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Dream Light Art Wedding Photography

Saint Charles, MO 63108
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Based in St. Charles, Dreamlight Art Wedding Photography is a multi-award-winning studio serving couples throughout and beyond Greater St. Louis. Its principal photographers offer a variety of styles, from natural and unscripted documents of the big day to colorful and artistic portraits of the couple in a range of settings. There are several packages available, with prices adjusted for the seasons and size of the wedding. The studio happily works with opposite and same-sex couples.

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Essencia Photography

O'Fallon, MO 63368
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Photographer Amy Bush established Essencia Photography in O'Fallon, Missouri over a decade ago, with the mission of bringing creative, outstanding documentation of the lives of her clientele to life in photo. Amy describes her style as focusing on bringing forth the emotional life of each subject, and she prides herself on a strong attention to overall composition. With a team of expert photographers, Amy will gladly travel for her client's wedding or engagement, and her website features a helpful pricing guide, allowing potential customers to get a feel for the range of her services. Three separate wedding packages are offered, she has a wide range of print sizes available, and professional headshots are another feature.

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Mirage Photo LLC

Saint Charles, MO 63301
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Mirage Photo LLC provides professional wedding photography services to couples in Saint Charles. The studio runs under the direction of photographers Samantha and Shawn, who strive to be fun to work with while providing quality wedding images. They help couples manage their wedding day, maintain a tight schedule, and make sure that the couple, their family, and their guests all have a terrific time while they create truly unique photos. The photographers understand that couples have budgets to meet, so they provide custom designed photography packages to meet each client’s needs. In addition to shooting weddings in and around Saint Charles, the studio offers destination wedding photography services. They also shoot engagement photos and offer video services for weddings to complement their photography.

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Shane Michael Studios

Saint Charles, MO 63376
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Shane Michael Studios serves the Saint Charles Missouri and surrounding area with a host of professional photography services. The company provides portrait photography, such as couples and families, and also offers complete wedding packages, along with more editorial modeling photographs. Shane Michael is also a graphic designer and can provide design services to packages as well. The company offers a complimentary consultation for every service he provides to ensure he is on the same page as his clients and that together they can create a shared vision. Shane Michael employs an organic and singular shooting style, often blending the elements of romance and comedy in his work. They are also gaining audience in intimate elopements and destination weddings.

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Sure Shot Video

Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Sure Shot Video and Photo is a videography and photography business located in St. Charles, MO that serves the St. Louis area. The owners, Erica Minoff and Rob Dennis, have 15 years of combined experience and use the latest in audio/visual equipment and software. Rob also has a background in audio production and can operate as a DJ/MC at events if needed. Sure Shot Video and Photo specializes in weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, and company holiday parties. Other experience includes live band concerts, commercials, and corporate videos. The company is also willing to collaborate with clients who may have unique videography or photography needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.

What does a wedding photographer do?

Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

What makes a good wedding photographer?

A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

How do I pick a wedding photographer?

Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

What should I ask a wedding photographer?

Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

  • Can we see your portfolio?
  • How many weddings have you shot?
  • How much do require for a deposit?
  • What packages are available in our price range?
  • What is your editing style?

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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