A Lifetime of Memories
Hands down, your photographic investment is one of the most important decisions you will make about your wedding day. The personality, energy & passion of your photographer will drastically affect how your entire wedding day is felt, experienced & remembered.
And after it’s all said and done? Your images are one of the most important ways you’ll remember how you felt and looked on your wedding day. The quality and craft of the artwork we create on your wedding day is a priceless heirloom that you will pass on to your children, and your children’s children.
Our Investment Philosophy
Let’s start here – we believe in simplicity. Unlike most wedding photographers, we don’t have “gold”, “silver” or “diamond” packages, but prefer the concept of tailoring our couples investments to who they are – rather than trying to fit them into a mold. Every package begins with a core-set of offerings (listed below) with custom options (like our custom made hard-bound Wedding StoryBooks or our exclusive Creative Engagement Sessions) being discussed as options when couples schedule a meeting in our creative offices on the west side of Cleveland.
Because it’s more custom and personal in nature, we believe in having couples come in and meet in person so we can get to know each-other a bit in the process. We feel that true art cannot simply be quantified into a price list full of numbers and up-sell items, but rather is found in the context of a healthy and fun relationship between a couple and their wedding photographer. Because of this, we prefer to actually meet our couples and talk face to face about investment options and (more importantly) the story of their relationship.
Pricing the Priceless – Our Starter Package
Every package we build is as custom and unique as the couple we serve, but we do believe that every wedding day has certain needs that cannot be compromised without hurting the integrity of our photographic process. Therefore, we always begin our wedding photography packages with the following core features and discuss additional options in person. Our highly acclaimed wedding photography coverage includes the following with a starting investment point of 3500.
Your personal Making the Moment Photographer will rock it out with you your entire day – from wedding preparation all the way through your wedding reception – not missing a beat. Many wedding photographers start their packages with a slim 6 hours of coverage, and then force you to add on additional hours at a costly rate. Not here! We want to capture every candid & heartfelt moment we can because we believe in visually telling your story from start to finish.
Normally, most photography firms do not release the printing rights to the bride and groom, charging high-end fees for prints and re-prints. At Making the Moment, we believe that photographs should be printed and made tangible. Enjoy full resolution digital image files that you will have for life. Your non-watermarked & high quality images can be used for home printing or gifts for friends and family!
Our awesome wedding photography staff are gifted story-tellers, and highly trained graphic artists. Your actual wedding day photographer will go through each photo with a fine tooth comb to artistically and technically correct every image. Our unique hand-toning of every image is a continuation of the art we produce for our clients, not just a footnote on the coverage we offer.
Each wedding we produce entails 20-30 hours of post production editing work. Using high-end software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, we ensure the best quality of every photo. Of course, most wedding photographers only enhance a select number of images – many times charging you by the photo! Not us – we hand retouch every single image you receive from us, and because we shoot an unlimited amount of photos on your day, you’re going to love the depth of photography you’ll receive.
It’s taken years, but our creative photography staff has created our signature style. A blend of wedding photojournalism, lifestyle, and editorial photography, our creative and unparalleled style has made our wedding photographers some of the most sought after wedding photographers in the area.
Your beautiful photos will be available for all your friends & family to see on your secure website. Presented beautifully for an entire three months, this will be a feature worth sharing. Best yet, conveniently order professional lab prints that get shipped directly to your door!
Every wedding is different, and you have a unique story to tell. We believe whole-heartedly in crafting the very best images for your day. Typical weddings range between 400-700 fully finished beautiful images. All images are hand retouched, and attest to the wonder of your wedding day .
Investing in Your Wedding Story
It truly is a relational and artistic investment, not a transaction or simply a contract when a couple chooses to work with us. The investment we make into our work and to each couple is substantial, committing to you the very best customer service, artwork & style.
Investment options with all of the core features listed above begin at 3500. Further investment into your wedding day imagery can be found with our Wedding StoryBook, our totally unique Engagement Sessions, Wedding Fusion Motion-Art Pieces, or our ridiculously fun Live Booths.
We also specialize in travel & destination weddings – investment options for these begin at 4500, with international wedding photography beginning at 6500.
Yes, we LOVE variety in our work, and over the years have garnered quite a reputation with Indian, Persian, Jewish, and Asian Weddings. Given the unique needs of some multicultural weddings (especially if they are multi-day affairs) we sometimes need to custom quote the coverage, so please contact us to set up a meeting.
We recognize the desire for a complete listing of packages and other options. Because we highly value a consultative approach to your wedding photography (rather than just throwing products and numbers at you), we invite you to stop in to our wonderfully comfortable & fun meeting space on the west side of Cleveland. There, we can get to know you a bit better, answer questions, and present to you further investment options that are right for you.
Yes, we accept every form of payment imaginable, check, credit card, money order. Payment plan options are standard with us, and uber-convenient.
The Wedding StoryBook
One area of further investment that most couples choose to have us craft for them is our custom made Wedding StoryBook. We would absolutely love to schedule a time for you to stop by and hold one in your hands. They are breath-taking to hold, and super-fun to flip through and enjoy.
The Wedding StoryBook is our premier form of printed artwork- a custom made and full press printed coffee table book. We transform your beautiful photos into an elegant experience – an actual hardbound high quality book; This 13”x11” hard-back, high quality, library bound book, is laid with precision care by our talented graphic designers. Professional solid stitch binding, and glorious hardbound images, make for a quality piece. Unlike other photographers, we don’t short-change you on pages – our books are fully loaded, containing at least 400 photos from your wedding day, and averaging between 140-160 pages for each book!