LUXURY Wedding AND SENIOR photography

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LUXURY Wedding AND SENIOR photography

KARA HANES

KARA HANES

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HOW IT WORKS

Booking PROCESS

01

consult

Complete the inquiry form and book and appointment to talk with Kara about your wedding and see if she is the right fit for you.

02

booking

Complete your proposal (collection choices), Sign your contract, and pay your 30% retainer.

03

THE WEDDING LOUNGE

Look through the wedding lounge for planning tips and maximizing your photography experiences.

04

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

The Full Wedding Experience includes a complimentary engagement session to get to know one another. Book no less than 2-3 months before the big day.

06

Wedding Day

Kara will show up, camera in hand ready to make it the best day possible for you.

05

Timeline consult

Schedule your timeline meeting with Kara and go over the final details 1 month before the wedding day.

07

gallery

Your gallery will be delivered to you no less than 30 days from your wedding in an online gallery ready to be downloaded. See an Example here.

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08

WEDDING ALBUM

Preserve your memories in your first family heirloom. Check Out The Wedding Albums

NOW BOOKING 2025

limited spots for 2024

by the numbers

AT A GLANCE

25

THE NUMBER OF

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

15k

THE NUMBER OF

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

95%

THE NUMBER OF

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

24

THE NUMBER OF

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

9

THE NUMBER OF

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

25

THE NUMBER OF

ALBUMS we deliver annually

+ Eight to ten hours of consecutive wedding day coverage
+ Complimentary Engagement Session with Kara
+ 60 Miles of complimentary mileage to your eshoot
+ Printed Bridal and Grooms Guides in a Welcome Package
+ Printing Rights + Printing Release of both eshoot and wedding
+ Digital high resolution polish edited images and downloads within 4 weeks
+ 72 Hour Sneak Peek
+ Wedding Blog Post
+ 2-3 Photographers based on need of photographer
+ 10"x10" 20-40 Page Wedding Album
+ Complimentary timeline consultations and prep, wedding day travel mileage anywhere in the Lower peninsula of Michigan

THE HEIRLOOM COLLECTION

THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

Your investment would be $5,836

Includes anywhere in Michigan. Locations out of state, in the UP or on Mackinac Island will require a 2 night stay and travel accommodations for 2 people

+ Eight hours of consecutive wedding day coverage
+ Complimentary Engagement Session with Kara
+ 60 Miles of complimentary mileage to your eshoot
+ Access the the wedding lounge website
+ Printing Rights + Printing Release of both eshoot and wedding
+ Digital high resolution polish edited images and downloads within 4 weeks
+ 72 Hour Sneak Peek
+ Wedding Blog Post
+ 2 Photographers (2nd's hours are based on need of lead photographer)
+ Complimentary timeline consultations and prep, wedding day travel mileage anywhere in the Lower peninsula of Michigan

THE "I DO" COLLECTION

THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

Your investment would be $5,000

Includes anywhere in Michigan. Locations out of state, in the UP or on Mackinac Island will require a 2 night stay and travel accommodations for 2 people

Not only is her work gorgeous, she is so fun to work with and makes everyone feel comfortable. We highly recommend her!

-Shannon Spencer

01

Rehearsal Dinner or Brunch Coverage (2-3 Hours)

02

Additional Hourly Coverage for your Wedding Day

03

Additional Portrait Session

04

8x8 or 10x10 Replica
Parent Album

Additional offerings

Order albums later

The Options

8x8 40 page Album $600 + Tax
10x10 40 Page Album $800 +Tax
12”x12” 40 Page Album $1000 + Tax
Album spreads max out at 40 pages

Am I willing to travel for engagement sessions? I actually love it when my couples ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! I I recommend booking engagement sessions no less than 3 months from your wedding date to avoid stress. All sessions have  60 miles of travel from 49401 included. Engagements are complimentary because they are more of a get to know each other session for us before the big day. ( I take a huge cut in my time and resources because I value getting to know you and see how the two of you interact) I'm often asked if this can be deducted from the collections and in an honest and short answer I say No. Why wouldn't you take advantage of something for free and spend time getting to know your photographer before the big day?

ENGAGEMENTS

I average 50+ images per hour that I’m shooting. I love delivering my client’s files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. I believe in freely sharing my work because that is what I would want if I was in your shoes! 

DIGITAL FILES

I am often asked if 10 hours is enough time to capture the full wedding story and the answer is yes. If you find that you need additional coverage later you can always add it as we get closer to the big day and we have a good idea of your timeline.  However anywhere from 8-10 hours should be plenty of time to capture details through dancing if your wedding is at one location.

COVERAGE

I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) I teach my couples how to pose, model and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from me!   

MY SHOOTING STYLE

Sometimes wedding venues want vendors to show proof of liability insurance (A COI- Certificate of Insurance Liability) If your venue needs this just let me know and I'd be happy to connect with them and make sure the correct information is issued before you wedding (Please allow 24 business hours to provide this).

INSURANCE

What to know

I get the question a lot. Do I offer payment plans? In short the answer is yes. However my standard non negotiable plan is 30% down at booking and the remaining amount of 70% is due two weeks before your wedding. All of my couples are able to log into a client portal and apply any amount big or small prior to that two weeks. If they want to drop a certain amount of money every so often that is at their discretion.

PAYMENTS

When I begin a wedding day by capturing and styling bridal details, I use this time as my warm-up for the rest of the day. I normally take these details away from the busyness of the bridal suite to start styling them. This allows me to have some time to get into the flow of shooting for the day. These detail images that are captured will serve as a visual transition point in your story. Without these details your album design, blog post, and overall gallery can seem very busy an jumbled. In my experience, capturing details allows me to get into the rythm of seeing the day creatively with your style in mind! This time really sets the state for the consistency of your entire wedding day. This part of my process often leads to enhancing the overall look of the day because I will then have time to organize and style your details in an editorial and my high-end way. 

DETAILS

Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that my Wedding Experience is exactly what you’re looking for on your wedding day, the next step is a booking proposal. I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package and when you’re ready you can save your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online. 

BOOKING

STEAL THIS WEDDING DAY PLANNING GUIDE

I've tailored this proposal to your needs, but please feel free to email me at karahanesphotography@gmail.com with any questions.

I Can't wait to bring your vision to life

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