Bellingham Wedding Photography

 

My philosophy is to capture natural, candid moments that document real emotions and interactions. I won't disrupt your day by creating artificial ones. Weddings create plenty of beautiful memories on their own – they don’t have to be staged. I blend creativity, context, observation, and storytelling to make images that show people as they really are, in real places.

I want you to have images and high-quality albums that bring back memories and encourage storytelling. 10, 20, 30, or more years from now your wedding photos will be enjoyed by you and your family. They’re for you to view in the future and remember the emotions you felt… and to share with your grandchildren as priceless family heirlooms.

Every little moment throughout the day deserves to be captured, not just the ceremony and dancing. I strongly encourage you to consider coverage that can document your entire day, from getting ready to the reception.

Let me tell your story.

Full wedding day collections start at $1450.

 Partial coverage starts at $250 per hour.

 

Collection 4

$1450

Up to 8 hrs of photography by Jake

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release |  Consultations

Collection 3

$2150

Up to 10 hrs of photography by Jake

Premium 8"x10" album

1 hr Engagement Session

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release | Consultations

Collection 2

$3150

Up to 12 hrs of photography by Jake

6 hrs of photography by a second photographer

Premium 10"x15" album

2 hr Engagement Session

Black & White versions of every photo

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release | Consultations

Collection 1

$5150

Unlimited hours of photography by Jake

Unlimited hours of photography by a second photographer

Premium 10"x15" album

(2) Premium parents' albums

3 hr Engagement Session

Black & White versions of every photo

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release | Consultations

Wedding at Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett, Washington
A La Carte

 

Additional hours of wedding coverage | $250 per hour

Second Photographer | $100 per hour

Premium Albums | Start at $500

Engagement Sessions | $300

 

Island Weddings

 

Travel fees are necessary because of the extra time and logistics of ferry rides to the islands. Contact me for details.

Premium Albums

 

There's nothing quite like paging through a wonderfully high quality album of your wedding images. Let me tell your wedding story in a way you can hold in your hands and enjoy for the rest of your lives.

Handmade in the U.S. | Layflat panoramic pages | Premium photographic paper | Bound in leather or linen, with 28 color/material choices available | Approximately 1 inch thick | Includes design and revisions

Bride and her mother getting ready in Anacortes, Washington

F.A.Q.

How many photos will I get?

I can't promise a minimum number of images because it depends on so many factors - length of coverage, human personalities, the setting, the timeline, etc. It's pretty safe to expect about 45 photos per hour at a minimum, give or take. There's a good chance it will be more.

What does “edited” mean?

I'll adjust the brightness, contrast, color, crop, etc. for every photo I deliver. there will be a mix of color and black & white (except for collections that include B&W versions of every photo)

Do I get the digital files, or do I need to order prints?

All my packages include high resolution JPGs suitable for printing at any common size (even large sizes). Prints are not included (some collections do include an album, though). Instead, your online gallery has built-in print ordering through a professional print lab. That's the best way to order prints, because they are excellent quality while still being affordable, my computer screen is calibrated to their printers, and I will personally review each order before they are printed. I'm also happy to recommend other trustworthy print labs that I know give great quality.

What’s a print release?

It’s a PDF document that declares you have my permission to order prints anywhere you want. It’s rare, but some print labs will ask for one to make sure you have my permission.

What’s an Engagement Session? Why should I have one?

It’s a portrait session with the couple, prior to the wedding day. It will relieve some anxiety over being photographed so that when your wedding day comes around you'll feel much more comfortable. It will also provide you with some professional images to use in save-the-dates and invitations. Alternatively you could choose to do your "engagement" portraits after the wedding to reduce the number of portraits done on the wedding day itself.

Do you have insurance?

Yes - I can provide documentation for any venue that requires it.

How does payment work? Is there a deposit?

Payments are typically split up into thirds - the first third is due at the time of booking along with a contract; the next third will be due about halfway to the wedding date; and the last third is due 30 days before the wedding.