The Wedding Experience


Wedding Collections & Information


Welcome to an exclusive part of our website which I like to reserve for special couples looking for a photographer for their wedding day!  Here, you'll find everything you need to know about The Shaina Lee Photography Wedding Experience, including investment information, the experience we offer to each of our clients and more.  Grab a coffee and your future husband or wife, and scroll ahead to learn about the exciting experience you'll have with me!
 

Westbrook, CT Wedding at The Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Luxury CT, NYC + New England Wedding + Engagement Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography
 
 
 

The Wedding Experience
 

Your wedding day will be one of the most wonderful days of your life, and we want to make sure the time leading up to your I Do's (and even after!) is nothing but beautiful!  Arturo and I believe a wonderful experience starts long before we pick up our cameras.  Such an experience is built upon a comfortable, fun and relaxed atmosphere.  The Shaina Lee Photography Wedding Experience starts with a consultation regarding your wedding day.  At this meeting, we'll chat about what you have pictured for your big day.  We also enjoy learning about you two and your love story!

After your wedding date is booked, we'll schedule a date for your engagement session.  The engagement session helps you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day, and also gives us time to get to know each other better!  As photographers, Arturo and I want to be sure that you feel nothing but amazing on your wedding day.  There are fewer things in life that we enjoy more than a romantic love story, which is why we capture yours in our photographs!

 
 
 

Wedding Collections

The Heirloom $5400

10 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
12x12 custom heirloom wedding album
online gallery | digital delivery of images & print release
complimentary engagement session

The Keepsake $4300

10 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
online gallery | digital delivery of images & print release
complimentary engagement session

The Elegance $3600

8 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
online gallery | digital delivery of images & print release
complimentary engagement session

The Romance $2900

6 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
online gallery | digital delivery of images & print release
complimentary engagement session
 

We also offer special collections for elopements.  Email shaina@shainaleephotography.com for more information.

Your engagement session and our wedding collections include 60 miles of roundtrip travel from our home office in Norwalk, Connecticut.  If you’d like to have your photos taken at a location outside the of this area, we're up for the adventure!  The travel fee for destinations outside our regular area of coverage is $1.25 per mile. We love traveling and are on the road quite a bit, so we’d love to make it work!  If you would like us to meet you at a location outside of Connecticut for your engagement session or wedding where we don’t already have plans to visit, just let us know and we can give you a custom quote.

Engagement sessions cannot be substituted for additional wedding day photography coverage.


Destination Weddings & Engagements

Destination weddings collections are the same as those listed above.  
Clients with destination wedding and engagement session locations are responsible for the following:
Airfare & Baggage Fees
Hotel Accommodations (typically two nights, but dependent on the length of the event)
Rental Car & Gas (typically three days, but dependent on the length of the event)
Vendor Meals for the day of the event(s)
Per Diem: $60 for meals on travel days and non-event days
Foreign Work Permit/Visa Fees


A la Carte
 

Additional Coverage per Hour
$500

12x12 Custom Heirloom Wedding Album
20 pages..........$1300
30 pages..........$1500
40 pages..........$1700
50 pages..........$1900

10x10 Custom Heirloom Album
(perfect for engagement albums!)
20 pages..........$1050
30 pages.........$1250
40 pages.........$1450
50 pages.........$1650

8x8 Custom Heirloom Album
(perfect for parent albums!)

20 pages...........$850
30 pages...........$1050
40 pages..........$1250
50 pages.........$1450

Heirloom Guest Books
available in 8x8, 10x10 & 12x12
20 pages..........$400 / $475 / $550
Additional spreads..........$20 each

Canvas Gallery Wraps
16x20.............$280
16x24.............$320
20x20.............$340
18x24.............$350
20x30.............$400
24x24.............$400
24x30.............$500
24x36.............$600
30x30.............$650
30x40.............$750

Save the Dates & Thank You Cards (per pack of 25)
5x7 Folded Cards........$115
5x7 Magnets..................$90
5x7 Flat Cards................$65
4 x 5.5 Flat Cards...........$85

