“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
— Karl Lagerfeld
This is such an exciting time for you! It truly is the start of your next big adventure in this crazy thing called life. I would be thrilled to work with you to capture this time in your life. I believe in love, beautiful light, kisses, creativity, quality relationships and committing to living life fully every single day.
I take a limited number of weddings each year in order to cultivate my relationship with each. I also shoot newborns, families, and more so I like to make sure my calendar isn’t too full so I can give each couple my full attention. I feel extremely lucky that the majority of my closest friends are former brides and grooms. I think its because I select to work with such an amazing group of people each year and I truly love building a relationship with my clients.
For 2019, my focus is on quality....quality of personal and professional life! This means it is imperative that we meet…either in person or via facetime/skype/or some other method so that we can make sure we are both the perfect fit for each other.
All wedding options come with the digital files and right to print. I want you to have your images! Every wedding service also includes a USB/CD custom designed case with USB/CD of your images. The base wedding selection includes six hours of coverage (plenty if you are on site all day), additional hours can be added as well as albums and more. Eye Sugar Photography serves the entire New England area but I have my passport and I am ready to travel!!
Wedding rates start at $3200 during peak season. Off-season as well as mid-week discounts are available. If you are having a civil ceremony, please inquire for a custom package. Please inquire for package options and a full listing of our rates.
Questions & Answers
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?
In order to be a great wedding photographer, you have to master several styles of wedding photography. There are times where I must be photojournalistic, but I need to make your parents happy with formal portraits and give you amazing artistic love shots. I'll capture the organic nature of your day and offer prompts during the times its needed. My editing style is bright with depth. Keeping you looking like you but on your best day. And for those who want sparkling teeth and maybe some slimming...I've got you covered!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
Ten years, phew! I have been blessed to photographer hundreds of weddings, and I have loved every stinking minute of it!
DO YOU BRING BACK-UP EQUIPMENT TO THE EVENT IN CASE OF MALFUNCTION?
I am a type-A planner and packer. My checklist for a wedding has backup equipment for my backup equipment, including a suitcase dedicated to lighting. I gotcha covered.
Who owns the copyright to the wedding photos? Can I use them as I wish?
That would be me, as deemed by the United States copyright law. However, you will be given an official copyright release for you allowing unlimited personal use and printing of your images.
What do you wear to a wedding?
My team and I come dressed in black or navy (coordinating, of course). If your wedding is at the Ritz or a backyard wedding we will dress the part.
we are awkward; THE PEOPLE IN YOUR PHOTOS LOOK SO NATURAL AND COMFORTABLE. HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
Well, that is the art of a good photographer! I am funny, I promise. And I will hopefully create fun (gasp). AND I direct. I specialize in air kisses and wrapping my arms around an imaginary man to show you just how I want it done...then you make it yours!
I’M INTERESTED IN HAVING YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY WEDDING. HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE?
First things first, we need to meet. Either via the web in a skype/facetime conversation or in person at the studio. There is so much time and energy put into each other for a wedding day and the post work. I want to make sure I am the perfect fit for you and you are the perfect fit for me! Then after we meet, and we have decided to make it official, a $500 deposit holds your date to start the process.
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE SHOOTING IN VARIOUS LIGHTING SITUATIONS?
Oh yes! I am a natural light photographer outdoors, a lighting master in the studio with portrait lighting, and I own a suitcase full of flashes that I know how to make light your wedding in yummy and dreamy ways. Lighting is SUPER important; it can build layers in your photographs that take them to a new level.
MY WEDDING VENUE REQUIRES LIABILITY INSURANCE FROM MY PHOTOGRAPHER. DO YOU HAVE THAT?
Yes, and plenty of it. Many venues will refuse to allow any wedding photographer in the door without liability insurance.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
The base package includes up to 3 hours of round trip travel based on google maps. The larger package includes up to 5 hours of round trip travel. Travel will be billed at $20 per 15 minutes of travel above and beyond. Weddings beyond 5 hours of round trip travel will require one night (just one room) of hotel accomodations in order to keep us happy, awake and safe.
HOW AND WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE IMAGES FROM MY WEDDING?
Within a few days of your wedding, I will post a few of my favorite finished images to give you a taste online. Your gallery will be available online within 4-6 weeks. From that point, it is up to you! You will select your images you would like to have 'sugared' (aka magazine editing) and the images you would like to have on your case. Your edited images and case design will be available for proofing within 2 weeks. As soon as your images and case are approved, the case and USB are ordered and will be shipped to you.
are our images edited?
Of course! All images are color corrected, enhanced and straightened as needed. Touch-ups are included in your package that I call 'sugaring' (cute, right?). These include skin smoothing, teeth whitening, and slimming if desired. Additional editing skills like head swaps can be done but may incur a fee.
WHEN WILL WE GET OUR WEDDING ALBUM?
If you have ordered an album in your package (and I highly recommend it as they are stunning and a forever home for these insanely gorgeous images from your best day ever), then album design will begin as soon as you are ready. I have a system that makes it easy peasy, I promise.
Do you travel for destination weddings?
Pretty please, pick me! I have a passport and I love getting it stamped! If your location includes mountains, I might just pee my pants in excitement.
Shalla and the entire Eye Sugar Crew are absolutely phenomenal. I have had the pleasure of working with her 3 times now, and each time I have been reminded of how professional, fun and talented she truly is. I am so excited to see our final wedding shots, and I truly felt the entire time that I was working with a friend and not just a vendor. Highest recommendations to Shalla- she is just incredible!
Marette + Jon
Shalla photographed and captured our wedding just last weekend. From the moment they arrived in my hotel room there was an instant buzz of excitement! They captured the essence of the entire evening...and that was family and love. Their professionalism, humor, direction, guidance and vision were exactly what I wanted. They were the dream team photographers for my dream wedding! Thanks so much guys!
alyson + tom
Evan and I (and both of our families) just wanted to say thank you again for everything you did for us to make our day perfect. Not only are our sneak peek pics GORGE, but we were so happy to have you both there celebrating with us. We talked about it alllll vacation and we seriously cannot get over how wonderful it was to have you both there. We love you guys so so much!!!!
caitlin + evan
Our pictures are a fairy tale! Shalla captured our personalities and the true romantic spirit of our wedding perfectly! We started with an engagement shoot, which was incredible. The pictures, I know I am biased, were some of the prettiest I had ever seen! I couldn't believe it was actually us! She, Megan, and Kellen were amazing the day of our wedding. We have SO MANY great pictures to choose from, and the price for our wedding package is very reasonable. Thank you so much!
alexis + brendan
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