You’re investing in a photographer who’s going to invest in YOU

As someone who enjoys looking through old photographs and delights in that feeling of nostalgia..I can tell you that I 100% understand the importance of documenting not just the highlight reel or the “smile and look at me” photos. But the teary eyed reactions, the little looks towards each other, the get on stage and sing with the band moments and everything and anything in between.

When it’s all said and done, the remaining tangible piece of your wedding day are the PHOTOS.

Directing you with lots of easy movements and prompts to get you laughing with each other, bring out the sillies and all the mushy emotions. How do I do that? It’s all about communication and connection! Because as Greg Daniels once said, the idea of truth and beauty is what I’m going for in the camera. (If you know that reference then we’re already friends).

I want to capture your day and your story like a documentarian, letting the camera seek out the truth. Imagine me quietly being a third wheel on your date night. Capturing you laughing so hard at your inside jokes, your banter, those sweet extra-tight hugs, and enjoying each other’s company. That’s what it would be like! If you ask my past couples they'd tell you that at first, they were nervous and shy to be in front of the camera. But once we met, started chatting, telling jokes and exploring…it was as if taking photos felt more like a fun and intimate hang out! 

MY APPROACH IS LIKE A DOCUMENTARIAN AND A DIRECTOR. CAPTURING THE IN BETWEEN MOMENTS AS THEY HAPPEN. WHILE GIVING SOME GUIDANCE IN OTHER MOMENTS. NEVER INTERRUPTING THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE DAY.

I specialize in showcasing a warm, romantic and nostalgic feel to my work. Lots of grain, moody but true to color tones, vintage vibes and lots of emotion. I draw inspiration from personal experiences, movies and art. My approach is intentional, genuine, all about YOU and how you actually felt in the moment while I took photos. In order to take meaningful and intentional photos, the one holding the camera has to be invested in you and truly wants to celebrate your love.

 

My photography style and approach

You’re in the right place if you crave an intentional, artsy, luxe wedding and beautiful, romantic photos to capture it

You’re in the right place if you wanna have that candid, romantic editorial style of photography

You’re in the right place if you care about deep connection, intentional photographs and genuine moments

You’re in the right place if you want an experience, a connection and an adventure, not just pretty photos

You’re in the right place if you and your crew wanna get down on the dance floor with me while I capture all the FUN

You’re in the right place if you believe and trust in me as both artist and photographer

In my eyes, this relationship is a two-way street. And that mutual understanding of one another is what will help create photos that feel like YOU. Communication and connection are key here. From providing you with a wedding planning guide, outfit guide for your session, and any helpful advice in between, it’s safe to say that I’ve got you COVERED. 

I take pride in “choosing” my clients as much as they “choose” me

There’s also a TON of work that happens before the wedding day! And that’s when I become more than just a photographer to you. I'm here to provide recommendations, ideas, and support for creating the wedding you two have been dreaming up. I heavily rely on my visual art degree when it comes to colors, environment, movement, etc. So you're in good hands!

Delivering beautiful, authentic photos is just ONE aspect of your experience with me.

All the awesome things you can expect

Packages vary so please inquire for the full pricing guide and details!

Inquire for a custom quote

Branding

 - Professional edited photos in my signature romantic style
 - Custom online gallery of all final photos with easy sharing, downloading, and online print shop to print your memories (and client print discounts)
 - High-res and social media size photo galleries
 - Free unlimited downloads for you, your fam and friends within gallery and printing rights
Exclusive Wedding Planning Guide, Outfit Planning Guide, Vendor Recommendation Guide and more

 - Professional edited photos in my signature romantic style
 - Custom online gallery of final photos with easy sharing, downloading, & online
print shop to print your memories (& client print discounts)
 - High-res & social media size photo galleries
 - Free unlimited downloads for you, your fam & friends within gallery & printing rights
- Exclusive Wedding Planning Guide, Outfit Planning Guide, Vendor Recommendation Guide & more

Starting at $500

COUPLE + FAMILY + MATERNITY

Starting at $2,000
+ minimum of 3 hours

ELOPEMENTS

Starting at $3,400
+ minimum of 6 hours

WEDDINGS

all packages include:

Let's Talk Pricing

I’m located in Patchogue on Long Island, New York. I’m also VERY down to travel to you! I’ve shot in NYC, New Jersey, Texas, Massachusetts, Utah and the list keeps getting bigger. Go to the 'Travel' section to find out more.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED? DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes! If your venue needs proof of insurance, just give me their contact info and I can email that over to them.

ARE YOU INSURED & LICENSED?