Bridal Boudoir Sessions
starting at $599

Cherish the Dress & Anniversary Sessions
$500


Investment prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Hear What Our Couples are Saying

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"We cannot say enough good things about Shaina and Arturo! They are the sweetest, kindest, and most patient people I have ever met. Their flexibility and dedication as photographers helped make our wedding day run very smoothly and ensured that we were able to spend the maximum amount of time celebrating with our family and friends. Plus, their veil shots will make any bride swoon!!!"
— Melissa & Andy

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"Shaina and Arturo were the best vendors we worked with for our wedding. I highly recommend to anyone in the market for photographers. Weddings are personal and emotional events, but you're still hiring a bunch of different vendors and coordinating/working with them can be tough. Shaina runs her business very professionally and utilizes a bunch of online tools to help make sure you're squared away. Photography is art and Shaina and Arturo do an amazing job of capturing the day. We have great photos we'll treasure for our lifetime. If you're on the fence, don't be, it’ll be the best wedding planning decision you'll make.”
— Kate & Dave

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"Shaina and Arturo are truly a dream to work with! We met them before our engagement photos and instantly hit it off. They captured small moments we didn't expect and helped preserve the memories of our special day. They are the sweetest people and made our wedding day so relaxed and comfortable, ensuring we got every photo we wanted while still enjoying our day. Shaina and Arturo are truly one of a kind and not only the nicest people but genuinely love what they do and it shows so clearly in their work! Our wedding would not have been the same without them!”
— Katie & Ryan

See what our other couples think of us!  Be sure to take a peek at our Love Notes, and read our reviews on The Knot, Google, & Facebook!


 

Additional Products & Services


Professional Printing
Show off the memories of your wedding day in your home with professional photographic prints and wall displays.  Canvas gallery wraps are delivered to you ready to hang.

Save the Dates & Thank You Cards
Send your wedding guests a save the date using photos from your engagement session!  Save the dates are available on card stock as well as magnets.  After your wedding day, your guests will enjoy getting a thank you note in the mail with your favorite wedding day image and a sweet sentiment.  Thank you cards are available as both lay-flat and folded greeting cards.  I will work with you and your color choices to design custom stationary that you'll be sure to love.

Heirloom Albums
Heirloom wedding albums are a perfect way to tell the story of your entire wedding day, from the tiniest of details to the grandest of moments!  Parent albums are smaller versions of the wedding album, and make beautiful thank you gifts.  Guestbooks are also available, designed with photos from your engagement session.

Anniversary Sessions
Anniversary Session make a great way to celebrate your 1st, 5th, 10th or even 50th wedding anniversary!

 

 
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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to get our images?
You can expect to receive your engagement photo gallery 4-6 weeks after your session date.  Your wedding gallery will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after your wedding date (though in the height of wedding season this may be a bit longer).  I'll always post a few of my favorites to Facebook and Instagram to give you a sneak peek until the full galleries are ready!

Do you edit the images yourself?
Absolutely!  After an engagement session or wedding, I narrow down the images to present to you, which are then professionally edited by myself.  I do not provide unedited photographs to my clients, as it would be similar to buying a car that is only partially assembled.  You deserve only the very best!

Do you travel?
Yes!  We LOVE to travel, especially if our photography is bringing us to new places!  We are available for destination weddings worldwide.  Shoot me a message for destination wedding pricing, along with the details of your big day!  

We're ready to book.  What's next?
To reserve your date, we require a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer fee of $750.  Once I have received both from you, your date is officially booked!

For additional details and questions, refer to the FAQ page, or email shaina@shainaleephotography.com.  The blog posts below are also wonderful references!

Who is The Shaina Lee Bride? – A must read for all inquiring couples!  Our philosophy and more!
Capturing Moments | My Style & Approach – A bit about our photographic style.
The Engagement Session – What to expect, why they're important and some planning tips!
Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner or Day-Of Coordinator – Enjoy being stress-free on your wedding day!

 

 

Thank You!

We understand you have unlimited options when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer.  It means the world to us that you have considered us to document the most important day of your lives!