Since early 2012, Photos By Heart has been photographing weddings throughout Alabama and the southeastern USA as a husband and wife collaboration. We endeavor to document each and every wedding with an eye for authenticity and thoroughness.
Creating beautiful light-filled photographs is our passion; one significant way we achieve this is with film -- its soft and dreamy aesthetic is incomparable. Our desire is to consistently provide our couples with photographs that they can cherish for a lifetime ... heirlooms to be passed from your hands to future generations.
We delight in offering two wedding photography packages for you to choose from; each includes wedding coverage by myself (Haley) and my husband (Dylan); a complimentary engagement shoot; custom flash drive with high resolution files (and print release); an online viewing/ordering gallery; and travel up to 100 miles.
I would love to hear all about your love story and the wedding day before we jump into investment details; simply use the Contact form located above, or feel free to message me directly - firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't wait to talk with you!
We offer the following portrait sessions : Bridal, Engagement, Anniversary, and Senior. Additionally, we accept a limited number of family sessions annually, but don't currently offer studio or newborn work. (I'm happy to pass along recommendations if that's what you're looking for.)
I, (Haley), received my degree from UA in 2010 and have been photographing for years; Photos By Heart has been documenting weddings since 2012.
Birmingham, AL. The Magic City is where Dylan and I met, fell in love, and welcomed our little one into the world ... it's a joy to call this place our home.
We've photographed weddings throughout our beautiful state, the southeastern USA and most recently, photographed an elopement in Colorado; so - absolutely, yes. We love to travel and explore new places, so please don't be afraid to ask.
Our go-to for digital work is a Canon 5d mark III, with a variety of prime lenses. We also love the opportunity to integrate film, using a Contax645 and our favorite film stock is Fuji400H.
Who remembers putting a roll of film into a camera (instead of the modern memory cards), sending it to a lab for developing, negatives, and actual printed photographs you held in your hands? That is what I mean by film - not like a movie, but tangible rolls of film. We love offering this service to our couples for many reasons, but largely due to the inherent nature of film, which calls for a slower pace; this allows for us to be fully present and intentional with our moments and imagery. There is something magical about a film photograph - the way it renders light and color is more indicative of a memory or feeling, and we adore this medium for capturing the emotion of a wedding day.
As mentioned above, we offer two primary wedding collections with coverage by Haley and Dylan, complimentary engagement session, custom flash drive of high resolution files with print release, and online viewing/ordering gallery. Pricing for wedding photography currently begins at $3500.
Every wedding day and couple is unique ... not only do we understand this, we embrace it. For these reasons, we also offer tailored packages for initimate and destination weddings, as well as upgrades such as heirloom photo books and print products.
Your wedding day and photographs are important to you, as well as us. It's equally important to us that you have an easy and wonderful experience in addition to beautiful images; all of this starts with hearing about you, your love story, and the special day you're planning. Please visit the Contact section of our site to get in touch and we will happily send all the details.
Authenticity is something we strive for - in our images, in our relationships, and in our interactions. That said, we want to get to know you and make certain that we are the right fit to preserve your once in a lifetime moments. Let's grab a cup of coffee, our treat.
Once we've had the chance to chat and you feel that we're the perfect photographers for your wedding, we require a signed agreement and payment of the deposit (35%) to reserve your date. (Remaining balances to be paid two weeks prior to the event.)
We accept a limited number of weddings per year to ensure that every couple receives the adequate time and care they deserve. With availability being limited, I encourage you to secure your date as soon as possible.
This can depend on a number of factors such as : the length of time we are at the event, and the size/attendance of the wedding. Additionally, we don't limit the number of deliverable images - we aim to give you the best, high quality images that tell the full story of your day - however many that may be.
To elaborate more on a number you could expect, we typically deliver seventy images per hour of active shooting.
There is a framed print that sits on my desk and reads good things take time; I promise I'm just as excited about your photographs as you are. Each photo from your wedding day will be combed through - every last image that meets my standards will be edited for coloring and exposure ... and once I'm confident that your collection is perfect, I'll be in touch the very moment they're ready to view. (And will then wait with baited breath to hear your reaction!)
Weddings are delivered within three to six weeks; portrait sessions within one to four weeks.