my pricing

dallas-wedding-photographer-pricingThank you for your interest in our wedding photography. We strive to create lasting timeless moments for you to relive over and over again through fabulous imagery. Visit the wedding galleries to view more samples. Ask to see a full wedding … we will send you a password to a REAL client.  Are we the wedding photographer for you? Send us a note, we’ll grab a caffeinated beverage and talk about it over some samples of our work! Watch us get giddy over each moment and relive our clients most special days.

We invest in each of our clients. Creating a genuine connection is important to creating genuine images. Our goal is not only to provide our couples with beautiful images but also a wonderful experience.

PLEASE NOTE :: Photography coverage is not reserved until we receive a signed contract and required payment for services.

Wedding coverage by Amy Karp begins at $3645

Contact me for a complete list of wedding coverage and give us as much information as possible if your inquiry is date specific. We can’t wait to hear from you!!

Portrait Sessions – $750

Up to 2 hours of Photography for up to 4 people, (1) 11X14 Canvas gallery wrap
high-resolution proof files on disc

Deluxe Beauty Session – $1000

2 hrs of shooting time
an 8×8 folio box with 10 matted prints
OR
an 8×8 album (10 spreads/20 pages)
10 electronic files printable up to 8×12

Simple Beauty Session – $750

2 hrs of shooting time
10 loose matted prints
and 10 electronic files printable up to 8×12

Underwater Portrait Sessions – $1200

Local to Dallas only. Travel, rental, and styling fees may apply. Inquire for more details.

Electronic files from portrait sessions are delivered 90 days after session | Call or email today for package pricing – 214.519.9687 photographer@amykarp.com | All prices are subject to Texas State Sales Tax of 8.25%

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Where is your studio?

Its your home, your location, your choice…we are on-location photographers. we prefer natural light and feel it is the most flattering light for portraits. because we work in the elements, sessions may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

When do I need to schedule my session?

– weddings ::  brides book us as early as 2 years in advance and wedding season is during the summer. we generally only book a limited number of weddings per year, so make sure your date gets saved by calling early!

– engagement & bridal session :: as soon as you book your wedding, you can get your sessions on our calendar. In the warmer months (mid-June through early September), we only do sessions inside or at sunrise when its not as warm.

**all sessions require a non-refundable reservation fee**

**sessions inside of Texas are subject to Texas State Sales Tax**

What kind of equipment do you use?

– I use Canon professional digital SLRs

– we use digital darkrooms and CS6 to edit EACH image as we see fit. Basic color correction, toning, and sharpening is performed on each photo

– each session is backed up three times before editing begins – onsite and off.

Do you offer albums?

– YES! We have several different albums to choose from and albums are not just for weddings. We offer guest sign-in books as well as little black books from beauty sessions. All of our albums are custom designed…ask about them during your booking meeting!

What do I wear to my session?

For engagement sessions, matching is completely up to you, but keep it simple when having multiple people in your photos. knit fabrics that do not show wrinkles well are preferred. gals…a little extra make-up on the eyes and lips AND, don’t forget your bling. we use the ring for certain shots. guys…make sure your socks match (they do show!)

For bridals, FIRST, your dress is pretty important…next, if you would like your veil in some images make sure you do not have your stylist “install” it with your do. we will put it on during the session. ALSO, flowers…be sure to have a bouquet if you would like one in your images. the bridal sessions are a great time for a trial run with hair, make-up, and flowers, but be sure you are completely pleased with these things before your shoot.

When will I see my pictures?

Portrait session galleries are usually ready in 2-3 weeks for viewing and you will receive a password to your gallery for purchasing.

Wedding galleries are usually ready in 6-8 weeks for viewing

How many images will I see from my session?

Image quantities vary by session and cooperation, but for a full portrait session I guarantee around 50+ proofs

Weddings vary by shoot time and cooperation

How do I order my pictures?

Each session will have a separate online gallery that is password protected. Tell your family and friends so they can see them as well!

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We work all over the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and have several ideas if you don’t have a place in mind. We will work with you to find a place that is unique to you as possible. Do you spend time at a favorite park? Where did you get engaged? Where was your first date? Let YOUR story write the script. Still stumped? We always like to suggest couples to browse through our blog and look at other couple’s engagement photos.

Professional Hair and Makeup

YES. Do it … Set the curling irons and makeup down, a great makeup artist can make you look and feel amazing and your confidence will translate beautifully in the images. These are not your everyday pictures and you will be wanting to hang them in your home and give them to family, so splurge on this item.

Posing

Since we like to let you write the script for the day. We will “pose” you a little and let you fall into your comfort zone with each other. One of the biggest reasons we get hired is how natural our couples look during portraits. Here’s a secret….promise not to tell??? Almost all of our portraits are posed to an extent. We will guide you to look your absolute best and make you feel confident.

Timing

If you are drawn to those dreamy golden natural light portraits, you will need to schedule your session around that time of day with your photographer. There is a time of day we photographers call the “golden hour“.  Its a magic time of day when the sun is closer to the horizon and the hues are warm and soft. The light is more diffused and the shadows are longer. This time of day is a great for those romantic shots you are yearning for.

Wardrobe & Theme

We are seeing a lot more thought go into the “theme” and outfits with portrait sessions. The internet is your friend if you want to see what different outfits will look like paired together. We are happy to help you with this as well if you have any questions. Knit fabrics are the best to keep the wrinkles in your clothing from showing. Steer clear of lighter colors on areas that are not your best asset. The lightest part of the image is where your eye is naturally drawn to. We say coordinate, but not match. You can even create your own style boards on some clothing websites. Bring everything together with accessories! As for a theme, we say keep it unique to you.  Imagine three words to describe your style, your relationship and your personalities … combine these words to create a perfect session (with help from your photographer of course).

 Lastly, just have fun … you are spending time with your best friend and soul mate. You will cherish these images for years to come!