Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
This is such an exciting time for you, and I am thrilled to be considered to be your photographer!
This guide is filled with details about my style, the Chelsea Fabrizio bride experience, and investment information. As you look through this information guide, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
So what can you expect, if you choose me as your photographer?
Outgoing professionalism with just enough quirkiness to keep it from being too formal and stiff.
I pose my couples as naturally as possible to keep your photos genuine, but I also have my couples run around, crack jokes with each other, and do fun actions to get candid smiles and movements. I strongly believe that the posed smiles are necessary and beautiful. But the candid moving images of the two of you laughing together are the photos that you will cherish for years to come. I believe both styles are equally important.
+Up to 12 hours of wedding day coverage
+Up to 8 hours of wedding day coverage
+Up to 5 hours of wedding day coverage
ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:
+Personal printing rights
+High resolution images
+Downloadable gallery to easily share with friends+family.
Any additional hours will be billed $500/hour in the case of an event going over contracted time.
A LA CARTE
Engagements or Formals
*travel fees may apply to locations outside of SLC.
1-2 hour session
- or -
+Up to 3 hours of coverage
+Personal printing rights
+High resolution images
+Downloadable gallery to easily share with friends+family.
(ADD 2nd shooter for $100/hour)
Kind words from Past Clients:
One of the best ways to get a feel for me, my style, and my business is to hear it straight from others who have worked with me.
Here are a few of my past couples and their thoughts about our work together.
Kimee & Adam Turley
The world needs to know how incredible this girl is! I was seriously so impressed by her work and can we just talk about her customer service? She catered to all my needs and wants (and all my hopes and dreams.) Sweetest and most patient photographer. I feel so grateful times a million to have met Chelsea, she's one of a kind photographer and human!
Brian & Clelia Califf
Chelsea was so great! She was excellent at answering our questions and was very responsive to our emails. Chelsea listened to my wife's thoughts for engagements and formals, She then picked locations that aligned with my wife's ideas. The pictures turned out wonderful! We couldn't have been happier with how they look. The week we took pictures the weather was raining on and off wich made shooting very hard. Chelsea was extremely flexible with her schedule to help us out since we were from out of state. She's easy to talk to and feel comfortable around which was important to my wife. We would recommend Chelsea to anyone!
James & Lauren Layton
Chelsea is the most amazing photographer. She is always catering to your needs, so patient and fun! I was able to enjoy my wedding knowing she would take care of everything. Her style is elegant yet captures the real life moments. I've never had so many compliments, and it is all because of Chelsea! Not only did I have the most amazing photographer for my wedding, but I made a great friend for life! Thank you Chelsea, I will never be able to thank you enough
Michael & Taylor Clark
Chelsea is the real deal! You'll never be disappointed in Chelsea's work, her customer service, and her over-all professionalism. Chelsea made my wedding such a dream! She was flexible when the weather changed our plans (twice) when scheduling engagement pictures, her turn-around time was incredible when we had to have things quickly. and she's just the sweetest most authentic person. Seriously... you've found a great photographer! She is amazing! And her work.. well, it speaks for itself. Everyone who saw the photos were amazed and impressed. Love them all!
LET ME HELP YOU!
I have created comprehensive guides that will answer so many questions you will have and walk you through step-by-step through the process of wedding photography... and so many other aspects of your big day, that you might not even think about. Having shot hundreds of weddings, I have seen just about everything and want to make sure you have all the information you need to have a completely stress free day and avoid some situations I've seen in my experience, and give you so many tips and tricks to make the planning of a wedding easier.
Once you have booked your wedding day, you will recieve the following guides to help make the wedding day stress-free!
What to wear to engagements guide
Wedding day timeline guide
Wedding day lighting guide
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do you like to do an in-person consultation before we meet?
I would LOVE to meet you in person, if possible. But I don't believe it is absolutely necessary. Most of my brides are from out of state- so many times meeting in person isn't always an option. So I have learned many ways, like this guide, of getting to know my couples to figure out if we are a good fit. We can e-mail, chat on the phone, or even skype if you choose to do so.
Do we get all the images from the wedding?
I don't want to hold photos for hostage, promise. So yes yes yes, you get all your photos! The only photos we do not deliver is mid-blinking, blurry or unflattering photos that we know you won’t have any desire to have. Every wedding is so different, so it is always so hard for me to give you a ballpark number! But I do not put a cap on how many. If it's a good photo with a good moment, you will receive it!
Do you travel?
I do! Most of my weddings are out-of-state. For weddings outside of UT, you will be sent an estimate of how much travel charges will be in additional to a selected package. You’ll be sent the travel invoice separate from the wedding photography pricing. Travel charges may include Uber fees, mileage fees for me to drive, rental car, & hotel stay.
Will all images have a BW copy?
When I feel like I got a shot that you might want to print, that I feel is very priceless, I will usually provide a BW copy of it.
I usually will provide a BW copy of my favorite images, but I can’t read your mind! If you get your gallery back and notice a few awesome images I didn’t make BW copies of that you really LOVE, let me know and I’d be happy to send more over! :)
Will we have a color version of every image?
A lot of my candid reception images are delivered in BW, to provide a more natural feel to the evening. (This is only during candid eating, talking, mingling. Events that I really don’t want to put a flash in people faces.)
