telling your story
REAL QUALITY LOVE
We want to capture your love, your commitment. Your dedication to the person whom you hold most dear. We want to capture the raw, genuine connection you hold. The day you decided to put on paper the commitment that is already in your soul is worth capturing and we are exceedingly passionate about doing that for you. Below you will find details about our process, investment, and frequently asked questions. Just click the arrow in the bottom right to get to the next page.
Once we agree on the best package for your needs, you will get a link with a questionnaire + contract that will help us get to know your plans for the day. With that we will be able to nail down a schedule / timeline that will ensure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day.
Steven + I fully believe that we are meant to not just capture your wedding but that we play a very important roll in it. We will be spending ALOT of time together on your special day and we want you to be comfortable and happy in our company. We truly connect with our wedding couples + do everything we can - beyond our photography/videography honors - to ensure you have the best day of your life thus far.
We will first connect during your engagement session, get a feel for your personality + style and you ours. It is the perfect opportunity for us all to get comfortable with one another so on the wedding day it just feels like old friends will be hanging out as your paparazzi for the day.
Some of our clients like to meet + discuss more details before booking, if thats you - contact us to set up an appointment! If you'd like to jump right in and get on the books, let's do it!
So - weddings are not cheap. We totally get that and we don't ask for a penny more than we feel we have earned through our investments in equipment, education, experience, + our unique eye. The great thing about investing in photography / videography is that you will have these photos / clips for lifetimes. They wont get eaten like the cake or die like the flowers. ;)
Our cookie-cutter packages are below but we are happy to customize to our clients needs as we understand no two couples are exactly alike.
With that being said, if possible, we always prefer doing an engagement session with our wedding couples. Even if you already did the traditional engagement session, we could do an adventure session - rock climbing, camp fire, hiking, ice cream shop, etc. for fun and to get to know one another.
Shoot us a note so we can talk about what works best for you
+ details on investment!
// When should we expect our photos / film back?//
- We send our albums to our clients within 9 weeks, generally much more quickly.
// How do we secure a spot with you? //
- Easy peasy. Send us the date, we will confirm availability + figure out the best package for you guys. Following that we will send you a link with the contract + questionnaire. A 50% non-refundable deposit will be accepted to secure your date.
// Will I get a print release? //
- Yes, of course! We sell prints as well, you're welcome to purchase from us or your favorite print shop!
// We are having a destination wedding, do you travel? //
- YESS so much yessss.
// Do you charge a travel fee? //
- Yes, for anything (within driving distance) outside of 80miles round trip from Bentonville, AR gets .56c per additional mile. If we need to travel 2-3 hours we require $100 for an airbnb and $50 for food. If >3 hours we require $200 for 2 nights at an airbnb and $100 for food.
// Will you help us create a wedding schedule? //
- Of course! After receiving your questionnaire we will work with you to create a detailed schedule that we will execute on your day.
"If you are looking for a photographer in Northwest Arkansas, look no farther! Chelsey was an absolute dream to work with and her photos are gorgeous! She is well connected with other vendors in the area and was able to suggest a florist and make up artist. We are not from the area, so having her expert advice was such a blessing. The vendors she recommended were amazing! Chelsey was easily available by text/phone and and went above and beyond the day of the wedding to help us solve a crisis. She showed up early to the venue and was ready for us when we got there. She made the picture taking process a breeze and was quick to turn around photos. I cannot say enough good things about her and her photos speak volumes. We have had so many comments on how amazing our wedding photographs are. The wedding was an elopement with no guests, so it was really important for us to have a quality photogrpaher who could capture that special day. I'm forever graeful to Chelsey for all of her hard work and her beautiful photos."
"Chelsey was amazing. The moments she captures were priceless and she made every vision in my head come to life. I can't thank her enough - the photos turned out better than I ever dreamed"
"Awakening Photography did a phenomenal job and I'm enamored with our engagement and wedding photos! Chelsey and Steven were SO fun to work with, have an amazing eye for making usual portraits into timeless, artful memories, and their passion for what they do clearly comes through in the magic of their photos. They came with lots of ideas for poses and worked really well with us on specific shots we wanted. The quality and detail in our photos are wonderful and our house is already filled with these irreplaceable memories; I can't recommend Awakening Photography highly enough!"