Wedding + Elopement Photography Booking Process

Wedding + elopement photography pricing generally starts at $3000.

Please don’t let that price scare you away, and please let me explain what I can offer you and your partner. I’m sure you’ll like what you read and see!

I understand everyone is on a budget, but I genuinely feel the value you’ll be getting from what I can provide you + your partner is well worth the cost of coverage for your day. Think of it as a wise investment since your photos will be the lasting memories of your wedding + elopement day. You are not going to find a better value than what I am offering.

I’ve been photographing weddings + elopements since 2010, so you are not in the hands of an amateur or someone who does not know what they’re doing. Photographing a wedding + elopement is far more than just taking pictures. I help you as a de facto coordinator, a sounding board for any problems you might have, and someone who will ensure your day goes off without a hitch.

That’s why I price wedding + elopement photography coverage not just by the size and scope of the celebration, but the customer service I’m providing, and, most importantly, the wants and needs of you + your partner. It’s essential to let me know what you’re looking for in terms of wedding + elopement photography so I can let you know what I can do for you + your partner.

Now, with that said, I invite you to check out my page detailing the creative style and approach I apply when photographing weddings + elopements. It will provide helpful information regarding whether or not I’m going to be a good match for you + your partner.

If and when that is done, the process to inquire about choosing DSmithImages Photography as your official wedding photographer begins with a simple contact form. That helps me get some information about you + your partner, your date, the size and scope of your wedding, and all the other important details.

You can use the form below or visit my contact page to start the process..

I’ll then send you a customized message as soon as possible with all sorts of helpful information about what I can offer you + your partner on your wedding date. Here are some of the things I offer for all weddings + elopements:

Everyone receives a full day’s coverage, regardless of the size and scope of the celebration, because I can only work one celebration a day. That means you give me a start and stop time, and I do not put you on a time limit. It is up to you to determine how long that will be. I do not price by the hour.

On top of a full day’s coverage, you will get ALL the photos that make the final cut in the editing process. I do not and will limit you to a pre-determined number of photos to be delivered with the expectation of you buying more. You get everything that I feel is worth delivering. In other words, I will not nickel and dime you over your wedding photos.

I’m also happy to deliver to you FOUR versions of each photo in a high-resolution/print-quality format. You will receive their photos in the “out-of-camera” version, which is just adjusted for cropping and exposure along with two edited color versions, and a black-and-white version.

I’m also pleased to announce all couples will receive photos SHOT ON FILM. This is a new service I’m introducing and officially rolling out. I’ll bring at least one roll of film to shoot at your wedding or elopement celebration to go along with the coverage shot digitally!

Most importantly, you will also have a guaranteed rapid turn-around time for the photos to be delivered. You will not be waiting weeks or months to receive your photos. Digital photos will be turned around in a matter of days, while film photos will take about 1-2 weeks.

If we all feel that this is going to be a perfect fit, we’ll then schedule a consultation over the phone or Zoom. That is where we’ll go over all sorts of creative and specific details regarding your celebration. It’s also a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other better.

To book your date, a signed agreement + a retainer of, typically, 1/4 of the package price would be required. The usual payment structure is based on a 120 Day-60 Day-Wedding Day schedule, but custom ones can be established based on your budget and needs.

Once the agreement and retainer are handled, I’ll happily put your date on the calendar and brag about the two of you! We’ll then be in regular communication leading up to your wedding as we talk about more creative ideas, scheduling, and coordination details.

Wedding + Elopement Travel Schedule + Booked Dates

Before you send your first message, I invite you to check out the dates where I’m already booked. I want to make sure I have your date open!

June 1st, 2024: Austin, Texas

June 29th, 2024: Anderson, Alabama

July 13th, 2024: Birmingham, Alabama

July 27th, 2024: Sevierville, Tennessee

August 17th + 18th, 2024: Half Moon Bay, California

August 31st, 2024: West Suffield, Connecticut

September 14th, 2024: Robertsdale, Alabama

September 28th, 2024: Bay Shore, New York

October 10th, 2024: Trumansburg, New York

October 13th, 2024: Sleepy Hollow, New York

October 19th, 2024: Pennsauken, New Jersey

November 2nd, 2024: Vestavia Hills, Alabama

November 9th, 2024: Hayden, Alabama

June 20th, 2025: Hyde Park, New York

October 17th, 2025: Goffstown, New Hampshire

Wedding + Elopement Photography Package

No matter the size and scope of the wedding, all my couples receive a full day’s worth of authentic and personalized photography coverage. I take all your creative ideas and input into mind as I want to tell the whole story of your day instead of limiting you based on a time limit.

All couples will now receive photos taken digitally and on film! I will shoot at least one roll of film at your celebration to go along with the photos shot digitally.

Once the wedding is complete, your photos will be delivered to you in a private password-protected gallery. That is where you’ll be able to download the photos in high-resolution format, which means full print quality with full print rights. They are also going to be delivered in “out-of-the-camera” format, which is just edited for cropping and exposure, along with two different edited color versions and a black-and-white version.

You’ll be getting every photo that makes the final cut in the editing process. There is no pre-determined limit on the number of photos I deliver to you.

You’ll also receive a print and product credit to spend on physical prints so you can get a jump start on having some great keepsakes from your special day!

All celebrations also receive next-day sneak previews and lighting quick turn-around times on your photos. You are not going to be waiting weeks and months to enjoy your photos. I guarantee that.

