Recently, there has been an upsurge in large photography businesses that maintain a pool of wedding photographers. This enables them to book multiple weddings at bargain basement prices on the same weekend, thus increasing their revenue. Unfortunately for the bride and groom, they often times have no idea who will be chosen from the "pool" to shoot their wedding. This may work for some people, but to us, we believe this is a less than ideal situation when the permanent documentation of your intimate wedding day details are at stake. Our small studio allows us to maintain a personal connection with our bride and groom so we know exactly what they are looking for in their wedding photography and they can feel comfortable knowing that the details will be covered.
Every wedding is photographed by Deborah Kates or Don Kates personally so you know that the artistic shooting style reflected on this website is what you'll be getting when we photograph your wedding. Your wedding photography will be around for a lifetime. We believe the bride and groom should know and trust the photographer who will be recording one of the most important events of your life.
In order to provide the highest quality services to our clients both before AND after the wedding, we reserve a limited number of dates during the year for wedding photography.
Investment - After having worked with so many clients, we realized we were creating custom packages for more than 70 percent of them. We would love to sit down with you and discuss the details of your day and your photography wishes. We want to help you create a fine art collection that is custom-tailored to your needs. Depending on your tastes, we'll present several options, including professional products and services such as our signature, custom-designed Fine Art Books and fine art prints to ensure you will have pieces of art that will reflect your day.
Packages - Wedding investment begins at $3,250.00 Most of our clients spend between $4,450.00 and $8,950.00. All packages include an engagement session, full day coverage, a password protected websit for proofing, and are covered by Deborah and/or Don. Additional items may be added to each package. We do a limited number of smaller weddings eachyear and have special pricing for them. (Ask about details) We also offer "Off Season pricing from January 2 thru April 30th.
Destination Weddings - We also do a limited number of "Destination" Weddings. Contact us for details and pricing.
Engagement Sessions - Our standard wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session but if you are just looking for an engagement session we offer them also. We spend around 2-3 hours with you and will shoot at multiple locations. The session includes all of the high res files (up to 100) with printing rights for $625.00
Videography- We are happy to announce we have added videography to our services. Please ask about pricing
Add Ons (if not included in package)
Family & Children lifestyle session fees are $165.00
This includes shooting time and post processing time. Digital file packages begin at $225.00.
These sessions run 3-4 hours long and are usually done in a studio setting. These sessions start at $625.00. This session includes shooting time, image processing, a disc of files and 2 -11x14 Fine Art Prints
Classy ,sexy images created in the studio or outdoors if you prefer. Contact me for pricing
I love doing senior sessions and these sessions usually take 2-4 hours. I am very flexible with locations and clothing changes and do a limited number of senoirs each year in order to get images that are unique to each client. My session fees are $175,.00 for an outdoor session and $150.00 for studio. If you want both it is $250.00. I offer many different options for print packages as well as ala carte pricing. My print packages start at $399.00
Contact me for more details.
- CD of full resolution files with personal printing rights are available for most sessions. Pricing is determined by the type of session and number of files you recieve.