Pricing & Packages
Almost Fantasy serves weddings and events all over southwest Michigan! Our home area is Kalamazoo, Portage, Grand Rapids, St Joseph, Allegan, Plainwell, Battle Creek, South Haven, and that whole "zone". We have a broad travel range of 150 miles with no additional fees. Working somewhere new is inspiring! Find your perfect set of collection options below, then connect to hold your date with a flat $1250 retainer! (Yes, the retainer fee does subtract from the collection total).
Photo + Video Collections
All Day - Photo & Video
Up to ten hours PHOTO + VIDEO coverage hosted online for up to one year. A fully retouched gallery of approximately 700-800 images. Video in the style you love (highlight, long-play, or a bit of both). Permission to download, print, duplicate, and share!
Small Day - Photo & Video
Up to six hours PHOTO + VIDEO coverage. A fully retouched gallery of approximately 400-600 images, and a 3-5 minute highlight video with all files fully released (permission to download, print, duplicate, and share)!
Photo (All Day)
Our all-day rate will cover 10 hours of on-site time with 2 photographers, providing 700-800 fully retouched files, online hosting for up to one full year, and reprint rights forever!
Photo (Small Day)
A half-day option for short and sweet events. Up to 6 hours with 2 camera artists, 400-600 fully retouched files, online hosting, and reprint rights.
Micro + Elopements
The minimum purchase option for intimate events and micro-weddings. This collection will provide 2.5 hours of photo coverage with an online gallery of 100-300 images!
Video (All Day)
8-10 hours on-site with 2 videographers, and multiple options for your fully produced film!
Video (Small Day)
Up to 6 hours on-site with 2 videographers, producing a 3-5 minute highlight film.
Ceremony Only Video
Your ceremony filmed from three different camera angles with discreetly hidden microphones capturing your unique vows and the songs that were part of your day.
$700 as an add-on/upgrade option
Ala Carte' Hourly option
$500 | $650
Need to go beyond your original time frame? Add any number of hours at
$500 for photo OR video, or $650 for photo AND video collections
Our Gift to you
We love getting to know you!
All booked wedding events are eligible for a complimentary engagement session!
An ala carte session is $500 if you'd like to remain uncommitted, and the investment
would then be deducted from a future collection total.
It's a digital world. I love how easy that makes things! When you are sure of your date and would like to lock it in, I send out an invoice for $1250 (the retainer fee for your purchase of that date). Your selected collection is then reserved and your retainer fee deducted from the total cost. The remaining balance can remain pending until 6 weeks before the wedding, or you may request that it be broken up into quarterly, monthly, or half-payments. Whatever feels right to you.
Digital invoices are paid easily with debit or credit cards, but you are also welcome to mail a check, meet in person for cash/check payments, or use legal cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum. I can mark your invoice "paid" on my end whenever alternative financing is used.
How do you photograph weddings?
There are a few different styles of photography. There's a "take charge and direct" FORMAL method, a PHOTOJOURNALIST behind-the-scenes "ninja style", and an EDITORIAL "high fashion" look with softbox light or parabolic umbrellas. Our team is a hybrid of all three. It's awkward to let you struggle alone with how to look romantic during your romance session, so we will absolutely guide and adjust your poses - unless you're absolutely rocking it! And larger groups of people do require a confident voice to gather and position everyone, so we are happy to use a formal style for your professional family portraits. Our team has lots of lighting options for that dramatic, editorial look, but we stay as sneaky as possible during the ceremony (for obvious reasons). Each wedding is co-created with your vision in mind and we are happy to adjust if your event requires more or less of anything. We want what's important to YOU!
Where are you based and do you travel?
Zac and I (Angela) live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, halfway between Chicago and Detroit. And, yes, we travel often! Most of lower Michigan is "home base" for us, and we have teammates and colleagues to partner with for second shooting all across the nation! Travel fees for destinations over 150 miles from Kalamazoo and are simple all-inclusive brackets depending on where your event will be.
When will we get our photos/video?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos typically within 6-8 weeks or so. You can download all the photos from the gallery, share them to social media sites, choose your favorites, and order printed art! Videos take longer depending on the length and style of film you ordered, and are sometimes a bit unpredictable in nature (wind noise can require extra care, a waterfall in the background will add hours while I isolate the best audio file, and sometimes the perfect soundtrack doesn't reveal itself until mid-edit). Plan on about 10 weeks, and reach out for updates if you get anxious! I'm happy to always let you know you how it's going!
Do you do sneak Peeks?
Please let me know if this is important to you. It is not part of my normal workflow, but I would be happy to accommodate. My normal workflow focuses on the continuity of the gallery as a whole, and keeping the colors you chose as true to life as possible. Lighting changes throughout the day tend to shift colors a bit, and I like to make SURE that everything matches well before a gallery is released.
What does the price include?
Each hour I photograph or film requires another 8-10 hours of curating, crafting, and editing! All that "behind-the-scenes" labor is actually what you buy to create your final film or image gallery! Protecting your memories is important too. I am a careful, detail-oriented artist. This means memory cards are backed up twice on separate hard drives before I even start sorting, I save my projects at every step, and I aim to make every photo or film as perfect as it can possibly be. The TOTAL time commitment of each wedding ranges from 45-85 hours of real time! That's why when wedding photographers/filmmakers have six to ten weddings in the queue the delivery times are weeks long! Your purchase also includes reprint rights, reproduction rights, sharing rights, and digital downloads; so please do make copies for grandma or let mom print a bunch at Costco if she wants. We happily release all personal interests so that you can enjoy your artwork!
Do you do other types of photography?
My first love is weddings. I adore them. They heal my soul and inspire me. But each wedding begins a new family. So often prior wedding connections will reach out for photographs of their new baby, extended family, parents anniversary party... etc.
All 2022 Non-Wedding Sessions are booked with at least half your session fee and include retouching on your favorite three poses. $450 for out-and-about in the Kalamazoo-ish area, $650 for a studio location with a makeup/hairstylist available.
Ready to Begin?
Hold your date or book a session by connecting below!