First of all, congratulations and thank you for your interest in Anna Alethia Photography!
How exciting for you and your family. :)
Selecting the artist to tell your love story on your wedding day is one of the most important decisions you will make in the months to come and it will be a decision that will be with you for the rest of your life!
Of course, picking the flowers, venue and deciding on a seating chart for the reception are important too. But at the end of the day, flowers will wilt, the food will be eaten, and the only things left are memories, photographs and videos.
I really enjoy getting to know the couple on a personal level, hearing how you two met and then telling your love story through photos.
My goal is to capture all the details of the wedding day, beginning to end. I treat every wedding with the care and trust it deserves. Besides, what could be more important than giving your family gorgeous images that take you back to that day just by looking at them?
The result will be the creation of your first family heirloom. :)
Enclosed you will find detailed information about my products and packages. Please let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to check out my full portfolio here. If you'd like to view a full wedding or session, click here.
I look forward to working with you!
Anna Alethia Manning
- Romantic Art Box (USB of digital photos & 100 4x6’s or 50 5x7’s)
- Online gallery of digital photos (album proofing, sharing, purchasing additional prints)
- Client for life program (family/newborn/children/high school senior/pet session fess are waived) *
Modern Collection | $2600
- Engagement Session
- 2 Photographers (OR 1 photographer & 1 videographer)
- 8-10 hours of wedding day coverage
- Modern Series 8x10 leather 20 page album
- 12x18 artwork piece
- Modern Art Box (USB of digital photos & 50 4x6’s or 25 5x7’s)
- Online gallery of digital photos (album proofing, sharing, purchasing additional prints)
Classic Collection | $2100
- Engagement Session
- 1 Photographer
- Up to 8 hours of coverage
- Simple Series 8x10 20 page album
- 8x10 artwork piece
- Online gallery with digital download of photos
A la carte pricing
FINE ART GIFT PRINTS
Lifetime warranty on all prints
8 Wallet Prints | $50
4x6 Print | $50
5x7 Print | $50
8x10 Print | $50
FINE ART WALL PRINTS
Mounted on styrene for durability
11x14 | $110
12x18 | $150
16x24 | $190
20x20 | $190
20x30 | $270
24x36 | $430
15x30 Pano | $230
LEATHER & CANVAS GALLERY WRAPS
Printed and stretched on the highest quality leather or canvas
12x18 | $229
16x24 | $269
20x20 | $269
20x30 | $349
24x36 | $549
Add a frame for $100
Custom sizes available on request
Elevate your images into modern art.
Thick, polished acrylic is mounted to the face of a print for greater vibrancy and the best quality product.
8x10 | $249
5x7 | $149
Images are fused into aluminum metal for incredible visual depth and luminosity.
Curves inward or outward.
5x10 | $99
8x12 | $149
engagement session | $299
fashion bridal session | $299
Client for Life | $699
2nd Photographer | $599
Additional hour of coverage | $299
Private Online gallery for 30 days | $199
Engagement Guestbook | $399
USB of edited digital images | $1099
Modern Art Box (USB of digital photos & 50 4x6’s or 25 5x7’s) | $1599
Romantic Art Box (USB of digital photos & 100 4x6’s or 50 5x7’s) | $1999
Our Artistic Series is the ultimate album for every client. With a one-piece wraparound cover design, photographic, metallic and felt paper options, thick or thin page options and multiple genuine Italian full grain leather or linen cover options, it makes the perfect album for any client looking for “something more.” Additional upgrades to covers of your image printed directly to acrylic, metal or wood are also available.
Artistic Series 10x10 20 page album | $2999
Artistic Series 8x8 Parent Albums | $1999
Artistic Series 6x9 20 page album | $999
Designed with silver halide photographic paper, the highest quality for photographic printing, our Modern Series albums are by far the most popular. The album lays flat with no gutter in between the left and right pages. The book is covered with bonded leather in 13 color options, and also the option to upgrade to fine art pages.
