WEDDINGS

by ALISON DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDINGS

by ALISON DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY

Weddings with alison dunn photography

Your wedding day is going to be SO. FUN. I’m here to make the marathon of wedding planning as painless as possible. Learn all about what it means to be an ADP couple and about the process leading up to the wedding. I’ll be with you the whole way!

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Engagement Sessions

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Wedding Day

After the Wedding

Meet with Alison

Emma and Peter

Bartram’s Garden | Philadelphia, PA

Tara and Jason

Venue 57 | New York, NY

Alexandra and Eitan

Waterworks | Philadelpha, PA

Allie and Jeremy

La Peg | Philadelphia, PA

Colleen and Matt

Winterthur | Wilmington, DE

Your engagement session

Let’s have some fun

Engagement sessions are a great way to get some frame-worthy portraits for your save-the-dates. But more importantly, it’s an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and for you to practice having your photo taken!

While some people feel right at home in front of the camera, most people don’t. Your session is a chance for me to prove that I have your back. I’ll coach you the whole time, so you don’t have to worry about posing yourself – I have a fool-proof system, and you can’t mess up! I always hear “That was so much easier than I was expecting!” after sessions. 

At your wedding, you’ll already know exactly what to do, so we can get right to the good stuff.

Your wedding day

I take a romantic, storytelling approach to wedding days. While I’ll be certain to get all the must-have shots, like you coming down the aisle, your first kiss, and your first dance, I’ll also be focusing on the little moments in between the big events. I shoot almost exclusively with available light until the reception, and pose portraits with the goal of keeping you looking natural and like the best versions of yourselves.

In addition to being your eyes and capturing the story of the day (including the moments you did and didn’t see!), I’ll be holding your grandma’s clutch, pinning up your flyaway hairs, and helping in any other way you need. You can think of me as a bonus bridesmaid with a ton of wedding experience. I’m on your team, and want the amazing day that you planned to run as smoothly as possible!

Wedding Package Options

Second shooter

Adding a second shooter diversifies your final gallery by adding a whole new angle to your day, all day. While I’m making sure the important shots get covered first, my second shooter can capture a different point of view and spend more time focusing on guests.

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Coverage hours

Choose as many hours as you need to make sure everything that’s important to you is covered. I can help you think through your timeline, factoring in the main events, portrait time, and travel time to figure out what makes the most sense for your day.

Engagement Session

Add an engagement session to your package to get used to being in front of my camera, and get your wedding website ready for guests! We can meet at your favorite spot – where you shared your first kiss, where you proposed, or where you love going on date night!

Wedding packages start at $4000 with a number of add-ons available. I’d love to work with you and your sweetheart to customize a package that works for you! To receive a complete pricing guide, contact me below.

After your wedding

Beautiful hi-res online gallery

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Easy delivery: Your high resolution photos are delivered in a clean, easy-to-use online gallery. Easily share your photos with your friends and family simply by sharing the link.

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Download in one click: When you’re ready, download your whole gallery in one click for safe-keeping as many times as you like.

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Ordering prints: You and anyone with your gallery link can order prints and canvases directly from the gallery, shipped from my professional print lab.

Professional photo albums

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Personal custom design: I'll design spreads based on your favorite images, and send it off to print once it has your stamp of approval!

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Multiple sizes available: I offer both standard 12x12 albums and smaller 10x10 albums, which are the perfect size for gifting to your parents as a thank you for their help in wedding planning.

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Discount at time of booking: If you book an album at the same time as your wedding package, you'll receive an exclusive wedding discount. You can always purchase an album after you get your photos, but the discount will no longer apply.

Professional photo albums

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Personal custom design: I'll design spreads based on your favorite images, and send it off to print once it has your stamp of approval!

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Multiple sizes available: I offer both standard 12x12 albums and smaller 10x10 albums, which are the perfect size for gifting to your parents as a thank you for their help in wedding planning.

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Discount at time of booking: If you book an album at the same time as your wedding package, you'll receive an exclusive wedding discount. You can always purchase an album after you get your photos, but the discount will no longer apply.

Let’s meet!

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Get acquainted

Interested in learning more? Contact me for a detailed pricing guide and to set up a time to talk. I’d love to know all about you two and your big day! At your consult, i’ll go over everything you need to know about working with me and answer as many questions as you can come up with!

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Make a timeline

While we talk, i’ll take some time to walk through your day with you so you know what to be thinking about while planning out your timeline. Even if we don’t get the pleasure of working together, i want all my brides to be able to get the most out of their day!

Ready to get started?

Contact me to find a time we can chat!

Frequently asked questions

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What is it like to work with you?

When you book me to photograph your wedding day, you’re not only getting a photographer, but also a cheerleader, confidant, and consultant. I am on your team and am available to walk through the wedding planning process with you from start to finish. If any questions come to mind as you plan your wedding, I strongly encourage you to reach out to me and your other vendors to seek guidance. I’ve seen it all (and if I haven’t, one of my trusted colleagues has), and am more than happy to weigh in if you’re torn over a wedding decision, photography-related or not.

