Wedding Photography Booking Information + Prices


THE FIRST STEP

 Betcher Photo is perfect for laid back couples who appreciate quality and like to have a good time.  We keep things simple and make sure you end up with a gallery of photos that has you saying "damn we really had a great time and these photographs prove it".

My promise is to make this easy for you, and my experience in working weddings, working with people, and building a client-focused experience allows thatYou may not know what questions to ask; my familiarity and know-how fills you in on the important stuff so you don't have to stress.  Problems arise; after countless weddings, I can see those problems coming so we can avoid them.  And delivering authentic, emotive and meaningful photographs goes without saying.

Because couples spend so much time with their photographer on their wedding day, having a chance to see if we connect is an important (and fun) step.  If we haven't linked up yet, finish reading this page and then shoot me a message here or email me at patrick@betcherphoto.com; it would be great if we could make some time to connect on the phone, on a video chat, or in person (for coffee, cocktails, tea, or wine, perhaps?)  

I'd love to learn more about you as a couple and show you why you won't regret bringing me on as the photographer for your Milwaukee wedding.

ABOUT

A long time photographer, I have been a full time Milwaukee Wedding Photographer for about 5 years.  Photography and running a creative studio is my full-time gig; my clients are my sole focus, I am the lead photographer at every wedding, and I love my job.  You'll find me shooting weddings in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and all over the Midwest.  I do travel, and destination weddings are booked on a limited basis each year.

I'm a husband, girl-dad, and dog-dad.  If you want to take a deeper dive into who I am, you can learn more here or check out my personal Instagram.

PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

Candid, emotional, humorous, natural colors, unique perspectives, strong composition, creative portraits; these are my stylistic anchors.  If you have a specific aesthetic that you are drawn to but don't see in my work, then we probably aren't a great fit (and that's ok).  When I try to mimic the work of another photographer, no one will be satisfied in the end (do you go in the back of the restaurant and tell the chef how they should cook the dishes they've spent years developing?  I hope not!)

DOCUMENTARY APPROACH

My approach is firmly rooted in storytelling.  When you look at your printed album in 15 years, it should read like a picture book that follows the emotions and energy as it occurred throughout the day.  I love the challenge of showing you the people you love in a new, creative and honest way that helps you see them in a new light that deepens your appreciation for them.

CREATIVE PORTRAITURE

This is where we slow things down (give you a short break from the wedding madness) and have some fun.  If your wedding were a cover story for a magazine, the portraits would be the cover photos and centerfolds.  This is where we show you off, along with your venue and whatever cool features are available.  Even a simple setting can offer some amazing opportunities.

WHAT ABOUT THE TRADITIONAL STUFF?

Family photos, classic portraits with big smiles, etc.  Yep, we can make room for that too.  I'd love to collaborate with you about what YOU want for these photos; sometimes the status quo pushes them into pretty stuffy territory, especially the family stuff.  I'd love to spice that up a little (but not too much) so you don't end up skimming over those photos in the future for how boring they are.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

TURNAROUND TIME?

Typically five weeks or less for the full gallery of individually edited photos, with a preview gallery in the few days following the Wedding event.  I limit my bookings each year to make sure post-processing client photographs doesn't take a back seat, but becomes a primary focus.

COPYRIGHT?

Retained by me as the photographer, but you have a "usage license" which essentially means you can do whatever you want with the photos besides sell them.  I also give you the necessary releases to print wherever you'd like (although you can do this directly in your gallery.)

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

Standard in Collection I and recommended for weddings with 200 guests or more.  A second photographer results in more photos and a broader perspective of the days events.  I only work with trusted professionals who will contribute positively to your celebration. 

GALLERY + PRINTS?

Delivered as a slick and personalized webpage with full resolution images ready to share and download (along with the print release mentioned above).  You'll have the option to order prints, albums, thank you cards, etc. of industry leading quality directly through your gallery.

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?

The ability to meet face to face and have an initial test run is a fun way to break the ice and up your confidence when it comes to the wedding day.  Having your picture taken can be intimidating, and an engagement shoot tends to melt that feeling away.

ORGANIZATION?

Many questions tend to arise throughout the course of planning a wedding, and the details can become overwhelming. Every couple I work with has their own "client portal" which contains all the information needed to keep us organized and confident that everything is on track.

READY TO BOOK!

After we have a chance to meet and discuss everything, we just need a contract and a deposit.  The deposit is $600 and reserves your date, and we move directly into the planning stages (with me as your guide).  Balance is due four weeks before the wedding.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COSTS

(package customization available)

COLLECTION I


10 hours  Wedding day photography coverage with two photographers

Full resolution gallery with print release

Guides + Timeline Assistance

Engagement session

Large Wall Print

Add-On's Available: Wedding Album


 Local starts at $4100

COLLECTION II


8 hours of continuous Wedding day coverage by Patrick Betcher

Full resolution gallery with print release

Guides + Timeline Assistance

Engagement session

Add-On's Available: Second Photographer, Wedding Album


Local starts at $3100

COLLECTION III


6 hours of continuous Wedding day coverage by Patrick Betcher

Full resolution gallery with print release

Guides + Timeline Assistance

Add-On's Available: Second Photographer, Engagement Session, Wedding Album


Local starts at $2600

WEDDING FILMS


If you are interested in videography, we can do that, too.  Betcher Photo offers a hybrid photography + video package 


Your Collection + $2150