New York Wedding Photographer based in Hudson Valley, Samantha J

                                Arius Weddings 2018

There are so SO many photographers out there so thank you for reaching out to me. I have a lot to offer and my approach is very different from most photographers. I strive to enjoy the experience and create space for organic moments to live and breathe. Below is all of the information I feel you need to start this journey together but when we meet in person I am happy to go over everything in greater detail.


Red Maple Vineyard wedding photos

 - MY APPROACH -


I’m there to document genuine moments as they naturally happen. For the majority of the day, I stay very hands off, focusing 100% on the story. You won’t find me asking your friends to recreate moments, but you will find me ready to capture those moments before they even happen.

During portraits, it’s a little different. I give plenty of direction, working to bring creative ideas and beautiful light to your images. Though I do direct during portraits my intentions are to capture candid moments to give you honest, natural photos.

I am a Full Service Photographer and will work with you to make a successful timeline so that we allow enough time for portraits of the two you together and alone, your wedding party and your families. I want you to be at your Party but I also want to make you gorgeous images that your Grandchildren will frame one day and put on their mantel. 


- MY STYLE -


My style is about capturing everything from the billowing clouds above your ceremony; to the mountains surrounding a small farm wedding; to the candle filled lamps and Italian string lights in the evening long after sunset.

I love photographing the warm smiles of the people who come to support you, the tears at the ceremony, the details on the table tops, and finding the perfect light as we step away to capture you, married and in love, for the first time. It's about both of you, two people in love.

I believe all of life is peppered with tiny moments of wonder. My goal is to capture bits of that to tell your story.

I love light and I use it strongly. I love to create dark and moody images that make you feel something. That draw you in. That speak to you. That being said, those are usually balanced with well lit, bright images as well because I'm a sucker for good balance. 


- COLLECTIONS -


- COLLECTION ONE-
   7500

If you want a turn-key option then this includes nearly everything I offer. The second shooter is a great option for larger or more logistically complicated weddings. I have one photographer that I work with 95% of the time, whom I trust and who’s images are given to me for safe keeping and editing right along with my own. I truly believe an album is the best way to experience your wedding day with a curated story that will last for generations – in a hand made, extremely high quality art piece.
 

 

- COLLECTION TWO -
   5500

This is my most popular package as it includes wedding coverage and an Engagement (Connection) Session. Connection Sessions are incredibly helpful to prepare for the wedding day. It’s a chance to unlearn how you’ve previously had your picture taken and get a full sense of what to expect from me and my approach so it’s not even a thought come wedding day. Let's get the awkward out!
 

 

- COLLECTION THREE -
   4500

Perfect for straight forward wedding days. When you only need photography for the wedding day and you want to keep things as simple as possible – this is the way to go!

 

 

- ELOPEMENTS - 
  2600

I have a soft spot for elopements and absolutely love
to bear witness to the magic that happens when it's just a few of us, your love and some sweet words.


 

  • 10 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June
  • 10 Hours of wedding day coverage with her Associate Photographer
  • Pre-Wedding Connection Session
  • 10x10 Leather Album with 75 Images 
  • Gift Box with USB of wedding + session images and 20 Mounted Prints
     


 

 

 

 

  • 8 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June 
  • Additional Getting Ready + Ceremony Coverage with her Associate Photographer
  • Pre-Wedding Connection Session
  • Gift Box with USB of wedding + session images


     

 



 

  • 8 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June 
  • Additional Getting Ready + Ceremony Coverage with her Associate Photographer
     


 




 

  • 4 Hours of coverage with Sam June

ALL COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

The fully edited, High Resolution Files with printing rights
Personalized Online Gallery of your images for easy viewing, sharing + printing- hosted for one year
Personalized Gallery for your friends + family so they can make prints, share to facebook + relive your amazing day!
 

Additional Wedding Day Hours - $450
Connection Sessions - $700


Onteora Mountain House wedding photos

- ADD ON'S -


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      Heirloom Albums 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Often, the experience of seeing your photos actually printed in a physical/tangible form can be forgotten about. It’s an important factor to consider when you’re thinking about what you truly want out of your wedding photos.

Sometimes it’s just a totally different feeling to pull out a wedding album than it is to boot up your computer. To look at ink instead of pixels. This is the start of your families Library. These are the pages that your grandchildren will thumb through, smiling, imagining.

 

 

 
  • STARTING AT $1200
  • EVERY ALBUM IS CREATED BY ME WITH CUSTOM DESIGNED LAYOUTS FROM THE IMAGES YOU SELECT. YOU CAN BE AS INVOLVED OR NOT AS YOU’D LIKE IN THE WHOLE PROCESS SO YOU HAVE THE PERFECT WAY TO REMEMBER YOUR INCREDIBLE DAY. 
  • VARIOUS SIZES AND COVERS AVAILABLE.
  • PARENT ALBUMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN DUPLICATE OR WITH DIFFERENT IMAGES IN A NEW SPREAD

 Gorgeous Wedding at The Garrison photographed by Arius Photography

             Unlimited Hours 

 

 

There is no one size fits all when it comes to weddings… If you’re planning a particularly eventful day or just don’t want to worry about it then this add-on has me there as long as you want. 

