CAPTURED BY EMILY C. PETRIE
WHAT WE DO
STARTING PRICE $1,600
LGBTQ+ OWNED BUSINESS
About CAPTURED BY EMILY C. PETRIE
Hi Brides! I'm Emily and I look forward to meeting you and capturing your love. Working in the wedding industry has been a lifelong passion of mine and I have landed in the photography and visual arts space within it. I have experience as an officiant, plus-size bridal consultant, wedding coordinator, and event/sales coordinator for a venue, and worked in hospitality for 8+years. I have a keen eye for details and stay cool under the pressure of a wedding day. I am a highly detailed and caring individual. I want you to love your experience and photos, and my work ethic and extensive experience will benefit your wedding photography. I began learning photography in 2007, taking portraits in high school to document my friends, continued through college, and was a contributor to the school paper. Since then, I have participated in art shows, been published, and have been lucky enough to work with many inspiring people. I photographed my first wedding in 2017 and have fallen in love capturing people's wedding days! I am honored to work with non-traditional individuals, couples, and families . . . to create images that break down societal norms and show that all kinds of people and love are valid and beautiful.
Q: I am nervous about being in front of a camera. Do you have recommendations or tricks up your sleeve?
A: I include an engagement session for all of my wedding packages. The engagement session is key for many reasons, but most importantly, to get used to being in front of a camera with your fiancé, and to build confidence leading up to your wedding day. With nervous couples, I will start with wide shots and start farther back, and simply take photos as I observe you both through my lens. Then, as we warm up, I will guide you through simple prompts and movements, only if they feel authentic to you. I am a safe and judgement-free zone. The point is to have fun and keep things romantic and organic.
Q: If I was to invest in another vendor other than a photographer, what do you recommend investing in?
A: A Day of/Month of Coordinator! This will be the 2nd best money you spend on your wedding and will allow you both to truly relax and enjoy your day!
Q: What is it like to work with you and how do you handle the booking?
A: Typically, I will direct you to my website to complete my contact form. This form does a great job at asking what you are looking for. From there, I will provide a rate sheet based on the service you are seeking, and we will set up a time to chat over the phone or on Zoom. If we proceed with the booking, I will draft a contract and collect a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. Leading up to your shoot date, we will be in touch over email or phone and all details will be notated in writing. I will help with scouting locations, finding information on permits, and drafting event photo timelines. If you are booking a wedding or elopement, I will scout the location prior to your date to familiarize myself. The day of the shoot, I will arrive early with my main camera and my back up, with fully charged batteries, clean lenses, and empty memory cards. I run backup memory cards during our shoot. During our session, I will help direct you in a natural and candid way, as I have a more photo journalistic approach. After your session, I immediately upload your photos to my computer, cloud drive, and external hard drive. I also keep your memory card backups until your album is delivered. I will send you sneak peek the next day to five days after the shoot date. Your gallery delivery time depends on the service that is booked. When your gallery is complete, you will get an email with a login to view and download your gallery. I recommend that you download immediately and back up to a cloud and external hard drive for safe keeping. I encourage you to share and tag me in photos and leave a thoughtful review once you have viewed your gallery.
$100 off Elopement
$150 off my Intimate Wedding Package
$200 off my Classic package
$250 off my Classic + Package
I would like to travel the world this year, please inquire about destination discounts.