You get me as your lead photographer, not someone else. Most of my packages include a second shooter though. I have a team of shooters I rotate depending on their availability. All have a similar style, creative mind and work ethic as me. I go through and edit the photos they take.

ARE YOU THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHER? IS THERE A SECOND SHOOTER?

The second shooter is required in most of my wedding packages, especially weddings with more than 50 guests. The second shooter is necessary for capturing the getting ready of your fiance while I’m with you, capturing more candids/reactions of guests and the overall day and covers any area I am not in. They also serve as a backup JUST in case something happens to me and I am not able to make it to your wedding due to an act of God, pregnancy, illness, death, etc. 

DO WE NEED A SECOND SHOOTER?

I'm the right photographer for the couples who want an untraditional wedding. Who desire an artistic and photojournalistic approach to their photographs. The couples who put a lot of intention into their weddings and want that in-the-moment, emotional feel to their photos with an editorial touch. I do not offer photography for classic, traditional weddings.

DO YOU TAKE ON WEDDINGS THAT AREN'T LUXE?

To lock me in, you pay a non-refundable retainer. The remaining payment is due 30 days before the wedding day and 7 days before a session. You can request a payment plan for the remaining payment, just let me know. The retainer is non-refundable because it serves as an agreement between us that I will reserve your day and will not book other weddings/sessions during your day and/or time.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

I focus on photography only. But I love recommending some amazing videographers I know of or have worked alongside with! I send my booked clients my exclusive Vendor Recommendation Guide!

DO YOU INCLUDE VIDEO SERVICES?

I offer albums and a variety of printed products through your personal online gallery. I highly advise clients to print directly through the online gallery for high quality and the convenience! You wouldn't have to download then re-upload the photos to another print provider, you can just create your album/prints super easily through me. You can order beautiful printed photos to frame yourself, framed prints, save the date cards, thank you cards, holiday cards, calendars, photo albums..you name it!. PLUS, I give ya discounts for prints through out the year! 

HOW DO WE PRINT OUT PHOTOS?

6 weeks for weddings and elopements. 2 weeks for sessions. Your final edited photos will be in a beautiful, custom online gallery and I’ll send that via email. The online gallery and link will be available to you for 18 months. You have the option to purchase a yearly subscription gallery hosting and backup to keep your gallery online. 

WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS & WHERE?

This is thoroughly explained in my contract. Your retainer fee is non-refundable for the date you book with me as it served to reserve the day and I turned down other inquiries. Depending on the circumstances, if you need to change your date you can sign a cancellation/rescheduling contract and book a new date with a new contract and a possible retainer fee. 

WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE OUR WEDDING?

Yes and no. Because I'm an over-shooter I like to make sure I don't miss anything. Thus having multiple images of the same thing, test shots, un-usable images, etc. I go through every single photo to pick the right ones that are beautiful, so you don't have to. So technically you don't get every single photo. The amount of photos will be different based on coverage time and other variables. With that in mind, a minimum of 500 edited photos for weddings and at least 75 edited photos for sessions.

WILL WE GET ALL OF OUR PHOTOS?

No. Half of the beauty of photography is the editing. After all, you're hiring me because of my editing style that caught your eye! Imagine you commissioning Picasso for a piece of artwork and he only gives you a sketch! That's how it would feel. If you think I missed a photo though, please don’t feel afraid to ask!

DO WE GET ALL THE UNEDITED/RAW IMAGES?

First, I make sure my memory cards are working. I always shoot on two memory cards at once for max possible security. As soon as I get home from the wedding/session, I backup the photos on three hard drives. Your final gallery also stays in a cloud storage for one year.

HOW DO YOU PROTECT MY IMAGES?

We both have rights. You have your unlimited personal and printing rights. I have my creative rights. More information on this is written out in my contract.

WILL I HAVE 100% RIGHTS TO MY PHOTOS?

I don’t send previews 24 hours after the wedding/session anymore! A big part of the experience I give as a photographer and service provider is connection and emotion. Not only do I make that a focus in how I communicate with you and in the photos we take..It’s also a big focus even up to the gallery delivery day. Imagine this: It’s the week of Christmas. You see beautifully wrapped gifts for you under the tree. You go and tear off a little piece of the wrapping paper just to get a sneak peek of what you’re getting. You see what it is and get SO EXCITED!! Fast forward to Christmas day and it’s time to open up your present. You already know what it is because you took a sneak peek. Yeah, you’ll still be excited but you wont feel that initial JOY you had before you knew what it was! THAT’S why I no longer send previews. I want you to have all the feels and the genuine excitement to carry out from when you inquire with me to the day I deliver your gallery. I care that much. And because I no longer send previews, I’m able to deliver your gallery sooner than the 8 weeks it used to be!

