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If you believe life is an adventure, and you want your wedding day to reflect that, you're in the right place!

Below are some resources that I hope will help you get to know me a little better, understand my approach to weddings, and help you decide if we will be a great fit for your big day! 

for brides

welcome! i'm so glad you're here!

THAT'S ME RIGHT OVER THERE. DOING MY THING IN THE MOUNTAINS. Aside from being at home with my family, the outdoors are where I feel the most like myself. I spent a good chunk of my youth running through the redwood forests, hiking down and up the Grand Canyon, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. 

These days, I'm trying to instill that same love and respect for the outdoors in my two kids. We love camping together, wading in rivers, and exploring this beautiful state we live in!

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my origin story

That's me right up there. Doing my thing in the mountains. Aside from being at home with my family, the outdoors are where I feel the most like myself. I spent a good chunk of my youth running through the redwood forests, hiking down and up the Grand Canyon, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. 

These days, I'm trying to instill that same love and respect for the outdoors in my two kids. We love camping together, wading in rivers, and exploring this beautiful state we live in!

my style

Growing up, my grandpa was a photographer. I spent many hours watching him develop his own film in his tiny San Francisco kitchen. It felt like magic to see the final prints and hold them in my hands. Something about taking the time to observe and capture a person, put the effort into developing the film by hand, and to be able to hang it up on the wall afterward, always felt so, so special to me.

I bought my first SLR camera at Costco right after I got married. My husband and I wanted something to document our lives, and we ran that camera into. the. ground! I still have it on a shelf in my office to remind me that it's not the camera that matters, but the memories you capture with it.

origin story

my 'why'

Because I grew up on film, and love the nostalgia of it, I match all my digital photos to the film I shoot. If I'm shooting your session purely digital, I'll use Mastin Labs presets (in my opinion, the best out there!) while editing. 

My go-to presets are the Kodak Ektar 100 and the Tri-X 400. For most people that means nothing, but you can see the presets in action all over my portfolio!

my style

I love to capture genuine emotion when I make photographs. So yeah, I'll definitely pose you, but what I look for are all the little moments in between that make you special. I'm all about skipping, running, spinning, cuddling, laughing, and crying during our session. I want it to be an experience you'll look back on and be like, "dang, taking pictures is the best thing ever!" And then you'll call me up, we'll meet up for burritos, and take some more photos!

my origin story

I'm a photographer simply because I love photography. With two small kids, I don't give my time away to just anything! I love the time I get with my clients to capture and create beautiful images that they'll have forever! 

As an extroverted-introvert (totally a thing), I value each connection I build with my clients. I love learning and telling your stories through photography.

Because I love the outdoors so much, I donate a portion of every booking to the National Park Foundation.


my why

the experience

OK. LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU. YOUR WEDDING DAY IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL TO ME, AND I HAVEN'T EVEN MET YOU YET! For me, wedding day prep begins from the time you initially inquire. I want to know all about you and your guy, your favorite things to do on the weekend, your current Netflix binge, your 5-year plan, and whatever else you want to throw at me. 

I take a very limited number of weddings each year, so I want to make sure that I am the perfect photographer for you! Limiting my number of weddings help me serve you in the best way I can. So if you're cool with my weirdness, don't wait to get in touch!

ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, WE'LL BE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER. Out of all your vendors, you'll probably spend the most amount of time with me! So it's pretty important to me that we vibe really well. I'll be there from the time you're getting your make up on to when you head off for the night! I'll be there to capture all the details, the little and big moments, the happiness and tears (of joy, obv.).

My favorite part of a wedding day is shooting your bride and groom portraits. I love being able to step away with the two of you when the light is especially amazing and grabbing the shots of you that you'll hang on your walls and give to your children and grandchildren!

I also love being able to shoot a first look. That moment when you two see each other for the first time, with no distractions, is so, so special to witness. It's a really great way to steal away some quiet moments with your spouse to focus on each other and remember why you've done all this planning!

When the wedding is over, I love getting texts and emails from my brides on their first anniversaries, when they find out they're expecting, or just because! I invest myself in your marriage as much as I invest myself in making beautiful photographs. 

WE GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER AT YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION. Basically, the most important thing I need to know is: pizza or donuts? We are going to hang out somewhere awesome, have some fun, and have something to eat! Are you guys more taco people? Yeah, me too. Let's do tacos.

Engagement sessions are relaxed and fun. I like to take you somewhere to explore, preferably with some sweet views, and spend some time laughing and snacking. Worried about looking your best? Don't be! I'll send you a super detailed session guide when you book that'll help you plan your session and give you tons of tips on what to wear!

