Wedding

How to Book Your Wedding Date

A deposit of $350 is required to book your wedding package. Dates will not be held or secured without payment of a deposit. There is no guarantee how long a certain date will remain open. A payment of 50% of the remaining balance is due on or before the date of your wedding and the remaining balance is due upon delivery of your photos. Any pricing you are quoted will be honored regardless of changes in pricing that may happen after you have booked your wedding. There is no sales tax added to photography services.

Area of Service & Travel

All photography services are at no additional charge if within 50 miles of Saint Paul, MN. Any travel requirements outside of 50 miles are charged on a per mile basis.

Photography Coverage

When planning your wedding photography coverage, a general time frame must be established. On the day of the wedding, your wedding photography coverage actually starts from the first photograph being taken. The reason is because if in the event that the wedding is running late, your not penalized for lost photography coverage. After the pre-arranged span of time is expired, additional hours of coverage can be purchased at $125 per hour. Photo packages may be optionally split up over 2 different days so your rehearsal dinner can be covered as well; must be arranged in advance. All shipping charges on prints are included in wedding photography package.

Items and Photo CD

All item in your wedding photography package (prints, etc…) must be selected within 3 months. CD will include all of the pictures provided to you as printed proofs. All of the images provided to a client on CD may be reproduced, distributed, or printed by the client without restriction and without credit or additional payment to the photographer (this applies to wedding clients only). The photographer may also use the images for promotional or advertising purposes. Photos on the CD are high resolution ( 300 dpi ) which is the most common resolution for commercial printing. Images will generally be sized the same as your proofs, either 4×6 ( the most popular) or 5×7, (upon request). All of this can be confusing if you are not familiar with working with high digital images and prints – the best thing to do is to just explain what you want to do with the images and we will work out a solution to meet your needs.

Printing from your Photo CD

The JPG files on your photo CD are the exact same files used for your 4×6 wedding prints. There is no guarantee, however, that prints you make yourself or have printed from these files will look exactly like the prints that are provided to you in your wedding package. Color, clarity, brightness, overall quality, will vary depending on where the prints are made. These differences are due to inconsistencies in the way that different photo printers will interpret the color information in the JPG file. Low cost print houses (Walmart, Costco, Walgrens, etc) can often produce good quality prints but the color and overall quality will vary with each different printing machine and the way it is calibrated and maintained. To get the best results you should print the images with all automatic enhancement features turned off. The files are already color balanced and edited for the best appearance. If the software at the printer tries to enhance what has already been enhanced, you may get prints with inaccurate color and tone. The best advice, if you are having many prints made from your CD at a particular photo printer, is to have one or two prints made and compare them to the original prints provided by AAH Photography. If you are satisfied with the prints then go ahead and get the remainder. If you are not satisfied with the results then talk with the print manager or try another location.

Online Wedding Gallery

All wedding packages include an online gallery of your wedding pictures so that you can easily share your wedding with friends and family worldwide. Web galleries are normally online within 15 days of your wedding. Following your wedding you will receive an email with a direct link to your wedding pictures. The images in your gallery will be optimized for web viewing and not for printing. Images in the web gallery are set so that they cannot be downloaded. Individuals can also contact the photographer directly to purchase any of the images in your web gallery. You may use the images from your web gallery in personal websites or community websites, such as Facebook. Your web gallery will remain online for approximately 6 months.

Designing your Wedding Album

There are two ways to go about the design of your album (1) I creatively design the album myself or (2) you look through your 4×6 prints and send me a list of photos you want in the album. Either way works fine and your album will be online as it comes together and we will be in touch by email or phone and you can make suggestions or changes as the work progresses. Whether I design the album on my own or if you provide a list of shots to include, the costs of designing the album are included in the package price.
Black & White Prints

In general, any image can be printed in color or black and white. But the best black and white prints will result when the photographer knows in advance that certain images are intended for black and white printing. If you want your package to contain black and white or sepia toned prints just let me know in advance.

Comment on minimum number of wedding prints

My style of photography is such that I take a large number of photos. In most cases the bridal couple will receive more 4×6 prints than the minimum number specified for their package. There is no charge for these additional prints and you can make the decisions about which ones to place in your album. Any additional prints will also be included on your photo CD.

Creative Techniques

There are wide range of creative techniques that can be applied to your photographs, subtle changes in color or toning, mixtures of black and white and color, and other artistic techniques. If you are searching for a certain “look” we can discuss the options available. There is generally no additional charge for creative techniques used.

Wedding Albums

Provided with the packages shown above are professional high quality bound albums. Prices for additional album styles are available upon request.

Destination Weddings

Destination weddings are available, please contact me directly for pricing.

Additional Print Pricing

Photo Size. All standard prints are available in lustre, glossy and metallic printing. Price per print.
Set of 8 Wallets $10.00
4×5 or 4×6 $2.50
5×5 or 5×7 $8.00
8×10 $20.00
11×14 $35.00
16×20 $50.00
20×24 or 20×30 $75.00
Add a frame to select print sizes
11×14 $150.00
16×20 $225.00
20×24 $275.00
Fine art gallery wraps available in select sizes
8×10 $75.00
11×14 $100.00
16×20 $125.00
20×24 $150.00