DO YOU SEND PREVIEWS/SNEAK PEEKS?

This is explained in my contract and there are a few different clauses. Overall if by an act of God, pregnancy, illness, death, etc happens to present itself.. I will communicate that to you right away and come up with a solution. One option is to offer an associate photographer who will fill in for me. This would be at no additional cost to you and I will arrange every single thing for you so you don’t have to stress. Another option (which would be a last resort), is we can talk about cancellation and a refund based on services rendered.

WHAT IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO MY WEDDING?

Embracing the weather is best. It can literally be a story to tell your friends if you decided to dance in the rain! But if it’s really bad then we can totally reschedule.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER REALLY SUCKS FOR OUR SESSION?

I schedule sessions on a weekday only (Tuesday - Thursday) as weddings are reserved for the weekends. My couples love making a day of it, they even get their hair and makeup trial done for it. To help out, I send my booked clients my exclusive locations guide and outfit planning guide! If a location you choose requires a permit, it is up to you to inquire and pay the permit fee.

HOW DO WE PICK A DATE/LOCATION FOR OUR SESSION & WHAT DO WE WEAR?

I hear this a lot from my couples. I totally get it. Which is why I like to get to know you two, build trust and overall make sure you feel comfortable with me. This is YOUR experience so let’s make it unique to you. I will guide you in how to relax and be yourselves while still being intentional, fun and making sure you get AWESOME photos. At the same time, if your partner doesn't like taking photos I might not be the photographer for you. My work and style is romantic, candid and intentional. I wouldn't want y'all to feel uncomfortable in front of my lens if you're not into it.

WHAT IF WE DON’T LIKE TAKING PHOTOS, WHAT IF WE'RE SHY & AWKWARD?

I believe in keeping things authentic, real and natural. The only things I will alter are any temporary things that would not be there in a few weeks like a bruise, scrape or a pimple. I always ask if there’s any concerns or if you prefer a side. It helps me out when I’m taking photos and directing you. If your dress gets dirty or if something is distracting in the background of a few photos, like an exit sign or garbage can, I can try to remove it/fix it but no guarantees. With that being said, I am not a photoshop expert so I will try my best. I'm also not an expert in removing double chins or anything like that so I cannot do that.

CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP US?

Frequently Asked Questions

- Sammi & Angel

“Thalia is hands down the most talented photographer out there. She made our engagement and wedding day so special & captured the most breath-taking photos. She is sweet, punctual, professional, personable, passionate, & has an amazing eye. She made our whole experience incredibly memorable from start to finish. The quality of her work is unmatched, we genuinely loved EVERY SINGLE PHOTO she took. We especially appreciated the pre-session discussion of the photos that were important for us to capture. Her website and questionnaire was extremely helpful to us in the process. She truly has a gift for making you feel comfortable & relaxed while directing. We honestly can’t recommend her enough!! Thank you SO much Thalia!”

“We genuinely loved EVERY SINGLE PHOTO she took”

“Because of her, the wedding photography was the least stressful aspect of planning a wedding.”

 - Emily & David

“Thalia went ABOVE AND BEYOND what I could’ve envisioned for my wedding photos. She made the whole process very pain/hassle free. She thoroughly focused on important details months in advance to prepare for the full night of events. She sent me a questionnaire asking me questions that would ensure her capturing the content I wanted. Most of these questions were ones I would’ve never thought to communicate with her and I’m very thankful for that. She was very intentional to get to know who I am. Thalia knows what she’s doing! Because of her, the wedding photography was the least stressful aspect of planning a wedding. I am not used to being photographed in a professional setting so Thalia was a wonderful coach and helped me to feel 100% comfortable. She truly captured the essence of my spouse and I. She captured the emotions of the day including us, the bridal party and our guests. She knew who the most important people in my life were and made sure to capture them as well. That is an extremely special gift that I will have forever. ”

- Meghan & Greg

“Thalia was by far the best decision we made the entire wedding! When I look at the photos, I can feel all the emotions and love in every photo. She was extremely accommodating, friendly, caring, and all around fun to be around! She made everything relaxing for us which definitely helps for great photos! I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me and my family.”

“When I look at the photos, I can feel all the emotions and love in every photo.”

We chat about what's important to you, we choose a package that fits you. I’ll send you the contract and an invoice.

LET’S CHAT

You digitally sign the contract and pay a non-refundable retainer, then we’re LOCKED IN!

LOCK ME IN

I’ll send you my onboarding email with some goodies. From there we plan a bunch until the day comes! LET’S GOOOO.

LET’S PARTYYYY

The Booking Process