Arius weddings 2019
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.
- 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! And 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 -
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 two photographers that I work with 95% of the time, whom I trust and whose 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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
- 8 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June + Her Associate Photographer
- Pre-Wedding Connection Session
- 10x10 Boutique Lay Flat Album with 30 pages
- Gift Box with USB of wedding + session
- 8 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June
- Pre-Wedding Connection Session
- Gift Box with USB of wedding + session
- 7 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June
- 4 Hours of coverage with Sam June
ALL COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:
The fully edited + printable High Resolution Files
Personalized Online Gallery of your images for easy viewing, sharing + printing.
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
- ADD ON'S -
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.
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.
- PERFECT FOR VERY LENGTHY WEDDING DAYS WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THE TIMELINE AT ALL.
Let me start by saying that I photograph most weddings by myself, however sometimes it just makes logistical sense to have a second photographer. I can’t be in two places at the same time and if you want photos of getting ready in two totally different locations, or you want lots of detail photos during cocktail hour while we’re out taking photos – a second photographer is the best way to go about it.
- ADD $400 FOR GETTING READY + CEREMONY COVERAGE
- ADD $750 FOR A FULL DAY SHOOTER (CONTRACTED HOURS)
- I ONLY USE PROFESSIONALS THAT I TRUST AND WHOSE STYLE AND APPROACH IS SIMILAR TO MY OWN
- ALL IMAGES ARE GIVEN TO ME FOR SAFE KEEPING AND EDITED FOR DELIVERY RIGHT ALONG WITH MY OWN
I started offering discounts for unplugged weddings 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.
-FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -
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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 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.
$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.
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.
- LOVE NOTES -
OAK HILL ESTATE
“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
FULL MOON RESORT
Catskill Mountains NY
I was lucky enough to find Arius Photography through my makeup artist and let me tell you, Sam June is the real deal. I knew leading up to my wedding that a photographer was something that I was willing to be a little “crazy” over...pictures last forever and tell a whole story in one image, so I knew I needed to be picky. I scrolled through countless websites and reviews but always kept coming back to Arius…something about their photos kept calling to me so I knew I needed to pull the trigger and boy am I glad I did. Sam was extremely pleasant to deal with in the weeks leading up to my wedding day and when we finally spoke on the phone I knew it was a match made in heaven. Just through hearing her voice I immediately felt so calm and relaxed and I could tell she understood mine and my fiancé’s vibe. The day of the wedding Sam and her second shooter showed up promptly and got right down to business capturing all the small but important details without disrupting anything that was going on. She was so present, without being present, which is exactly what you want in a photographer. When my fiancé and I were doing our couples shoot Sam knew exactly what to do to make us feel at ease and what to say to capture the most natural reactions from us. Our photos are beyond breathtaking. I cried while scrolling through each and every one because I felt like I was relieving my wedding day all while seeing things I never got to see the day of. The photos truly surpassed my expectations and Sam June is to thank for that.
Colleen + Anthony
Buttermilk Falls Spa
We found Sam June online while as I was scanning through the seemingly endless collections of photographers on endless wedding websites. All of the pictures looked the same to me. When I found Arius Photography I was immediately struck by the unique quality of her photos. Anyone can stand you up next to your wedding party and take a pretty picture. Sam has a way of finding the most magnificent, natural light to make you look etherial. Her use of light and color are artistic and creative. She is a master of the candid picture, which is exactly the style we were looking for. Her pictures are one of a kind, works of art, so different from the cookie cutter pictures of many other wedding photographers. Our pictures were so stunning they were described as “magazine worthy” by more than one of our friends. What you can't see online is how much support and guidance she will give you leading up to, and on your big day. As soon as we met her for a preliminary meeting my husband and I both felt instantly at ease with her professionalism and extensive experience, but mostly, we just really liked her as a person. She is super-easy going, fun and relaxed. Having that kind of energy around us on our wedding day was a life saver. We had so much fun hanging out with her during our “connection session” that I knew she would get along wonderfully with our kooky rag-tag wedding party. I had Sam in the house with me and the bridal party, she brought such a calming presence and fit in seamlessly with all the rowdy women. While I was stressing out about the impending rain threatening to ruin my outdoor wedding, Sam was keeping me updated by showing me the weather radar images on her phone, making timing decisions about the first look portraits when I lost the capacity to think rationally, and managed, with all this craziness going on to take a wonderful series of photos. Even when she was with the groom’s party, she fit in like an old friend. She is unobtrusive when necessary but able to take the lead when the situation calls for it. She is super organized, a consummate professional, amd a wonderful person to boot. We could not be happier with the pictures she created for us but more importantly with the experience she helped us have on the most important day of our lives.
Stephanie + Jeff
Catskill Mountains NY
Astoundingly, monumentally, blown away by the beautifully talented Sam June! Arius was the very first vendor we booked and by far one of the best decisions we made in the entire wedding planning process. Her initial email was prompt, sincere and informative; she immediately felt like a dear friend who we were super stoked to include in our celebration. Her sage advice on timelines, other vendors and best use of light was invaluable and truly made the whole organizational process a breeze. She was always available with quick responses to any questions we had leading up to the big day, and our phone chat right before left me feeling completely at ease. The day of Sam (and her super lovely assistant) arrived with her substantial creative force and exquisite kindness and proceeded to dive right into her expertly practiced craft, making stunning images of the most special day in our lives thus far. It means more than I could begin to express having such a talented creative there to document these cherished moments, especially since a combination of adrenaline and boundless joy can kick in bride brain (she warned me it’s a thing!) and make memories a bit hazy! We will treasure every image we receive, get to relive the day every time we look at them and have perfect heirlooms to pass on to future generations in our family.
Thank you thank you a million times for making us laugh when we got stressed, encouraging moments of connection in chaos and for your profoundly gorgeous art!
Heather + Cory
I look forward to hearing from you and starting this amazing journey together!
xo sam june*