Oak Hill Hudson Wedding Pictures

    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.


Catskills Wedding Photographer

 - 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. 


 Bear Mountain Inn wedding photos
 

The Deliverables

You will receive all of the fully 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. I generally deliver 100 images per hour I'm at your event.

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.

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.


- COLLECTIONS -


- COLLECTION ONE -
   6900

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 -
   5200

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 -
   4000

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!

 

 

  • 10 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June + Her Associate Photographer
  • Pre-Wedding Connection Session
  • Fully Edited + Printable High Resolution files 
  • Online Gallery Hosting
  • 10x10 Leather Album with 75 Images on 30 pages
  • Gift Box with Backup USB and 20 Mounted Prints


 

 



 

  • 8 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June + Her Associate Photographer
  • Pre-Wedding Connection Session
  • Fully Edited + Printable High Resolution files
  • Online Gallery Hosting 
  • Gift Box with Backup USB and 20 Mounted Print


     

 

  • 8 Hours of wedding day coverage with Sam June 
  • Fully Edited + Printable High Resolution files
  • Online Gallery Hosting + Zip file 

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.

 

 

 
  • 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.



 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.
  • PERFECT FOR VERY LENGTHY WEDDING DAYS WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THE TIMELINE AT ALL.
 


 Wedding at The Roundhouse, Beacon, NY by Arius Photography

Second Photographer

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 $750
  • I HAVE MY OWN ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER BUT ON THE RARE CHANCE THAT SHE CAN'T MAKE IT, I ONLY USE PROFESSIONALS THAT I TRUST AND WHO'S 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


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       Unplugged Wedding

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 PACKAGE YOU BOOK WITH ME.
 

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Wedding Photographer


-FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -


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 am at your event. Session images are delivered in 4 weeks and Wedding images are delivered in 8-10 weeks.

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 what inspires you. 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.


Wedding at West Point - Thayer Hotel

Thank You!

I hope that was enough information for us to get started on this amazing journey together but if not,
reach out to me and I am happy to answer all of your questions.
I wish you a wonderful engagement, a stress-free planning process and a kick-ass wedding!


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