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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 COVID has made you reschedule your big bash but 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 less than 20 people, often without a reception but doesn’t have to be a secret like a lot of people in the past have defined it as! 

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

Just the two of us

2 hours
$1000

Just the ceremony + couples photos before & after. 2 hours of photography coverage is a beginning point for many couples who desire to keep the day's events extremely laid back and simple.

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

Intimate wedding

4 hours
$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. Less traditions you don't want and way more unique.

You want your photography to be relaxed and documentary but have a few special moments photographed with your partner. For example: having a First Look and a First Dance because it feels special and romantic but no bouquet toss or wedding party photos.

Or maybe you want to spend time hiking through fields 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 let your family relax and 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 Central Texas and Hill Country venues is included.

Travel Rates

Given the state of the world with COVID, I am not traveling for weddings outside the Austin metro area for the time being. When it is safe to do so, I would love to meet you in Big Bend, Alpine, Marfa or anywhere you want to have me photograph.

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!

non traditional wedding at the sanctuary event space in Austin Texas

Thinking about eloping in Austin?

If you have any questions for me please feel free to fill out my contact form. I always respond within 24 hours and I love to help!