THE DETAILS

My sincere passion for photography drives me to capture your romance the right way. I strive to tell your story poignantly, energetically, and creatively - focusing my attention on all the raw emotional goodness and down to the little details.

I've found that I can only capture that goodness by slowing down and giving you a key element to the entire process: time. First we spend a day together before your wedding to share a few drinks, go on an adventure to a beautiful location, and capture your romance on camera. We will get to know each other well, because I've learned that taking real photos of people in love requires an intimacy that can only be forged by spending quality time together. I never want to be a stranger that shows up on your wedding day, pretends they know you, and asks you to tenderly kiss on camera.

Not being bound by time on a wedding day is just as integral to creating amazing photos as building a relationship with you. This is why I always dedicate my entire day to photograph your wedding, no matter how big or small. You get me for as long as it takes, never per hour. Not only that, but your wedding is the only wedding I will photograph that week. I have no better place to be; nothing to distract me from your important moments.

Finding the right photographer for you is just as important as finding the right couple for me. Creating gorgeous, timeless images requires a sense of style and focus on a natural aesthetic and lighting, along with attention to romantic details like cascading flower arrangements, flowing dresses, and tactile, earthy accents. 

Therefore, it's extremely important that we connect on an artistic level as well as personal level. Beautiful and authentic imagery is one of the top priorities of the couples I work with, and their adventurous spirit embraces the spontaneousness of the day. They are excited to get married for the marriage, not to re-create a wedding they saw on Pinterest. They want the day to belong to them and to tell their love story.

Your wedding photography experience also centers around presenting the final product to you in a beautiful way. There's a romantic, old-world sensibility of handmade, crafted heirlooms that goes hand-in-hand with wedding tradition. Each Bride & Groom receives a handcrafted unbound album, and a menu of handmade leather-bound fine art coffee table books to choose from.

Let's chat. Let's connect. Let's capture... together.

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COLLECTIONS

 

Wedding collection pricing is based on the size of your wedding & not by time.
All collections include:

 

Full Day Coverage

Second Photographer for weekend weddings

Online Proofing / Ordering Gallery

An Engagement or Pre-Wedding Session

Unbound Heirloom Album: a beautiful wooden box of 300 4x6 proofs

 

- Any Domestic Airfare & Accommodations necessary are on the house -


Elopements & Weekday Weddings begin at $3000.
Wedding Collections begin at $4000.
Portrait & Engagement Sessions are $500.


 

Q&A

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?

I am usually in the DC or San Francisco area, but I'm only ever in one place for a few weeks. I'm constantly traveling for my job and I love discovering new corners of the world, so that's why I include round trip airfare and accommodation costs for domestic weddings!

 

HOW & WHEN DO WE BOOK YOU?

First fill out the contact form with as much detail as you can about you and your wedding. We'll schedule a time to talk in person or via video chat and make sure we're a good fit (basically, we that we vibe as humans and share a love of creating awesome photos). I require a signed contract and 30% retainer to secure your date. 

I book weddings about 9 months to 1 year out before my schedule starts getting crowded. Portrait and Engagement sessions are best booked about 2-3 months beforehand.

All bookings are first come first served. I only shoot one wedding per weekend (Fridays - Sundays) to best serve my couples. All portrait and engagement sessions take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I offer a reduced price for weekday weddings and elopements.

 

I'M OVERWHELMED WITH PLANNING & MAY NEED SOME GUIDANCE... 

You only get married once, but your photographer shoots a wedding every other week. I believe it's the responsibility of a good wedding photographer to educate their couples on everything they need to know about their photography coverage in order to create great art. I focus on helping you style your wedding to fit your personality and budget to make sure your photos look awesome. 

There are tons of things I help you with on the planning front to make sure your photos are beautiful: I time out your day based on the best light and how long we need to capture all of the photos you want. I help you select your outfits for your engagement session and find a great location tailored to your aesthetic that we get to explore together. I've given tips on creating mood boards and consult my couples on design elements such as flowers, invitations, and lighting. We even do a little warm-up session the day before the wedding to get you all camera-comfy again! I'm always happy to be as involved as you'd like in helping plan and style your wedding.

 

I'M SO NERVOUS IN FRONT OF A CAMERA.

Um, PREACH. I feel so awkward every time I step on the other side of the camera. Look, there's absolutely no pressure. I help center your focus on your love and why we're there capturing it. We have fun, explore around, and naturally work together to capture real moments. By the time we really get into the session, you'll forget about the camera and wonder why you were so nervous in the first place.

 

CAN MY PARENTS HAVE A COPY OF THE PHOTOS?

Every single person that wants your wedding photos can download the files for FREE via your super pretty online gallery, you just have to send them the link. It's also super easy for them to order professional, high-quality prints directly from your gallery site. It looks like this:

 

BICOASTAL WEDDING + LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON DC

© VICTORIA HEER | 2016 

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