Pricing

Wedding coverage begins at $3500 which includes complimentary consultation, two awesome photographers, 8 hours coverage, online gallery of all artfully curated images to share with family and friends, print release, thumb drive of all edited images.  Inquire for additional collection information.

Elopements start at $1,400. Includes one photographer, online gallery of all artfully curated images to share, print, and download as you wish.

Wedding Weekend Upgrades

Extra coverage starts at $500 as an ‘add on’ (can include rehearsal dinner, pre wedding day activities, day after session, etc).

Planning a destination wedding or elopement? Ask about my travel rates.

I’m a photographer and traveler based in Bend, Oregon telling stories and artfully curating images for intimate and stylish weddings around the PNW and the world.

I know from my own wedding that your day is going to be filled with perfect moments, maybe some imperfections, and it will definitely all be over in a blink of an eye.  I want to capture the day for you, so years down the road you can remember how incredible the day was.  Telling your story is a job that I don’t take lightly and I am so grateful for the opportunity.

We will collaborate to create beautiful moments in nature; creating images you will hold on to for years.   I LOVE clients who don’t mind getting dirty during a session, who will run across a hillside to catch that last minute of golden light, who will walk juuuuust a little further to explore the view around the corner.  I LOVE clients who aren’t afraid to make their session (and wedding day) all about them instead of mimicking the latest trends on social media.  I love REAL people, REAL weddings and working with genuine people who have a laid-back approach to life.  Your wedding day should be a celebration of the love you share, honoring the lifelong adventure you are beginning together.

 

I would love to hear about your wedding day plans.   Howdy@gwenshoemakerphotography.com

FAQ
Your Questions - Answered.
What Makes You Different from Every Other Photographer?

That is a great question! How do you choose the perfect photographer when the market is inundated with image overload? You can scroll for hours on Instagram and find hundreds of photographer's work you love.

I've been shooting weddings since 2010 and am prepared for just about everything. When you are hiring a professional photographer not only do you want someone who can capture and create pretty images - you are hiring someone who helps with the flow of the day, stays calm and positive (even if things aren't going as smooth as planned), is patient and also who can work under stressful situations.

My attention to detail is utilized throughout your wedding day and continues through the editing process. Connecting with my clients is important to me. Capturing the love and connection between my couples is what makes the images come to life. My photographic approach is journalistic. I strive to capture the feeling of your day, capturing real, un-posed moments, emotions and all that amazing LOVE.

Being a wedding photographer is more than a job to me. It fuels my soul and I am so grateful I've been able to follow my dreams.

What Kind of Gear Do You Shoot With?

Canon.

I've been shooting Canon since my mom gave me her old AE-1 film camera in 1999.

5dmiv + 5dmiii
A variety of lenses, fixed and zoom
Some of my favs include: 50mm 1.2L, 35mm 1.4L, 135mm 2.0L, 45mm TS, 70-200mm 2.8L

Fuji X-Pro2
Variety of lenses

Flash 600exii {typically used during receptions}

Mac computers for life = my digital darkroom.

Are you Insured?

Yes.

Our Wedding is Not Local in Bend, Oregon, Are You Available to Travel?

Ding Dang, You Bet! I love traveling. My travel fees are basic (to cover airfare and two nights lodging) for weddings or elopements within the US. I've photographed weddings in Shanghai, Iceland, around the West and Hawaii. Please inquire for exact travel rates.

We Aren't Planning a Traditional Wedding, Do You Photograph Elopements?

I certainly do! Eloping is a great option for those overwhelmed by the thought of planning a large wedding or for those who desire a more laid-back day.

I LOVE intimate, stylish, weddings and elopements. Whether it is in the mist of a waterfall, on a bluff overlooking the ocean or in your backyard I want to be there to capture your love.

If you are planning an elopement here in Bend, I am happy to offer advice and do some exploring to find the PERFECT one of a kind spot in nature for your vows.

Will We Get to Keep Our Photos?

Yes! My wedding packages are priced to include YOUR final, EDITED images. Depending on the packages these will be available for digital download from your gallery or on a thumb drive. All images received will be artfully curated, giving you the very best of the best and individually edited. Receiving your gallery should not be overwhelming or underwhelming by image overload. For each hour I shoot, you can expect approximately 50 final images delivered per hour. I spend many hours after your wedding day carefully and artistically editing your images. It isn't a final photograph until it has been edited.

We Dig Your Work. How Do We Reserve Our Date?

A signed contract and 1/2 down. Remaining 1/2 due 14 days before your wedding date. Time to celebrate!