And no two photographers are either! Here at ATP, I'll walk you through all the steps of your big day.
Whether it's for your one-year-anniversary, seeing your whole family together for the first time in years, celebrating your graduate, or any other special moment in-between, I am here for it!
Portrait collections start at $600.
Wedding collections all include an online gallery to share with your family and friends, high-resolution digital files with printing rights, a sneak peek, and pre-planning by me. Extra coverage can be added onto any package, as well as heirloom printed items such as 10x10 albums, portrait and boudoir sessions, or additional assistants.
Wedding collections start at $4000
Do you have a loose idea of what you envision your wedding schedule to be like, but just don't know exactly where to start? Or, are you dreaming of a lavish engagement session full of lavish details? Let's chat! We can talk wardrobe, location, inspiration, and other vendors to get involved in your magical shoot.
Themed Engagements, surprise proposals, and similar are custom tailored to you.
Glass and gold
It's no secret that I love everything gold and rose gold, and with every collection, I love to include just that. A collection of favorite moments from your wedding day will come printed to look like moments out of your favorite film.
Think of these as a modern day album that can sit in formal spaces and casual alike- your vanity, entry way console, coffee table, or even your desk. You can take these anywhere, anytime.
Details, details, details! These boxes aren't something you can find that the store, and the prints in them are a quality you can't get from just anywhere. If gold just isn't your jam, I can order them in silver as well. But trust me- the gold is good.
Dates are limited
If I could take every wedding and work with every couple (and taste every cake) trust me, I would! But I'm not a machine- and weddings are a physical, emotional, and spiritual investment that all deserve our full attention to detail and love! If you're interested in having your day captured in a timeless, meaningful way, I suggest reaching out as soon as you have your date set... or even as your choosing between dates!
Due to the affect of delays and postponements to keep everyone safe in 2020, the 2021 and 2022 calendars are tighter than in previous years. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to lock your date in ASAP!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based and do you travel?
I am based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and , yes, I love to travel!
If you want me to photograph your story farther from the city, it will require a travel fee, varying on where it takes place. For destinations requiring flights or longer than three hours, I do ask for appropriate over-night accommodations.
No travel fee is required for up to 45 miles from zipcode 15205.
How do we book?
Reach out on the contact forum below to get started! Due to demand, I cannot accept every wedding I'm approached about, and want you to also have the best possible wedding-day experience. We'll get together and chat about your relationship, your wedding day, and my approach to weddings. If we're a great match for each other I'll send you a contract to fill out and the rest will be history!
Can we add more time to our session on the day-of?
Yes, of course! I offer a-la-cart hours at $450 if on the wedding day things run a little late or have to start a little early.
Do you offer prints and albums A LA CART?
Yes! I'm thrilled to offer albums, gallery wraps, and classic prints from your wedding day.
You may be wondering, what's the difference of ordering prints through me versus ordering yourself?
The answer is simple- I can assure that prints I order for you are going to professional labs who have color-matching software I can build into the photos. Pretty fancy, right? Basically, it insures that the photo will look as intended. This also let's me choose the cropping, a service that isn't always available when you print yourself. For albums, this also means that I'll build your layout and make a true story book for your big day!
For more information about my print offerings, please email me at email@example.com or use the contact form here.
Albums start at $1250.
Tell me about prints.
You have a few options when it comes to printing your photos- you can order easily right through your gallery link and have everything shipped to your door, or for me to quality check before it arrives to you. The bonus of this option is that everything will be top-of-the-line, guaranteed by me, AND I'll take you for coffee when they come in.
This option is also great whenever your aunt wants an 8x10 of your family and you just don't want to deal with it. Just send her the link and she can order anything she wants!
All of my packages come with a print release, so yes, you can print on your own, anywhere you want.
Buuuut... I cannot control quality from third-party print houses. What this means is if you go to Walgreens are use a kiosk and they come out looking super-wonky and green, I unfortunately can't help. There are too many factors to be able to control or honestly, even trouble shoot. This goes for sites that offer 87% off on canvases,
I am thrilled to offer suggestions for print houses that I personally have used through the years that allow non-professionals to order. I love using nationsphotolab.com for some of my personal prints, My goal is sincerely for you to have timeless pieces for your home and family collections, and it's far more important to me that you do print than that you print through me.
We LOVE all the detail shots, but we didn't plan on getting fancy hangers or anything...
Hey, no problem! One of my favorite things about being a photographer is buying needless pretty things everywhere I go. I bring a kit of my own ribbons, boxes, hangers, and surfaces to match your wedding vibe! Of course, I want to add things that are totally sentimental to you too so that we have a beautiful mix for flat-lays, whether you're getting ready in a dark, moody church, your family home or even a hotel.