Modern Series Photo Cover 8x10 20 page album | $1299
Modern Series 8x8 Parent Albums | $1199
Modern Series Leather 6x9 20 page album | $699
Our Simple Series books are made with quality materials and of the heaviest papers on the market so that when opened, the book lays flat. Included in the price is your choice of either smooth or pearl paper. The book is covered with bonded leather in 13 color options, and also the option to upgrade to a photo as the custom cover.
Simple Series 8x10 20 page leather press book | $699
Simple Series 6x9 20 page leather press book | $399
*Client for Life Program:
All future family/newborn/children/high school senior/pet session fess are waived. Offer is valid until end of lifetime of either photographer or client.
2017 Wedding Videography
A videographer may be added to any collection for an additional $699. This also includes a cinematic wedding video from the day.
Collections that include 2 photographers - one photographer can be exchanged for a videographer and it will also include a cinematic wedding video from the day.
We go for quality over quantity and length of video really depends on events for the day and participation from your guests/wedding party.
à la carte Videography Menu
à la carte video menu items can always be purchased at a later time, we make sure to always capture the full event from multiple cameras/angles and record audio for vows, speeches, grand entrances and announcements.
60 second trailer video (for social media) | 199
Long cut of ceremony | 499
Long cut of speeches | 499
Long cut of entrances/grand march & first dances | 499
Trio of Long cuts | 1299
Longer cinematic wedding video; up to 20 minutes | 849
Longer cinematic wedding video; 25+ minutes | 1799
- Deposit of $1000 & signed contract is due at booking time.
- Remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to event date.
- Payment in full is accepted.
- Cash payments accepted with $100 discount
- Checks are accepted for amounts of $1000 or below only.
What is your primary style?
Photojournalism! I let the moments of the day happen naturally and take photos as thinks happen. I can capture the true emotion and sometimes the most hilarious things that way. I also capture a lot of candid photos vs. traditional cheesy photos. However, for specific photos; such as portraits of the couple together or separate, some posing is needed to make the two of you look absolutely stunning. Also, throughout the wedding day I am not opposed to taking unplanned group shots -- just let me know!
How many weddings have you photographed?
As of September 2017, I have photographed 80 weddings. My first wedding was in December of 2012 and on average I photograph 30-40 weddings a year.
Do I really need an engagement session? What if I've already had one done by my friend/mom/other photographer?
The engagement session & digital images are a complimentary gift from me.
It gives us a chance to work together before the wedding day.
It also helps all of us get to know each other a little bit. I've found that I can capture true emotion & genuine smiles once I know someone.
My clients tell me that it is fun & truly helps them feel more at ease on their wedding day.
We can also work thru possible issues before the big day. One year I had a bride who thought her nose was big. She never told me this until after the wedding. She chose to do an engagement session with a friend instead of me, even though she booked far enough in advance. After the wedding, she hated a lot of her photos that she was in. It came down to her being self conscious and hating her nose. Had I known this beforehand I could have posed differently or used a different type of lighting to not bring as much attention to her nose. I've had other brides tell me they are afraid that they will look fat in their wedding photos. If I'm aware of these things I can go the extra mile to make sure the bride looks and feels beautiful in all her photos.
I know a lot of guys hate and dread taking photos (or more photos). I'm only here to help make them look more handsome, and it doesn't have to be a long session.
You can view the full engagement sessions here: http://annaalethiaphotography.pixieset.com/?t=engagement and also on my blog: http://www.anna-alethia.com/category/portraits/engagements/
If you've already had a session done with a friend or another photographer, I would still recommend doing a short 20-30 minute session. This can be done in a different season, a different location, at sunset, night time, etc. than your original session.
If you have children &/or pets, they are welcome to be included in the session. I love to tell a love story thru the photos. However, please let me know in advance.
If you truly are not whatsoever interested, we don't have to do it. Because it's a complimentary gift, there are no discounts to not do it and no exchanges.
Do you specialize in wedding photography or another type of wedding photography?
