Services & Pricing
I'm thrilled that you are considering Alaura Creative to document your memories! Though my pricing fluctuates based on the season, I've provided starting costs below to help you know what to expect. For current packages or to request a custom quote, please contact me.
I aim to give each couple a fun, easy experience and deliver them a gorgeous gallery that highlights the beauty, authenticity, and intimacy of your most special day.
Starting at $2900
Engagement sessions are the best way for us to get to know each other! I love taking unique photos that embody who you are as a couple. Pets, food, and/or a bottle of bubbly are always encouraged.
starting at $390
This could be anything from a post-wedding "trash the dress" session to boudoir, lifestyle, maternity, anniversary, fashion, or family. The sky's the limit, and I'm excited to hear your ideas.
starting at $390
Available on a limited basis, these 30-minute sessions are great for those seeking a quick shoot (up to 25 edited photos) in one location. Location may not be flexible. Contact me for upcoming mini-session availability.
Starting at $250
Personalized Gallery & Print Store
All photos are delivered in a shareable online gallery, which grants clients the ability to mark favorites and private photos as well as order prints, albums, wall art, and more. Alaura Creative's print store sources a variety of quality prints and products from the industry's top photo labs, ensuring your memories are printed true-to-color using the finest materials.
How do you photograph weddings?
As you can likely tell from my portfolio, I like to focus on both the big moments and the little details. My years spent working for a luxury wedding designer give me a special appreciation for all of the oft-overlooked elements that go into a beautiful wedding, and I do my best to appreciate them from start to end, giving you as many memories as possible in your final gallery.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Chicago and yes, I love to travel! I will go anywhere in the world you want me to. The first 30 miles roundtrip (from my studio) of travel is included for every event/wedding, with travel up to 100 miles roundtrip charged at $1.50 per mile. All miles in excess of that are charged by a flat travel fee to cover my travel and boarding, which is pre-approved by you. Don't worry though! I get a thrill out of travel deals, so I'll find a way to come affordably.
What is the booking and pre-wedding process like?
If you'd like to proceed with a consultation video/phone call and booking, simply fill out the form on the "Contact" page and I'll get back to you within 48 hours. I require a 20% non-refundable deposit and signed contract to secure your booking. I'll also send you a questionnaire and some other info to help you prep before your wedding!
When will we receive our wedding photos and how many can we expect?
You will receive previews within 48 hours (yay!) and an online gallery link with all your photos within a maximum of 10 weeks–sometimes less depending on the season. I love to provide a lot of photos, so you can expect anywhere from 50-80 photos per hour booked with me and more if you book a second shooter as well! You can download all photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and order prints easily.
Do you offer second photographers?
Yes, I do! When you book a 2nd photographer, one of my talented associates will join me to help capture your day–giving you more angles, more moments, and more photos in your final gallery.
What gear do you shoot with?
While I firmly believe that the photographer makes the gear and not the other way around, I have built up a kit that helps me work at my best in any given situation. I shoot with two Sony mirrorless cameras, the A9 and AR7iii, a selection of beautiful prime lenses, and several wireless flashes.
What is your photo backup process?
I use a multi-layer backup process (6 layers, to be exact) to ensure your memories are 100% safe from any tech failure or natural disaster that could come my way. I won't bore you with the details here, but do feel free to ask if you'd like to know and I'd be happy to share!
Do you offer posing advice?
Yes, of course! I use plenty of poses and prompts to get you both focused on each other and having fun, which is how I get the best photos. You're welcome to share any pose ideas you have, but don't worry if you don't have any!
Do you offer outfit or location changes?
Yes! I'll help us plan an efficient travel route if you'd like to shoot at multiple locations, and I have a portable, private changing tent to allow for quick outfit changes anywhere. Travel/changing time is included in your overall booking slot, so just keep that in mind when booking. I'm always happy to offer advice or input if you'd like it!
Do you offer retouching?
Yes, but most folks don't need it! All galleries come with standard light/color adjustment editing in my signature style, with additional retouching (skin smoothing, tan line removal, etc.) available to purchase for a small fee after your images are delivered.