THE CONNECTION

 
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I've found that the more time I spend with my couples in preparation for their wedding, the better the outcome. Over your wedding planning process, we remain in touch - I serve as your personal styling and timeline consultant, brainstorm ideas with you, am happily available for a phone call or random hang-out, and I walk through your venue with you at least once. We get to know each other as people not as vendor and client. 

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. My top priority is your comfort. You aren't all lovey-dovey in front of a camera all the time, and I'm not going to force you to be, but I know that showing up as a trusted friend will help you open up and feel way more confident.

Finding the right photographer for you is just as important as finding the right couple for me. Therefore, it's extremely important that we connect on an artistic level as well as a 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. 

I love creating a bespoke experience for you because I get inspired by your energy, your romance, your vision, and who you are as human beings. Whether you're getting married on a cliffside, a backyard, or a manor house - I am there to capture your story in the most epic and honest way where you see your truest selves in the photos.

 

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THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE

 

THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE

I offer a unique approach to wedding photography and it definitely looks different from your typical 8 hour wedding photography package. For all 2018 couples, I have one Wedding Experience at a set price that includes everything I feel is necessary to document the most pivotal, special moment of your lives:

Full Day Coverage for however many days you celebrate
A Romantic Portrait Session before your wedding day
8x10 Love Story Book with a leather cover
Bride & Groom Wedding Guide filled with helpful tips
A Sharable Online Gallery that serves as a virtual USB
USB & Print Release
Styling & Vision Brainstorming
Timeline Creation & Photography Logistics

Venue Walk-Through, Ceremony Rehearsal, & One Hour of Rehearsal Dinner Coverage
&
All-Inclusive Travel

plus your choice of: Second Photographer or An Additional Portrait Session

I specialize in affairs for those with creative hearts and non-traditional views on how a wedding should be. I fully welcome your adventurous spirit, breathtaking environments, small guest lists, and rad, out-of-the-box receptions. I believe your wedding should be an expression of your love and individuality as a couple. So if you're lookin to do the usual church wedding and ballroom reception, we probably aren't gonna click. The more creative, boho, industrial, old world, flower-filled, outdoorsy, and unique, the better. I can't wait to hear all about your ideas!


Two hour photography sessions are $600
I specialize in romantic portraiture + headshot and branding photography
for creative artists, performers, and entrepreneurs

 

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HOW & WHEN DO WE BOOK YOU?

Fill out the phone consultation request or email me at hello@victoriaheer.com, and we'll get right to it! I know it's super old school, but talking things over an actual human interaction makes things way more easy and I'll be able to answer any of your questions right then and there. If everything sounds good, we'll schedule a time to talk in person or via video chat and go a little bit more into the details of your romance and your day and make sure we are a great fit for each other. I shoot you a contract online, and once that's signed I require a 30% retainer to secure your date. 

My schedule starts getting crowded about 10 months out, especially May and September, so contact me ASAP even if you haven't settled on a date or venue! 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) and a limited amount per year to give my couples a great experience. All portrait and engagement sessions take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

 

I SEE YOU'RE ALWAYS TRAVELING! DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL? 

I do NOT charge for travel! *GASP* You heard me: I'll drive or fly anywhere in the world and stay for 2 nights in a hotel near your venue, it's all included! So dream big!!
 

WHEN DO YOU ARRIVE AT OUR WEDDING?

I always plan to arrive at least the morning prior to the wedding (or first event of I'm photographing), and often several days prior for international events. This timeframe allows for any travel delays, and affords me time to get acclimated prior to scouting the wedding and shooting locations. During scouting, I often begin taking location and “environmental” shots, which help narrate the complete story of your wedding. One day before the first event, I like to collect the full paper suite (invitation) and any other important details like a welcome bag, favors, escort cards, or other items I will be photographing. I like to take my time styling and photographing all these details the day before so I am totally focused on the events taking place on your wedding day.

 

CAN I CHOOSE THE IMAGES IN MY
STORY BOOK?

When I send out your gallery, I include a checklist of images for you to choose: ie- 2 favorite photos of your details, 3 family formal groupings, 3 ceremony images, etc. I will give you a draft of your album approximately 1 week after receiving your favorited images. I custom design and lay out your album to best narrate your wedding’s beautiful story. When you receive the first draft, you have the opportunity to make revisions. These may include swapping images, omitting spreads or adding spreads. Once you have approved your draft layout, I send you a final PDF to approve before proceeding to production. 

 

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY?

YES! I offer 5 minute highlight videos of all of your important moments. My talented brother, Kramer, films throughout the day and I take those clips, edit them together, and set them to your favorite song. You can add a highlight video to your experience for $1000.

 

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.

 

 

BICOASTAL WEDDING + LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON DC

© VICTORIA HEER | 2016 

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