Engagement sessions are the perfect way for you to get comfortable in front of my camera and get an idea for how I will operate on your wedding day.

a typical wedding day

getting ready

first look

details

bride + groom portraits

I snap some photos while you're getting the finishing touches of your hair and make up, you hanging out with your friends and family, mom helping you with your dress, etc.

Not every wedding day has a first look, but the more I do these, the more I love them! Ask me about why a first look is such a special time on your wedding day!

I like to photograph all your special wedding day details together first thing when I arrive. Details make your wedding day unique and are so fun to add into your album later!

My favorite part! We get to have a mini-portrait session in the middle of your wedding day! I like to schedule this time about an hour or so before sunset whenever possible. 

a typical wedding day

family + friends portraits

reception

ceremony

exit

Right after your ceremony, we'll get some photos of you with your closest family and friends. If you didn't do a first look, this is when we will do your bride and groom portraits!

Party time! However you structure your reception, I'll be around to capture it all. Details, dancing, cake-cutting, taco bars. You get the idea.

Ceremony time is here! I'll be a ninja during the ceremony, capturing all the big moments without being a distraction to the most important part - you guys!!

Oh man! The day is over and you're leaving on your honeymoon. So sad for me. Unless you're taking me along for a honeymoon photo shoot in Peru. I'd be so cool with that.

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Now, the wedding is over and it's back to real life. You're probably wondering when you'll get to relive the big day through your photographs. Chances are I'm zooming through your photographs and have all my favorites all over instagram for you to share. Here's a typical after-wedding photo timeline:

after the wedding day

1 week

3-4 weeks

3 days

Sneak peeks on social media. Be sure you're following me:
@haddowphoto

A blog post with all my favorite photos and thoughts from your wedding day

All your edited photos delivered in an online gallery. USB drives will generally arrive around the same time.

2 months

As soon as you've had a chance to pick out all your wedding-day favs, I'll customize your album and order it for you!

1 week

3 days

Sneak peeks on social media. Be sure you're following me:
@haddowphoto

1 week

A blog post with all my favorite photos and thoughts from your wedding day

3-4 weeks

All your edited photos delivered in an online gallery. USB drives will generally arrive around the same time.

2 months

A blog post with all my favorite photos and thoughts from your wedding day

packages

intimate weddings

elopements

Large weddings (30+ guests) begin at $2,300. This includes all-day coverage with one photographer, a complimentary engagement session, a custom designed album, and all your edited digital photos delivered in an easy-to-use online gallery.

I only book one wedding per weekend, and I limit the number of large weddings I shoot every year. Get in touch to see if I have your date available!

Intimate weddings (<30 guests) begin at $1,800. This includes all-day coverage with one photographer, a complimentary engagement session, a custom designed album, and all your edited digital photos delivered in an easy-to-use online gallery.

I never limit the number of photos I deliver, but I average between 50-80 per hour.

Elopement coverage starts at $1,300 and includes a complimentary engagement session, a custom-designed album, and all your edited digital photos in an easy-to-use online gallery. 

Planning a destination elopement? Check my travel page to see where I'll be over the next year. I offer heavily discounted packages for locations on my bucket list!

large weddings

large weddings

Large weddings (30+ guests) begin at $2,300. This includes all-day coverage with one photographer, a complimentary engagement session, a custom designed album, and all your edited digital photos delivered in an easy-to-use online gallery.

I only book one wedding per weekend, and I limit the number of large weddings I shoot every year. Get in touch to see if I have your date available!

intimate weddings

Intimate weddings (<30 guests) begin at $1,800. This includes all-day coverage with one photographer, a complimentary engagement session, a custom designed album, and all your edited digital photos delivered in an easy-to-use online gallery.

I never limit the number of photos I deliver, but I average between 50-80 per hour.

elopements

Elopement coverage starts at $1,300 and includes a complimentary engagement session, a custom-designed album, and all your edited digital photos in an easy-to-use online gallery. 

Planning a destination elopement? Check my travel page to see where I'll be over the next year. I offer heavily discounted packages for locations on my bucket list!

BOOKING IS SUPER EASY! All you need to do is get in touch on my contact page to get started!

If you're in Billings, we'll meet up and chat in person and get to know each other, go over your wedding day vision, and see if we'll be a good fit! If you're out of town, we can Skype or FaceTime when it's convenient for you!

When you're ready to book, I'll send over a contract and proposal. Once you sign and pay a 25% retainer, your date will be reserved! 

booking

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