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Here's a little bit about my process

From meeting to delivery

The first thing I love to do with clients is set up a quick chat - if you're local, I'd love to grab a cup of coffee with you and your fiancé, but if that's not feasible, we can always chat on the phone or Skype. You'll tell me a little bit about you guys and the wedding you're planning, I'll probably freak out about your engagement story and do my best to pretend like I'm cool, and then I'll tell you a little bit about me and what working together looks like. Feel free to come armed with questions - I'll answer any and all that I can and do my best to make sure you feel comfortable and informed before we move forward.

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After we sit down and get a feel for each other to see if we're a good fit, we just have to take care of formalities. But no worries, it's pretty easy and can be done online! To hold your date, I require a signed contract and $1000 retainer. Since I only do one event per day and a select number of weddings per year, dates cannot be reserved until these have been received. As soon as that’s taken care of, I am yours for that day! 

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Once you’re booked, keep in touch! I've shot a lot of weddings, attended lots of weddings, planned a wedding myself, and I know lots of people in the wedding industry. I’m happy to help however I can. And, as it gets closer to your big day, let me help with the timeline!! Just trust me, it’ll make things even more awesome.
If you're planning on doing an engagement session, we can get that scheduled as soon as you're ready. About a month out from your wedding, keep an eye on your email for a brief questionnaire so I can get logistics in order to make sure everything goes smoothly day-of!

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Now here's the fun part: you get married! Pretty easy, right? I'm excitedly counting down the days just like you are! We'll make sure to get your timeline all planned out and I'll be looped in on all of the details beforehand, so things like family photos go quickly and are as easy as possible. And yes, I will tell you what to do with your hands. I usually start wedding days by shooting details like the dress, rings, invites, shoes, veil, flowers: all of the beautiful little details you've worked so hard to select. Then, I'll be by your side as the day unfolds and I promise, I will try my best not to cry! 

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Once your big day is finished and you're off enjoying your honeymoon, I get to work processing your images! I know you're anxious to see your photos, and I am so excited to share them, so I usually send a sneak peek about a week after the wedding, for you to share with family, friends, Facebook, whatever! Then, within 6-8 weeks, I'll send you the link to your full online gallery. My main photography packages all include digital versions of your images, but for those looking to create a physical piece of art, I am happy to offer albums. We can work together to create a custom heirloom piece that will last for generations.

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the nitty gritty

Investment

Take a look at my most popular offerings below - If you don't see exactly what you need, no worries - we can always customize!

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Collection 1 includes up to 6 hours of wedding coverage by Nora, professional image processing and an online gallery of high-resolution edited images.

Collection 2 includes 8 hours of wedding coverage by Nora, professional image processing and an online gallery of high-resolution edited images as well as a one hour engagement session.

Investment begins at $2850

Investment begins at $3650

Investment begins at $350

Engagement sessions typically include one hour of shooting by Nora, professional image processing and an online gallery of high-resolution edited images.

love notes from dear clients

"Nora is a dream to work with! She captured our April 2019 wedding in St. Louis. Nora is organized, flexible, laid back, hilarious, and professional. We had a large wedding party and I was SO impressed with how she was able to keep us all running on time. She let us do our thing, but was happy to make suggestions and tell us how to pose as needed. The pictures turned out BEAUTIFUL and I was impressed how quickly she got them to us. I look at our pictures all the time to relive our special day. We will most definitely be using Nora again in the future! Thank you! xo"

"Nora went above and beyond her role as a photographer. On wedding day, she was punctual, organized, skilled, attentive, and so so helpful (she even helped my maid of honor bustle my dress). When she took family and bridal party photos, she was professional but also fun and excited and she worked well with everyone! The pictures she took and edited are so beautiful and stunning - every single one them! Her pictures captured the details that I missed with the chaos that can come on wedding day. I cannot thank her enough. I highly recommend having her as the photographer for your wedding."

"Nora was fantastic! I'm pretty self-conscious and photo-averse, but she put me and my husband completely at ease with a great sense of humor and easygoing manner. She took everything in stride, had a great eye for beautiful shots, and we ended up with a huge gallery full of wonderful images from the big day. Cannot recommend her enough."

"Nora was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was so patient through the whole process and very willing to be flexible with all the hectic changes in plan throughout the day. It was a record-setting rainstorm on our day, and she even drove me and my bridesmaids to the venue to make sure we had a ride. She helped make everything so much easier and more fun."

"Okay, I literally don't even know where to start because Nora was absolutely perfect. Before I even saw how ANY of the photos turned out, at least 10 of my guests told me how great Nora was. Just her energy, her comfort level, her ability to make me (the bride) feel so calm in the midst of the craziness. She thought of EVERYTHING. My family was sure that Nora and I must have been friends for a while because of how well she meshed with my groom and I, but I honestly didn't meet her until our sit down meeting to go over the contracts and all that. Then, once I got the photos, I was AMAZED. EVERY person who has seen them has commented "wow, you had an amazing photographer!!". I feel so so blessed to have found her. I could go on and on... But if you're reading these reviews because you are looking for a wedding photographer, let me help you: NORA IS IT! Stop looking and just contact her. She was so much more than a photographer that day.. she was like an assistant to me! And, her personality will make your special day even better. She is so down to earth and fun!


Erica & James

 Bethany & Corey

Alex & Mike

Claire & Dylan

Genevieve & Adam

Why choose me?

Your wedding day is a big day - you probably wouldn't still be reading this if it wasn’t, right?

Your wedding photos are important; surrounded by friends and family and your forever person, there are a ton of special moments I’ll capture for you, creating photos that, years down the road, will bring you right back to that day. As your photographer on your wedding day, you are my number one priority - from the moment we book, I'm on your team and I have your back. I promise I'll do my best not only to ensure you get beautiful pictures, but also to make sure your day is a ton of fun.

the bottom line

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314.520.6600 • nora@norasandovalphotography.com

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