I would love to grab a cup of coffee with you and hear all about your wedding plans!
As a result of Covid-19, if you are getting married in 2020, Jennifer is currently limiting new bookings to weddings of 30 guests or less for outdoor weddings or 10 guests or less for indoor weddings.
Jennifer Smutek Photography is no longer booking full-coverage weddings for the remainder of the 2020 wedding season. This decision was made to maintain the health and safety of our team and for our currently booked couples.
For special pricing for your 2020 small-coverage wedding, please feel free to reach out to set up a time to chat by video/phone.
2021 & 2022 Wedding coverage begins at $3650 and includes:
- 7 Hours of Wedding-Day Photography
- Complimentary Engagement Session
- Online Viewing Gallery
- Client Portal
- Final Gallery of Images on a Custom USB with a Print Release
Additional options include a second photographer, custom flush-mounted albums, canvas gallery wraps & additional hours. Most couples invest an average of $5000 in photography.
Ready to book with Jennifer? Awesome! Booking is easy- just reach out, to confirm availability, and we will get you all set to go! A $1200 non-refundable retainer and signed contract are required to secure your wedding date. That’s it! Easy. Peasy.
Please contact me directly for a complete list of a la carte options! Special options are available for intimate, weekday elopements. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a time to chat, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I would love to hear from you!
Jennifer Smutek Photography currently serves Baltimore and all of Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware and the entire mid-Atlantic region.
Wedding Frequently Asked Questions
- We want to book with you, how do we make that happen?
- We know we want to book you, but we don’t know the specifics just yet.
- Why do you include an engagement session with your wedding collections?
- What should we wear on our engagement session?
- What about black & white vs. color photography?
- What if some of your equipment stops working on our wedding day?
- Do you provide an option for a second photographer?
- How many images will we receive and how soon will we be able to see our photos?
- Will we receive high-resolution files?
- Do you photograph same-gender weddings?
- We are on a tight budget; do you offer discounts?
- We are planning to elope on a weekday and would like to have photography coverage. What are our options?
- Do you offer wedding albums?
- Will you travel?
- Do you photograph proposals?
- How long have you been photographing weddings?
- Are you insured?
- Do you still have dates open for 2020?
- Do you book more than one wedding in a day?
- Why should we hire a professional?
We want to book with you, how do we make that happen?
Once you’re ready to book, it’s a super-easy, 3-step process…
1. Sign your contract;
2. Submit your $1200 retainer (via check, bank-draft or credit card);
3. Check “book photographer” off of your to-do list.
Once I have your signed contract and retainer in-hand, you will be officially booked! Yippee! I’ll also keep all of your documents organized for you, in your client portal, so that you’ll always have access to everything you need. Your final payment won’t be due until 30 days before your wedding.[Back To Top]
We know we want to book you, but we don’t know the specifics just yet.
No worries at all! I know that it is almost feels impossible to make these decisions so far out, so we can totally get you booked without having to nail down the specifics, just yet. All the way up until your wedding day, we can add or subtract whatever you may need- more hours, albums, etc. There’s no rush. I’m flexible like that.[Back To Top]
Why do you include an engagement session with your wedding collections?
An engagement session is a great way for us to get to know each other before your big day. Plus, it also gives you the opportunity to get comfortable in front of a camera and have some snazzy photos of you in your regular clothes! Think of it as a fun trial-run before your wedding day, with an awesome keepsake.
Read more about the importance of an engagement session.[Back To Top]
What should we wear on our engagement session?
Coming up with the perfect outfit (or three) can be a difficult task. That’s why I’ve written this blog post to help you out![Back To Top]
What about black & white vs. color photography?
All of the images that are taken at your wedding will be captured in color. Then, I will consider which ones will best lend themselves to black & white. We can discuss your preferences for black & white vs. color photography, and incorporate a balance that works for you.[Back To Top]
What if some of your equipment stops working on our wedding day?
Don’t you worry; I have backup equipment. You can rest assured that I will come to your wedding, fully equipped with ample camera bodies, lenses, flashes and the other necessities needed to provide you with the best photographic experience! Even both of my camera bodies back up your images, onto two cards, while I’m shooting.
And, you don’t have to worry about after your wedding day, either. I have an extensive back-up system for all of my images- both in house and off-site. Trust me, you’re covered.[Back To Top]
Do you provide an option for a second photographer?
