I invest time in getting to know my clients, hearing about their vision for their day, and any specific photo requests they might have, because no two wedding are the same. I take the time to go over your day of timeline with you, making sure we have enough time for photos so you won't feel stressed or rushed. I send a questionnaire to make sure we're on the same page about all those little details people so often forget and I'll probably ask you 20+ times on your wedding day if I can get you a glass of water (or wine) and a snack. I spend hours, days, weeks, hand editing your final images to make sure they're perfect and deliver them in a way that's easy for you to share with your loved ones. Basically, what I'm saying is:
I've got your back.
Wedding Collections begin at $2,800. Elopements are priced hourly. All packages include full online galleries and edited, high resolution images. Please inquire for a full, detailed wedding pricing guide.
Engagement sessions are $300-$400 depending on length of session and location. An online gallery is included.
Portrait, lifestyle, family, and other sessions begin at $300. Please reach out via my contact page for a custom proposal to fit your needs.
Why Wind and Gold Photography?
Ever since I was young, I have been infatuated with the season of Fall. I love everything about it. The smell of bonfires, leaves crunching under my shoes, apple cider, pumpkin carving, allllll that cheesy stuff. It's a little basic, I know. I have a mutual love for reading and literature. In Henry David Thoreau's Walden, he writes, "autumn came with wind and gold". I loved it. It encompassed everything I felt so passionately about the season in one simple statement. More than that, the entire book of Walden is about appreciating natural, earthly beauty outside of vanity and materialism. This is how I wanted to structure my photography business. I want to make it about capturing true, real beauty and love as opposed to posed, routine, and inauthentic images.
How far in advance do I need to book?
I book weddings anywhere from a couple months to a year and a half out. I recommend reaching out as soon as possible to see if I have your date available as some of them can fill up pretty quickly - especially Saturdays! The same goes for engagement sessions. As for portrait, family, and lifestyle sessions, I do not book these more than 2 months out from your desired session date.
Where do you work? Will you travel for my session/wedding?
I'm currently based in Nashville Tennessee, but am originally from the Chicago area so I consider that another home base for me, and shoot up there very often. I also love to travel and am always open, willing, and excited to shoot events that are located in other places! I usually photograph 5-10 out of state weddings a year, and would love for yours to be one of them! If you are interested in hiring me for a destination wedding or anywhere outside of the middle Tennessee area or Chicago, just shoot me a message and we can definitely work something out! Location is no obstacle :)
Let’s do this thing - I’m ready to book! What’s next?
First off, YAY! I am thrilled that you would like to work with me. The first step is to reach out via my contact page if you haven’t already. I ask for a non-refundable 25% retainer fee to reserve the date of your wedding. For engagement, lifestyle and portrait sessions I require a 50% non-refundable retainer fee. If we need to reschedule, this deposit can be applied to another date.
How will I get my photos/How long will it take?
Each event is different. For weddings, you can expect your images to be delivered within 4-6 weeks, however you will receive a preview of around 10-15 photos within the first 72 hours (so you can post on social media that y’all are MARRIED!!!). Portrait sessions can expect a turn around time of 7-14 days. You will receive electronic, downloadable versions of the images with unlimited printing rights via an online gallery. This makes it easy to share the link to all the wedding photos with family and friends, whether they live down the street or on the other side of the world.
Can I get my photos printed?
Yes yes yes! These photos are made to printed and hung up on your walls or sprawled around the house in some cute little frames! Printing rights go to all clients so they have the ability to have the photos printed where and when they please. To make it a little easier on you, you can also order prints directly through the online gallery that you receive and have them shipped right to your house (or your parents’ house because let’s be honest, they’ll definitely want some, too!) This is the recommended method for printing your photos because they are professional photo printing labs. Unlike your neighborhood Walgreens or Walmart, they respect the integrity of your photos, giving you true to color, higher quality images.