I also offer coordination services and assistance for all celebrations. I’ve been photographing weddings + elopements since 2010, and it’s my pleasure to be an extra coordinator for couples.

All travel considerations will be included, so you will be hit with any additional charges. I travel all over the United States, and I’m happy to do so for your celebration.

Every celebration will also receive a wedding weekend couples session and/or rehearsal dinner coverage along with your choice of a stand-alone engagement session, bridal session, or boudoir session. A 2nd shooter, wedding albums, and additional stand-alone sessions are available on an a la carte basis.

Wedding + Elopement photography pricing generally starts at $3000.

Inquire for a personalized quote based on the date, location, and specifics of your wedding + elopement celebration. Lower-priced options might be available.

All weddings + elopements come with a full day’s coverage as I do not price by the hour.

I also do not offer videography services, but I will happily help you find a videographer based on your wants and needs.

Request a Quote!

Additional Wedding + Elopement Photography Resources

If you still need some additional information to help you make this important decision, I fully understand!

I’d love for you to take a moment and read about my creative style + approach to photographing weddings + elopements. This will give you a great look into

I’ve also included a frequently asked questions section for you to review. Do let me know, though, if you have any questions about things that are not addressed. I’ll be happy to answer them for you.

Do also take a moment to check out the galleries from celebrations I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. This will also help you get a great visualization of what I can do for you + your special someone!

I even have an advice section if you want some detailed info on wedding + elopement photography specifics!

Testimonials

David is not only an incredible photographer but a kind and events-experienced person. Having him in the loop during planning and around on our wedding day made everything low-stress and kept us on schedule. He always listened to our wants and added such great shots along the way- even in our less-than-traditional situations. He’s just the best! Our photos were back in two days and public pages he sets up made it so much easier to share with family and friends. We cannot recommend him enough!!
-Alex + Jeff

David was an amazing photographer for our small elopement. He captured the beauty of the area and our special moment perfectly. He was professional and very helpful, the experience was a joy and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Kayla + Brady

David is a fantastic photographer and was so easy to work with. We had a small wedding and reception in the SF Bay Area, and we found it hard to find wedding photographers who catered to smaller events and had the flexibility we wanted until we found David. He was extremely communicative during the planning process and, during the event, did a great job handling some of our family members that are less comfortable in front of the camera. The photos he took of us are stunning and he absolutely captured the happiness and energy of the day. We can’t recommend David enough!
Sharon + Alex

David did an amazing job with our small wedding in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The photos are so wonderful the hardest part has been choosing which ones are my favorite for printing. He was so lovely and got the photos back so fast. Cannot recommend him highly enough, and the services he provides for the price cannot be matched.
-Gabrielle + Jackson

David has an incredible ability to make your vision come to life. We eloped on the coast of Maine, and David made it easy to photograph at many different locations. He was very thorough and did not shy away from capturing the absolute best photographs. He is so talented!
-Sarah + Owen

We chose David as our photographer based on his photos he had posted. We loved the rustic, earthy tone to his photos. David did not disappoint. His communication was great, he was professional and he had everything timed out perfectly. To top it all off, his photos were unbelievably beautiful. We were so thankful David was available for our wedding.
-Elizabeth + Jeffrey

“Got married in January 2023 and had David as our photographer. He was so professional, courteous, and helpful throughout the entire process and all of the pictures turned out so much prettier than we could’ve ever imagined! Would recommend David 15/10!!”
-Brooke + Evan

“David was exceptional in more ways than I can express in words. I happened upon a landing page he had made in search of a Salem wedding and lo and behold, I was having a Salem wedding. I fell in love with his photos online and booked him 11 months before my wedding. First and foremost, photography is the most important part of a wedding for myself and my now husband. So we did not take this decision lightly. I am elated to say 3 days after my wedding, it is the best decision we made for the wedding. David was SO communicative over the 11 months, doing random check-ins and holiday outreach. He was excellent at planning our photos ahead of time and on the day of, was the most personable, knowledgeable, and efficient person I’ve ever been around. He is SO caring, and committed, and put me at ease. We spoke about him more after our wedding than anything else!! Dare I say…we might actually miss him!!! Our photos were ready 3 days after the wedding and are literally stunning. We have not even been able to breathe since we got them. Long story short, I’d get married again just to see David, but I recommend anyone looking for a photographer to book him immediately.”
Michelle + Tommy

“David was so amazing to work with. His communication was very clear and was quick to respond. He was also on time with everything and made sure to stick to a schedule. Where I live is rainy a lot he made sure to take pictures outside when the sun popped through. Everyone that met him at the wedding said how nice he was and I have nothing but good things to say about him. I absolutely love the pictures he took and we got them back fast! I would 100% recommend him to anyone!”
Stephanie + Kyle

“David was so amazing to work with. His communication was very clear and was quick to respond. He was also on time with everything and made sure to stick to a schedule. Where I live is rainy a lot he made sure to take pictures outside when the sun popped through. Everyone that met him at the wedding said how nice he was and I have nothing but good things to say about him. I absolutely love the pictures he took and we got them back fast! I would 100% recommend him to anyone!”
Alissa + Henry

“David did such a wonderful job on our engagement and wedding pictures. He made sure to take the time to capture all the shots we wanted, plus more! He is so quick with getting your photos back to you (I mean unbelievably quick), and his editing style is BEAUTIFUL! If you are stuck between photographers please look no further. David is amazing and I will recommend him to anyone and everyone! You will not be disappointed with his work at all!!”
Kara + Bryant