LOVE, alyson

If you've made it here you're probably looking for information regarding my wedding collections and information. You're in the right place! I would absolutely love to be considered as your photographer to photograph one of the most important days in your life. 

Deciding on a photographer that fits your style and your budget can be overwhelming, but my goal is to make the process as smooth and as joyful as possible. Your photographer is so much more than the person that just takes the photos. In order to get images that show genuine emotion and connection, your photographer should be someone you trust and feel comfortable with. In the end, you won't be telling yourself, "I wish I didn't pay that much for my wedding photos," you'll be thanking yourself a million times over. These images are once in a lifetime. I will walk you through every question and doubt you may have to put you at ease during this process. We'll have a whole lot of fun and you'll have a whole lot of beautiful images! 

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welcome

I am just as excited to hear about your love story as you are to tell it. I want to get to know the two of you on a more personal level so that I can capture your best qualities and we can get comfortable with each other.

I'd love to talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

LET's CONNECT

Once your date is reserved, we will begin chatting about possible locations for your engagement session. I generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place. That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let me know because we would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!

engagement portraits

I get asked very often if I help with the wedding day timeline, and my answer is: of course! I love to help with the timeline because it allows me to share the best times during the day that your photos are going to look the best. Also, with many weddings under my belt, I am very familiar with the flow of the day! Please ask if you have any questions!

Wedding day timeline

Ah! My favorite part! I will arrive to location that you are getting ready and be fully prepared to begin photographing. Throughout the day, I will be assisting with posing, location suggestions, and of course, chatting with your friends and family. I genuinely enjoy being thrown into high intensity situations and doing my thing!  We will have so much fun together and you will get gorgeous photos as a result!

wedding day

All images from your wedding are typically delivered within about six to eight weeks of your wedding date via your private online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media. 
Any additional prints or products purchased from me can be expected within six weeks of the gallery completion.

DELIVERY

I am proud to offer my couples a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more. I encourage you to please print your beautiful photos while they're fresh in your mind. My heart just breaks when I hear that wedding images have been lost because they were not printed right away. You will be so thankful that you did!

KEEPSAKES

WHAT TO EXPECT –

Fine Art Print ­ $25
Deckled Fine Art Print ­ $35
USB & Keepsake Box ­ $150
8x8 Album ­ $625
10x10 Album ­ $475

A LA CARTE

Complimentary Engagement Session
8 Hours of Wedding Coverage
Professional Image Editing
500+ Digital Images
Private Online Gallery
USB of All Final Images
Personal Print Release

$2,850

COLLECTION three

Complimentary Engagement Session
6 Hours of Wedding Coverage
Professional Image Editing
400+ Digital Images
Private Online Gallery
USB of All Final Images
Personal Print Release

$2,250

COLLECTION
two

4 Hours of Wedding Coverage
Professional Image Editing
200+ Digital Images
Private Online Gallery
Personal Print Release

$1,250

COLLECTION
one

wedding collections & Information

$375

engagement portraits

If the wedding collection you have chosen does not include the engagement session it will be considered an add-on to your collection.

Includes:
 

One Hour Session
30+ Digital Images
Two Locations Within the Hour
One Outfit Change
Professional Image Editing
Private Online Gallery
Personal Print Release

Additional prints and products are purchased separately.

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katelyn & Dallas

Katelyn and Dallas have been really great family friends with my family for as long as I can remember. When the pandemic took over their dream wedding plans it changed the entire outlook of their day. But on a rainy, colorful day in October they shared their vows to each other and made the day perfect in its unique little way. 

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Megan and Bobby were quite honestly put on this earth to be together. Both equally selfless and sweet, I witnessed nothing but love on their special day. Despite the freezing temps on the shore of Lake Michigan, these two spent the entire day smiling, laughing, and making the most of it. Surrounded by their closest friends and family it was evident that there was no place else they'd rather be.

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megan & bobby

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Lindsie and Zack have quickly become one of my absolute favorite couples to photograph. Their late summer wedding was as much of a party as the two of them are. These two truly know how to make the greatest memories with their family and friends. I am not sure I have ever been to a reception that was as much fun as theirs.  I will forever remember their wedding as one of my favorites. 

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lindsie & zack

My wedding dates book out as far as a year in advance! If you have a date in mind for your day be sure to reach out as soon as possible so that we can get the booking process started! 

To reserve your date, I'll need a signed contract as well as a deposit. 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

I currently do not. However, I do bring along my boyfriend, Joe, to assist in photographing the ceremony or any other one shot opportunities. Many couples are told that two photographers are necessary but I like to think otherwise. I am very confident in my ability to capture your most treasured moments from all different perspectives while also keeping your images safe. To ensure the safety of your images, I do photograph with two cards, one as the primary card and the other as the backup in case anything were to happen. Additionally, I have two professional camera bodies that I bring with me to swap out if needed. 

Do you have a second Photographer?

Absolutely! I love to help you plan your wedding day from start to finish. I will be here to answer any questions you may have. This includes questions on when to have the ceremony, how much time we need for bridal party/family photos, when to do the cake cutting and more.  

Do you help with the wedding day timeline?

Within 2-3 days of your wedding day I will share a preview of your images on my social media channels (Instagram & Facebook) so that you can share them with your friends and family! 
Your final digital gallery will be delivered within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day. 

How will we receive our photos?

I would be happy to put together a wedding album for you! Once you receive your wedding gallery, all you need to do is hit the "favorite" button on the images you'd love to have in your album. We will be in touch about how many images you would like to have in your wedding album (additional spreads are extra). From there, I will create a custom wedding album for you and send you the mockup for revisions before I send it to the professional print lab.

do you make wedding albums?

Yes! I do travel for weddings outside of the Traverse City area. Locations outside of the two hour window of Traverse City will have a travel fee added onto the wedding collection. 

Do you travel?

Absolutely! I want to make this process as smooth and affordable as possible for you. I completely understand that paying a large sum of money upfront can be overwhelming, so I'd be happy to help with that. However, the initial first payment is non-refundable to hold your place on my calendar and cannot be broken down into multiple payments. 
Only Collection Two and Collection Three are eligible. 

Do you have payment plans?

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CONTACT ALYSON

I'm so honored that you're considering working with me to capture one of the more important days of your life. To officially reserve your date, please fill out the contact form on the website or send an email to Alyson (alysonfinkphotography@gmail.com), with your names, ideal date and anything else we should know. I can't wait to work with you!

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