~ Digital collections ~

elopements and micro weddings

officiant services also available

~ Digital collections ~

elopements and micro weddings

officiant services also available

wedding details

ELOPEMENTS

assistance with planning

adventure wedding

up to four guests

location guide

one or two locations

$1,800

Adventure wedding in Big Sur

INTIMATE WEDDINGS

assistance with planning

up to thirty guests

at your event venue

3, 5, or 8 hr coverage

 

starting at  $2,650

Eloping couple

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Wedding officiant services provided by

Ellen Scher

starting at  $250

Carmel CA elopement officiant

Digital collections

wedding officiant service also available (see below)

ELOPEMENTS

assistance with planning

adventure wedding

up to four guests

location guide

one or two locations

$1,800

INTIMATE WEDDINGS

assistance with planning

up to fifty guests

at your event venue and/or scenic location

3, 5, or 8 hr coverage

 

starting at  $2,650

ADD ON

Wedding officiant

Ellen Scher

starting at  $250

 

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FAQs 

HOW DO I BOOK WITH YOU?

First of all, let’s talk! I really want to hear all about your event!!! It is very important that we get better acquainted and decide if we are a good fit. After that, I would send you my photography contract, which you can easily fill out online and a request for a 50% booking deposit. Once that’s done, you’ll be confirmed for your event date in my calendar and I send you some possible dates to schedule a video chat to discuss all the big and little details (style, planning, expectations, shot list, first look, no look, etc.).

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?

The sooner the better. Any dates that you inquire about, are not confirmed in my schedule until the booking process is completed. This year and next, we expect to have an unprecedented number of weddings so wether you decide to work with me or not, I strongly encourage you to seal the deal with your wedding pros of choice ASAP.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SICK AND CAN’T BE AT MY WEDDING?

First off, huge knock on wood!!!! During my entire photography career, I’ve only been unable to attend a scheduled photoshoot due to sickness. However, sh*t does happen and I will make sure to contact all my wedding photography contacts that are comparable to my price and quality of work to have someone cover your event and all payments/deposits made to me will be transfered to the replacement photographer.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?

It’s been quite a while…the first time I touched a professional camera was in 2005.

My obsession with the camera turned out to be pretty serious and shortly after doing some training, I began publishing my travel and underwater photography in a couple of major SCUBA diving publications.

My photography business for clients was born in 2012 as I specialized in maternity, newborn, and family photography. In 2016 I shot my first wedding and in 2020 I started focusing more on intimate weddings and elopements.

H0W MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET?

The number of images ranges anywhere between 40-60 fully edited photos per shooting hour. And don’t worry, I never hide any images I know you’d love!

I’M NOT SURE WE WANT AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION….

About 98% percent of the couples you see on my website told me that they were awkward and un-photogenic and an engagement session is a way to change that mindset, that’s why I offer a 20% discount off my engagement sessions to my booked wedding clients. Once people get their engagement images back, they’re so much more confident and relaxed about being photographed on their wedding day and that confidence will go a long way.

DO YOU HELP US WITH POSING?

Oh yeah!!!! That’s one of the most important parts of my job description, I’d say that 98% of people will mention that they are not photogenic, even I have felt terribly awkward in front of the camera myself. For that reason, I’ve develop a system to make you feel at ease with me while trying to make the thought of “camera on your face” go away for a moment. I always focus on the connection amongst my subjects rather than the connection with the lens, you’ll be busy talking, playing, dancing, and having fun instead…

CAN YOU SHOOT A WEDDING WITH BAD WEATHER?

Well, let’s first hope that this doesn’t happen, mostly because I want you to be very comfortable in your wedding outfits! But if the weather happens to be less than ideal, don’t worry about it! I’ve been a photographer for well over a decade and I’ve shot my good share of yucky weather days. My equipment is weather sealed and my rain coat is ready. Additionally, I will help you navigate the extra steps you might need to take to prepare for the day.

WILL YOU HELP US PLAN OUR EVENT?

While I am not in the business of fully planning events, I am more than happy to provide some assistance planning your wedding. The scope of my involvement can go from figuring out the permit requirements for your location and group size, helping you find the perfect spot for your ceremony, and provide you with a list of my favorite local and online vendors.

