How many hours of coverage do I need?

In the beginning stages of planning your wedding, you may not know right away how much hourly coverage you’re going to be needing. Every wedding will be slightly different depending on the time of year, venue rules, etc., however you can get a sense for what a standard wedding day timeline with and without a first look looks like here. 

It’s important to take into consideration if you’re having a special send off (such as with sparklers) and to work backwards from that send off time if those photos are important to you to capture. Do you want detail photos of invitations, rings, dresses, shoes, etc.? You will need to consider at least 9 hours of coverage for a standard wedding day as details often take at least an hour to photograph.


1:00- Photography begins with details (flat lays of invitation suite, rings, dresses, shoes, etc.)
2:00- Getting ready photos with each partner separately
2:30- First look with partner
3:30- Wedding party photos
4:00- Family formal photos
5:00- Ceremony
5:30- Cocktail hour
7:00- Reception
10:00- End of reception/couple send off


1:00- Photography begins with details (flat lays of invitation suite, rings, dresses, shoes, etc.)
2:00- Getting ready photos with each partner separately
3:30- Photos with each partner and their respective wedding party members separately
5:00- Ceremony
5:30- Cocktail hour
5:30- Full wedding party portraits, family formals, couple portraits
7:00- Reception/couple send off
10:00- End of reception/couple send off

Absolutely! Rehearsal dinner coverage includes 2 hours of coverage for $1,000.
Wedding day photography coverage can be added on for $500/hour at any time. It will be billed for with the final balance or after, depending on when the hours are added.
This is a question I get asked frequently. Simply put, you're paying for far more than just the day of hourly coverage. The fee includes 10+ years of shooting experience, pre-wedding day consulting (venue visits, timeline assistance, vendor recommendations, etc.), 15+ hours of editing per wedding after the big day, and finally my own unique artistic approach to capturing your wedding day. Your wedding images are the only thing from that day that increase in value over time as they're passed down from generation to generation.
You and your family and friends can order prints and other products directly through your final gallery!
Travel and lodging fees may be necessary for weddings and events more than 60 miles from Richmond. Inquire for a custom quote. Lodging fees are based on the per diem of the area. Depending on where the event venue is, lodging may or may not be necessary. If either item is needed, it will be discussed ahead of time and included in the contract and overall package fee.
To secure services for your wedding date, a signed agreement and a 50% retainer are required. Once the contract is signed and the retainer is paid, that date is yours and no one else's!
You will receive your engagement session gallery within 3 weeks of the shoot date and you will receive your wedding gallery within 6-10 weeks of the event.


Kind words and sentiments.


“Have you ever wondered how to capture overwhelming joy on film? Hannah did it. I’ve already recommended her to other brides and friends looking for a talented photographer. Hannah flawlessly captured our special day. She was very clear about pricing up front and so easy to work with to schedule a free engagement session and talk any time about my ideas for making everything special. We eloped in Iceland and trusted Hannah to photograph our celebration back in DC. She found every opportunity to find joy and even moments I never knew I needed to see. She was also ready and willing when I told her my dear friend (a 33 year old man) would be serving as my flower girl for a walk through DC to the reception venue. The pictures were magical if you’re curious. From hugs with loved ones to intimate connections and all the laughs in between I would trust Hannah with any special event. My friends are also all now huge fans of Hannah too and I hope to work with her again soon!”


“Hannah are her photography are a gift to the world and we cannot recommend her enough! We are beyond grateful that she so beautifully captured the feelings of love, gratitude and pure bliss we felt on our wedding day. We will treasure the moments she captured forever. She was a dream to work with, personable and professional, responsive and knowledgable of her craft. She is also helpfully plugged in to other vendors and gave truly fantastic recommendations for other aspects of our wedding when we asked. If you are looking for an incredibly warm, dedicated and talented photographer to capture the special moments and feelings evoked by your wedding to treasure forever, look no further. Thank you, Hannah!”


“I don’t even have the words to explain how happy we are that we chose Hannah to be our wedding photographer. She is absolutely wonderful and was so kind, helpful and accommodating leading up to our wedding. During our engagement photos and the day of our wedding she made us feel at ease in front of the camera and I knew that she had captured some wonderful moments. But I was absolutely blown away by our gallery! Hannah worked so hard to make sure that every detail of our wedding was captured and delivered the most beautiful pictures that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.”


“I can’t say enough good things about Hannah. She was punctual, Resposive to communications, detail oriented, and creative. I love her photos from the wedding as much as I love this young lady! She is a professional in all aspects of her career and she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! So happy we were given her name!”


“Having met Hannah years ago, I’ve been privileged to witness her growth as an artist and to follow so much of the beauty she’s captured over the years. When I became engaged, I quickly thought of Hannah and knew she was the artist I’d want to photograph our special day. Her photographs speak volumes, and she truly can capture the magic and essence of any special moment. Not only is Hannah an incredibly talented photographer, she’s extremely sweet too. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera (which is a pretty difficult feat, as we’re both very reserved). She was professional and organized throughout the entire process, and had our pictures back to us so quickly. I can’t say enough good things about Hannah. I would hire her again and again for our own wedding, and recommend you hire her too!”


“I can’t say enough good things about Hannah. If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding or to capture a special moment /event I would highly recommend her. She is an amazing photographer and the photos on her website immediately drew me in with her ability to capture not only the scenery and the people, but also the love. Hannah is very professional and is also such a beautiful soul, many of our wedding guests talked about how amazing she was! We didn’t meet Hannah until the wedding day but just talking on the phone was enough to get to know her and feel confident in her abilities prior to the big day, and when it came she did not disappoint. Hannah provided us with direction and with her ability our photos came out absolutely STUNNING! We did not have a videographer and I do not regret it as Hannah was captured the ambiance and the love that we felt that day, and we will cherish these photos forever.”


“We were having a small unconventional wedding and I’m not a fan of having photos taken. Hannah was a GODSEND! She was super flexible and worked with us on a short photo session with a couple candids that was really casual and actually fun! Now that it’s over I’m so glad she was there to capture the day and did so SO beautifully. She put us at ease, was a pleasure to work with, and her photos are phenomenal. I’m so so happy we found her!”


“My husband and I can’t say enough amazing things about Hannah. We stumbled upon her work when she shot the intimate wedding celebration of a friend, and knew she would be perfect for our similarly small and intimate backyard wedding. Hannah went above and beyond for us, which, especially during COVID, felt so special and so genuine. She did a complimentary “getting to know you” shoot (engagement photos, yay!) that really helped us know what to expect on our wedding day and helped us feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Day of, she knew exactly how to direct the two of us and we were so confident and carefree because we knew exactly how amazing our photos would turn out.