Wedding Collections beginning at $3900
Engagement/Anniversary Collections beginning at $500
Each wedding day and each couple is unique but in order to ensure each couple gets the top quality Nikki Schell Photography experience, there is a little bit of a process!
Part of the reason for my success as a wedding photographer stems from my booking process. From the moment you inquire to us video chatting to your decision to book me – I like to get to know who you are as a couple. We talk through your wedding vision, of course, but also chat about your family and where they’re traveling in from and how you met and what you do and you show me pictures of your pets! I like to make it as easy breezy as possible, be transparent about how I can serve you, and have these discussions to be natural and educational rather than salesy. If our styles align and my price point fits in your budget, we throw a little party and ya’ll decide to book me for your big day!
The actual booking process is super easy and all done digitally!
Before Your Wedding
The wedding photography process begins much before you open your eyes on the morning of your wedding day (if you even sleep the night before).
Shortly after booking, we start planning your engagement session. I’ll send you my digital calendar where you can see availability and you’ll receive a copy of the Nikki Schell Photography Engagement Session Guide for tips to make the most of that session!
After your engagement session, about 4 months before the wedding, we’ll do a pre-wedding consultation where we go over the unique details of your wedding day to help you put together a stress-free wedding day schedule.
While I encourage all my couples to work with a coordinator for their WHOLE wedding day schedule, I’m big on preparing as much as I can before the wedding day. This means we’ll go over the schedule, your family groupings and a ton of other little details so the day runs perfectly. You can email me any time during the planning process—no question is too silly.
On Your Wedding Day
On your wedding day, my second shooter or assistant and I are there to serve you — we’ll do whatever it takes to make things run smoothly and on time. Need a spare hair pin? Got it. Need help tying your shoes? Forgot a crochet hook for all those buttons? We got you covered.
We’ll fade into the background when we need to, and when it’s time to direct, and I’ll use a series of prompts and movements to get you interacting in a natural way so your photos won’t look stiff and uncomfortable (even if your swear you’re totally awkward in front of the camera).
After Your Wedding
After I get home from your wedding, I spend a few hours uploading and backing up all the images! Then as a part of my editing process, I go through and select the photos that tell the best story of your day and remove duplicates and blinks. Then I edit your photos to give them the clean, bright, custom look that you see on my galleries.
If you’re hoping to download your files, throw a few on Facebook and then put them on a hard drive never to be seen again, I’m not the photographer for you, my dear. To me, a photographer’s job isn’t done until she’s helped you do something with the photos.
When the photos are ready, I’ll have you set up a time to view them together in the comfort of your own home (put on your leggings and break out some chips and guac). It’s important that you’re together to see the photos for the first time.
You’ll get your photo files as a download through your online gallery, and if you’ve chosen to add an album, I’ll get to work on the design. Most couples have an album in their hands within three to four months.
- 8 hour Wedding day coverage with options to add on
- Complimentary Engagement Session
- Coverage by 2 photographers (Nikki and one of her second shooters)
- Online gallery live for 2 years
- A sneak peek within 24 hours
- Your Wedding featured on our Blog
- Full Print Release
and fun, extra surprises along the way!
Includes everything from the standard package plus:
- 2 extra hours of coverage (10 hours total)
- 10×10 Linen Album with options to upgrade/customize
- Two 8×8 Linen Parent Albums (to give to your parents as a surprise or gift!)
- 11×17 Framed Print to display at your wedding and then for you to take home (image captured during your engagement session)