WILL YOU HELP US FIND A LOCATION?

Absolutely! Not only do I have a very thorough location guide, but I am often out exploring new unique spots and can certainly help you find the perfect location for your elopement or intimate wedding.

Likewise, I will be able to provide you with a list of venues that I love .

ABOUT COVID-19

While I’m confident that this crisis will eventually pass, it might be a while before we can resume business as it was pre-pandemic. For that reason, I am committed to following the recommendations from our health authorities to continue to offer you the best services possible while remaining safe.

I am fully vaccinated and all my equipment is thoroughly cleaned in between sessions. I and any assistants that might accompany me will regularly sanitize our hands. I am not currently taking bookings for groups larger than 30 people.

DO YOU OFFER PRINTS?

I do offer professional printing services that will be available to you through your final edited gallery. All prints purchased through my professional lab will be guaranteed for quality and color accuracy.

Additionally, I also offer custom designed album services.

DO YOU HAVE PERMITS?

YES! Most locations require some sort of permit, you’d be surprised!

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

I DO! No loose ends left untied 😉

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION?

It depends on the type of session and the collection you select, but ALL collections include:

Session plans, it is paramount that we discuss in detail what your expectations are and for me to get to know you to come up with the right plan JUST for you. During our video chat or phone call, we’ll go over clothing recommendations, timing, how to prepare, what to expect, etc.

Location guide, I will help you find the best scenic location for your elopement or family adventure. While I already have a very thorough location guide available to all of my clients, I am often running out on scoping trips trying to find unique new spots.

Photoshoot time, 1 hr – 8 hr depending on your needs.

Online gallery, a password protected online gallery that will allow you to select your favorites and print directly through it once you receive the edited images. 

DO YOU DESIGN WEDDING ALBUMS?

Certainly! I will share the pricing guide for my albums upon request. Discounts are also available for those clients that want to purchase an album(s) along with their package.

CAN WE HAVE THE RAW OR UNEDITED FILES?

No. Raw files are the canvas to the images I create, I manipulate these files with professional software to be able to deliver images of the same quality that you see throughout my portfolio.

Likewise, unedited images are not available, if you feel you’d like to get more photos from your session, you will have the option to purchase additional fully edited images. 

All images delivered to my clients are in .jpg format and are high resolution, meaning that you can print them as large as you need.

WHAT DO YOU EDIT IN EVERY PHOTO?

After you submit your favorite photos from your proof gallery (if applicable), I will carefully edit them to be consistent with the quality of my work as shown in my portfolio.

Editing covers the following:

  • Mild skin imperfections and smoothing of wrinkles
  • Color correction
  • Teeth whitening
  • Lightening up of subjects
  • Highlights manipulation to enhance the image and skies when possible
  • Double chins
  • Some fly away hairs
  • Removal of people in the background

NOTE: My regular editing process does NOT include full retouching with Photoshop, this would involve altering the basic structure of the image as taken such as: slimming, composites, tattoo removal, all fly away hairs, photoshopping of sunsets in the background (when the weather does not cooperate), removal of logos, head swapping, full wrinkle elimination, etc.

Full retouching with Photoshop is available for an additional fee of $100per hour billed in 1/2 hour increments.

You can view a better description of what my full retouching services can cover here.

For any more specific requests, please get in touch with me.

WHAT IS *NOT* INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION?

  • Most of my work as a photographer lays on editing, for that reason Raw and unedited images are never shared with clients.
  • Cakes and decorations for cake smashes.
  • Clothing.
  • Entrance and parking fees
  • Hair or makeup

WHAT DOES FULL RETOUCHING COVER?

Fully retouched images are a step above edited images and are normally requested at my client’s discretion. The work put into each fully retouched photo can vary anywhere between 30-60 min. Some examples of full retouching services are:

  • Tattoo Removal.
  • Back, arm, and side fat rolls.
  • Overall slimming.
  • Hair covering a large part of the face.
  • Photoshopped skies.
  • Composites and head swapping (merge two different images into one).
  • Removal of logos or distracting elements in clothing.
  • Removal of major objects or crowds in the background.
  • Specific requests made by the client that are not including in my regular editing process.

Full retouching is available for $35 per image, I also offer full retouching bundle package for $200 per every 10 photos.