After the guests have left, the cake has been eaten, and the dress has been hung, I want to ensure you never forget your wedding day

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Hi there!

I am so glad you are here. I'm Bri Johnson, a fun-loving photographer from the New York City area, who has been capturing weddings for the past eight years. I am honored and humbled that you are considering me for such an important role in your wedding day. I truly love what I do and adore the human connection and genuine emotion between lovers, family, and friends experienced throughout each wedding day.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming and confusing. You want to remember, share, and re-live your wedding day for years to come, but don't know where to even begin. I guide every couple step by step to ensure you are on the path to stylish and timeless magazine quality imagery to remember every look, moment, and detail of your wedding day. 

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Investment

Your wedding day is a deeply emotional and significant celebration that joins your past, present, and future existence all in one day. It is a day of laughter; life, maybe chaos, and most importantly love. Finding a compatible photographer for your day is a huge personal and financial decision. I offer full service premium support and guidance throughout the ENTIRE wedding process, from our initial contact to final album delivery. Professing your love to the ONE person for you, surrounded by your closest friends and family only happens once.

 I truly am interested in attracting clients and couples who connect strongly with my work and are looking for a great experience throughout this process. I am only able to take a select number of weddings each year that align with this mentality and to ensure that you have the best wedding photography experience possible. Please take a look at the collection options below that are based on clients most common requests and needs. Feel free to reach out at anytime with any questions.

A La Carte

For simplicity and intentionality, because every aspect of your wedding is intentional, including your wedding photography.

 The Wedding Collection $5,000

For Couples who would like full day coverage, but without all the frills and extras.

 includes:

 

·  Planning Consultations

·        8 hours of photographic coverage.

·       Bri Johnson and a second photographer photographing all day.

·       A flash drive with all edited full resolution images.

·       An online gallery of all your images to share with friends and family (Accessible for 1 year)

·       Photos within 6-8 weeks of your wedding date. (Website & flash drive.)


Possible Add Ons:

·  Engagement Session (2 Hour Session) $750

· 8x8 Engagement Guest Signature Album $500

·       Additional hours of coverage past 8 hours  $450 per hour.

·       An additional third photographer $750.

·  Rehearsal Dinner Coverage (2 Hour Minimum) $900.

· Anniversary Session (2 Hour Session) $750

· A custom designed 10x10 forty page Heirloom wedding album $1500

 

Elopements $1600

For Couples who would like basic ceremony and portraits coverage

 includes:

·  Planning Consultations

·       2.5 hours of photographic coverage.

·       Bri Johnson photographing.

·       A download link with all edited full resolution images.

·       An online gallery of all your images to share with friends and family (Accessible for 1 year)

·       Photos within 6-8 weeks of your wedding date. (Website & flash drive.)

Intimate Weddings $3700

For Couples who would like basic ceremony and portraits coverage and have a guest count of 75 or less

 includes:

·  Planning Consultations

·       6 hours of photographic coverage.

·       Bri Johnson ONLY photographing.

·       A flash drive with all edited full resolution images.

·       An online gallery of all your images to share with friends and family (Accessible for 1 year)

·       Photos within 6-8 weeks of your wedding date. (Website & flash drive.)

 

Travel:

·       I am located in the NYC area. If travel is more than 75 miles or 1.5 hours an additional fee is required to cover travel costs. Please inquire about your specific location.

·       If travel is over an hour and a half, hotel rooms will be needed after the reception. Depending on start time and travel time, hotel rooms might be required the night before to ensure a timely arrival.

·       Dinner is required for the entire photography crew. 

Your Personal Shop

Professional photographic products can be purchased inside your gallery and delivered directly to your door. Your gallery includes its own custom shop where you can preview your images in products. 

Products include:

Greeting Cards (including Thank You cards)

Calendars

Magazines

Professional photographic prints

 Frames

Canvas Prints

 

Engagement Sessions

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An engagement session is a great way for us to get to know each other. I want you to feel comfortable working with me and being in front of the camera. This is a stress free opportunity to remove any nervousness and see how I work first hand. Engagement sessions are photographed either in NYC or when I am visiting an area for no additional fee. For additional travel expenses, a session can be at your desired location. The engagement session comes with an online gallery of all the images for approval and to share with friends and family, plus three “save the date” retouched images sent digitally. Prints and other products are additional costs. Engagement Sessions are $750.