I specialize in wedding photography. I enjoy taking on other portrait work, but engagement & wedding photography are my favorite. :)
How many events will you photograph on my wedding weekend?
Probably just one. A few times a year I do back to back (double) weddings. But it is exhausting and so I keep it to a minimum.
What happens if you are ill?
I am in a group of fabulous Madison & Milwaukee WI wedding photographers. We support each other and in the rare case that someone is sick, we are able to find another photographer(s) to step in for us. I also have second photographers who can cover as needed.
Will a contract of services be provided?
Yes! A contract signing is required to reserve your date. After we both sign, you will receive access to a client portal and be able to look at (and save for personal use) a contract, wedding info & invoice.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I do carry general business, equipment and liability insurance. It protects me against possible equipment theft, but most importantly, it would protect me if anyone was to trip over my equipment during a wedding. If a wedding photographer does not have insurance, they are probably new to the industry or they are not taking their business seriously.
Do I need a second photographer?
If you have over 250 guests, then I highly recommend a second photographer. For the longest time, I have worked alone, but now I offer collections with and without a second photographer. With a second photographer you will receive images from two different view points. Plus, the second can be taking photos of the guys getting ready while I’m taking photos of the girls getting ready, etc.
Honestly, it is easier for me to have someone there to help out. Can I capture the grooms face the first time he sees his bride and the bride walking down the aisle by myself? Of course I can, but its always nice to know I don’t have to do both.
Do you edit the images?
Yes, I color-correct and straighten all images. I want to be sure your skin tones in the all the photos are correct, beautiful and smooth. Some photos receive special edits, but if every photo looked like that, it wouldn’t be considered “special.” I try to remove acne, bug bites etc, anything that normally wouldn't be there. It's your special day, you want to look beautiful/handsome and I want you to also.
In the past, I outsourced my edits, but I found out the people doing it weren’t at the wedding and had no idea how the photos should actually look. I strive to make you feel like you walked back into your wedding day by looking at the photo.
I don't use a specific filter for every single photo of every single wedding that I have photographed. (some people do this) I let the photograph speak to me as for which type of edit or filter it may need. While I generally stay with a sort of matte/film look, I don't let that take over my entire editing style.
What kind of equipment do you use & do you have backups?
I use Pentax equipment. Most people have never heard of the Pentax brand and seem surprised. I learned photography on a film camera, so when digital became big I chose Pentax because the film lenses could still be used on the digital cameras. Besides, why be like everyone else who uses Canon or Nikon?
I have two cameras on me with two different types of lenses on them. It’s a lot easier to switch cameras than it is to change lenses. I have backup cameras and back up lenses also.
What if my event lasts longer than scheduled, will you stay? Is there an extra charge?
It really depends on the circumstances; in most cases I don’t mind staying a little bit (up to 30 minutes) over. Overtime charges are covered in the contract; they are $300/hour.
I don’t just pack up and leave when the ending time has come. I make sure to find you and let you know that I have captured everything, confirm that there is nothing else you need from me and that you will receive an email from me the next day. :)
How long after the event will the photos, album etc. be ready?
Per the contract, 4 weeks for engagement, family & newborn photo sessions
Per the contract, 8 weeks for weddings, and there could be additional time for an album or other artwork. But let's be honest, it could be a LOT sooner, like 3-4 weeks, because who really wants to wait 8 weeks?!
How do you dress for the wedding?
I dress professionally, while trying to make sure I blend with the guests. This is partly why I inquire about your theme and colors of the wedding. (besides just being curious!)
Have you ever worked at my wedding site before? If not, do you plan to check it out in advance?
- Most of the time, I have not worked at your wedding venue before. A venue walk thru isn’t necessary, but if you would like do a walk thru with me, it’s $300/hr. I do research the venue and look up photos of other photographers who have photographed there before. I arrive early on the wedding day to scope out some sweet areas. I can easily adapt to new sites--it's what makes photography so exciting for me, being creative on a timeline.