Photography by Tanisha Watkins Wedding Pricing

Hi! I'm Tanisha Watkins (as my business name might suggest). I have been capturing all things love since 2015, and guess what- I've been in your shoes! The excitement of that gorgeous ring seems like it will never wear off, and you're over-the-moon to be planning your special day with the love of your life. You've picked your person, you've picked your date, and now comes the big question: who is going to take our pictures?

<-- Hopefully, it's this gal over there.

A bit about me: I'm 24 years old from good old Cape Girardeau, Missouri (and now I'm living in Saint Louis). I love chocolate, any animal that I can pet (I might be partial to dogs), and The Office. I am a huge fan of dad-jokes, grandparents, and a good pair of earrings. I believe that love is love and you can't change my mind. I am the kind of girl that fits right in with your wedding party, fluffs your dress, fixes your veil, keeps bobby pins on hand at all times, and will even remove a stain from your ring bearers pants. I've been called a "Build-in Maid of Honor" (Haley, 2020 Bride), a "Perfect Third Wheel" (Ashley, 2019 bride), and most commonly, "The Absolute Best" (more brides than I can count), which is my personal favorite.

So how do you know if we belong together? Well, if:

You want someone who will capture your day in a way that helps you remember the moments that fly by; the details that you've poured your soul into.
You want someone who is skilled in telling the story of your love. You want memories that you can look back on for generations to come- memories that don't expire with trends or seasons. You want memories that last a lifetime, much like your love.

Then what can I say? You've come to the right place.

These are not just pictures; I am not just a photographer. By providing a luxury experience from start to finish, I commit to creating beautiful imagery and pairing it with a lasting relationship.

My wedding couples can expect:

  • A complimentary engagement session
  • Custom timeline creation, maximizing your time with me
  • Vendor referrals
  • Planning guidance
  • All-inclusive pricing
  • A safe space for love in any form

The Silver Collection

  • 4 Hours of Wedding Coverage
  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • Online Gallery of Edited Images
  • $100 Album Credit


The Gold Collection

  • 8 Hours of Wedding Coverage
  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • Online Gallery + USB of Edited Images
  • 8x8 Album with 40 Pages


The Platinum Collection

  • 10 Hours of Wedding Coverage
  • Complimentary Engagement Session with Professional Hair and Makeup
  • Online Gallery + USB of Edited Images
  • 10x10 Album with 40 Pages


A La Carte Add-Ons

  • Hourly Add-On: $350.00
  • Albums: 8x8 starting at $599.00
  • Albums: 10x10 starting at $799.00
  • USB of Edited Images: $149.00
  • Second Shooter: $350.00
  • Bridal Session: $300.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I book my wedding with you?

A: To reserve your date with me, I require a 30% non-refundable retainer, which blocks off your date and secures my services. Payment is made when you sign your contract.

Q: How many pictures do I get with my package?

A: In a typical day, I get roughly 60-100 images per hour. This varies in the event that you have slower parts of the day, but I promise you that I do not hold back. Any photo that is up to standards is included in your gallery. Duplicate images, out of focus images, and shots with bad expressions or poor lighting are deleted from your gallery- everything else is all yours!

Q: What if I don't want an engagement session?

A: You are absolutely not required to take advantage of your complimentary engagement session. It is complimentary (meaning it holds no monetary value) because I view engagement sessions as a great way for us to get familiar with one another. You can get an idea of what to expect on your wedding day as I pose and prompt you, and I can learn how you work together, as well as what poses bring you the most comfort.

Q: Do I need a second shooter? Do I get more photos back? Will we have enough time?

A: I have been photographing love stories for over 5 years; 15/20 weddings I shoot by myself! I have a workflow that is tried and true on wedding days, and with the aid of my customized timeline specific to your wedding, I am sure to maximize my time with you and capture every detail without missing a beat. Generally speaking, second shooters are beside me all day, with the exception of a few scenarios (getting ready in separate locations, no cocktail hour, etc), therefore the second shooter is capturing everything that I am, but from a different angle. You will get slightly more photos back, but nothing incredibly significant. There is no wedding in which I would ever say "You absolutely need to add on a second shooter". I get creative, find ways to make it work, and manage perfectly fine independently. In summary; it is 100% your choice to add on a second shooter, but is never required.

Q: Can we print our pictures?

A: ABSOLUTELY! You can print, download, and share as you wish! You receive full-resolution images that can be printed anywhere you desire. If you want large or professionally printed photos, I am happy to submit an order for you at a professional-grade lab exclusive to photographers.

Q: How long does it take to receive our gallery?

A: Your engagement photos are available no later than 14 days after your session. Your wedding photos are available no later than 60 days after your wedding day. Typical turnaround time on wedding galleries is 45 days. You will receive them in an online gallery when they are completed, but I always have a sneak peek of your wedding day available on my Facebook page within 48 hours.(www.facebook.com/phbytw)

Q: How much time do I really need with you on my wedding day?

A: In short, I can make the most of any amount of time, but below is what I suggest to set aside for each portion of the day at minimum.

  • Getting Ready (in same location): 45 minutes per spouse
  • Details: 30 minutes
  • First Look (if applicable): 10 minutes
  • Ceremony: 15-60 minutes (depends on religion or rituals)
  • Family Formals: 20 minutes
  • Bride and Groom Photos: 30 minutes
  • Wedding Party Photos: 30-45 minutes
  • Reception Essentials: 90 minutes
Yay! You made it! We covered all the important information, and hopefully you have a better understanding of your experience with me. Now ask yourself: Is Tanisha the third-wheel of my dreams? Are we best friends now? Is this what it feels like to find my perfect fit? If the answer is yes- LET'S DO THIS! If the answer is no, please let me know how I can help you find your match made in heaven. - xoxo
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Tanisha Watkins