The short answer: yes.
When I meet with a new Destination Wedding Client, I create a customized Photography Proposal that outlines several package options to reflect the needs of their unique wedding celebration. All packages will include the cost of travel.
Travel costs can include airfare, lodging and car rental. This will depend on the exact location and it's distance from Chicago.
I prefer to make my own travel arrangements so that I can select times and locations that are most convenient for my team. In doing so, I hope to take one thing off your plate so you can spend more time focusing on the exciting events ahead.
My second photographer and I will arrive at least 2 days prior to the first scheduled photographic event.
For example, if your wedding takes place on a Saturday, we will arrive the Thursday before and likely use Friday to location scout all venues and photo locations and say hello to you at your rehearsal.
If you'd like to book us for any other events or photo shoots leading up to the wedding day, including the rehearsal, fun excursions, or a bonus portrait session, we'll arrive as early as you need us.
Pricing for destination weddings can vary depending on the exact location, it's proximity to Chicago and how many days of shooting you'll require.
For weddings in the nearby midwest (such as Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin), the pricing won't be far off from what I charge for local, Chicago events, which is approximately $6,000—$8,000. There will be a charge for accommodations, depending on how many nights we'll need to stay.
For weddings beyond the midwest, airfare for 2 photographers, lodging and a car rental will be factored into the total cost of the package. Depending on how many events or photo shoots you'd like us to photograph in addition to the wedding, most clients can expect to spend between $7,000-$10,000 on their destination wedding photography packages.
Contact me for more information and availability.
I’m a big believer that engagement sessions should be personal. These photos are an opportunity for you to explore beautiful locations with heartfelt meanings attached to them.
Maybe you live in Chicago now, but you met and fell in love somewhere else. Or maybe you live in the city, but spend your days dreaming about exploring national parks.
Whatever your reason, I’d love to explore those special places with you and transform them into one-of-a-kind art.
Here are a few recent destination weddings and engagement sessions. If you'd like more information for your destination event or photo shoot, please inquire below.
I love to travel! Here are a few locations on my bucket list for future destination weddings and engagement sessions. I'm always looking to add to this list so share your favorite destinations with me.
"From the moment that we booked Ashley, she immediately became someone that we didn’t have to think or worry about. That in itself was priceless to the both of us.
From planning her travels to capturing every minute of our day, Ashley was both present and somehow invisible all at once. How we ended up with hundreds of photos capturing every emotion and detail we will never understand.
It's truly the care, kindness, and love that Ashley poured into the entire experience of a wedding that makes the difference.
The time, commitment, and experience that Ashley provided calmed our nerves, injected fun and silliness, and provided BEAUTIFUL pictures we will share for the rest of our lives."
— Lisa & Matt