The Experience with me
I pride myself in knowing how to make people feel comfortable and to let loose. I'm pretty professional at it. I know my personality sometimes may come off a bit strong, but really, you'll realize that you're laughing at me and with me, and by the end of the day you leave your session/wedding day feeling relieved and less stress. So many times I've been told "I didn't know what to expect from you today, but you made me feel so comfortable." What a huge compliment that is to me. I quote movies way too much during our time together, I encourage you to quote along with me. Laugh with me. And just embrace the moments we have together as friends.
Being Transparent with price
First and foremost, I will be completely transparent in price. Why hide it? My wedding packages for 2021 start out at $1700 and go up from there. My regular sessions start at $300 and go up from there. I love what I do and am so fortunate to get to do what I do. With that being said, don't let these prices turn you away. Please connect with me, let's chat. Let's make something work with your budget as best as we can that works for both of us. I can't wait to work with you.
My shooting philosophy stems from the age-old “less is more” mantra. I’m a pretty simple person and believe that creating, timeless and unique to you, photos is more important than timely photos. Trends come and go, so it’s important for me to not rely on those to make okay photos, great photos. Props, extremely staged moments, and “epic” lighting can feel fabricated and take away from the actual authenticity of the day, so I encourage couples to focus on what’s in front of them. And hey, if we run into some amazing light throughout the day then its just an added benefit to the authenticity of the day.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
I want everything you envisioned for this day/session to come to light. I make sure I take the time to get to know you and your significant other as well as possible, because really, we hang out for a better part of your day. I want to know the ins and outs of your relationship, I want to know your vision of what you’re wanting for this day, I want to know what kind of drinks or treats you like. I want to team up to make sure we get all the things for you just how you wanted, with maybe a little Redbar twist.
We Like to Party
The last thing in life I want to be remembered as is serious. I try not to take things too seriously, so excuse me as my weirdness pops out from time to time. I think life should be full of laughter and inappropriate jokes (at the appropriate time of course). The last thing I want to feel like at your wedding/session, is a vendor... I’m a friend who happens to also be a professional wedding photographer. We will have ourselves a great time. I promise. I'm also a really great hype man, so be prepared to feel like a QUEEN and KING.
I truly make you my priority through and through. Your trust is something that I am very fortunate to have. The fact that you're choosing me to capture your life means EVERYTHING to me. I'm capturing your biggest moments. I want you to feel as comfortable with me as possible. Trust me I will do whatever I can to make sure that happens. IF there is something that isn't stated in this, please reach out to me. I am ALWAYS answering my emails with 24 hours. We will become friends through all of this. I can't wait!
It’s all about the experience with me. I want to make sure it is the best for you.
Idaho Falls, ID
— Shannon Church