All the scheduled events will have color images. (This is usually when I will use my flash, so I can get even lighting in order to deliver a quality color image.)
Scheduled events would be ceremony, wedding party photos, cake cutting, family pictures, portraits, and dancing.
I’ve never had a bride upset with my color photos to BW photos ratio. If you have any concerns, I’m happy to discuss my process with you- or show you examples of full galleries.
How do we pay you?
When I write up a proposal, I set payments up monthly. Your total bill will be divided into payments leading up to one month before your wedding. For example, if you book me 8 months before your wedding, you will have 7 payments once a month. The system I use for payments is very secure, and will send you friendly reminders to ensure you don't forget any payments. Once your first payment is made, my system will do the rest in sending you reminders so I don't have to. Your wedding does need to be paid in full 1 month before your wedding day.
Do you take candid photos throughout the night while specific events aren’t happening?
YES! Let me explain my process:
People hate getting their photos taken when they are eating. So I don’t take photos of people eating.
People hate getting their photos taken mid-conversation, so I don’t take a ton of photos of people mid-conversation…
If I see Uncle Bob cuddled up to Aunt Susan— I will go take their picture! But I won’t take a photo of Uncle Joe eating his steak and Mash Potatoes.
Do you feel me?
I love walking around, and asking groups I see if I can take their picture! If I see your mom mingling with someone that looks like a long-time friend, I’ll try to jump in and ask them to smile at the camera for me :)
I just don’t think you care for a million photos of your random neighbor eating your food.. Am I Right?
I’d rather be following Grandpa Joe around to see if I can get good photos of him laughing with his family.. or following little miss 3-year-old Sally to see if I can get her twirling in her flower-girl dress!
So I don’t shoot a ton of candid mingling/eating photos..SOOO.. With that being said, keep lines minimal. —and party hard!
If you have questions on this- please ask :) I’d love to explain more in detail.
Will you bring your own lighting?
Yes! Whether your wedding is taking place locally or out of state, we are prepared with out own lighting set ups for images after sunset.
When should we have our engagements taken?
Engagement sessions typically take place 1-2 months before you need to send out invitations. My turnaround time for engagements is 10-14 days, so it's best to schedule your engagements sooner rather than later.
What kind of retouching do you do?
Every photo in your wedding gallery is retouched to balance coloring, and enhance lighting.
I do full retouching on all bride/groom portraits only. Full retouching can take 5-15 minutes on each photo. Full retouching includes 2 rounds of basic color editing and full photoshop retouching.
I get rid of pimples, whiten your teeth (if necessary), smooth out your skin, get rid of hair fly-aways, get rid of distractions.
I grew up with acne my whole life. I know how it feels to get photos back and not really feel great about them because of all the pimples.
I vividly remember getting a gallery back from a photographer and crying because my face looked awful and there was nothing I can do about it.
Why would I want those photos on my walls?! Trust me, I get it. I want you to feel your absolute best when you get your gallery back!
If you decide you want even MORE retouching after getting your gallery back, I outsource ADVANCED retouching for $10 a photo.
We haven't figured out all the details of the wedding day yet, but we need to reserve the wedding day. How do we book you if we don't know what collection we will be purchasing yet?
If you are 100% sure you are wanting to book with me, you can pay a non-refundable deposit of $500. This will book me for the day- so I don't book with anyone else. We can discuss the details of the wedding day later when you decide on a collection.
When you book me for $500, you are guaranteed my current pricing for your future wedding. If I decide to raise my prices tomorrow, you will be guaranteed my pricing at the time you booked.
Will you cry at our wedding?
Yes. Absolutely. 100%.
I've worked with a lot of people in the wedding industry.
I've worked with some vendors that LOVE their job, LOVE their couples, and go out of their way to make their couples feel at ease, and strive to help make the day as stress-free as possible for everyone involved.
I've also worked with vendors that are just in it for the money, and vendors that make my job harder-- or they aren't as helpful to the couple as I feel like they should have been. I've been to shoots where the videographer shows up an hour late, I've had weddings where the bouquet is falling apart, and I've had brides extremely upset with their makeup artists because the colors didn't match their skin tone. This makes me SO SAD. Not only is it so hard to work with these people, but I hate that my poor brides have the biggest regrets when hiring them.
When you book with me, I'll send you a list of all the vendors that I've worked with that I trust, I love their work, and I recommend to anyone! If I were to get married again, these are the people that I would trust to help me with my own wedding. Not only are they great vendors- but they are in a very similar price range as me. Making things a little easier for you!
These vendors include:
videographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, venues, caterers, florists, DJ's, Live bands, and wedding planners.
Again, thank you so much for contacting me to be your photographer.
I am so happy to be considered! I know there are a million photographers to choose from, so getting your inquiry means the world and I take it as a huge compliment. I’m so lucky I get to call this crazy fun hobby a JOB. THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
I take my job very seriously, just like I would hope you would take your wedding planning seriously! Wedding photos are the most important investment you can make to remember this whole experience by. And that’s why I put so much work into making my clients happy, and I want your vision to be captured the way you’ve always dreamed!
Please reach out if there is anything I can do to help with any other wedding plans, or if you have any questions for me!
I wish you all the best in planning for your wedding! I know it can be a happy- but stressful time, and I'd love to help in any way I can.
Can't wait to chat with you more.