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 8 hours coverage wedding, you will receive between 700-900 images. The final number of images delivered depends on factors such as length of ceremony, friends and family formals, and of course, how many events you have at your reception.
Are you LGBTQ-Friendly?
YES! I am always honored to work with gay, trans, lesbian, and otherwise non-binary folks, and to use whatever sets of pronouns you prefer at all points.
For the all weddings booked in 2021, all packages will include a complimentary Pittsburgh engagement session as a thank you for being brave and out. So many of my close friends are in this community, and I would love to do this as a little way to give back to the people who have been so supportive of them through the years!
What gear do you use?
My gear bag is constantly changing, but here's what you need to know:
I ALWAYS bring two pro-level camera bodies, professional lenses, backups for those lenses, a whole pile of memory cards, rechargeable batteries, and all kinds of lighting equipment. I like to prepare for the worst- because it happens.
Aside from your wedding day, all files are backed up on a server for a minimum of one year. Computer crashes six months after your gallery closes? NBD. I've got you. This is why you hire a pro, we've got you covered
PS: I also always bring a sewing kit, crochet hook, and safety pins, because being prepared is for more than just gear. I've sewn-up the maid of honor's busted zipper, hooked all the tiny buttons running down your back, and restrung broken beading on the day of.
Why don't all packages come with a second shooter?
The term "second shooter" has become a bit of a buzz-word, kind of how "raw files" did a few years ago- even though most non-photographers don't own software to even open those photos.
I've found that, especially for smaller weddings, I can do more in less time by having an assistant there to purely help me with cleaning up flat-lays, moving the dress for getting-ready shots, packing gear, and helping the bride through the day. These assistants always have a photographic background and are fully able to capture amazing moments, but benefit us more as an experienced set of hands!
Still feel a little nervous? I'm happy to send gallery links to you with weddings without a second shooter and with so that you can compare.
Do you double-book wedding days?
YIKES. Absolutely not! It terrifies me that I get asked this question, because I feel like someone-knew-someone who had a horrible photography experience at some point and that concerns me!
Your wedding is the biggest event of my week too- nothing else is going on that day, minus a quick trip to Starbucks.
This means if you have an emergency change of plans two days before and need to move the timeline around a little bit, I can accommodate. If during your reception the dance floor is POPPIN' and you want to add another hour of coverage? I got you.
What is your meal/break policy?
After 5 hours of working together, I do request that you include us in your meal count. You do NOT have to provide a seat for us with your guests (I do always appreciate a salad and bread!)
If your dinner is buffet, we'll sneak into the line once the first few tables have gone through. If your dinner is platted or family style, I do request you ask the venue to provide vendors meals sooner to the start of service. The reason for this is that often, if a meal is being served, you need to be at your seat which adds up to a LOT of wasted time. If we line our meals up closer to the couple's, it actually lets us create more!
A short list of things we can do:
Sneak away for a sunset photo!
Sneak away for a sparkler photo!
If there was no time in the morning, we can get shots of your gorgeous new wedding bands!
Grab a few of your favors and make a super cute flat-lay showcasing your hard work!
Backup our cards onto a SSD.
Grab shots of you greeting your guests- BEFORE there are empty plates in front of them!
All of these things beat waiting for food to come ;) .
When will we get our photos?
Every package comes with a number of images you'll receive the same night so you can be the first to share your day with friends and family!
Afterwards, you will receive an online gallery link with all your photos between 4-12 weeks (depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
We love your work, but don't feel like your packages aren't exactly what we need.
No problem! I am happy to build custom packages for you to meet your coverage and physical goods needs!
what does "retouching" include?
All images get an edit for color, crop, and exposure, and your portraits get some extra love for skin. Having been a professional retoucher for a fashion company for several years, I can vouch that retouching gets a bad-rep! It’s an excellent tool to be used in moderation- basically anything that will be gone in two weeks. That zit that showed up three days before your wedding? He’s outta here! As for scars, birthmarks, etc, that’s a decision for you to make. I don’t believe in excessive body modification or morphing with the liquify tool. If this is something that you want to discuss, we can chat about options, but know that I will never change your body without your consent.
Basic retouching does not include more extreme cases of redness, blemishes, or body modifications. Any images chosen for albums can be additionally retouched, such as removing distracting objects like poles, cars, or similar on an image-by-image basis.
Do you have a question not mentioned here?
Reach out! I'd love to hear from you. Here's the thing: most people only get married once. That means most people aren't actually that experienced with this whole getting-married thing. With somewhere in the ballpark of 100+ weddings under my belt, I think I've seen about everything and am happy to shed light on anything you may be wondering!