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Boudoir Sessions

A boudoir session is an intimate and personal celebration of your femininity and self love journey. Boudoir sessions are incredibly self-empowering and an amazing way to celebrate and share this milestone in your life. Many boudoir sessions are shared as a private gift for their significant other.

Heirloom Albums & Books

After the guests have left, the cake has been eaten, and the dress has been hung, you want to ensure you never forget your wedding day. You want to re-live and share these memories for years to come at family gatherings, on anniversaries, and always. This is why wedding albums are so important. Having a tangible experience in today's digital world is often overlooked. I want to provide you with an incredible treasured wedding album that you can touch, feel, and experience the magic that was your wedding day all over again.

Wedding albums are hand made, flush mounted, and custom designed to create a timeless keepsake from your wedding day. Every album uses the finest materials and can be tailored to your own style and aesthetic to tell the story of your wedding day.  

I offer flush mounted and professionally bound albums with options of leather, linen, and photo covers. Albums are 8x8, 10x10, 12x12 or 11x14 with 40 custom created pages. You can choose the photos and layout of the entire book or let me design the album while you approve the layouts. Albums begin at $1250 depending on the number of pages you desire, size, and features. This includes the album, design fee, retouching and printing. If you are interested in an album please inquire for samples. 

Buy an album when you book your wedding photography coverage and receive $200 off a 10x10 album.

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Wedding Guest Signature Books

Signature Wedding Guest Books are custom created 8.5 x 8.5 hardcover linen books. These books are a great way to showcase your engagement session and guest well-wishes to create a beautiful coffee table keepsake. Books begin at $500.

Little Black Book (Boudoir Book)

Boudoir albums are custom created 8 x 8 leather bound books. These books are a fun gift for your future to be husband. Books and session begin at $800.

 

Frequently asked questions and other helpful information...

How do you approach each wedding day?

Each couple & wedding are unique and diverse. I hope each couple finds in me a friend to offer support and guidance where needed on the long and often confusing wedding planning road. I collaborate deeply with each couple to ensure that their wedding day is a direct reflection of who they are as a couple. In depth planning and communication during the months leading up to the wedding are key to ensure that every couple has an enjoyable and stress free wedding day.  During the wedding day I work discreetly and professionally to capture your wedding day as it unfolds naturally, with a mix of candids and natural portraits. I offer gentle suggestions, a sense of humor when needed, and guidance on the wedding day to ensure that you have the best day possible. After each wedding, I will not disappear, but be available to send you a quick image for your thank-you cards,  have coffee to look over your photos, and talk more about wedding albums and books if you are interested. Ultimately, I am here for you and to make certain you have a wonderful wedding experience with beautifully captured memories.

How would you define your photographic style? 

My wedding photography style is mostly documentary with a balanced mix of editorial and candid portraiture. The results are natural, timeless, and iconic imagery that tells your wedding day story.

What are your rates?

Choosing a wedding photographer is not only a personal, but a financial decision. It is an investment not only on your actual wedding day, but in your future and the ability to enjoy and relive the moments and emotions of your wedding day with family and friends forever. Wedding collections start at $5000 with several different options, add-ons, and the ability to custom tailor your needs to your wedding day.

Where are you located? Are you available for travel?

I am located in the New York City area and available for travel worldwide. In fact, travel is one of my most favorite things and a huge part of my life. Whether you're exchanging vows at sunset on a secluded beach or saying I do in the desert, I can be there. 

Do you photograph with film or digital?

All weddings I photograph are captured digitally with professional Canon cameras and lenses. Many of my images have a film look that is developed during editing.

Do you edit every photo?

Yes, I do! Each photo is individually edited to ensure you receive the best quality possible.

How many images will we see from our wedding?

Each wedding is a unique event and there is no set number of photos to receive. I also believe in quality over quantity. On average each wedding receives 600-1000 of the best photos of the day. The amount of photos depends on hours of coverage and events of the day. I make sure to cover all events and only edit out duplicates and images of missed expressions.

