Romantic, honest, & thoughtful wedding photography
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. For many of my couples - it's the first and only time that every single person they love is in the same place at the same time. These moments deserve to be documented with intent; which is why it's my goal to capture the essence of the wedding day through images. Some of the more important thing I focus on -
The in between and natural interactions of my couples
Genuine moments between family members
Modern portraits with creative direction
Honest details that I know will mean so much throughout future generations
Current 2023 Availability
Books close December 20th 2022.
Current 2024 Availability
Now booking limited weddings
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2 hours of coverage
Shot by a Myckenzie Russell & Co. Photographer
Digital gallery of edited images
Unlimited downloads and printing release
Lead photographer (Myckenzie)
*weddings of 20 or less only with limited reception coverage*
Do we need a second shooter?
If your budget allows it, and photography is a big priority to you, I highly recommend adding on my second shooter. A second shooter gives us more flexibility in the timeline, and you will receive more images in your gallery. It will also allow for additional cocktail hour and reception footage. A second shooter is an additional add on to all collections and needs to be arranged at the time of booking.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, for weddings outside of St. Augustine Florida. You will receive a full travel estimate in your initial quote. Travel is expensive (especially these days), and I do my best to keep these costs at a minimum. For destination weddings it is important that I arrive the day before to prepare for potential travel interruptions. I also include mileage and time when calculating my travel costs.
What is your method of photography?
On the wedding day, I prefer to shoot a good mix of directed/posed shots with candid natural shots. While I tend to stand back and capture the natural parts of the wedding day, I also step in to direct the more formal parts of the day (couples portraits, family photos, ect). I would say that I am very directive behind the camera, and usually keep the day flowing based on the shots we have previously discussed.
How do we get our date booked?
When you're ready to get your date booked, you will get a digital contract and invoice via email. Once the contract is signed and the invoice is paid, I am all yours!
Is there a retainer/deposit?
A 50% retainer is required at the time of booking when you sign your contract. Your remaining balance is due 30 days before the wedding. This can be paid online through your invoice using a credit/debit card.
Do you travel? What is the fee?
I travel all over Florida for my couples. Travel fees depend on the location and will be quoted to you when you inquire.
How many hours of coverage do we need?
8 hours of coverage is the most commonly booked collection of mine. Most weddings require at least 8 hours of coverage to have adequate time to capture all of the ongoings. For example, if you plan on capture the getting ready process, bridal party, couples portraits, ceremony, and reception, I would recommend 8 hours.
How many pictures do we get?
Every wedding is unique, but on average you will receive 50-100 images per hour of coverage in your gallery.
Where are you based?
St. Augustine Florida.
Are you insured?
Absolutely, I carry limited liability insurance up to $2,000,000. Please let me know if your venue needs me to send over my information.
How do you accept payment?
You are able to easily make your payments through your online invoice using a debit or credit card.
How and when do we get our images?
You will receive a digital gallery of 25-30 sneak peak images. Within 8-12 weeks of your wedding date, you will get a full online gallery of all of your edited images. However, this is usually more like 4-6 weeks depending on the season of your wedding.
What happens if you can't make it to our wedding?
If something unforeseen happens and I am unable to make it to your wedding, I have a trusted team of backup associate photographers that will fill in for me.
Have you shot at our venue before? (and does that matter?)
I shoot at a wide variety of venues every weekend, with the majority of them being new venues. For wedding photographers, stepping into a new venue is no different than a venue we have shot at hundreds of times before. In fact, we tend to like new venues more because it gives us a fresh perspective.