Wedding Packages & Pricing


First of all, I can just imagine you sitting there, weeding through the sea of Wedding Photographers… and things are starting to blur together. You’re not sure how much to spend, who to spend it on, and where to begin. I am here to help. 🙂

I’ve photographed over 400 Weddings, and I’m in my 10th year as a Full-time Wedding Photographer. This means that I’ve got your back. I know where to be, when to be there, and when to take the picture that tells the story of that moment. And I have the practice and experience to combine art and technique. You’ll get consistently beautiful, creative, well lit, and in focus photographs.

The trend in Wedding photography right now is images that are overly bright, matte, and pastel. My images are the exact opposite; bold, colorful, sharp, and high contrast. I thrive on capturing REAL moments, not posing you awkwardly or copying trends. Even with your creative portraits that we set up, I want your photos to reflect YOU, your personalities, your uniqueness. I want you to look happy and relaxed; not just Couple A in pose B with background C in a stock wedding image. 

Tips for Choosing a Photographer:

The first thing to ask yourself when trying to decide on a Photographer is: Do you like the style and quality of the photos? Because getting a “great deal” or “cheap” photography won’t matter so much if you don’t like the result! There are no do-overs in Wedding Photography. 🙂

One of the best things you can do in your search is to ask to see a FULL Wedding gallery from each Photographer you’re considering. It’s really easy for us to put our very best images in our portfolio, but you only really get to see the actual style and quality of the photos when you look at an entire wedding day. Look for things like creativity, images that are in focus and well lit, well edited, and that tell the story of the day. Do they look like anyone with a camera could have snapped it? Or do they look like an experienced Artist took them?

View the full “Hybrid” package wedding from the couple pictured below:

Check out a full gallery from a “Hybrid” package here! 

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Classic Style gallery: Click the first photo below to view several photos from a wedding that took place in the Winter, indoors. 



Wedding Collections

Pricing starts at $1500.


How it works: We offer 2 distinct styles of wedding photography coverage, as well as 1 “Hybrid” package that combines the 2 styles.

What’s the main difference between the 2 styles? The lighting. Both the Hybrid and High Art packages include use of special and additional lighting techniques. Please see samples below. Another difference between the High Art/Hybrid and Classic style packages is the timing. With High Art packages, you get UNLIMITED hours of coverage, and with the Hybrid package, you get a full 10 hour day of coverage. This allows us more time to: be creative, think and move around, try new techniques and ideas, coach and guide you on your creative portraits, and time to light and style your details and decor. 

 

HYBRID PACKAGE


BEST VALUE!
This is the best of both worlds, and is our most popular package. This is the perfect Package if you are looking for a nice mix of the classic documentary style & the high art style. We will take BOTH documentary, clean, classic, evenly lit images AND super unique and dramatic high art images for you throughout the day. We also provide suggestions for your timeline for the wedding day, so that you can get the most out of the photography coverage.

The package includes:

  • Victoria Sprung as Photographer
  • 10 hours of coverage (why do you need 10 hours of coverage? See the FAQS below)
  • 2nd Photographer for the day (why do you need a 2nd Photographer? See the FAQS below)
  • Your photos will be edited for correct color and tone, and will be provided to you in high resolution with usage and printing rights. (why is this important? See the FAQS below)
  • Online Gallery to Share with Guests and Family

$3999

Add-ons such as extra hours, Engagement sessions, and wedding Albums are also available! Please see more info on this below. 



What’s the benefit of going with this package instead of the equivalent with the Classic style package listed below?

  • It’s just $499 more for this package than for a classic style package (listed below) for 2 Photographers with 10 hours of coverage. 
  • You’ll get High Art photos mixed in with the Classic images! (see side by side examples above). You may also scroll back above to see a FULL wedding gallery from this package!

HIGH ART


The “high art” style is unique, cinematic, dramatic, emotional, colorful, bold, and modern. No pinterest poses or vintage filters, just pure art and real moments. Victoria has a background in fashion photography, and a decade of experience with Wedding Photography. Included is a Lighting Assistant (a 3rd team member) to achieve the unique and dramatic lighting that you see in the gallery linked above. This produces superior, high quality results, with a supremely creative and unique style.

