howdy! I’m Rusty, and that picture up there is of me, my wife Lizzie, our son Linden, and our pup Huck. I’ve photographed weddings throughout the States over the past ten years, which I began doing after graduating college and working in marketing for a handful of years. My favorite thing about pictures is the way their meaning and value changes over time... THINKING ABOUT HOW YOUR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS WILL SEE AND EXPERIENCE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOU DURING SUCH A MONUMENTAL SEASON OF LIFE IS WHAT FUELS ME.
The goal of these next few scrolls is to show you a few of my engagement and wedding photographs, talk about expectations, and introduce you to my investment options. And feel free to email, call, or text anytime – after all, this is about your story, and I can’t wait to hear it.
THE WAY I RUN AT THINGS
MAKING YOUR WEDDING TRUE TO YOU IS A BIG DEAL – BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT MAKES A WEDDING A COOL DEAL. AND WHETHER THAT MEANS A CEREMONY UNDER A PARK SHELTER FOLLOWED BY A HOTDOG BAR AND WATER BALLOON FIGHTS, OR A GREAT BIG PARTY WITH LOTS OF FLOWERS AT THE NEAREST COUNTRY CLUB, THE SCENARIO THAT BEST FITS YOU IS THE IDEAL SCENARIO. IT’S MY GOAL TO KEEP THIS IDEA OF INDIVIDUALITY AT THE FOREFRONT THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS AND TO ULTIMATELY MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT TRULY FIT YOU.
my APPROACH IS LARGELY A CALM AND CANDID ONE, FOCUSING MORE ON NATURAL FLOW AND LESS ON CONTRIVANCE. AND THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT THERE’S NOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF PLANNING THAT GOES INTO THE MIX (THAT’S WHAT THE NEXT FEW MONTHS UNTIL WEDDING DAY ARE FOR!) — OR THAT I’M NOT HAPPY TO STEP IN TO PROVIDE SOME NEEDED DIRECTION (READ: ROLL IN LIKE YOUR BOSSY AUNT DURING FAMILY PORTRAITS) — BUT TRUTH IS THAT SOME KIND OF MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN YOU’RE JUST DOING YOU, ON THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE, WITH ALL OF YOUR FAVORITES SURROUNDING YOU. AND THE MEMORY OF THAT IS JUST WHAT I AIM TO PRESERVE.
A NOTE REGARDING YOUR INVESTMENT
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE NEXT LITTLE BIT HERE IS THIS:
money always makes for a somewhat tricky conversation. The 100% truth is that a dollar figure has never come between ME and the folks with whom I’M meant to work. If you’re on a tight budget, or are interested in something A BIT DIFFERENT, LET’S TALK.
regarding pricing, I offer one collection — a grouping that seems to fit well often. beyond that, i also provide a full a-la-carte price list because not all folks are the same and not all weddings are the same.
A COLLECTION — $4600
twelve hours of day-of coverage
your choice of engagement portraits or a second photographer on wedding day
BUILD A COLLECTION FROM THE GROUND UP.
HOURLY day-of COVERAGE* — $400
second day-of photographer — $500
engagement portraits — $500
rehearsal evening coverage — $750
blancbooth (read more below) — $650
* Eight or more hours of a-la-carte day-of coverage booked also gets you a 10% savings across the board.
All wedding agreements include printing rights to your hand-edited, high-resolution images hosted in an online gallery and mailed to you within six weeks of wedding day.
You can take the prices you see here to the bank. Sales tax is included, where applicable, and there are no other hidden costs to be found.
For destinations outside of northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri, I simply ask that my travel-related costs are covered. This can be a situation where I book all of my own travel pieces, provide receipts, and ask for reimbursement, or it can be a situation where you handle such bookings (gotta' capitalize on those travelers' points!) This is typically a fairly simple conversation to determine rough estimates for such, and is oftentimes less costly than you might think.