When can we see our photos? 

Photos are usually ready to view 6 weeks after your wedding day. During high peak season (June through October) photo turn around time is 8 weeks. I touch base as soon as your photos are ready for viewing.

Do you work with a second photographer?

I will always have a second photographer at your wedding. There are many moments happening simultaneously and it is impossible for me to be everywhere. I work with a few second photographers that collaborate with me dependent on availability. I recommend having three photographers when the guest count is 250 and above. I do not recommend having one photographer unless it is an intimate wedding of 75 guests or less.

I am unsure of how many hours of photographic coverage I will need on my wedding day. What do you recommend?

We work together closely to put together a seamless timeline for your wedding day. I am happy to put together a rough draft timeline and guide you through the process to help you decide which is the appropriate coverage for your event.

Do you photograph Elopements?

Of course! Elopement sessions include 2-3 hours including getting ready, the ceremony, and portraits. Collections begin at $1600. Please email me for more information on destination elopements.

Do you have insurance and can you provide our venue with proof of insurance?

Of course! I have professional photography insurance and am happy to speak with your venue directly to ensure that they have a copy of my insurance.

What payments do you accept?

Payments and deposits can be made in check, bank transfer, or credit card. All transactions are made easily online through a secure network.

If we pay in cash can we avoid sales tax or receive a discount?

Unfortunately no, all payments, including cash, collected by the photography studio are subject to NJ sales tax.

If we cancel our wedding do we receive our initial retainer back?

Unfortunately no. Retainers are non-refundable. Once I receive a non-refundable retainer payment, I  no longer accept clients for that day, since you have officially reserved the day for your event.

Do you offer a discount on week day weddings, Sunday weddings, or off-season weddings?

I am unable to offer reduced rates for any wedding, due to my experience, quality of service, and the costs of my team and production are the same for every wedding.

The Process...

 

1. Hi There!

 Congratulations on your engagement! I am SO glad you reached out. First, we need to find out if I have your wedding date available. After filling out the contact form you will receive a short questionnaire that asks about your relationship, wedding day vision, and allows me to learn more about you.

2. Let's Talk

Wedding photography is not a one-size-fits all. We need to make sure we are right for one another. I serve a very specific type of couple who values photography and realizes it isn't just about pretty pictures. Next, we schedule a meeting over coffee (in Jersey City) or via video chat to make sure we are a good fit and chat more about your wedding day.

3. Yes, Please!

Once we've decided we are a perfect fit, I will send over a contract and retainer invoice to officially reserve your wedding date.

4. Engagement

Here we go! If you have decided an engagement session was right for you, we will schedule a date and begin planning the session. Don't worry though, I will share lots of tips and information to make sure you're stress free and on the right track to a successful session.

5. Pre-Wedding Planning

During the wedding planning process, I will share several questionnaires with you so we can figure out the best timeline and details of the day to ensure you have a smooth and photography-friendly wedding day.

6. Your Wedding Day!

THE DAY has finally arrived! It's time for you to relax while I work. I arrive to photograph your celebration, while you enjoy the day with friends and family. You will receive a sneak peek of the wedding day a couple days after the wedding.

7. Delivery:

4-8 weeks after your wedding day you will receive a full online gallery of your wedding photos. This is when you sit down with your partner and enjoy a night of reliving the wedding day.

Once you approve the gallery, I will finish preparing your flash drive and order your prints. Then we get together one last time to deliver your photos and talk about albums.

8. Albums

If you have decided to invest in an album we will begin the design process and talk more over the details to customize your album and really make it yours.

 

 

Thank you

Please take some time to explore around my site, view past weddings, and learn about how I work. I capture each wedding uniquely, with a seamless blend of candid and fine art portraits. Each photograph is honest, simple, and beautiful to leave you with a timeless story of your wedding. Thank you for reaching out and considering me to be a part of your wedding day.

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*Pricing quote is valid for ten days.

* All sales are subject to applicable NJ sales tax (6.625%).

* A non-refundable retainer of $1,000 is required to book your wedding day. Until the retainer is received I cannot guarantee availability for your wedding.