Your Wedding Storyteller
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You'll be making so many decisions about your big day; let's keep this one simple.
We only book a select number of weddings per season and popular dates fill up quickly.
BOOKING DATES FOR 2021 and early 2022. Current pricing is in effect through October 1, 2020.
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Intimate Wedding Collection
Up to four hours continuous wedding day coverage
Day-of-timeline planning, including all coverage, portraits and groupings
No travel fees within 100 miles of Athens, Ga.
All images delivered via a password protected, online gallery
Personal Print Release
Add-on engagement session available
Storyteller Wedding Collection
Complimentary engagement session at the location of your choice
Up to 10 hours continuous wedding day coverage
All engagement/wedding images delivered via a password protected online gallery (engagement, approximately 3-4 weeks; wedding, approximately 4-6 weeks)
Personal Print Release
Up to 50% discount on printing with our professional lab
Discounts on all future photography sessions
Heirloom Wedding Collection
All-inclusive of the Storyteller Wedding Collection, plus our Little Black Box, an embossed 11 x 14 black folio containing 20-mounted prints
Destination Wedding Collection (world-wide)
For our all-inclusive package (whether an elopement or planned wedding, world-wide) which includes all travel, three-to four days coverage, a formal bridal session, an engagement session, wedding day coverage, plus post wedding session, contact us today.
*Contact us to inquire about specific packages and availability. Prices are subject to change without notice.
We're Len + Judy. Our love story began 12 years ago after each of us had experienced the not-so-pretty side of love. A chance meeting. Love at first sight. We haven't been apart since.
With a passion for travel, stories, and photography guiding our lives, we are seeing the world through unified eyes and while we're home, we continue our love of storytelling by documenting your story.
The mantra that guides us? The timeless legacy of photography. As time passes, the few images that we have of our parents and families have preserved our memories and transported us through some very dark times. The good moments, and even the bad, that have been documented have preserved our history. We believe this was our gentle nudge to pick up cameras, tell stories, and create heirlooms for our family as well an any others who will allow us the honor to photograph their moments.
We're not trendy or hipster, fine art or dramatic. We don't Photoshop the imperfections or change who you are. We are classic in our photography and in our relationships. We focus on your wants and values. We value quality of service and quality of product above everything. We have fun. We laugh, and we think you will, too.
We have three wedding collections, two that are service-based, and a third which includes our Little Black Box. We're not the youngest in the bunch, but we'll be the one thing that will never cause you worry. We're hands off, narrative and documentary, discovering the in-between moments that will tell your authentic story. Our style is random and authentic, not stiff or choreographed. Of all the images over the years, the unexpected and the undefined move the hearts of our clients most. And we love that.
We hope that you'll be part of our story, and in turn, we'll give you the best of who we are. We might just fall in love with you and consider you part of the family. In fact, that's rather a given.
Contact us today, and let's continue your story together.
Here's some answers that you might be searching for regarding your photographer.
Why should we hire you as our wedding photographer?
Len and I have big shoulders. In fact, we've been told we are quite the linebackers in certain situations. We hope you won't need us in that capacity, but no matter what, we will be there with you every step of the way. We'll work on the timeline months before your wedding, and tweak it until it fits perfectly. We'll hem your pants, walk your dog, carry your tissue and treat you like family. Being a good photographer means more than knowing how a camera works; it means taking care of you like family.
What does your pricing cover?
Basically, everything you see above and more. We'll help you construct your timeline so that everything goes smoothly. We don't charge a travel fee unless you're over 100 miles from our home. If you're having a destination wedding (and we so HOPE you do), we have pricing for that as well. We'll be glad to share that with you, too. Simply send us an email.
How many weddings do you shoot each year?
We only book a small number of weddings each year, 15 at the most. We believe in giving you our best, and if we book more, we can't. We provide your day the time and attention necessary to tell your unique story.
Do you have a second photographer?
Well there's two of us, so yes, there's a second photographer! No matter who you choose, always hire a photographer that will have a second shooter.
Do you edit the images?
Yes. Every. Single. One.
Do you have an assistant?
On occasion, we do hire an assistant to help with larger weddings.
Where do you live and how far will you travel?
We're just outside of Athens, Georgia, in a small community called Farmington. Although most of our work takes place in the southeast, we adore destination weddings and hope that a destination wedding is in your future. We are comfortable traveling and have no problem traveling with the gear we need. For a destination wedding, we add a supplement to the existing packages. The client will be responsible for travel expenses (airfare, hotel, rental car, etc.) We bill that at the end; we will book what we need (with your approval) and add this to the final invoice. If you want us there a week, we'll be there a week. For a four-day weekend, we'll be there for that, too. You'll receive coverage during our entire stay with you.
Do you offer videography?
No, we don't. We believe in doing one thing and one thing well.
When will I receive my images?
For an engagement session, the average delivery is at 4 weeks. A wedding will be delivered within 6 weeks. The digital images will be released via a password protected gallery. Once you receive the email, they are yours to download and share.
Are my images watermarked?
No, they are not. You'll see sneaks on Facebook and Instagram and those will be watermarked for image protection.
How many pictures will we receive?
Every wedding is different, so that answer is different. Every delivery is dependent upon hours of coverage, type of events, reception, etc.
Do we get the copyright of the images?
Copyright simply means that we created the images and we "own" the copyright. You own the images and have the right to print and share your images. As creator, Seeing Southern Photography will always own copyright.
Can we have the RAW files?
We never release raw or unedited files.
What if we don't really want an engagement session? Can we have a discount?
We offer a complimentary engagement session to all couples who book their wedding day (Storyteller and Heirloom). We add this as a gift; it is not something you have purchased. Plus, an engagement session lets us get to know you and that's invaluable on the wedding day.
I would love to hire you, but I have a friend who will shoot our wedding for free.
These situations rarely work out. Wouldn't you rather have a committed photographer (bound by contract and money) that will be at your wedding no matter what? Don't you want your friend to enjoy your wedding? It's simply one less thing to worry about. And if your friend pulls the plug weeks before the wedding, chances are professionals are already booked. Don't get in that situation.
How soon should I book you?
As soon as you get engaged and set the date, book the venue and the photographer. Those are the first to be booked. We do not hold dates. We have shot in a location where two weddings are going on simultaneously (yes, and wow), but it's rare. Be sure. Get the date you want. If you're in the South and you want October, book now - even two years out.
Do you take payments or set up a payment schedule?
We require a $1,000 deposit to reserve the date. The balance is due 30 days before the wedding. If you are in need of a payment schedule, let us know. We'll work something out. Also, keep in mind that the wedding must be paid in full before the wedding day. If not, we will photograph the wedding; we wouldn't not be there. However, you will not receive any images until your account is paid in full.
*A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 plus signed contract is required to secure date. Balance to be paid 30 days prior to wedding date. An additional cost of $50 will be added to final balance if engagement session is more than 50 miles from Farmington; no travel cost for weddings. Contact us for all pricing plus our unique destination wedding package.