Absolutely! Having a second photographer is especially beneficial if your wedding day has multiple locations or if you really want to make sure that every possible angle is captured.
Of course, if you don’t have a second shooter, I will be sure to bring an extra set of hands to help with dress fluffing, water fetching & gear holding. I want to make sure that I can focus on capturing moments, rather than fumbling with gear.
If you’re unsure if a second photographer is needed for your wedding day, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m happy to help you decide what is best for your specific wedding; and, either way, you can be sure that I’ll have a great team there for you![Back To Top]
How many images will we receive and how soon will we be able to see our photos?
Depending on the amount of coverage you choose for your wedding day, you can expect to receive about 500-900 lightly-retouched images, in a private, password-protected gallery, within 3-4 weeks of your wedding day. Of course, within a week or two of your wedding, I’ll post a blog of my favorite images, to hold you over until your final gallery is ready.[Back To Top]
Will we receive high-resolution files?
Of course! All of my wedding collections include access to the high-resolution images from your final image gallery. Each image will be lightly edited for proper color correction & exposure. And, of course, additional retouching is available, upon request, at an hourly rate.[Back To Top]
Do you photograph same-gender weddings?
Absolutely! I love photographing all couples who have chosen to make a commitment to each other.[Back To Top]
We are on a tight budget; do you offer discounts?
As you can imagine, I take a lot of pride in my work and, as such, I strive to provide each of my clients with a wonderful wedding experience. For this reason, I have priced my services to give you the absolute best experience and quality possible.[Back To Top]
We are planning to elope on a weekday and would like to have photography coverage. What are our options?
I love photographing small, intimate weddings! If you have chosen to elope on a weekday, please contact me for information on my special elopement collections.[Back To Top]
Do you offer wedding albums?
You bet I do! And, quite frankly, I can’t think of a better way to display and keep your wedding images. You can read more about the importance of getting a wedding album here.
I personally design each album, to tell the story of your wedding day. Each album includes 15-20 beautiful, panoramic photo spreads, flush-mounted on thick, archival pages. There are several cover options to choose from, and additional spreads and parent albums are also available!
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you would like to view some samples. Won’t it be great to not have to log into Facebook to show the grandkids your wedding photos?[Back To Top]
Will you travel?
Heck yes, I will! I’ve traveled close to home… from the Eastern Shore to Pennsylvania, and as far away as Key West, Florida, & Maui, Hawaii… not to mention many places in-between. I love traveling for my couples! Of course, with weddings outside of the Baltimore/Annapolis/DC area, some travel fees may apply. If you are considering a destination wedding, please contact me for specific rates and travel fees.[Back To Top]
Do you photograph proposals?
Absolutely! Proposal photography is $600 and includes the actual proposal, as well as a 30 minute mini-session immediately following your proposal. You will also receive a download of the final high-resolution images, as well as an online viewing and sharing gallery.[Back To Top]
How long have you been photographing weddings?
I started photographing weddings in 2001, under the guidance of several seasoned professionals. In 2007, I decided to branch out on my own, and established Jennifer Smutek Photography. I love what I do![Back To Top]
Are you insured?
You bet! I have both liability and equipment insurance, and it is highly suggested that you only consider hiring wedding professionals who are properly insured. In fact, many venues require all of your vendors to have adequate insurance (and I can totally provide that to them, if needed). Be sure to check with all of your vendors, to make sure they are properly licensed and insured.[Back To Top]
Do you still have dates open for 2020?
I always want to provide my clients with the highest quality of service and an amazing wedding experience. For this reason, I limit the number of weddings that I will take on each year, so that I can ensure every couple gets my best. At this point in time, I have a limited number of dates available for 2020. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, to see if your date is still available.[Back To Top]
Do you book more than one wedding in a day?
No. Because I’m not insane.
I actually won’t book anything else the day of your wedding- no engagement sessions, no portraits, nothing. I’ll be walking into your wedding fresh and focused on you- because that’s how it should be![Back To Top]
Why should we hire a professional?
Well, just remember that after the food is gone, the flowers have wilted and that white dress is stored in a box somewhere, all that you will have left to remember your day are your photographs. It is your big day… entrust it to a professional![Back To Top]