Here are the basics:
Wedding Collections begin at $3150
Every Collection includes
- 8 hours of wedding day coverage
- Pre Wedding Consultation
- Online viewing gallery for one year
- High Resolution Digital Negatives and personal print release
- 50 4×6 photographer select prints
Heirloom Albums, wall prints, and canvases are available to add to any wedding collection.
I then take all the edited images and upload those to my online gallery at Pictage.com. Pictage allows you to share the images with your guests, so that they can order their own prints, and you can order yours.
*I edit the 50 images that I really want you to see. I include those 50 images as 4×6 prints. Some are color, some are black and white.
While the world is going digital, I believe that prints are still what matters. After all, photography is an art form. But until its printed, it really is just a image on a screen. You can share your photographs, print them yourself, and view them in a way that you prefer.
You will also get to hold your photographs in your hands. For some couples, the loose prints are all they want. We also offer a full range of albums. From heirloom quality custom leather albums, to a more conventional coffee table book, we work with you to show your images off in the way that fits your lifestyle.
*All wedding packages with more than 8 hours include a lifestyle engagement session.
A le Carte Options:
Second Photographer $750
Lifestyle Engagement Session $500
*Packages can be built to cover your unique product needs. Any products added at the time of signing the contract will receive a 10% discount.
I hope that this answers the majority of your questions. If you have any others, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Why should we chose Dan Speicher over someone else?
I believe that you should chose a photographer who you get along with really well. I believe that you need to trust your photographer to capture YOU, and your story. If you are looking for your story to be able to be looked back upon, years from now, for your children and grandchildren to be able to view your photos, and get a sense of their history, of who you are, and where you came from, then we should talk. Having photographed over 145 weddings over the past 8 years, I am equipped with the skills to document your day, and to help keep you calm and focused. I believe that the most important part of the wedding is not the photography, or the food, or the flowers, but the relationships that are brought together by two families being joined together. I want you to look back in 50 years and feel the excitement that you felt on your wedding day.
If you want to have your wedding told by the beautiful portraits taken over hours of time, then you are probably looking for a more traditional photographer. Thats ok, I have a few friends who are incredible at that.
What is wedding photojournalism?
Wedding Photojournalism is a visual recording of one of the most important days of your life. It is about telling YOUR story, in an honest and beautiful way. Its photographing the emotion, and moments that surround a wedding, while documenting the friends and family that you have asked to be a part of your celebration.
If wedding photojournalism is just about recording moments then aren’t all wedding photographers photojournalists?
In short, NO. While every photographer captures candid moments, most are not focusing on photographing your wedding as a story. Very few photographers have trained themselves to capture split second moments, and even less are truly proficient at that. Wedding photojournalism is about your story as it unfolds. Apart from the portraits, we will not direct you or your guests on where to be, or how to act. We quietly observe the laughter and tears, focusing on the relationships that you have, rather than focusing on hours of portraits.
If you are a photojournalist, does that mean you don’t shoot formal portraits or details?
Absolutely not. Portraits are an important part of any family gathering. Its not often that families are all dressed up for such a wonderful celebration. We take this time in the day to gather portraits of the key family and friends, so that you can get to your party and enjoy the day.
We also understand the importance of portraits of the wedding party, as well as the bride and groom. Typically we try to photograph the bride and bridesmaids, and groom and groomsmen before the ceremony, so that after the ceremony we take less time and get you to your guests sooner. Generally we ask for 15 minutes with the family at the church, or a location of your choice, then we can spend a few minutes with the entire bridal party, before taking the bride and groom off for a few minutes of portraits of just the two of them. The goal here is to work with your schedule. Some couples want more time to visit different locations, others want to get to the cocktail hour as soon as possible. We will make great images for you no matter what your schedule looks like.
Details are those little tangible things that make every wedding unique. We will make sure we photograph the flowers, shoes, dress, rings, and any other personalized details you have included in your day.
What if we don’t live in Pittsburgh?
No problem at all. While I would love to meet for coffee or a drink and discuss your wedding in person, I have met many of my clients over the phone and through email. In a busy world, its not always possible to meet in person, so we can meet via Skype, email, phone conversations, or FaceTime. The important part is that we get to know each other. You have to be able to trust me to store your memories for you, and I have to know that you trust me to do that.
Do you travel?
This is where I give a big resounding YES! I love to travel. Weddings, engagement sessions, or just because you are doing something really cool like a hunting or fishing trip, and you want it documented professionally.
Photography has taken me to Rwanda, Cameroon, Uganda, Nicaragua, Kenya, to shoot photos for Non-Profits and NGO’s. Just this past year, I traveled through India shooting photographs, and mini documentaries for a medical clinic in the slums of Mumbai, and a Non-Profit that runs children’s homes, plants churches, and has bible colleges all around India. I also just traveled to Prague to photograph an incredible wedding.
On my own I have traveled around England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Canada, India, and the U.S.
How long until the photos are ready?
Typically it takes around 15 days, but always less than 45 days.
Can we order prints?
Your photos will be available to order via your personal wedding link. I use Pictage, one of the best labs in the industry. Along with being able to order prints, your photos will be securely backed up through Pictage for a minimum of one year.
Do we get to keep the images, print them and share them?
YES! You get a copy of all the deliverable high resolution images (typically between 350-800 images) on a USB Thumbdrive within 90 days of your wedding (unless you would prefer a digital download) and a personalized print release. This means that you can print the photos for your personal use, and share them on your personal blog, or facebook ’till your hear is content.
You just cant submit them to magazines, other blogs, or competitions with out permission from me. This is to ensure that your images are kept safe, and that a magazine doesnt end up owning our images and plastering your face all over the world.
Do you offer albums?
Yes. We work with some of the most amazing hand bound custom album makers in the world. While these are not required purchases, they are certainly encouraged. Your album is the first chapter of your legacy. It is a family heirloom to be cherished. My parents and grandparents didnt have one, and I wish that I had a book that I could go to, and see that first day of the two of them as husband and wife.