One month before the wedding, I’ll send you a questionnaire to capture all the information I need about your wedding day to shoot effectively and intentionally. This includes lists of family portrait combinations, day-of contact information, and more. This questionnaire is due two weeks before your wedding day, and is immensely helpful in helping me capture your day!

On the day of your wedding, you can count on me to be on your team. I’ll coach you so you feel confident, remind you to stand up straight, and fluff your train so it photographs perfectly. I’ll be there when you need me, but I promise not to make the day about me – I recognize that a wedding day is ultimately about a marriage, and isn’t just an opportunity for good photos (although we’ll get those too).

How should I pick my wedding photographer?

First, I believe that couples should LOVE the work of their photographer and feel like they can trust them with their memories. Relinquishing control and trusting your photographer builds up their confidence and allows them the freedom to be creative in their documentation, which means an even better finished product for you. We want to do our best for you, so relax and enjoy your special day, and we’ll make magic for you! But along with loving the artistry of your photographer, I think it’s so important that you really like your photographer as a person. Your photographer is with you all day (usually more than you’re with your future spouse!) and you’ll want someone whose personality meshes well with yours! This means that I might not be the right fit for every couple who comes my way, and that’s okay!

Do you have a favorite venue/style/type of couple?

Yup. The happy kind.

My favorite clients are kind, in love, and happy to be celebrating with their people. I’ve done everything from classic, black tie weddings to rustic, DIY affairs. One of my brides wore cat shoes down the aisle. My couples don’t have one cohesive style, and I love it that way. I’m here to help your photos reflect you, come as you are.

How many hours of coverage should I book?

Let’s talk! I’m happy to sketch out a timeline with you and your fiancé to figure out how many hours of coverage would be right for you. We’ll walk through your priorities and map out a day that highlights what’s important to you and minimizes stress. While it may seem early to start writing out your whole timeline, it’s helpful to start building a framework to identify trouble spots as early as possible, and before wedding invitations are sent out with times that can no longer be adjusted.

Should we do a first look?

It’s up to you! First looks often provide some of the sweetest images of the day, and help ease nerves before the ceremony because you’ve already seen each other! They also help make more relaxed timelines because 90% of the photos are out of the way by the time the party starts. And don’t forget the best part – you can go to your cocktail hour! That being said, I completely respect any couple’s desire to stay traditional, and I have a few tips that can help you get all the photos you want without rushing around.

Should we have a second shooter?

That’s up to you! Second shooters help capture images that fill out the coverage of your day by offering another perspective. About 80% of my clients choose to hire a second shooter, and I shoot the rest by myself, usually with the help of a non-shooting assistant.

How many images will I receive?

I typically deliver 75 images per hour of coverage. This is just an estimate, but if anything, you’ll receive more than 75/hr – never fewer!

When will we get our photos back?

Within 4-6 weeks at most, but usually sooner ;) And you’ll see sneak peeks of your images via social media & my blog the week after your wedding!

Do we get downloading and printing rights?

Absolutely! I believe in letting my clients have access to their images so that they can share them online with friends and family whenever they want, and so that they can continue to make prints of them years down the road. Your images are delivered via a beautiful & sleek online gallery that allows for unlimited hi-res downloads. You can order prints directly through your gallery, but since you’ll have printing rights, you can take them to the lab of your choice. It’s up to you! You’ll also be able to share the link to your gallery with your guests, who will also have the ability to buy prints or download the images for free.

Our wedding isn't in Philadelphia, do you travel?

Sometimes! It depends on my schedule. I include travel within 50 miles of Philadelphia for weddings and within 25 miles for sessions, and a per-mile fee is added outside of that radius. When necessary, clients will provide my team and me with travel accommodations (e.g., hotel rooms) Contact me for more details!

Will you help us pose for our engagement session and wedding portraits?

Of course! I know that many people (especially grooms!) cringe over the idea of having their picture taken because they imagine a photographer following them around awkwardly or putting them into cheesy, forced poses. I promise it’s not like that! I’ll never leave you wondering what to do. I’ll make sure you’re standing in good light and tell you what to do with your hands. My goal is always to help you achieve images that look natural and capture you as yourselves, but, you know, the prettiest version of yourselves.

Do you have liability insurance? Backup equipment?

Yes and yes! And so do my second shooters!

Can we give you a shot list?

Yes and no. I try to avoid shooting from long shot lists when possible, because I don’t want my face buried in a list to check things off when I could be focusing on capturing unique moments from your day. Don’t worry, I won’t forget to photograph your first kiss, or you and your bridesmaids! However, I do send out a final questionnaire a month before the wedding to get specific details from you, like lists of family combinations you’d like, or anything I might not otherwise know about (heirloom items, special details, etc.).

We're in! How do we book?

Your date is officially booked with a signed contract + 30% retainer.

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