You won’t find anything else quite like this out there! It is an alternative to typical wedding photos, and the style is something that is just not offered by the majority of Wedding photographers. These packages are for couples who are looking for something that transcends Wedding photography.

You can view even more samples of this style by visiting the Victoria Sprung Creative website.


Packages start at $6500, and they ALL include:

  • Victoria and an experienced 2nd Photographer
  • Unlimited hours of coverage on the wedding day
  • A Lighting Assistant (why is the Lighting Assistant so important? See the FAQS below)
  • A “photo booth” for your reception
  • Expert editing of your photos
  • Full customer service with timeline and scheduling help
  • Your photos provided in high resolution with usage and printing rights
  • Online Gallery to Share with Guests and Family

You can download and view FULL pricing for this option by clicking here to open the price sheet and info.


CLASSIC STYLE


We aim for this coverage and service to be very easy and simple. The style is clean, bright, colorful, and real. Our focus is on capturing your day in a creative, natural, photojournalistic way, while also providing classic, traditional images mixed in. You’ll let us know what time you’d like coverage to begin, and the amount of hours you book will determine our end time. However, you are always welcome to add extra hours of coverage on at any time! Of course we will be able to help you with how much time you should set aside for family photos, portraits, etc. We won’t build your timeline for you, but we will send you some samples of timelines and schedules so that you can arrange what works best for you!

Off-peak package
Weekdays, Fridays, Sundays, and December – February Weddings

  • Victoria Sprung as Photographer
  • 6 hours of coverage
  • Your photos will be edited for correct color and tone, and will be provided to you in high resolution with usage and printing rights.
  • Online Gallery to Share with Guests and Family

$1500.00


Main package

  • Victoria Sprung as Photographer
  • 8 hours of coverage (why do you need 8 hours of coverage? See the FAQS below)
  • Your photos will be edited for correct color and tone, and will be provided to you in high resolution with usage and printing rights.
  • Online Gallery to Share with Guests and Family

$2000.00

Here is a Classic style wedding, A la carte package example:

  • Victoria Sprung as Photographer
  • 2nd Photographer
  • 10 hours of coverage

$3500
Invest only $499 more to convert this sample package to the HYBRID package, which includes 10 hours with 2 Photographers, AND has the benefit of high art style images mixed in with the classic images!



ADD-ONs and A La Carte OPTIONS:

  • 2nd Photographer: $100 per hour (must be scheduled for the same number of hours as Lead Photographer). High Art and Hybrid packages already include a 2nd Photographer.
  • Extra hours of coverage from Victoria: $250 each. High Art packages include unlimited hours of coverage.
  • Engagement Session: $500. 1 hour photo shoot in the City at 1 location that has lots of variety (such as Lincoln Park, Olive Park, North Avenue Beach, Museum Campus, or your favorite Chicago neighborhood). You will receive your photos edited and provided in high resolution, just like your wedding photos! “Hybrid” package clients will receive a 1.5 hour photo shoot at up to 2 locations. 
  • Wedding Albums starting at $275 (Click here for more information)

 


Travel Fees
No fee for travel up to 40 miles from 60647, unlimited locations on the big day.
40-100 miles, $200 | 100-150 miles, $400 | More than 150 miles, please inquire for info.


How to Reserve your Wedding Date: 50% of the total options you choose will hold your date. When you decide you’d like to book your date, I will send an online contract, and you can make your 50% payment by check through the mail or chase quickpay. The rest is due any point before or on the wedding day. Click here to contact me and start the process of booking your date!


