes, canvas and framed displays, and quantity printing are available. Packages vary and offer different prints, products, and boutique items.
Special services offered (optional or included):
Engagement, boudoir, bridal, destination engagement or bridal sessions and even honeymoon sessions... Custom-designed stationary (save the dates, invitations, thank you’s, menus), custom-designed guest books, and photo jewelry.
Is there anything else you would like me to know?
We have been in business for 10 years, shooting weddings for 15 years now. I was trained in film and learned how to work in a darkroom and color lab. I attend educational classes on an annual basis to learn, grow, and better my skills and business. I use Canon cameras and lenses and have back-up equipment for everything! (And had to use it before!) My primary camera is the Canon 5D Mark II, with a Canon 5D and Canon 1D Mark II as back-up cameras. I use all “L” series lenses. This is their professional or “luxury” line of lenses.