You'll see the word "timeless" used to describe someone's photography style, yet when the images are put in a pile with images from other photographers, it's really hard to tell who took the photographs. Timeless, but unique imagery means images that are uniquely creative and different, but are not over-processed or too unrealistic. We strive to be unique, while also producing images that are timeless and realistic.
A great photographer should have a thorough understanding of photography gear and display images that show creativity and technical editing abilities. They should be able to work with different lighting conditions and be able to adjust their settings accordingly to get the best shot possible. They should also be familiar with post-processing techniques to produce compelling and unique images. A photographer that can display the ability to work with off-camera lighting, and show that they can create unique imagery using advanced editing skills, are worth paying more for, and will have the tools and knowledge to deliver your desired outcome from the wedding or photoshoot.
Know your budget and what your needs are. I get it, there are a lot of photographers out there, or people who have an interest in photography. Knowing your budget and what your desired outcome will be from your photoshoot, will help you choose the right photographer. The lower your budget, the less experienced the photographer will be, and the less likely you will have the desired outcome from your wedding or photoshoot. Reviews, website, years of experience, and reflection of creativity in their portfolio will help you find the right photographer that fits your budget and needs.
Lastly, a great wedding photographer should have a genuine passion for photography and for capturing special moments. They should be excited about the opportunity to be part of your special day and should be committed to creating beautiful and meaningful photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime.
The cost for wedding and elopement photography in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle can range between $3,500 and $8500, on average. Of course, you pay for what you get. Experience, size and scale of the wedding, number of photographers, hours of shooting, and the creative skill level, all play a factor in cost. You should be factoring in roughly 15-20% of your wedding budget for photography.
Remember, you're not just paying for wedding day coverage, you're paying for the wedding photographer's experience, equipment, the photographer's training, creativeness and the hours editing behind the scenes. A typical wedding day takes 6-8 hours in post-production.
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Reach out & we can schedule a free call so we can get to know each other. This is where you tell me all about the elopement of your dreams and we talk about planning.
I deliver a large sneak peak within 24 hours so that anyone that may have missed out can feel as involved as possible.
(the rest in 8 - 12 weeks during peak season, 4-6 off-season)
Let's Go! I help guide you through your wedding day and document it as it unfolds, taking candid, authentic images that you will look back on for years to come.
Typically, wedding day plans won't be set in stone until about 30 days out. From the time you book with me to your big day, we will gather details and discuss them 15-30 days prior to your wedding day.
After everyone determines we're a good fit you can secure your date with a deposit and a retainer fee.
Whether you're working with a wedding coordinator or planning the day yourself, these are the key moments that you MUST have set in your timeline, to ensure that your photographer will be able to document your day and create an album that you will look back on for years to come.
Engagement sessions include 90 minutes with Matt, within the King, Pierce and Snohomish County lines. You session will include 45 images delivered via an online gallery for easy download and sharing. Additional add-ons include GIFs, social media reels, and travel to further locations.
Starting investment - $549
Average Investment- $700
* If booking an engagement session only, a $400 credit will be applied to your balance if you book a wedding in the future.
We offer various wedding packages to fit the needs of your wedding day. Package offerings start with 6 hours of wedding photography, images delivered via an online gallery for easy download and sharing, and an engagement session. Additional add-ons include wedding videography, gifs, social media reels, additional photographers, and print packages.
Starting investment - $3500
Average Investment- $5200
Destination wedding packages are similar to the standard wedding packages. The main difference is going to be travel and travel accommodations.
We would love to capture your big day in an epic location. We offer flexible rates for travel, in addition to your wedding day package. Inquire to find out more details.
Starting investment - $3500
Average Investment- $5200
Tacoma and Seattle Wedding Photographer Matt Rommel of Matt Rommel Photography specializes in wedding photography, elopement photography, engagement photography and portraits of all types. Available for travel to Sedona, AZ, Jackson Hole, WY, Louisville, KY, Estes Park, CO and worldwide, including destination wedding photography.
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