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Small wedding options in Austin during COVID

Photography options for the more low-key, "itching to be hitched" type shindigs.

Austin, Texas elopement and small wedding pricing & info guide

Planning a wedding is stressful enough without the current state of the world. If you’re looking to scale down your big bash and you still want to “Do the thing” I’ve got you covered with specially designed prices and packages for elopements, small weddings and anything in between.


But first, let’s go over some terms!

ELOPEMENT VS SMALL WEDDING

The definition of “a small wedding” is kind of nebulous since there are no hard and fast rules with weddings (especially these days…)

However, I consider a “small wedding” (or intimate wedding, backyard wedding, backyard elopement, or micro wedding) to be less than 50 people (Martha Stewart Weddings agrees) but typically has reception elements of some sort. (First dance(s), toasts, meal service)

An elopement is typically just you and your partner, officiant and your photographer! It can be anywhere you want and doesn’t have to be at the courthouse! Zilker Park, Sekrit Theater, a restaurant, or just in your backyard – these are all great and beautiful options to keep it simple.

With more people, it becomes harder to photograph alone and the quality (and quantity) of images is lesser. If you’re only inviting your immediate family + your core friends then there is a greater opportunity for more meaningful moments to organically occur and and for fun couples’ photos opportunities.

For reference, most “regular weddings” I photograph are between 75-150 people, and large weddings are 200+. 

INCLUDED WITH EVERY PACKAGE

Files

The total number of files delivered will change, depending on the number of variables in your wedding. Number of hours booked, amount of details in your wedding and amount of family formals are just some examples.

Every wedding comes standard with high resolution, hand-edited, full color files and and some in black and white as well. These are your personal copy of the wedding photos - to have and to cherish for the rest of your life. A personal print license is included. You will be able to download your photos for personal use directly from the gallery.

INCLUDED

Gallery

Speaking of the gallery, your photos are hosted in an online storefront which you can share with family & friends personally and online. The gallery is linked to a trusted, professional print lab which is the ONLY place I can guarantee best results when printing your wedding photos.

Anyone you grant access to the gallery can order prints, have them framed right there, and shipped directly to their doorstep.

Slideshow

Imagine the first time you see any of wedding photos and it's a highlight of the most emotional parts of the day set to sentimental, heartfelt music. Like a dream come true, right?

For all my elopement and wedding clients I include an online slideshow preview along to showcase your photos in the best way. It's my way of saying thank you for having me.

If you decide you want to keep your slideshow forever, let me know and I can add this upgrade to your package.

$0-$100

Sunflower

Courthouse elopement

2 hours of photography coverage
$950

This is for those that just want to have their parents, an officiant and 2 guests present. Good for couples who just want ceremony and a few family photos afterwards covered.

MAX 6 PEOPLE TOTAL

(Couple + Officiant + 2 Guests)

Only available Monday-Thursday for Central Austin locations within 60 days.

Option to add champagne & two glasses and/or floral arrangement from Stems Floral Design

Rose

Restaurant/Airbnb wedding

3 hours of photography coverage
$1450

This is a perfect for couples who want the basics covered: ceremony, family portraits, maybe some toasts.

MAX 12 PEOPLE TOTAL

(Couple + Officiant + 9 Guests)

Option to add champagne & two glasses and/or floral arrangement from Stems Floral Design

Lilac

Micro Wedding

4 hours of photography coverage
$2000

Also known as a Micro Wedding or a Backyard Wedding - it features all the bonuses of a regular wedding but scale it way down.

You want your photography to be relaxed and documentary but have a few special moments photographed with your partner. For example: having a First Dance or First Look because it feels special and romantic but skipping bouquet toss and cake cutting.

Or maybe you want to spend extra time taking photos and enjoying being married.

This is the package for you.

Even though you are choosing to go for a small and intimate affair, it's incredibly valuable to enjoy the day and let an experienced photographer's take the reins on photography.

Available for booking 6 months or less out for Austin and the surrounding cities including but not limited to: San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Marble Falls, Dripping Springs, Kerrville, Wimberley and Fredricksburg.

Travel to Hill Country venues is included.

MAX 25 PEOPLE TOTAL

(Couple + Officiant + 22 Guests)

Travel Rates

I'm so excited to be traveling for weddings again! If you see me on the road - wave hello! This year I'll be in Fort Worth, Port Aransas, San Antonio-area and hopefully some out of state destinations like Maine or Colorado!

Travel rates for Texas are as follows for 2021:

$150 to San Antonio
$300 to DFW
$500 to Houston-area
$800 to Marfa +$100 to BBNP

Custom rates available for other destinations outside those listed just be sure to mention where when you inquire!

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Thinking about eloping in Austin?

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