Thank you so much for your interest in having us photograph your wedding day!
Our goal is to document your wedding day with photographs that are authentic and meaningful–or as we say “photographs that feel.” We want to tell the story of not only what you experienced but show you all the little moments you missed and blow your mind with beautiful and timeless portraits.
We love photographing in the mountains but truth be told, we love photographing weddings period. It doesn’t matter where or when it is, or how big or how small, it’s the people and the relationships that keep us coming back for more. We laugh and cry behind our cameras at every wedding and feel privileged to preserve the memories of one of the most significant days in your life.
♦ Telling your wedding story with images that resonate for generations
♦ Documenting moments that make you feel your wedding again and again
♦ Crafting portraits that evoke a sense of place and love
♦ Allowing your wedding day to unfold authentically
♦ Realizing and capturing the uniqueness of your wedding day
We want you to fully experience your wedding day.
We approach each wedding knowing that there may be similar events but looking and listening and feeling for the uniqueness of you, your day, your location, your family and your love. Our goal is to let your day unfold naturally and to be as unobtrusive as possible, allowing us to capture all the little unscripted moments that make your wedding unique.
We like to show up when you are getting ready. We feel like the prep time is such an important piece of the day where you and all of your wedding party and family are together in anticipation of the ceremony. It's sometimes emotional, sometimes funny but it's always full of good moments to photograph and honestly it's a good warm up for you to get used to having us around.
Let's face it, professing your love to each other in front of all your closest friends and family while amazingly special can also be pretty overwhelming. For most couples, looking back on and remembering the details of your ceremony can be blurry at best. We bring the perspective of two photographers to every ceremony, ensuring that we fully tell your story and get all the reactions so when you look back on your ceremony images, you really get to relive that sacred moment in time.
We often get asked whether or not we photograph the details and formal photos. The answer is YES! No collection of wedding photographs is complete without nice photographs of your family, wedding party and all the details that go into setting the scene for your wedding.
We take pride in our efficiency in making the formal photographs go smoothly and efficiently so you can have more time with your guests.
We are lucky enough to call the Sierras home. You have chosen our breathtaking backyard as your wedding landscape because it holds special meaning to you as well. We ask that you give us 30-40 minutes of time during sunset so we may gift you that sense of place in your portraits. You will love this time together on the beach or in the mountains as it is often the first time you are alone as husband and wife and truly present in the elements during the most beautiful time of day. Relaxing into each other and allowing yourselves to have a few moments together in such a special place gives us the chance to bring your personalities into your portraits.
Ahh, the wedding reception... why wouldn't you want photos of your guests letting loose on the dance floor? Or photos of you dancing with your parents, throwing the bouquet, cutting the cake, taking fireball shots...all of that makes for some rad photos in our opinion! Our approach to photographing the reception is to get in there and make the photographs feel awesome. We are often in the crowd dodging elbows and getting soaked in champagne so we can tell the story of one of the greatest parties you'll ever throw.
♦ Matt and Tara as photographers for 10 hours
♦ A USB thumb drive packed with fully edited photographs. We always deliver full resolution JPG files that are watermark-free and are perfect for printing
♦ 20-25 custom 5x7 prints of our favorite images crafted in our home lab accompany your USB drive in our awesome eco-friendly packaging
♦ A private, password protected online gallery with downloadable low-resolution images perfect for previewing and uploading to social media--friends and family can also view and order prints directly from the gallery
Rehearsal Dinner Coverage - Up to two hours of photography coverage by Matt or Tara at your rehearsal dinner location in the Reno/Tahoe area.
Couple Portrait Session - Matt and Tara take you out either the day before or the day after your wedding to make portraits of just the two of you without the time constraints of the wedding day.
Hourly Wedding Coverage - We do offer hourly wedding coverage on a limited basis, it includes both Matt and Tara as photographers as well as finished digital files.
$550 per hour
Engagement Session - Up to two hours of on-location photography by Matt or Tara in the Reno/Tahoe area. All finished images are delivered via private online gallery.
Elopement Session - Up to two hours of on-location photography by Matt or Tara in the Reno/Tahoe area. All finished images are delivered via private online gallery.
We believe strongly in telling your wedding story through the powerful medium of print. We like the idea of you sitting on your cozy living room couch together enjoying your beautiful wedding album rather than staring bug-eyed at a computer screen. Our custom wedding albums are the perfect timeless heirloom of your wedding story to be enjoyed for generations.
Ordering an album is simple and easy. You can either have us choose the images that tell your story or you can choose. We work up the design, you preview it and pick out a cover material. We get it ordered and shipped directly to you.
See below for more information about our two wedding albums.
Your Finao ONE album is stylish perfection. A yummy selection of cover choices and beefy pages creates a cozy, yet sturdy home for your wedding story. Your images will pop from the traditional photographic silver halide paper and the flush mounted design will make you want to reach out and touch the pages. Touching is just fine as your album is constructed with true archival materials. Your Finao ONE will make you feel your wedding day time and again.
10x15 inch album - 20 spreads/40 pages - $1800
Clone 10x15 album (same design) - $1200
8x12 inch album - 20 spreads/40 pages - $1500
Clone 8x12 album (same design) - $900
Additional spreads - $100
Additional slip cover case -$150
Your Finao PlayBOOK is like the Finao ONE's sassy little sister. It has seamless, full-spread pages printed on the same archival photographic paper as big sis. Its skinny pages and sleek cover give it the timeless feel of a hard-back book. You will want to show off your playBOOK on the coffee table or keep it next to your bed so you can relive your wedding day on a whim.
PS: It also makes a great gift for loved ones.
8x12 inch album - 20 spreads/40 pages - $750
Clone 8x12 album (same design) - $500
Additional spreads - $50
Optional Photo Cover - $50