Hello, I am Jennifer and I absolutely love photographing weddings!
I genuinely enjoy getting to know each of my couples and being able to share in such a fun time in your lives.
Booking is now open for 2019 and there are limited dates available for 2018. For more information on booking Jennifer Smutek Photography for your 2018 or 2019 wedding, please feel free to reach out to set up a time to meet.
I would love to grab a cup of coffee with you and hear all about your wedding plans!
A $1200 non-refundable retainer and signed contract are required to secure your wedding date.
Wedding coverage begins at $3500 and includes 7 hours of wedding-day photography, a complimentary engagement session and your final, high-resolution images on a custom USB drive with a print release.
Additional options include a second photographer, custom flush-mounted albums, canvas gallery wraps & additional hours. Most couples invest $5000 in their wedding-day coverage.
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
- 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?
- What if we don’t see a wedding collection that matches what we are looking for?
- 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 2018?
- How do we secure our wedding date with you?
- Why should we hire a professional?
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! And, I highly recommend including one in your coverage. Having a second photographer is especially beneficial if you are having a wedding with multiple locations. A second photographer is available for any wedding collection. 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 unique wedding.[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 300-500 lightly-retouched images, in a private, password-protected gallery, within 3-4 weeks of your wedding day.[Back To Top]
Will we receive high-resolution files?
Of course! All of my wedding collections include instant 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 designed my collections to give you the absolute best service and quality possible.[Back To Top]
What if we don’t see a wedding collection that matches what we are looking for?
The wedding collections that are available are simply starting points. Since you are a unique couple, a custom collection can be designed just for you! I am happy to discuss with you the type of coverage you are looking for, and then work with you to put together a collection that best fits your needs.[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. Collections can be made on a case by case basis.[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 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. Albums are a stunning keepsake from your wedding![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 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 off the final high-resolution images.[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. 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 2018?
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 very limited number of dates available for 2018. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, to see if your date is still available.[Back To Top]
How do we secure our wedding date with you?
Since I only book one wedding per day, a $1200 non-refundable retainer and signed contract are required to secure your wedding date.[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]