Videography Add-On Options:



FAQS

What’s the difference between the 2 different styles you offer?
Over the last 10 years of shooting weddings, I have found that no 2 couples are alike, and many want different options. So what we’ve developed is a way to offer different styles and price points for wedding photography:

  • The “High Art” style is unique, cinematic, dramatic, emotional, colorful, bold, and modern. No pinterest poses or vintage filters, just pure art and real moments. The coverage also includes a Lighting Assistant (a 3rd team member) to achieve the unique and dramatic lighting that you see in the gallery linked above. This produces superior, high quality results, with a supremely creative and unique style. You won’t find anything else quite like this out there! This coverage also includes full customer service; help with planning your schedule for the day.
  • The Classic Documentary style is clean, bright, colorful, and real. It is also the most affordable of the packages. Our focus is on capturing your day in a natural, photojournalistic way, while also providing classic, traditional images mixed in. We won’t build your timeline for you, but we will send you some samples of timelines and schedules so that you can arrange what works best for you!
  • The Hybrid package gives you the best of both styles! This is the perfect Package if you are looking for a nice mix of the classic documentary style & high art style. We will take BOTH documentary, clean, classic, traditional evenly lit images AND super unique and dramatic high art images for you throughout the day


Why do I need 8 or 10 hours of coverage?
I prefer to provide you with a full day of coverage. I want to spend time providing amazing portraits, detail photos, family photos, and photojournalistic coverage of your day. There are so many amazing moments to document, and as a creative documentary wedding photographer, I feel that you should have a full day of photography coverage. For example, here is a typical Wedding day schedule:

  • 2 hours for preparations at the beginning of the day. This would include photos of your attired and accessories, flowers, etc. Photos of you and your wedding party getting ready. Getting into your attire and accessories. Portraits of just you, portraits of just your Fiance. The same coverage will be provided for your future spouse with the 2nd Photographer.
  • 1/2 hour travel time
  • 2 hours for creative portraits and travel time with the 2 of you and your Wedding party
  • 1.5 hours for the Ceremony and family photos
  • 4 hours reception coverage

= 10 hours


Why is the Lighting Assistant so important for the High Art packages?
The biggest difference between the High Art package and the other packages is the addition of the Lighting Assistant. This is a 3rd team member, and they help me to get the kind of cinematic, dramatic lighting that you see in the High Art gallery. You will not notice the lighting we use, but it makes a big difference in the style and results! Here is an example of the same moment; one photo taken with a lighting assistant, and one without:

Why should I book a 2nd Photographer?
While I do photograph weddings solo, a 2nd Photographer is always a wonderful thing to have. Not only will you get more photos, but the 2 of us can be in two different places at the same time! Having a 2nd Photographer also allows me to be more creative. If I have someone there getting the expected shots for you, that leaves me free to think outside the box and try something super unique and creative!


How would you describe your Photography style?
My style is documentary, creative, and modern. Instead of staging or taking “cheezy” wedding photos, I prefer to document things as they are happening in a natural, photojournalistic way. Of course, we will also take family photos and fun portraits for you! I’ll also help to guide you to make your portraits look relaxed, fun and natural.


How many Weddings have you photographed? When did you get started in wedding photography?
I am now in my 10th year of photographing weddings, and I have photographed almost 400 of them! I think this kind of experience helps me to not only take creative and high quality photos, but also helps me to know when to be in the perfect spot to take a photo that tells the story of your day. 


Why does it matter if I get my photos in high resolution?
In every package I offer, you will always get your photos edited for correct color, and they will be provided to you in high resolution. This means you will have full printing and usage rights, so you’ll be able to make your own prints if you’d like to. They are the very LARGE files, so you’ll be able to use them for whatever you like. When inquiring with photographers, make sure you ask if it costs extra to receive these! With my services, the full size photos are included, and they are also edited!


Do you offer Videography Services?
Video services are available from my Husband/Video Partner Hendzel Productions! You can view his work and contact him directly through his website: http://www.michaelhendzel.com


What’s next? How do I secure my wedding date?
50% of the package you choose will hold your date. When you decide you’d like to book your date, I will send an online contract, and you can make your 50% payment by check through the mail or Chase QuickPay. The rest is due any point before or on the wedding day. Let me know if you’d like to get started!



Special Note:

All Wedding bookings help me donate more time and money to no-kill animal shelters and animal welfare organizations such as TreeHouse Humane Society.

I’m one of the official photographers for Treehouse!

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