 

  • ADD $1500
  • I'M AVAILABLE AS EARLY AS YOU'D LIKE ALL THE WAY TO MIDNIGHT.
  • ERFECT FOR VERY LENGTHY WEDDING DAYS WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THE TIMELINE AT ALL.
 

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       Unplugged Ceremony

I started offering discounts for unplugged ceremonies since noticing a huge spike in tablets and phone cameras at nearly every wedding over the last few years. We can talk in more detail in person about it, but I’ve found it’s a win-win with your guests being more focused on the start of your marriage and me being able to photograph moments of people laughing and hugging instead of pointing at screens.

 
  • YOU MAKE A BEST EFFORT ATTEMPT TO ASK YOUR GUESTS TO PUT THEIR DEVICES AWAY UNTIL AFTER THE CEREMONY (RECEPTION IS TOTALLY FINE FOR SELFIES!)
  • I GIVE YOU A $200 DISCOUNT ON ANY COLLECTION YOU BOOK WITH ME.

Crested Hen Farms Wedding Photographer

-FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -


The Deliverables

You will receive all the edited files in high resolution JPEG format. Easily downloadable with no watermarks via an online gallery. Take a look at the full sample albums at the bottom to get an idea about what those look like. 

Travel Costs

Travel costs only apply with locations that require a flight, a hotel or that are over 2 hours away from New Paltz, NY.  Destination weddings will be customized depending on the specifics of your location, however it’s generally 2 nights hotel and round trip flight out of Newark airport.

The Retainer

$1500 non refundable deposit to own the date. I have a policy of booking with whoever first submits their contract and pays the retainer for an inquired date.

Booking

After we’ve talked about which Collection works best for your wedding I’ll send along a formal proposal with the contract and payment information in a custom online portal. You can sign our contract digitally and even pay your retainer with a credit card right after.

Do I need a Shot List?

Nope! 3 months before the wedding you’ll receive a questionnaire with everything I need to know about your wedding plans. Included in that is the only shot list I ask for – the groupings for family photos. There are recommendations about what people normally do and an area to fill in what’s unique to your family.

How many pictures do you deliver and are they all edited?

a: Connection Sessions average around 80-100 images and weddings average 100 images per hour I'm at your event.

Can I add on an album after I book you?

a: You can!  Package upgrades are available anytime before the final balance is due. You may also purchase an album at any time after you wedding. They will be subject to costs at the time the order is placed.

Can we meet you before we sign contracts?

a. Most certainly! I am very selective with the couples I work with so meeting in person is encouraged. We can get such a better feel for each other to make sure that we are a great fit.  My studio is in Kingston NY and I would love to have you over to share a drink, learn about the two of you and hear about your vision. If traveling here is not an option, we can always Skype or Facetime.

So we want to book you- what's the next step?

a: After we have all connected and talked over which Collection works best for you,  I will email my digital contract and you can fill it out online and sign it digitally too! Your non-refundable retainer is $1500. The second payment of $1500 is due 9 months before your wedding. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding. I accept checks or cash, however, credit card payments can be made through your online client portal.


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“Pleased, satisfied, over the moon happy! Those words don’t even do justice to how happy I am with my wedding photographer. Sam was one of the first vendors I booked and it was the best decision we made. From the beginning, Sam was like talking to an old girlfriend, she made me feel comfortable and at ease about the whole process. She answered every question I threw her way and even suggested some tips that made our day even better. I knew that we weren’t just clients to her, that she really cared about us and about capturing our day in the best possible way.

She never tried to up-sell us. I loved that she was willing to be there all day so I never had to worry about time.  Even though we opted to not do engagement photos she insisted that we meet beforehand to make sure that we would be comfortable on the day of. We met her for drinks and had the best time! She instantly makes you feel at ease because she is genuinely an awesome person to be around. The day of the wedding, I was so happy to see Sam because I felt like one of my friends had just arrived. Not to mention, I knew she was going to capture some amazing moments.

She went above and beyond on our wedding day. It POURED rain all day, didn’t stop once, and she still got some of the most amazing shots outside. She drove us all around the property and turned the rain into something to be desired, because she created magical images, using it to our advantage. She captured shots and moments that your standard photographer doesn’t catch. She shoots from angles that aren’t generic and the finished product is breathtaking. Also, the whole time you are having fun with her! At one point Sam and I were dancing together while waiting for our group to get together for a picture. Feeling at ease with your wedding photographer is so important because it really shows in the pictures. Nothing is forced and the results are so natural and beautiful.

I have gotten so many compliments on my wedding photographs, not just from family and girlfriends, but from so many of my male friends! Let's be honest, men usually don’t have an opinion on wedding photographs, but so many have asked for Sam's contact info for their own weddings! Her work is enough to hire her, but if you want a truly wonderful experience, she will make it so special for you. Sam June, THANK YOU again. I get to relive my wedding day time and time again with the most beautiful photos I could have asked for! ”

                                        Tina + Chris

 www.ariusphoto.com Copyright 2014 Samantha June

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Wedding Photographer

Thank you again!


I look forward to sharing in this amazing journey with you and creating some fantastic images.

xo sam june*